Huckabee

01Jul09

Before I get into the meat of this post, I have a funny story.

You know those people you pass everyday that you’re not close friends with, so you smile at them when you make brief eye contact and then you both keep walking. You probably know their name, but you’ve seen their face enough that you know you know them, but not well enough that you have the strong desire to start a conversation. Maybe a little, “Hi!” is included in the meaningless exchange, but that’s about it.

I did that to Mike Huckabee back in March. I’d seen his face enough that I knew that I knew him, but didn’t feel so inclined to say anything. Twenty seconds later—the double-take hit me. “Shay… you just blew off a guy that was a presidential candidate. What is wrong with you?!” I went back and introduced myself, but I felt really silly. (My friend Julie has a funny story about Jason Witten like this… but she was making small talk, and asked him what he did for a living. Oops!)

All that to lead into a great announcement: The Mike Huckabee video was released today! (Click here to watch) Have you seen it yet? It’s kind of a twist on being second. I love this idea that it’s easy to seek God when things are hard, but what about when you are successful?

I don’t know if you know this, but I am Second is the first initiative in the United States for a missions organization called e3 Partners. It’s our first attempt to reach a successful and prospering nation (even in a recession we’re better off that most.) Of course I am Second is a great tool for the broken, the fearful, the lost, and the hurting, but what about the wealthy, the accomplished, and the well-off who don’t think they need God? This is a great message for them!

My encouragement is that you share this video with someone today. You don’t have to agree with him politically, because he’s speaking as a follower of Christ. Let me know how it goes! I’m expecting some success stories from all of you!

-Shay

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3 Responses to “Huckabee”

  1. 1 mark

    Great video!! I watch the Huckabee show on Fox, and I respect Mr Huckabee very much. I knew he was a Christian, I am very excited to see his testimony at the “I Am Second” site.
    I know all to well how much more willing I am to follow Jesus when I was broken. I pray that I will continue to trust The Lord in all areas of my life now that things are a bit better.
    Thank you Mr Huckabee…God Bless

  2. That was an awesome video! It’s very inspiring to see someone in Mr Huckabee’s position on life to talk about that aspect of his christian walk. It IS so easy to forget about God when things are going good. I myself don’t always remember to thank HIM for the little things that go good in my day and make my job or life easier.
    I pray that I can keep humbled at HIS feet when I am at my best as I was when I was at my lowest,
    Thank You Mr Huckabee. Very inspiring.

  3. 3 deb

    I was on board to join the i am second movement, so i was checking out the blogs etc and as soon as i saw that there was mention of “Fox” i was deeply disappointed and offended.


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