I have several habits that need improving for sure, yet one good habit I've managed to develop is to surround myself with a few various men who own hearts that are deep wells of wisdom and strength. One of those valiant brothers is a man named Pierce Marrs.
We eat lunch about once a month. At one of these gatherings we began to talk about fatherhood; specifically, about our son's personalities. Pierce has two grown sons: Nick and Nathan. Pierce said that between the two boys, Nathan was the one that gravitated a bit more to science fiction, especially if it had anything to do with battles. In his younger years, Nathan loved to create battle scenes where he could use swords, and that love for weaponry grew to a collection of various swords that he actually learned to use well.
Pierce said that as a young boy, when it was time for bed, Nathan would often take with him a sword, or some sort of weapon, and place it by his bed. When Pierce would ask him about it, Nathan often responded, "I just want to be ready."
While it may have been a young boy's imagination playing into the moment, Nathan's desire for readiness speaks mountains about the heart of the man who's heart was forming as he slept. Ready. Prepared. Anticipating the call that could come at any moment.
Great men of God are never formed by a passive heart. You won't find passivity in David. You didn't see it in Moses. You certainly couldn't label Jonathan as possessing anything passive in his spirit. Peter, Paul, John, and Mark were contemporaries of that same caliber of heart that played out in the New Testament.
Those men changed the world, and their story is still shaping our story today. That's how world changers do it ... they take what they have been given and they use it for the glory of His greater cause. World changers are at all times ... ready.
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