Month: September 2011
Somethings can carry a label, but when tested it becomes obvious it’s not authentic. What is advertised is not really what’s on the inside. It’s the same with anything we carry in life.
We are so quick to say…
The expectations of a Pastor or Christian leader or many times unattainable. We are “expected” to act, think, speak, react, plan, budget, raise kids, have a marriage, counsel, lead, encourage, and O yeah…Preach to perfection.
I think we all know these are unrealistic, and these kind of expectations have destroyed so many promising leaders’ future…
Even though God wasÂ disappointedÂ with their motivation of “making a name forÂ ourselves,” God applauded their System for accomplishing their task.
Have you ever heard someone say that life is just a journey with mountain tops and valleys?
When they say that, they mean we can’t always be on a “high” for God. They mean that we have low points, and at times these can become quite low. I guess for the most part I too have held to this same view, but recently I have begun to see things differently.
Consider, if our life journey, our walk with God is not one of mountains and valleys, but rather of mountain’s and plateaus. A woman recently made this comment to my wife, and I have thought about it often. Just as this verse in Isaiah states: “seek the Lord while he may be foundâ¦” I am starting to see in my own life my journey with God has a “cadence.” A cycle of Â two seasons: Seeking & Running.
On one hand, itâs quite a humbling eye opener to realize you’re not as young as you used to be, but on the other hand, there is a swelling sense of pride that your son has just outshone youâ¦that he has reached a level of ability beyond that which you possess.