I’m excited that Andy is blogging (I’ve wanted him to start doing that for a while now) and I’m even more excited to see the cover of his book which will be released soon! He is an awesome guy that has quietly become a pretty significant person in my life. I feel blessed to know him and am excited about the doors that God is opening for him and the message that he’s bringing. It’s almost 3AM and I need to get some rest, but I had to mention at least a few words about this wonderful guy. And to top it all off… he knows the power of GREAT HUGS!!!
I thank God for good friends. A good buddy of mine who is always an inspiration to me shared this video with me. The speaker is Louie Giglio and he’s talking about how God is holding every one of us together.
Friday – Day 2 of the Leadership Summit. I had the opportunity to lift my voice in the choir closing session of the summut reaching tens of thousands across the country live via satelitte. I had the opportunity to meet Bill Hybles and share a portion of my story and how God has blessed me through Willow Chicago. I also took a risk and became a bit more transparent with someone at my church and I was accepted.
Saturday – given the opporunity to lead worship at my churches Lakeside Baptism. In wittnessing that awesome event I was overwhelmed with the beauty of what Baptism is – and its significance in the body of Christ.
Sunday – Had a great time of worship and teaching at church – hearing from one of my recent favorite authors: Dr. Henry Cloud. After that spending the rest of the day with several friends having a great time.
These are just little ‘tidbits’ of my days, but it all adds up to me realizing that God is makinging something beautiful of my life. There are some very difficult times, but on days like these – though money is tight and so many things are uncertain – life can still be enjoyed and God is still providing reasons for joy.
Sing to the Lord, O you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime or in His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. —Psalm 30:4-5 (Amplified Bible)