"Yes, woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! For it I do this willingly, I have a reward......" (1 Corinthians 9)
Jesus knew their pains. He understood their heart cries.
So that is what I preached and tried to communicate......and their eyes were glued to mine as from the stage I laid out Jesus' love in detail. It was one of the greatest privileges of my life.
One young man in the front stood up boldly, visibly impacted by the love of God. It was an honor to lead him to Jesus that day and tell him that God knew all the bad things that he had done but he was being cleansed in that moment by the greatest cleansing agent in the world - the blood of Jesus.
Whether I am sharing with a Member of Congress or a young Gypsy man in Romania - woe to me if I am not able to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this is my true fulfillment in life and my greatest reward.
Everything we do is birthed out of what we see as our callings in life. As I go into 2016 - even as I am starting a new company, raising up leaders, and helping people in the political world - my heart is in one direction - to disciple the nations, to be salt and light, and in every opportunity that is given to me - to preach the beautiful gospel of Jesus from the hallways of the Capitol, the streets of Austin, or the gypsy villages of Romania.
What is your calling? What makes your heart sing? What motivates you to get up in the morning? Is it a God inspired idea?
Then don't be afraid to step out and live it out in 2016. Preach the gospel through your life.