Stephen Covey has said that, "The main thing is to keep the main thing the win thing". I often find myself knowing what the "main thing" is, but get distracted trying to figure out how to get the "main thing" done. Soon I am caught up in the process trying to remember why I am doing what I am doing.
The challenge from The Bible to all believers is to "go and make disciples". I think we, too often, spend time and effort creating programs and theories to do that, but then we soon forget the "main thing" - making disciples - and spend all our time and effort keeping the program running that was created to make disciples.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
One of the misconceptions about the idea of becoming a Church of Excellence is that it has to be perfect. Wrong! Perfectionist have the idea that nothing is ever good enough. Nothing is ever completed because, "there's got to be a better way, a faster way, a cheaper way, etc." Well I'm here to tell you that God wants souls to turn to Him. Excellence is us giving our best with what we have. People's changed hearts is the goal!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Tonight Millie invited me to join her for her evening walk around Lake Murray. I thought she meant that it would be a great time for us to be alone and talk (as married couples need every so often). I should have known, when she got her headphones out and flipped her iPod to the sound track of Top Gun, that I might be in trouble.
We walked together for about twenty yards and then she was gone.
Maybe that is how she has lost so much weight lately? I didn't even have a chance to say 'good-bye'.
And then, I finally caught up
to her ... wait a minute! She's already heading back - in a full jog.
So much for me thinking I'm in shape. I need to take a lesson from Millie.
I'm proud of you Mil!