As my mother prepared to give birth to me, she prayed, “God, I have only one request. If you will give me a boy, I’ll give him back to you.” On Wednesday, December 3, 1953, her prayer was granted, and she followed through with her promise.
Who would have known that her son would end up preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world?
I’ve told my Lord Jesus many times that I am His and will forever be His. I am completely and eternally committed to loving Him, serving Him, surrendering all to Him—no matter what the cost may be.
And what I have told him privately, I tell you: “Unto death!” Nothing in life matters but Jesus, Jesus, my precious Jesus!
I am so committed and so on fire to proclaim His name to the world that I shall not rest until I have fulfilled my destiny, and I’m asking you today, as my partner, to help me proclaim His precious name to the ends of the earth.
I know you love Him just as deeply as I do, and I know you’re equally committed to Him throughout eternity, so I ask you to help me keep the Gospel from being silenced! Help me go, GO, GO to the world and tell them about Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!!!
I turned 67 this past December, and I pray that I will have at least another 15-20 years to proclaim his name with fire and intensity. I have been preaching the Gospel now since 1974—nearly 46 glorious years of ministry. You have been a special part of all that we have done!
Yet my greatest desire is to finish stronger than when I began. Everything in my being is crying out, “Dear Jesus, let me serve you unto the end.”
Everything in my being is crying out: “I want to serve you with loyalty, faithfulness, and a heart enflamed with intense love for you!”
I mean every word I am writing to you and every word I have said.
What a privilege it is to serve Him, no matter the cost!
I remember when the late Ralph Wilkerson, a dear friend of mine, gave me Kathryn Kuhlman’s personal copy of Fox’s Book of Martyrs. As I opened the book, I saw in her own handwriting: “Grant me the privilege to be one of them.” I looked at Ralph and said, “Now I know why God used her. She was ready to die for her Redeemer!”
Dear partner, with all my heart I tell you, “So am I.” Every fiber of my being, every cell in my body, wants to spend every second of my life serving our wonderful Jesus.