Wednesday, November 29, 2006

1 Thessalonians 4 & 5; 2 Thessalonians 1-3

Met with a gal this morning very different from the meeting yesterday…what is the difference?? I don’t ‘think’ it’s me….so then what do I do?? NOT MAKE IT ABOUT YOU for the first thing…..ahhh yes the inherent ability we all possess to MAKE everything about us….ok that I possess making everything about me…….There are things in this world going on that I don’t have nor need to have a clue about and THAT is hard for me and yet what I repeatedly keep learning…..doh

1 Thessalonians 5: 12-13 And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love!

I was just struck with how very little the staff at my church receives in the way of encouragement…They HELP us and CHALLENGE Us and GUIDE US but how very seldom we OVERWHELM them with appreciation and love.

I mostly get pissed at them for trying to HELP me, for challenging me and guiding me……and yet now enjoying the relationship I have with my Father, through His Son and with His Spirit I can look back and see it IS BECAUSE of that helping, challenging and guiding that I have this relationship ….well you know what I mean it IS because of Him but there are people in my life who modeled what that looked like and then helped and …well you surely get the picture. Who in your life could you overwhelm with appreciation and love ???

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i get the picture..and it's because your writing and your expression of inner turmoil is, in a word, .. honest.

this is why you're such a blessing to me and to many others.. you just put it down as you're wrestling your way through it and we're all better for it.

and I think God smiles.