|THE DESIRE OF MY HEART|
THE DESIRE OF MY HEART
From the day I started
preaching, I asked God to let me do two things: travel the country
teaching the bible and write books. That has been the desire of my heart
from the beginning. And God has satisfied that desire a thousand times
over. He has not only let us travel this country sharing the Word, He has
taken us around the world to places we never dreamed of going, opening
doors that we could not have blasted open with an atom bomb.
Since leaving the
pastorate in 1975, we have
ministered in churches, colleges, seminaries, conventions and conferences
in most of the fifty states, Europe, Australia, Canada, South Africa,
Central America and the Caribbean Islands. God has also blessed our tape
ministry more than we could have imagined. Everywhere we go, somehow the
tapes have preceded us. Weíve yet to travel in a foreign country where
someone has not told of being blessed by the tape ministry.
Earlier this year I
believe God gave me a promise that the last years of our ministry would be
greater than all the others. And thatís the way I want it to be.
Watching the Olympics last summer I noticed that the runners in every race
didnít slacken their speed when they caught sight of the finish line.
No.. .thatís when they went to afterburners and pushed the accelerator
to the floor.
A note from Kaye:
This note was written by
Ron in 1992. Ron had almost 10 more years of fruitful ministry...but those
final two months he went to afterburners and pushed the accelerator to the
floor. For the eight months that God had him in the hospital or in bed
healing at home, he was studying the book of Philippians, preparing
messages on the subject of KNOWING GOD, believing with all his heart that
he would be traveling and preaching again. These were the messages he was
planning to preach at the MEF Bible Conference in Colorado Springs in
June, 2002, the week of his death. But first he preached them at a Bible Conference
at our home church, MacArthur Blvd. Baptist in Irving, TX, pouring
everything he had into them. He would climb those steps to the pulpit so
slowly, breathing heavily, but then would open his mouth and the Lord
would supernaturally anoint the Word with power.
Just a few weeks later he
was back in the hospital. The night before he went into ICU for the last
time, he sat up and preached to me what he was planning to preach on the
last Friday night of the Conference in Colorado. (We had been told he
would be going home from the hospital the next morning). He was so excited
about what God had given him from the Word... .but I was the only one who
heard that message because he went into the presence of His Lord the
Friday morning he was to have preached that message.
What a blessed way to enter into His presence.
©Ron Dunn, LifeStyle Ministries, 2003