So I reconnected with a friend from highschool through myspace. He took me to a Pho place up on capital hill. It was the first time I had ever had Pho. It’s really good. But my friend, Kevin Lee Swann, hence the Kwann Lee reference, was one of the major influences in my life. He helped to teach me how to play guitar. He’s the man. It was really great to connect with him again.
We talked about everything, and he actually brought up talking about religion which is pretty cool. He wanted to talk about religion w/ someone who is religious. We talked about church and how he perceives it and how it should be, and stuff like that.
This connection was a great ending to a bummer of a day because my computer is poop. But That’s why I’m at the apple store jacking their internet, checking out the Mac mini. Good times.
I love being around people who don’t go to church and who actually like to have good conversations. Kwann Lee is the man and I look forward to getting together with him again soon.
This morning I was at the gym, which is my regular routine. Today was legs day, tomorrow Abs. After my workout and shower I was packing up my gym bag and for some reason I can’t explain I started thinking about time and God and sin.
I had read some where I think it was in A New Kind of Christian, by Brian McLaren (great book, interesting thoughts, don’t agree with everything he says though). But one of the things that is talked about in this book is how God is outside of time, but instead of God creating the world and letting everything work on it’s own. God is actually at the end of history pulling it into himself.
So all things come back to God in the end, and that’s when the judgement happens. I was thinking about the nature of sin then being that people resist against God’s drawing us back to him.
Now we can keep fighting and keep sinning, but when we submit to God’s drawing and start trusting him. Then we can find peace and mercy because we are cooperating with him instead of running from him.
Just a thought. And a disjointed one at that. But whatever I just needed to write it down so I could start processing it.
Yesterday I was given the opportunity to speak in our morning service. I talked about Bezalel and Oholiab, and I talked about spiritual gifts and how just because our gift isn’t on Paul’s lists, doesn’t me it’s not a spiritual gift. We can’t put limits on Jesus and who and how he wants to give gifts too.
The important thing though is that we need to use our gifts for the kingdom of God. We all need to build this church. We all need to be faithful and not bury our gifts.
Sunday afternoon I fired up the BBQ after church for the first time this season. AWESOME!!! I love summer, and BBQ season. IT’s the best time of year. I love it.
Then sunday night we had a great evening Matt McCleary spoke about Luke 6:12 and following. He did a really great job. Matt’s come a long way in the year that I have been here at tNC and I really look forward to what he’s going to do and who he’s going to be.
All in all it was a good day even if I did lose an hour of sleep.