Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1Corinthians 10:31

Friday, January 1, 2010

HeBrews Moment

Well here we are 2010, my guys are all back at home after a fruitful mission trip to Acuna, Mexico. John David shared many stories and I feel there will be change in their lives this year, as well as mine and Chris's. As I read out of a book by Bruce Wilkinson this morning he spoke of a time when he felt like he was working harder and longer in his ministries, but seemed to have less to show for it. After talking with his wife and then praying he called a man named George for help, George told him to come to California to meet with him, as George was known for being a respected leadership mentor. First, George asked Bruce to tell him his life story and as he came to the previous two year marker, George stopped him and said let me finish the next two years for you. He had studied over 500 christian leaders and told Bruce he was right on schedule. He stood facing him with his palms up and gave him an illustration: These are two sources of fulfillment. My right hand stands for your relationship with God and my left for your competence in ministry. When you first began to serve the Lord, your relationship was young and vibrant and your competence in ministry weak and so he raised his right hand up higher. But over time your ministry grew and both hands were side by side. During this time your fulfillment with your relationship with God and your competent ministries were equal. You had never been so productive for God. Then your walk with the Lord began to suffer and he raised his left hand higher and your satisfaction dropped. You start to throw all your energy into your work trying to recapture that former fulfillment, but it doesn't work for long. The Lord is saying, "Put relationship with ME first- that it is time to switch hands again and find the joy you are missing. Bruce states he realized God didn't want him to do more for Him. He wanted me to be more with Him. Let me tell you after reading this I knew that this year I would aspire to have more intimate time with God, this past year there were several months that I felt as Bruce had described and praise God that lifted off of me in October when I realized I was missing something and was just broken before God. I hope that 2010 will bring us to a closer relationship with God and each other. Praising Him in 2010.


  1. Thanks for sharing that. Interesting.

  2. Hey Susan,
    When my children were in their early teens my Mammaw was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. She had to depend on family to do so much for her because she just couldn't breath well enough to do much more than sit and crochet. While I was at work, Jared and Rachel would spend time with my parents. Rachel would go with my mother everyday and buy groceries, pick up prescriptions and clean the apartment where Mammaw lived. Jared would go to see Mammaw every week or two. When he was there, he would sit at her feet and just talk. Mammaw was filled with joy, just spending time talking with Jared. Again Rachel went almost everyday and Jared went every week or two. Rachel worked and worked and Jared hardly lifted a finger, yet Mammaw would talk about how much she enjoyed Jared's visits. This bothered Rachel, it just didn't seem fair. I reminded Rachel about the story of Mary and Martha. Susan, you are right. In 2010 we need to spend more time just sitting at our Lord's feet and visiting with him. He has much to tell us and we need the fellowship. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Good example thanks for sharing Karen. Have a blessed day.

  4. Wow thats really good stuff! Really eye opening! I feel so blessed to have such strong godly women to look up to. Thanks you guys for ALL you do.