Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Journey is the Destination

I have the inclination to write a substantial blog about what God has been teaching me lately and yet I'm having a hard time making myself focus long enough to write a coherent articulation of those things. Therefore, here is a preview in bullets:

-- "The present is the point at which time touches eternity." - C.S. Lewis

-- "The Miracle of the Moment" (SCC) - not taking moments for granted but taking each one as an opportunity to be to the glory of God.

-- This is connected to the way I spend my time. ("Sometimes I feel disappointed by the way I spend my time. How can I further Your Kingdom when I'm so wrapped up in mine?" - Mercy Me)

-- Ben Hardman talked about moments some tonight at The Post. (Commemorating moments like Abraham did with the alters…)

-- “The Journey is the Destination” -- to expound: worshiping God is not a means to an end. It is an end - it is the point - everything else: the way I spend my time, the things I do, the things I say, the things I think about, these are the means to the end: worshiping God... with my life.

-- God said to Abraham, “go to the land I will show you” (Gen 12:1-2), God didn’t tell him exactly where or how or why, He just said go, and Abraham followed where God led him. It was a call to leave his comfort zone.

-- Am I willing to go where God is calling me? Even if I don’t know exactly where that is? I want to be.

2 comments:

Theophilus Punk (PLStepp) said...

ryn: you work at Starbucks but hate coffee? Obviously, God has called you to a particular ministry, one of blessing your favorite professors with free bags of THEIR favorite beverages.
"Give as it has been given to you." (See, even the devil can quote scripture for his own ends!)

Theophilus Punk (PLStepp) said...

I like the lighter roasts--Verona,
Gold Coast, Serena, Yukon, etc. Serena is my favorite, but it's hard to find.

I'm not into the "Charbucks" experience, I like the taste of the coffee (as opposed to the taste of the roast.) And I use a press, and most of the pre-ground stuff is too finely ground for a press. I need the medium grind.