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Sunday, May 10, 2009

More growth

I guess 2009 is the year for amazing growth for me.

I am learning:

  • Tact (a very little bit at a time)
  • How to avoid situations where I will not use tact
  • How to relate better to my husband
  • This is a big one, I've learned that everyone has irrational preconceptions for something
  • I am learning to give myself grace. I don't feel like I am a failure as much. There are still some times when I do, but they are rare.
  • I am learning to do little things to help my health
On the way back from visiting my mom, who is doing well. I was listening to a pod-cast series. It was from John Piper's podcast. The series was about Pastor as a Scholar. The first segment I listened to was D.A. Carson. Wow...no I mean WOW!! He is an incredibly intelligent man and he loves God with his whole heart, mind, soul and strength. Mind...yes we must love God with our mind. I need to open this part up. He thought that the Scholar had to ensure that they didn't go so far as to be Pharisee-ish. What I understood that it is important to keep the main thing, the main thing. God died for us and if you don't relate everything back to that it is not good. He also said that the Preacher had to keep going back to the word so that what they were saying was TRUTH. Emotion is good as long as it is directed by truth. I want to take a university course or some higher level bible study.

I then met with my sister to drive from her place to see mom. It was interesting that she was talking about spiritual gifts (charisms she called them). Hers were leadership and wisdom...yep my sister is gifted in both of those things. Then she said that she thought mine might be knowledge, not special knowledge, but knowledge of opening the scripture up to others. Oh how I would love to worship God in that fashion.

On the way home I listened to the second podcast, by John Piper about the Pastor as the Scholar. In the podcast, he talked about the people that have inspired him. I was so excited to read some books by John Piper, DA Carson and a guy named Jonathan ??? I asked hubby to write down the names because I knew I would forget them. I will look for a book by one of these guys in the Church library.

3 comments:

I Am Boymom said...

Thanks for your honesty, I am working on some of the same things. By the way, you won a Break Pal membership! Send me an email and I will send you the information to set up your own Break Pal account! chrisngeric@msn.com

Tanyetta said...

Sounds like 2009 is the year for amazing growth for you indeed.

Thank you for sharing this. I need to work on some things in my life too! :)

JRW said...

I think you relate with me just fine. :-)