Interesting day today. Here are some thoughts making their way from my heart and mind, through the Mirado Black Warrior, into the Moleskine, and wherever else…

  • It’s not a good thing – even though it seems like a prudent or easy thing – to shortchange the people who show up, by claiming you’re going to “cut it short” because “we’re few in number,” or “a slim crowd,” or whatever terminology you’re tempted to use. It’s actually a disservice and an insult to those people. Oh, and it’s a disservice and an insult to the One Who Matters Most.
  • To be unprepared under the guise (excuse?) of “not laying it on too heavy” to the “few” is not acceptable.
  • Our people – no matter how many or how few – deserve the very best we can offer. It doesn’t have to be flashy or spectacular. But it has to be our best. Every time. More importantly, the One Who Matters Most expects our best.
  • Having said all that, I’m reminded that even when we don’t offer our very best, God can and often does use it for His glory and for the challenging and encouraging of our people.
  • Sometimes a simple little exercise in encouragement does a lot of good for people.
  • 1 Corinthians is already rocking my world!
  • Oh, and right now,  “God He Reigns/All I Need Is You” is, too!
  • Do I see “people in the park” or “countless souls who will one day spend eternity in hell if they don’t find their Savior”?
  • That “Disturb us, Lord” prayer Craig Groeschel quotes is slapping me up side the head, too.