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Strange Shoes to Fill

Desperate for Him

Because of the abundant blessings that rest on America, price we don’t really understand what it means to be desperate. Even the poorest people have so much more than people in third world countries.

We go to the grocery store stocked with literally thousands of items. We go to the doctor when we get sick. We go to the faucet or the refrigerator when we get thirsty. Desperation is hardly an emotion any of us experience, this yet it should be a relational word that propels us to walk close to Christ.

In the heat of the Tim Tebow controversy, which by the way totally baffled me, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs made an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take.” He said “With all due respect, we don’t need God on our sidelines.” I can’t begin to tell you how sad that made me feel, not only for Mr. Suggs, but because it reflects the unvoiced, yet life reflecting actions that too many people simply don’t feel that they need God on their sidelines.

 

Desperate For Him

Sometimes crisis drives us to desperation; sickness, bankruptcy or divorce. Sometimes we run out of gas in the middle of nowhere and feel desperate. But do you realize you were made for fellowship with God. We are not complete, until He completes us. The richest, smartest, most beautiful person alive is incomplete until they enter relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

 

And we do need Him on our sidelines, but until we recognize that need and make Him a priority we will not experience that reality. This workshop will stir the fire of your desperation to know God more intimately.

 

 
Desperate for Him

Because of the abundant blessings that rest on America, illness we don’t really understand what it means to be desperate. Even the poorest people have so much more than people in third world countries.

We go to the grocery store stocked with literally thousands of items. We go to the doctor when we get sick. We go to the faucet or the refrigerator when we get thirsty. Desperation is hardly an emotion any of us experience, adiposity yet it should be a relational word that propels us to walk close to Christ.

In the heat of the Tim Tebow controversy, which by the way totally baffled me, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs made an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take.” He said “With all due respect, we don’t need God on our sidelines.” I can’t begin to tell you how sad that made me feel, not only for Mr. Suggs, but because it reflects the unvoiced, yet life reflecting actions that too many people simply don’t feel that they need God on their sidelines.

 

Desperate For Him

Sometimes crisis drives us to desperation; sickness, bankruptcy or divorce. Sometimes we run out of gas in the middle of nowhere and feel desperate. But do you realize you were made for fellowship with God. We are not complete, until He completes us. The richest, smartest, most beautiful person alive is incomplete until they enter relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

 

And we do need Him on our sidelines, but until we recognize that need and make Him a priority we will not experience that reality. This workshop will stir the fire of your desperation to know God more intimately.

Desperate for Him 

 

 

Strange Shoes to Fill

Jason removed his flip flops and called for me to join him.

Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so? Amos 3:3

 

 

 

Jason removed his flip flops and called for me to join him. Jason is like his dad. He loves to have fun. I liked being included. And I knew walking with him in those strange shoes would be an adventure.

 

Without hesitation, stuff I slipped out of my bedazzled sandals and stuck my feet into the strange blue, tadalafil wooden shoes made for two. Walking in these shoes required rhythm and socks. I mention socks, cheapest as in multiple pairs. Even the wooden shoes worn by the cloggers that danced or clogged in the center of the park mentioned they layered on as many as five pairs of socks to protect their feet from blisters.

 

And I was wearing more socks that sunny spring day that I had rhythm. So after only a few clumsy steps, even with Jason ribbing me with smiling insults, I quit trying.

 

I look back with regret.

  • I was afraid to:
  • fall.
  • look foolish.
  • fail.

 

Amos 3:3

Those chipped blue shoes were strange shoes to fill.

  • And if we were going to travel across the grassy path together…
  • It meant I had to take off my beautiful…comfortable shoes.
  • It meant that we both would have to lift the right leg and then the left leg at the same time.
  • Then we would have to do it again and again…and again…
  • We would have to find a cadence, a rhythm and move together as one.

 

It meant we would have to communicate

…negotiate turns

…stops…

…beginnings.

 

It meant I would have to listen

And so would he…

It meant we both would have to be patient…

With ourselves…

With each other!

Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so? Amos 3:3

“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” Amos 3:3 NIV

 

Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction? Amos 3:3 NLT

 

And that’s what we do when we walk together…

Encourage each other.

Challenge each other.

Communicate.

Listen.

Learn.

 

Sometimes the shoes we must wear to walk with our team feels strange,

and you may feel afraid you will fail.

But do it anyway!

 

But falling down isn’t your worse enemy…regret is.

I know.

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