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Some Monday Thoughts

A  few Monday thoughts:

1. Sundays are one of  my favorite days now.  I get to meet dozens of new people each week and introduce them to opportunities or next steps in their journey!

2. Unfortunately most times I don’t remember all of the people I meet each week!

3. Had a great conversation with a bank officer today about how God is in control of every detail in our lives.  This same person showed incredible generosity to Cyndi and I three years ago when I lost my job.  Details matter.

4. I miss leading and participating in community groups each week.  Relationships are nurtured in community.

5. Despite a  lot of current chatter on social media, people don’t want to be dependent on public assistance of most any kind.  I work with dozens if not hundreds of people who want to work but can’t because there aren’t enough jobs their skill sets match.

6. Christmas on the Moon is one of my favorite services each year.  We move our Christmas church service to The Moon – a local nightclub in Tallahassee. People who don’t want to go to a “church” will go to a nightclub!  Why not share Jesus with them?

7.  I wonder if anyone is actually persuaded to vote for a candidate because of a yard sign or a television commercial?  I bet not.

8.  I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

9. My wife is my biggest supporter and encourager.  I’m more than lucky she agreed to be my wife more than 30 years ago!

10.  Divine opportunities are often overlooked.  Mainly because we become self focused on don’t really look outside our own little worlds.

 


Awesome!

Monday nights are community group nights for us and last night was a good one!  Well attended and lots of conversation, laughter and good discussion about God as our Father.

We are looking at the Apostle’s Creed and focused on the first line last night:  “I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.”  Most of our discussion centered on how our relationship with our earthly father fashions our perspective of our heavenly Father – both good and bad.  Some seem to lean towards a loving God while others have a deep respect for His sovereignty and almighty power.  Both are right.  As folks began describing how they view our Father almighty, I remained silent.  After it was over someone asked my point blank how I would describe “almighty”.

I don’t really know how to describe that and give justice to a definition.  I’m reminded of something James McDonald taught a few years ago about the greatness of God.  We tend to say a lot of things are awesome – that cookie was awesome, that sunset was awesome, that dress is awesome, she is awesome – but in reality only God is awesome and as we lessen the impact of the word by describing things on earth as awesome, we minimize how we view God.  Only God is awesome and only God is almighty.

I don’t want to minimize my view of God by describing Him in terms that I can apply to other things!  I want to have a big view of God.  I want to pray bigger prayers and expect bigger things because I believe in an awesome God – who really is almighty!

How do you describe the Father almighty?