With all the things going on I have tried to keep my mind focused on getting things done but I am having to admit that what I need more is a miracle mind for some things as that is the only way they will probably happen. This is particularly true in relationship to my ministry. It is a question of what I believe is the true power that changes lives. That being said salvation is in my mind a miracle. The means this miracle is achieved varies from the Word to prayer but the Holy Spirit can use a jackass to get people’s attention so I am not picky. The real issue is that each person must encounter Christ and then make a choice about what to do about that encounter. My mind needs to be more on the miracle side of things for more than salvation but that is the center piece.
Leadership – Less than a week from what will be my first meeting with the MOISD board. Should be an organizational meeting plus summer time stuff so not too hard. Should be interesting how this board lays out with four new board members out of five.
Celebration – July 4th was great. My son came home from Pennsylvania so it was good to talk to him and my future daughter in law. Nothing personal for the rest of the month, just summer time stuff. The church will be celebrating its 145th anniversary on the last Sunday in July with a community picnic so I hope it goes well.
Spiritual Disciplines – solid but nothing spectacular.
Ministry – The church needs a few miracles of the financial variety. The thing is several are already coming to fruition. Between redoing the steeple, front and back entry ways, new basement windows stripping repair and paining of the outside wall we are looking at a lot of cash and we don’t have but a fraction of it. Miracle Mind again.
Blessings and Cheers!!!