Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday Mind Dump



One of the greatest privileges I have is to be a Dad. I have four great sons: Joshua, Jordan, James and Jesse. It has been the joy of my life to be their father. They are wonderful young men and I couldn’t be prouder of all of them and then to see three of them playing at Soul on Sunday in the band. I love my kids because they are all very different and they all have great hearts, amazing talents, they are strong, and smart; all a winning combination.

One of the things I have to admit regarding Father’s Day, is that while I love being a father, I haven’t always been a good one. I’ve been too flawed, and too self-centered and selfish too much of the time. So on Father’s Day when we thank fathers for all that they do, why don’t we as fathers take time to re-double our effort to be the godly men that our children need and deserve?

My prayer or my pledge to my boys is that I will love them, lead them, bless them, to pick them up when they fall, and to follow their lead when they outrun me, as they’ve already begun doing, and I will also love thier mother.


On a separate note!

"The greatest opposition to what God is doing today comes from those who were on the cutting edge of what God was doing yesterday." - R.T. Kendall, pastor of Westminster Chapel


5 comments:

Misty B said...

Happy belated Father's Day!

I was moved by your post.

Scott said...

"The greatest opposition to what God is doing today comes from those who were on the cutting edge of what God was doing yesterday." - R.T. Kendall, pastor of Westminster Chapel

The last 2000 years of the Christian church come to mind here...

SoulPastor said...

Thanks Misty!

Scott,

Your point is??????

Scott said...

The point is we focus far to much of the God of yesteryear. We put such a huge emphasis on the death, that we miss out on the life. While the death is quintessentially the most important part of our faith, i often wonder how much God wants us to focus on his death. I wonder if he would rather us move forward and focus on the new life he gave us.

Maybe I'm misinterpreting the quote, but the quote doesn't come with some dossier trying to explain it's meaning.

I would like to know what the cutting edge of yesterday is, and what the cutting edge is supposed to be now.

Paul Seburn said...

Gerry,

Too bad we missed Father's day at soul, it would've been great to see your sons play.

Thanks again for initiating the "in the round" yesterday.

Paul