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Fear for Friday

Yeah, it’s Friday. The end of week where I have been giving a lot of thought to what success and failure in this little world of ours really means.  Earlier in the week, I rediscover this little gem from one of ‘muh favs’ – Mr. Francis Chan.

 “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”–Francis Chan

That’s a pretty chilling comment.  One that for me produces a bit of introspection each time I reread those words.  What are you succeeding at that really doesn’t matter?  Are you winning the argument, but losing the person?  Are  you making money to buy stuff that just doesn’t really add value?  Are you the best at the worst possible thing?

Spend a little time in introspection today and remember these little thoughts from that guy who well succeeded at some really important things.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. — Jesus Christ





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Presence and Praise, and Fruit

It’s Friday!  Yeah.

I have been thinking a lot this week about being present and oddly enough trying to understand God’s presence.  That’s a little deeper theology then this blog usually goes into. ( Not, saying that this is a shallow and touchy feeling blog – but is it?) It was these Psalm that led me there

Psalm 100 (NIV)

A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Later in the week, I found this video from one of my favorite contemporary teachers – Francis Chan.  Take a look, i think it’s 4 minutes well spent and is pretty motivating, especially for me this week.

Catalyst Atlanta 2011 | Francis Chan from Catalyst on Vimeo.

The gist of the video – without our God, we can do nothing. Hm, I think having some connection there might just be a good thing.

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 English Standard Version (©2001)

Enjoy the weekend! and Stay in his presence.