Sony’s Thoughts: May We Be Found Faithful

Steve Green sang a song a few years back which said, “May all who come behind us find us faithful.” This week, I’ve been thinking about some of the “heroes” who have gone on before who truly were faithful examples to us as we live our Christian lives.

The person I most looked up to and respected in the Gospel music field was Vestal Goodman. I would love to have the faith she had and the walk with God that she had which kept her fulfilling the call God placed on her life for over 50 years! God is continuing to change me in many areas but I know I have a long way to go.

I’m now at an interesting age where I can still learn from those older than me but there’s also now a lot of people who are younger than me who desire to see someone living the life they’ve heard about but may have never seen or are having a hard time living it themselves. It’s no longer acceptable to say, “I wish I were like Vestal Goodman or Chris Freeman.” I have got to be faithful to serve God where He has me and to be an example of the Believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, and in purity (1 Timothy 4:12). The people I look up to do not have a closer walk with God because they are super spiritual. They have that walk because they spend the time with God that it takes to achieve that closeness with Him. My goal is to keep pressing on until it’s no longer I who lives but Christ who lives in me.

Like the saints of old who have given us an example to follow, and those who continue to do so, let’s ask God to help us to become the role models this next generation needs so that we can continue to be used of Him to bring others into His Kingdom!


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  1. Beautiful and thought-provoking, Sony. The perfect way to start a new work week!