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  1. Jennie
    November 8, 2010 @ 7:02 pm

    Two comments. One. By age and by the age of our children, (and yes, frankly, the color of the hairs on our heads), Anthony and I are both dangerously close to being in the “older” group. That scares me. I am not sure I have what it takes to be looked to as the “older” and wiser generation. When I think about the people at RAC who are a life step (or even 1/2 a step) ahead of me, they seem EONS beyond me in maturity, wisdom, grace, Biblical knowledge, etc. I am SOOOO thankful for them!!! But, I guess that means I have just a few years to grow a whole lot in many, many ways. Help!!!!!!!! Please. Two. Sunday’s sermon was a huge blessing to me. I feel like I am always running, and I feel like I am always exhausted and struggling to go another step. So often I am ready to give up. Both in my spiritual life (well, okay, in reality maybe I am not always running…maybe more crawling…slowly) and in life in general. Among many other things, the sermon was a good reminder that winning is not what is at stake here. Keep going, keep working, keep striving…ALL THE WAY to the end. In the words of my favorite fish, Dori, just keep swimmin’! Thanks, David!

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  2. Ray Blunt
    November 8, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

    I think Jennie has it right if I understand David (and Paul) and my own lessons of “ladders.” A long obedience in the same direction is far superior to one great, big splash. There is wisdom, not if we seek wisdom (to be known as wise) so much as we persist in simply seeking to know Christ more intimately and become more deeply acquainted with him. Believe me, older people think a much about how to write the last chapter well as many others think about how to get through the “writer’s block” of the middle chapters. Keep persisting.

    And I loved David’s sermon so much, because it helped me connect some loose dots that have been dancing around in my head for a few weeks now. This is my poor attempt to blog it out for myself. http://blog.2serve.org/?p=47

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