After getting up early yesterday hitting a brick workout I headed into Tulsa to grab a wet skin, wetsuit, and a new set of tires for my bike. Headed over to bicycles of Tulsa for them to give my bike a tune up for the big day that is narrowing down to two weeks for crying out loud! Ah as I looked at my training schedule for this week I grinned as it continues to taper down. I just pray that my shoulder pain continues to fade.
It’s been a relaxing weekend of hanging with my family and getting an opportunity to not only spend in God’s word, but read a couple of books. I got to read, “Church Planting in the Real World” by Rainey and “It” by Craig Groeschel. A book is only as good as it relates to where you are at that time and these two books were huge right now. I love the realistic side of Rainey’s book without all the success and great stories. I like things that are raw and real and doesn’t paint some unrealistic picture. “It” will definitely be used as a teaching tool for our launch team come next month. He defines “it” as: it is what God does through a rare combination of these qualities:
- passion for his presence
- a deep craving to reach the lost
- sincere integrity
- spirit-filled faith
- down-to-earth humility
So do you possess a quality? Do you possess any of them? All of them? My prayer is that I would have a passion for his name and the names of those in my community that don’t know him!
This weekend I got several responses to potential team members and our small band is growing one by one. I can hardly wait for the time to come to ignite together as one and raise chaos in a community that is crying out for a fresh move of God! My prayer is that he would build his church and that he would do it not me or our team.