Isn’t always interesting that most of the great songs and quotes in the world are authored by someone unknown. I am glad I waited a day to post The Rabyd Spirit because something happened today that I need to consider in the area of Leadership. More on that in a moment.
I rarely talk about providence as a theological term and in large part it is because my view of divine providence is very different from most Christians as an open theist. I am more of a believer in the God who takes risks and lets people truly make genuine free choices so God’s providential care isn’t about changing people’s wills to suit my needs but it does not mean that God cannot care for us in ways outside of violating freewill. There are a lot of things God still controls and can do that are truly powerful without ever touching the human will. He needs only nudge not mind control and often our own habits or natural tendencies are simply reinforced by his divine suggestions. God knows us far better than we know ourselves and he can use this to his advantage. At the same time an act of divine providence really isn’t ‘special’ if it is something he always does.
That said I found myself waiting to post this morning and putting off my appointment with my weight set. Then there was a phone call. I don’t know how this will pan out and I can’t really speak of the details yet, but my role in public affairs may not be over.
Leadership – Joining the libertarian Party will not really sate my angst about being politically inactive at the moment. It is a step for the future but I was still in limbo about the now. There is an opportunity that has been presented to me today so I will explore and test the waters and let you know what happens.
Ministry – Things seem to be smoothing out t the church. If there has been one thing that ahs changed is that I am definitely reconsidering whether to take the second church or not if it is ever offered. Just a bad feeling I am getting and I have learned to trust my instincts when all the facts are not present.
Celebration – A small look to the horizon as I see another birthday coming next month. I have always debated where there should be simply noted or celebrated.
Spiritual Disciplines – My workout sessions are more than just a physical thing. There is a combination of athletic pursuit and spiritual pursuit. This is probably why me and gyms don’t work too well. I lift alone because if I don’t the spiritual side is missing for some reason. In any case my meditation time has definitely increased.
Blessings and Cheers!!!