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The Lost are Crying Out

The Lost are Crying Out

by Jeffrey Bush

 

Our ears are stopped up

with busyness, comfort and disinterest.

Yet the lost are crying out.

 

Our eyes are blurringly covered

with our own selfish dreams, desires and goals.

Yet the lost are crying out.

 

Our schedules are filled to the brim

with activities, family, friends and fun.

Yet the lost are crying out.

 

Our minds are full of ideas

of financial success, fame and self absorption.

Yet the lost are crying out.

 

Oh may we hear the cry and see the need.

We have the Command and must make the time

because the lost are crying out.

 

It’s high time to yield our all to God,

our plans, future, family and all.

To take the Good News to the lost that are still crying out.

 

What is Stopping You from Being Sold Out?

What is Stopping You from Being Sold Out?

By Jeffrey Bush

What is holding you back

From giving God your all?

What is stopping you from being sold out? 

Can you sense the dear Master’s call? 

 

What would it take for you to give your time, family and life?

To yield, surrender and give God your all? 

What is stopping you from being sold out? 

Can you sense the dear Master’s call? 

 

Is it money, a job, a hobby, sin or a friend?

That’s holding you from giving God your all? 

What is stopping you from being sold out? 

Can you sense the dear Master’s call? 

 

There are millions without hope or chance of hearing

They know not the Gospel at all.

What is stopping you from being sold out? 

Can you sense the dear Master’s call? 

 

Our Lord is coming back very soon

Oh please give God your all. 

What is stopping you from being sold out? 

Can you sense the dear Master’s call? 

 

The Master’s call is to go and tell

Yet many seek comfort and pleasure overall. 

What is stopping you from being sold out? 

Can you sense the dear Master’s call? 

 

If It Were You

If It Were You

Author Unknown

If you were lost in the darkness and night,

with no one to show you the way.

Wouldn’t you want someone to send you the light,

And wouldn’t you want it today?

If sinking in evil traditions,

you were bound by what you believed.

Helpless and hopeless, Oh wouldn’t you want

a chance at least to be freed?

Would you want them to wait while they build a new homes,

and paid for a still better car.

Or while making the home base an elegant place,

before sending the message afar?

Would you want them to wait and table their plans

to expand on missions this year?

Because of the problems around the world

and the days of uncertainty here.

Would you want someone to send you the light

if you were dying and lost?

Oh I know that your answer would ring through the gloom,

please send it at any cost!

So let’s send out the message to the millions in need

that we might show them the way.

For if it were you who were dying and lost, you’d want it, and want it today!

Book List for Prospective Missionary

Many times on the road I am blessed to meet someone interested in being a future missionary. I will usually give them a book and tell them when they finish the book to let me know and I’ll send them another. The goal is to give them good books that will inspire, inform and flame the fire that God has placed inside of them. I want to give you this list. You may choose to change it up or add something to the list, but I hope this will give you a place to begin. 

      • The Challenge of Missions by Oswald J. Smith
      • Adoniram Judson, Bound for Burma by Janet and Geoff Benge
      • Steps to Becoming a Missionary by Brady Van Winkle
      • Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor
      • Jacob Deshazer, Forgive Your Enemies by Janet Benge
      • They Turned the World Upside Down by Jeffrey Bush
      • Gladys Aylward, The Adventure of a Lifetime by Janet Benge
      • George Mueller, The Guardian of Bristol’s Orphans by Janet Benge 
      • Brother Andrew, God’s Secret Agent by Janet Benge 
      • Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot
      • Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
      • The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman

You can also request a thirty-one day VBM Devotional (Volume 1, 2 & 3) for free by simply emailing me, or by downloading the Vision Baptist Missions app in the App Store.

Here to Serve, 

Jeffrey Bush

Traveling On My Knees 

Traveling On My Knees 

Author Unknown

Last night I took a journey

To a land across the seas

I didn’t go by ship or plane

I traveled on my knees.

I saw so many people there

In bondage to their sins,

And Jesus told me I should go,

That there were souls to win.

But I said, “Jesus, I can’t go

To lands across the seas.”

He answered quickly, “Yes, you can

By traveling on your knees.”

He said, “You pray, I’ll meet the need,

You call, and I will hear,

It’s up to you to be concerned

For lost souls far and near.”

And so I did, I knelt in prayer,

Gave up some hours of ease,

And with the Savior by my side,

I traveled on my knees.

As I prayed on, I saw souls saved

And twisted persons healed,

I saw God’s workers’ strength renewed

While laboring on the field.

I said, “Yes, Lord, I’ll take the job,

Your heart I want to please,

I’ll heed your call and swiftly go

By traveling on my knees.”

What is Stopping You

What is Stopping You

By Jeffrey Bush

What is stopping you from serving Jesus?

What is stopping you from selling all out? 

Is it your comfort, dreams, friends or own plans?

Is it sin, pleasures, fear or just plain doubt? 

 

What is stopping you from serving Jesus?

What is stopping you from selling all out? 

Would you be willing to drop all now?

And say God I’m all yours to be devout?

 

What is stopping you from serving Jesus?

What is stopping you from selling all out? 

Do you realize God saved, loved and bought you?

That life for self is empty, vain and meaningless no doubt?

 

What is stopping you from serving Jesus?

What is stopping you from selling all out? 

Life is short and time is diminishing,

It’s time to serve Him for that’s what life is all about.

 

What is stopping you from serving Jesus?

What is stopping you from selling all out? 

Is it education, fame, family or friends?

Why are you not willing to go without? 

 

Jesus is coming back very soon.

Give your life, desires, time and all, how about?

It’s time to start serving Jesus.

What is stopping you from selling all out?

 

His Shoes Are Left Empty

His Shoes Are Left Empty

In Honor of the Life of Dr. Stinnett Ballew

June 8, 2019

 

 

I attended a funeral 

just a few days ago,

It was for a man of God 

Who had faithfully served Him so. 

 

 

His shoes are left empty, 

Who will fill them now? 

If we’ll only desire and volunteer, 

God will show us how. 

 

 

He raised money and men 

For the foreign field,

He encouraged all God’s people 

To give, to go and to yield. 

 

 

His shoes are left empty, 

Who will fill them now? 

If we’ll only desire and volunteer, 

God will show us how. 

 

 

Writing 24 books to help

All over he did constantly preach. 

Represented on 120 radio stations 

From his words to his actions he did teach. 

 

 

His shoes are left empty, 

Who will fill them now? 

If we’ll only desire and volunteer, 

God will show us how. 

 

 

His life was consumed for Jesus.

He used all his energy and breath, 

Faithful to his wife and to his God 

All the way up until his death

 

 

His shoes are left empty, 

Who will fill them now? 

If we’ll only desire and volunteer, 

God will show us how. 

 

 

So many great servants of God 

Have now moved off the scene

Our Christ is returning soon

So let’s live dedicated and clean.

 

 

His shoes are left empty, 

Who will fill them now? 

If we’ll only desire and volunteer, 

God will show us how. 

 

 

— by Jeffrey Bush —