I got a chance to meet and talk briefly with Dr. Stanley when he visited my hometown this past week. As a writer myself, I wanted to know what kind of advice he would give me. As he was on a tight schedule and the lines were long to get his signed copy, “Turning the Tide” I knew he didn’t have a lot of time.
This was probably my only chance, so I asked the question anyway. “What kind of advice could you give a young writer?”
Dr. Stanley smiled, “I can’t begin to tell you,” he said. I knew this was not a quick answer, so I asked him to give me just one word. After a short pause he said, “Diligence.”
Great advice from a best-selling author who has written over 35 books. Meeting the man taught me something about myself as well. I saw something in Dr. Stanley that was admirable.
In his eyes, the Holy Spirit danced. I saw it. God’s love embraced this man and he was blessing others.
If you have ever encountered what I’m talking about then you will understand. Even as a writer, it is hard to explain in simple words. When God anoints someone with His love, that love splashes out onto those nearby. All I can say is God loves Dr. Stanley. He has blessed him with wisdom.
For if I can let God inside my heart like that, IMAGINE, the thought. What could I accomplish in my little world. Thank you God for Dr. Charles Stanley and the message he preaches.
You are doing a good work in him and I saw it.
A personal encounter with Dr. Charles Stanley. Full Story on Examiner.