Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:10)
As I pointed out last week, recently I awoke with a heart of thankfulness to the Lord for the many close friends and spiritual co-workers I have in my life. This led to the thought of honoring them on this blog, highlighting some of their contributions. And making you aware of them and their work.
Today, I want to lift up my good friend Milt Rodriguez.
I’ve known Milt for over a decade. We are very close. In fact, he’s one of the men to whom I am mutually submitted in the Lord.
Milt is not only a trusted friend, he’s also a co-laborer in the Lord’s work. We’ve been on numerous trips together, planted and worked with churches together, shared the ministry in numerous settings (in the trenches as well as in conferences), and we have traveled overseas together (with some interesting stories).
We’ve encouraged one another during dark times, and God has put us in situations where people were in dire straights and we joined arms in seeking to comfort and encourage them by God’s mercy and life.
It’s somewhat rare to find men today who are serving the Lord together and who submit to one another on personal and spiritual matters.
Milt has written a number of books, all of them recommended. But my favorite is The Community Life of God. I liked it so much I added it to my Top 100 Best Books list.
Milt is a man consumed with Christ and with God’s Eternal Purpose in Him. On those two things, as well as our mutual love for God’s people, we are joined at the hip.
While I’m speaking about Milt, another good friend is Alan Levine. I’ve known Alan since the mid-90s. Milt, Alan, and I have collaborated in ministry together numerous times. Alan has a great sense of humor. That’s one of the things I love about him. He also turned me on to fine teas.
So whenever Milt, Alan, and I get together, we have tea.
If you aren’t familiar with Milt’s ministry, I’d encourage you to check it out and benefit from it. His website is: www.TheRebuilders.org
Tomorrow I’ll be honoring another close friend and co-worker of mine.