Tonight I'm hoping to meet, once again, with some of the young adult
guys who have, at one time or another, come here to 1490 Lydia on
Tuesday evenings for a group that I've called "MOVE." I've texted them
but haven't heard back yet, which isn't unusual.
My hope is that we'll encourage each other to hear what God is saying to each
of us, in the circumstances of our lives, and then to step out (i.e.
"MOVE") in obedience to what God is saying.
Oftentimes we pay too much
attention to the voices of others, including parents and spouses, other
family members, bosses, wise adults and well meaning friends, who are
probably, with the best of intentions, trying to get us to make positive
changes in our lives. In the guys "MOVE" group my hope is that we'll
learn to pay less attention to those voices. We do this, in part, by
honestly saying to the Lord, "Help me to hear and obey you, and you
The key verse for this is what Jesus says in Mark 1:15 - ""The
time (KAIROS) has come. The kingdom of God has come near. REPENT (change
your mind and allow God to take control) and BELIEVE (take steps of
faith, move toward putting what you hear God saying to you into action)
the good news!" The GOOD NEWS is the fact that God never holds your past
against you. Every moment, every day is a new opportunity to be
Please pray for me, for Nathan and Nathan, for Greg and Aaron,
and for others who God has continued to put into my life -- now, in the
past, and in the days and weeks to come. There is always a new day
coming! We know that because of Jesus.