always stuck with me.
I remember another time I heard him preaching on television and he talked about a red Bible. He had purchased one and a lady wrote in and told him that this is the Midwest and your Bible was too flashy for us Scandinavians. He got the point and switched back to a black bible. He taught me this: become like the Romans to win the Romans. Some things in our culture we should fight against and some things we should try to fit it and not push our personality likes. Lowell knew the difference, and because of him I do to.
My greatest encounter with Lowell Lundstrom would take place at a church growth seminar in Willmar, MN with Pastor Tommy Barnnet from Phoenix, Arizona. I believe it took place in January (not sure of the year-1988 or 1989). Lowell made this comment that later saved my life and helped birth a ministry in me. He said “people in churches, want a preacher who can deliver the freight.” Later when I went through a seven year trial that changed my life that I call “Seven years in Hell” his words would come back to me. I was trying to trust God and figure out from scripture how to be healed, it was like Lowell himself was there with me saying “you got to be able to deliver the freight.” These words would be a catalyst for me to keep going and I did get
divinely healed. Then after I received my healing, I knew God wanted me to have a divine healing ministry and to help others receive their healing, too. These words now became “Scot, are you gonna deliver the freight? As a result "How Can I be Healed Ministries" was born. As you can imagine, and if you knew my wimpy personality, the learning curve was hard. Guess what, in a couple of weeks, I get to deliver the freight with God's help. With the help of my Pastor and church elders, I am going to do my first four week teaching series on Divine Healing.
So would I have accomplished this without Lowell Lundstrom’s words? NO! I want to encourage you to do what Lowell did for me; speak a life changing word into someone’s life. You never know what those words might do. I think now about my eight year old grand daughter, Samantha, who lives with us, how can I influence her for
Jesus. What will be my legacy through her?
As I close this blog, I think about those that are hurting this Christmas who have lost loved ones. I am approaching that situation with one of my parents. I am so grateful for Lowell Lundstrom and his life changing words to me. His preaching and music were two of his greatest gifts, but they were not his greatest gifts; are great as they were. His greatest gifts were Lisa and Londa, his two daughters. I don’t know them personally except through Facebook, but when I read their posts, I see their Dad coming out through them as well as their mom. This is Lowell’s greatest legacy and his life’s blood and work will continue through them. I know they are hurting and missing their mom and dad, so pray for them as I am.
Remember, you never know what an aptly spoken work can do; it can encourage or as in my case it can be a deal maker-a life savor. Encourage someone today whether by phone or text or FB.
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24)
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12)