New Year’s Letter 2018
“I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand I shall not be shaken” – Psalm 16:8 (ESV).
We are so thankful for those of you who pray for us regularly and follow our ministry. I made a vow in 1986 to be a thankful man. God loves gratitude. God hates ingratitude. I have sought to teach gratitude for the last 31years. In the past year the Mayo Clinic issued a statement to the effect that “thankful people live longer”! That said, I am so thankful for each of you.
This has been a wonderful year for us. But I am not over the loss of Dr. Michael Eaton. How kind of God that I could be with him in S Africa just before he died.
For the fifth time, Louise and I will be spending six months with Colin Dye and Kensington Temple in London – from February to August 2018. I will also do a year’s worth of TV programs called “Word and Spirit” – shown on TBN UK.
The highlight of the year – and arguably the greatest achievement of my life – was to stand at the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany – where Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses – and preach the Gospel to the world! TBN UK and TBN USA covered the documentary. I pray that 100,000 will be saved through this.
To commemorate Luther’s rediscovery my book Whatever Happened to the Gospel? comes out this month – endorsed by Jack Graham, Bill Johnson, Michael Youssef and John Arnott. How about that – men from various perspectives endorsing this book! My next book – “Popular in Heaven, Famous in Hell” – will come out in August 2018, just in time for my speaking on this theme at The Cove (Billy Graham Training Center) August 20-24. How nice it would be if some of you could come!
Psalm 16:8 has been special to me for many years. My advice: take it literally: set the Lord before you – David did! I myself do this literally every single day. I actually picture the Lord Jesus at my right hand looking directly at me. He is there anyway – looking at you too as if there were no one else in the world! So affirm what is true! It will transform your life. I share more of this in my recent book The Presence of God.
Please pray for us to have greater wisdom, anointing and continued stamina. Pray for TR who handles the books, website and travels with me abroad.
From Louise, TR, Annette, Toby, Timothy, Tyndale, Rex and Melissa,
Deepest thanks and much love.
R T – Philippians 4:6 . . . note: “with thanksgiving”.