Sunday, April 20, 2008
This was another great weekend. I tried doing something that I really have not done all that much of before. I met with My Pastor and his creative team, and we mirrored our service with the adult service. It was a lot of fun hearing the kids and parents talking about the lesson they just learned with their parents. We are going to try to do this, at least for the next couple of weeks. We will see how goes.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Focus is something that I have been really thinking about lately. I feel like there are areas of my leadership and my life that are really focused, and other areas that need some help in the area of focus. It is difficult for anyone to accomplish a lot of things all at the same time, and accomplish them well. It is to sometimes spread yourself to thin, and not really accomplish anything all that well. I know that God is moving me to focus my leadership and focus my life. I think that is the next big step for me in ministry. FOCUS.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
True friends are really great. I am in a position in life right now that I have never been in before. I feel like I have some great friends. I am blessed with a group of people who surround me now that I feel really cares about me. A bunch of them came over for my birthday the other night. It was great to just hang out, and then today, I got to go to a Rangers game with the staff. It was awesome. Just to spend time with Friends. I never realized how important Friendships could be.
I feel like God has blessed me with some great friends.
Friday, April 11, 2008
I want to move beyond just being an ordinary leader, to being a leader who leads other leaders. God has blessed me with a team of people who are extremely talented, and I want to lead them to lead others. I know that my level of influence can only stretch so far, and I feel that if I can really pour into a select team of people, then they can reach out to the other members of our team. I want God to do some great things in the lives of boys and girls at Hope. I don't want to do anything to keep that from happening.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Leadership is a crazy thing. Whenever I stop to think about it, I wonder why God chooses to use some people to do great things and be great leaders, and not others. I think it is a scriptural thing, because he says very clearly that he is looking for people who are faithful with Small things so that he can promote them to be over larger things. Lord please help me to stay faithful in the small things and to always pay attention to the details.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Today I had some very unique opportunities. I had the chance to do some things that I still have no idea why I was picked to do.
Lots of people say "Why Me?" to God when Bad things happen, but I have found myself saying it constantly lately for some really good things. I can only give God the glory for the opportunities that He has been blessing me with. Today, I got to have lunch with a national leader of the Assemblies of God. He invited a group of Children's Pastors to share what the National Office of the AG could do to make a difference in the Local Church for Children's Ministries. It was cool to hear his heart and his plan for the months and years to come. I left that meeting and went directly to speak to other Children's Ministry leaders about the importance of seeing the Big Picture. As soon as that meeting ended, I went back down stairs to host the Creator of Veggie Tales, Phil Vischer, and serve him as he spoke to the entire conference. I still don't know why God opens these doors, I am trying to walk through them and serve Him to the best of my ability. I guess the verse about Him choosing to use the foolish things of this world kind of applies to me.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Tonight was a little scary, We were finishing up our General Session at the conference when the Tornado Sirens started going off. The herded everyone to a "safe" room in the building. It would have been all good if it wasn't for the fact that my girls were down the street in another location. I think I felt for the first time they way that God must feel all the time. I wanted to pull my little girls close to me and make sure they were safe, but I just couldn't get to where they were. God is the same way. He definitely has the ability to get to us, but he makes the choice to allow us to choose. This has got to be the most difficult thing God does. He lets us make our own choices even when He knows what they will bring on us.
Everything was fine though, the storms did hit about a mile away and did some damage, but God protected us and my little girls.