I am sitting in an airport right now and thought I would just throw out some random thoughts. I am listening to a sermon online and processing a bunch of things. Here are a few of those things:
- Many do not have an income problem, but an “out go” problem.
- I am not sure how it happens, but everyday God gives me more love for my kids.
- Mature people do not look for people to blame, they look for ways to solve problems.
- Super excited about what God has done, is doing and will do at Grace Fellowship. The Next Chapter is going to be amazing.
- I am more convinced than ever that many people just exist rather than live.
- I am amazed how many people do not face their addictions until they run out of money.
- My personal sin grosses me out more and more all of the time. This makes me more and more grateful for God’s sacrifice and grace.
- Gratefulness is never silent or invisible. This idea is rocking my world.
- It is easier to preach and shepherd people by thinking about them in generic categories versus actually getting to know people and communicate to their real life situations.
- I wish more people would consider and practice the idea of seeing weekend church services as a chance to serve and an opportunity to give the gospel a way to others. Take the focus of yourself. Invite others. Volunteer. Do not act like you own a particular seat in the auditorium. Smile. Say hello.
Many people do not face their addictions until they run out of money (or whatever) because they cannot “see” what others so plainly see. There is a fierce wall called denial that they do not choose, it just comes with the addiction. That’s a part of what addiction is. They don’t choose this blindness. When you see people like this pray that God will open their eyes so they can “see”.
I am so looking forward to growing with Grace and being in the position to be able to do more. I love Grace, I thank God for bringing the people there together and for providing awesome leadership.