Fantastic Friday…(just some random thoughts)

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.”   

Wow.

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.

happy firday

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