Thursday, May 15, 2014

Do you see the cup as half full or half empty?

Hey Friends and Family of TCC,

Do you see the cup as half full or half empty? As much as I hate to confess, I can be a half-empty guy. I know it doesn’t make sense to be a follower of Jesus and a follower of Eeyore at the same time, but I can often find myself in the wrong rut. It’s really true, you are what you think. What you think determines your attitude and your attitude so often influences your actions.

A couple of weeks ago, as I made my way into the kitchen to make my first serving of espresso, Kim asked a question – the kind I’ve learned to lovingly hate. Like getting your teeth cleaned. She asked, “What are you believing this morning?” I don’t know whether it was my body language or the negative vibes that were oozing out of my pores, but she could sense some stinking thinking going on inside my head.

So, what does that have to do with you? Well, actually, I think it has a lot to do with us and that is why Peter wrote that we should “make every effort to add knowledge” to our faith. Knowledge is coming to an understanding of how the spiritual life works, and what we think really does impact how we make it through our reality. Knowledge helps us know how to fully experience the Good Life.

I am praying you come this Sunday to hear from this recovering Eeyore just what God has shown me concerning knowledge – how we get it and what it does for us – this Sunday. One thing to keep in mind as we walk through Peter’s curriculum for Christlikeness is this: These characteristics are not things we do – If it’s meant to be it’s up to me – instead they are a vision of what we can become when we walk with Jesus.

Work began this week on the Prayer Garden located by the lawn outside the Children’s Ministry entrance. I am eager for us to have a designated spot where people can come and pray at any time.

Seeking a new way of viewing reality,

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