Tuesday, November 10, 2009

on the eve of dirt 09...

my thoughts are this… what God has created us to do is not about us. it actually has nothing to do with us; is has everything to do with God and with others.

here’s where I’m coming from… we have already accepted God. we know what it’s like to have a relationship with him, to feel close to him, to know purpose and peace and love… but others don’t. at one point it was about us. but we are no longer the one lost sheep. we’re now part of the ninety-nine sheep (matthew 18). that’s why it’s not about us. it can’t be. our God’s heart goes after the ones that are lost, not the ones that are already found. our heart should echo that.

that’s why we’re here. that’s why we do what we do. it’s all about helping people understand and embrace the love of God. all that we do has to stay about people. we help, serve, work, create, communicate or whatever we do so that someone’s life is interrupted and can intersect with God.

so here we are on the eve of dirt09 and my prayer for this conference is that all in attendance would be reminded that when we create, communicate, design and plan in our churches we are doing it for those that don’t know God yet. that we would all know that we really can do more with less because when we are going after the ones that God is going after, he will make up for whatever we are lacking. after all, we serve the God that created the intricacies of man from nothing but dirt.


Anonymous said...

What a great reminder. I am looking forward to learning tons so I can do just that -- make it easier for those I serve with to make HIM known to those who don't know Him.

shelly said...

hey there. so i just came across your blog via the dirt '09 site. was wondering if there was an RSS feed available for you blog. couldn't seem to find one. thanks!

p.s. hope the conference is going well. would love to come next year if you guys do it again!

kristin said...

hey shelly. here is the feed: feed://kristinbecnel.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

the conference was great. if we do it next year hope you can make it.

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