Monday, February 20, 2012

Has it really been that long?

So, I was bumping around on our church's website and noticed it had been almost 2 years since I have blogged. If the website is going to have a blog, shouldn't someone be blogging on it? So, here goes... no promises on how many posts will be added per month, per year, per whatever!

Things rolling around in my dome...

1. I am afraid of spiritual lethargy. I am afraid of it for myself (I know its devastating effects). I am afraid of it for the church that God has called me to shepherd. It is a scary thing to realize that you or ones that you love have become lethargic. So, what does one do when he/she senses that they have become lethargic? The short answer is to cry out to God and beg Him to "restore the joy of His salvation". After we do this, then it is up to us to shake the lethargy by getting up and getting going! Get going in His Word, get going by seeking Him through prayer, get going by looking beyond ourselves and living beyond ourselves by showing His love to the ones around us at home, at work, at school, wherever our journey takes us...

2. I am intrigued by Jeremy Lin. I do not watch too much NBA, I guess I am more of a college basketball "purist". I find myself glued to his highlights on Sportscenter and I even watched a whole half of the Knicks playing the Mavs yesterday. I love this kid's humility, his grit, his desire to glorify His Heavenly Father. You don't have to look too far on the internet to find that Christ in completely interwoven in this young man's life, his speech and the way he conducts himself. (And he has a nifty crossover dribble too...)

3. In less than six weeks, I, along with 7 others, will be in Haiti. I can't wait! This past weekend our church (mostly the ladies of our church, but a few brave men, too!) gathered on Saturday and Sunday to make over 330 pillow case dresses to hand out to young girls in Haiti. I can't wait to see the looks on their faces when we hand them a dress and a Bible story book! I can't wait to teach them the stories of Jesus walking on the water and the Good Samaritan through drama. I can't wait to spend the week leading soccer day camps for kids who are happy to just have a tennis ball to kick around. I imagine that I will leave Haiti a much "richer" man than I entered it. I can't wait to see another region of the Kingdom of Heaven!

4. One last thing... I am currently wrestling with this coming Sunday's text as we travel through the gospel of John on Sunday mornings. In John 12 we are told that God has "blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them." To have a heart of unbelief is a dangerous, deadly thing. The answer is to believe in the Light, Jesus Christ!

Oh, and one more thing, it is good to be back after a LONG time away from the land of blog...

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