I just had my 77th birthday. I am so thankful to God for a full life. When I think of so many people my age who are at home twiddling their thumbs with little or nothing to do I ask, ‘What have I done to deserve this – the way God continues to use me?’ I can tell you: nothing. Absolutely nothing. If you knew me as God knows me you would be amazed that He could use a person so full of frailties and faults as I have. Believe me, I’m not making this up (ask Louise!).
I am (literally) the busiest I have ever been in my life. This is to say nothing about keeping up with books to which I am committed to write. We just launched two books: Totally Forgiving God and Word, Spirit, Power (with Jack Taylor and Charles Carrin). On August 12 we will launch Totally Forgiving God in England – at the Detling, Kent conference at 9.30 a.m. and at Kensington Temple the same day – at 5 and 7 pm. I suppose every author thinks his or her latest book is their best and most important, but my publishers seem to think precisely this about Totally Forgiving God. Another new book comes out in 2013 These Are the Days of Elijah. I have agreed to write a book on Ambition and another on Wisdom. Please pray for me regarding these projects.
I have just started something that I said I’d never do. Whereas so many of my friends have used Twitter and Facebook in recent years I rejected this – only because I am so busy. But recently in Pretoria, South Africa my friend Heinz Schrader urgently pleaded with me to do things like this – after all, he pointed out, it is my message I want to get out. Although I am in pretty good health for a man my age I do think about my legacy and what I might leave behind. I have therefore begun with these two tools by which I can make my message better known. While in Pretoria I completed eight videos on the general theme of ‘Inheritance’, arguably the most neglected subject today. In a word: once saved, always saved is true with every true believer but not all come into their inheritance. These will be available shortly.
I am exceedingly grateful to God for Louise and my two children. TR works for me full-time and has taken advice on making our website better. He and Annette and grandson Toby (three years old) now live near us in the Nashville area. So do Melissa and Rex. When I think of my candid confession in Totally Forgiving Ourselves – how I neglected our children as they grew up – it makes me humbly thankful how God has restored the years, which the locusts had eaten (Joel 2:25). No one is more unworthy of this than I am. Believe me, if God can use me He can use anybody.
I have one or two people who intercede for me daily (I wish I had a thousand). Kindly consider putting me on your prayer list – for both Louise and me – for our continued strength, anointing of the Holy Spirit and wisdom (when to say Yes and when I must say No to invitations).
God bless you all.
R T Kendall – Romans 8:28.