Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Servant's Prayer

I've been reading Ken Gire's "Moments with the Savior" devotional. This morning I read this pray which I felt I had to share:

"Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for the work you have entrusted me to do. I ask only to be worthy of that trust.

Help me to be faithful in very small things, realizing it is there where I will learn to be worthy of your trust in greater things.

Help me to be faithful to the great treasure of the gospel you have placed in my care. Keep reminding me what a wonderful message it is so I would be eager to encourage others to trade their sin for its forgiveness; their anxiety for its peace; their despair for its hope.

Help me to realize how much work there is to be done. Lord, so that when I arise, it would be to serve you, and when I lie down, it would be to rest from work well done.

For all the times I have left that work undone, Lord, I ask for your forgiveness. Forgive me for the times I have served your halfheartedly and for the opportunities to serve you that I have hidden in a piece of cloth because of my fears.

Please Lord,

Be with me when I am fearful
To make me faithful.
Be with me when I am faithful
To make me fruitful.
Be with me when I am fruitful
To make me humble.
For it is only by your grace
That I was chosen to serve you;
only by your strength
That I am even able to serve;
only by your faithfulness
that I am still serving you today...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day Wish

"Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known." - A.A. Milne

Beauty is appreciated best at a slower pace. I like John Ortberg's reminder in "The Me I Want to Be" to "try softer". Dads, this is my wish for us today. Take time to enjoy the moments.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

6 Things I'm Excited About

A few things I'm excited about:

  1. Had THE BEST time with my wife in Riviera Maya, Mexico last week!  I definitely married well.
  2. Looking forward to heading down to the National Worship Leader Conference in Kansas City next month.  Going to spend some time talking with other worship leaders from United Methodist Churches about best serving our denomination.  Should be good some good discussion time.
  3. Thrilled to introduce a new Hillsong worship song called "Our God is Love" this weekend at GCC BEFORE the actual release of the CD!
  4. Getting my broken iPhone screen fixed by my friend @jasonpowell who I've decided is a tech mastermind.
  5. Going CANOEING with my family tomorrow down the Dowagiac river.  Yee haa!
  6. Looking forward to the release of Toy Story 3 tomorrow night.  Very fun site here.

So, for now, that is some goodness.  More later.