I am loving today.
It’s raining. It officially becomes Fall in a few days. I just bought a couple good books I am excited about reading. At church I am in the early stages of gearing towards the Christmas season. And in the sports world, Blues Hockey is about to get rolling, Cardinals Baseball is headed into the post-season, and Texans Football is well underway. This Early Autumn convergence of activities takes up a good deal of my attention. Love it.
This morning I was sitting in my living room watching the rain outside while doing a Bible Study. I am reading “Kingdom Man” by Tony Evans, and wholeheartedly recommend this book! A simple but significant passage caught my attention to the point that I wanted to share it :
” If you are a messed up man, you are going to contribute to a messed up family. If you’re a messed up family, you are going to contribute to a messed up church. If you are a messed up church, you are going to contribute to a messed up community. If you’re a messed up community, you’re going to contribute to a messed up state. If you’re a messed up state, you’re going to contribute to a messed up country. If you’re a messed up country, you’re going to contribute to a messed up world.
The only way to have a better world made up of better countries composed of better states filled with better communities influenced by better churches and inhabited by better families is by becoming a better man. It starts with you.”
A needed reminder that as I enjoy my life, my life is not about my life. My life is about honoring God. And the simple things I do combined with the simple things others do ultimately impacts the type of world we live in and leave behind for the next generation.
Which means I need to be intentional and focused about what I do and why.
So my prayer becomes this; that as I enjoy and share my love for sports, music and other things of this world with my kids, may I also leave them something ultimately more important, meaningful and lasting.
Now . . . on to making today a Happy Friday.