Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Listening to myself?!

I hate listening to myself preaching. I thought I might get used to it but not yet! I found the podcast of myself preaching at Manafest last year and I gave it a wee never get used to hearing your own voice. yuk!!

Spent two hours this morning working through conflict with the team here in the office. It was heavy and I am shattered. I always do my best to avoid it but always feel the same about conflict after it is's actually good. It allows God his right to shape our lives...

Been thinking a lot today about Paul's message in Athens, in The Message is reads class...
"The God who made the world and everything in it, this Master of sky and land, doesn't live in custom-made shrines or need the human race to run errands for him, as if he couldn't take care of himself. He makes the creatures; the creatures don't make him. Starting from scratch, he made the entire human race and made the earth hospitable, with plenty of time and space for living so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but actually find him. He doesn't play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. We live and move in him, can't get away from him! One of your poets said it well: 'We're the God-created.' Well, if we are the God-created, it doesn't make a lot of sense to think we could hire a sculptor to chisel a god out of stone for us, does it? God overlooks it as long as you don't know any better—but that time is past. The unknown is now known, and he's calling for a radical life-change. He has set a day when the entire human race will be judged and everything set right. And he has already appointed the judge, confirming him before everyone by raising him from the dead."