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Sometimes God speaks and we forget. I had that happen to me the other day. I was wondering if I could trust God. I don’t know if you ever feel that way but sometimes I do. I get down the road on something and get really busy doing it and then I start looking around and wonder if God has my back. Intellectually, I know He does, or at least I say I do, but emotionally I wonder sometimes. So I was thinking about that and what it means to trust Him when I remembered something I learned long ago. When you struggle to hear God’s voice, go back and remember the last thing He told you clearly and then act on it. What I was told clearly was in Ezekiel 36:23-28.
Friendships are essential for life. They are even more essential when your life hits the skids and twists you in knots that you cannot untie yourself.
There hasn’t been a movie I’ve seen in a very long time that better illustrates this truth than “Reign Over Me.” Yes, the language is tough to take. Yes, there is some unnecessary sexual content. But there is also a great deal of truth in this movie.
I’m sad. Just one week from today (even less depending on when you are actually reading this) my sports universe will go into hibernation until the fall when the pigskins start to fly again. I’ve never been much of a baseball fan, nor a professional basketball fan, which means that April to August my sports world consists only of my two son’s soccer games on the weekends. The drive & intensity of March Madness suddenly halts and I’m left with a noticeable void in my life.
Today I bought a tree in Niger.
I have been on a bit of a journey lately. Since Lent began I have decided to make a few lifestyle changes, like giving up my fifth food group (caffeine), working out almost to the point of being obsessive, and being more eco-friendly. So, when I got my daily email from coolpeoplecare.org I was pumped to see that today’s thing to do was buying Acacia trees in Niger.
I sometimes wonder if God takes on a role of divine interference. The reason why I wonder this is because every once in awhile there is something so obviously coincidental that you have to wonder if God is up to something. I had something like that happen to me this week. I am not really sure why it is happening, but it just seems like God is trying to teach me something. You see I am in an in-between stage in life. I am going to start a church in Nashville, TN this fall, but I am still living in Memphis doing the prep work and transitioning from my old role at the church I used to work at. Of course, I always feel like I don’t need to slow down, that I can just keep on pushing through from one task to the next. This week, though, it feels like God is deliberately slowing me.
If you want to understand why Passion is a universal movement of God, try humility and a right relationship with the Father. The fact that Louie Giglio and the Passion team are walking away from a big event in 2008 tells you all you need to know: it is about His fame, not their own.
After 4 days of living in the Hilton Garden Inn, our trip is finally coming to a close. We accomplished quite a lot in this quick trip to DC and most importantly we are still all friends at the end.
Sounds like a joke, right? Actually it’s the beginning of our trip to DC.
Beginning anything is always a challenge. This is really true of us starting a church. If you haven’t heard, I am moving to Nashville to start a church this summer. I have always wanted to start a church and felt that God was calling me to do something like this ever since I was 10 years old. Kind of weird and abnormal huh? Most people don’t think that will be their destiny.
Happy March! It will be. :cheese: :) The sun is back … now if the warmth would just stick around!
Accomplishments so far this month: I ran another 31 minute 5K … the goal is to break 30. It will be done. In my life right now, good weekends consist of…