first of all…i am sorry if you missed tonight.
for me…our gathering time was very moving and powerful. and it is definitely something that i cannot capture in words on a screen. so here is the best i can do…go to the blog that i wrote last week called, “just push pause…for a second“…print it out…and take it with you…away from everything…and spend 30-60 minutes reading the questions, praying, listening, contemplating…
we took about 40 minutes tonight…individually…in solitude…to do just that.
if you are like me…you quickly realize all the things that you can suppress (even repress) and justify in your life…and not come to terms with. your actions…your behavior…your priorities. unless you are intentional about facing these things…they go unresolved. tonight we took the time…and it was necessary. and hopefully…all of us can walk away and see the importance of cutting this time out on our own…from here out.
here are some things that i walked away with tonight:
1. my relationship with God is not my top priority…and i need to be more intentional and disciplined in my daily prayer time. i also need accountability with this…ok rob.
2. as much as i want to justify…or compartmentalize…relationships that are broken in my life…i have to be the initiator at reconciliation and be passionate about loving everyone…even people i don’t think deserve it.
3. i need to let people know how much i appreciate them…both family and friends.
what are some things that you walked away with? please leave comments below.
I Corinthians 9:26 says, “so i do not run like someone who doesn’t run toward the finish line. i do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air.” as a church…we have to be intentional. not just people shadow boxing…just punching the air…but people with a plan…people with goals…people that train… and then celebrate the victories with others around us.
what is your plan for 2007? what is your focus and priority? who are you training with? who do you have accountability with?
have a happy new year…27 minutes to go!