Today I give you three of my life-weakness that I feel in this moment:
1. I am task oriented to a fault. Grace: yesterday and today I took a moment and set aside the to-do list (we just bought a house, you can imagine its length) and lived a father’s dream. My 5 year old and I worked together as she learned how to ride her bike. Up and down the alley she now goes. Things like that aren’t made for a list. Thank you God.
2. I do not usually hide (store – ESV) God’s Word in my heart “that I might not sin”(Ps. 119:11). I usually store God’s Word in my heart so I can use it in my ministry arsenal. God forgive me. Grace: today Psalm 101:1-3 became the song of my heart for no other reason than being the song of my needy heart. Thank you God.
3. For me, hindsight is 20/675 (actually my vision in one of my eyes). Blogging has re-opened some relationships with people in the church I previously pastored. Then yesterday I led a chapel service at a local nursing home (a place I frequently ministered in when at my previous pastorate). Between blogging and that nursing home visit – my heart has gone back to my pastorate in TN and I feel a bit broken. Not because I don’t KNOW God wants us here in the Lehigh Valley – there is NO place I would rather be. But because I wonder why I didn’t work ceaselessly on establishing the kind of gospel community there that I am so burdened about here. Maybe I did. Maybe I didn’t. Like I said – my hindsight is quite off. Grace: The church in all places is God’s community, and has never been nor will be mine. Thank you God.
If you would comment… why not share a life-weakness that you feel in this moment. “I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses so that the power of Christ (and his grace) might rest upon me.”