I met a kingdom man this Tuesday. His name is Gene Melton and he and his son and daughter are painting my cabins here in Reliance. The first thing he asked me to do with him on Tuesday before starting the job was to pray with him and his children. He said that he wanted to do the job assigned to him just the way God would have him do it. Before he was committed to pleasing me, he wanted to be pleasing to God.
When was the last time at your work place, you had an opportunity to pray with your boss, or your client, or your co-workers about pleasing God in the work that you do. We prayed together, and Mr. Melton led the prayer. My part in the prayer was to agree with him and say amen to what he was praying. Right then in that prayer, the job of painting my cabin became a kingdom job.
Since that prayer time, Mr. Melton and I have had a great time working together and talking about the Bible and what God is teaching us through His word. Mr. Melton is a mountain man expert on the Book of Revelation. He has taught it three times in area mountain churches. He teaches it differently than I do, but my goodness, he knows a lot more about it than I do. He teaches it prophetically, where I understand it historically. I have already learned so much from him and enjoy our conversations tremendously.
Yesterday afternoon, the crew finished work around 3:30 pm so they could get to church for Wednesday night prayer service. I asked him if he was teaching. He said, “No, tonight I’m listening.” Now, here is a kingdom man who is committed to Wednesday night prayer service by attending with his family and listening to another person’s teaching. Can you tell? I like Mr. Melton. He is a kingdom man who is a mountain man. Thank you church family for giving some time away to study and learn more about what a kingdom man looks like. By the way, don’t forget to be at our Men’s Bible Study this month to hear Edward Grant lead in the “Kingdom Man” study of God’s Word.