Daryl is a long-time friend. He is warrior. A fellow “8”. He is passionate and purposeful. He and his wife, Jo have lived a love-story with valleys and mountaintops . . . like all of us.
Daryl recently talked about his life the last few months . . . Daryl’s Story
I listened to this video clip from Waymaker Church’s Easter streamed service.
As you listen to these four short minutes, consider the following:
Perspective . . . Pivot . . . Pursue
All of us live seeing out existence from a chosen perspective. For some, it is from a viewpoint of “entitlement“, where I am owed something. For others, it is out of guilt . . . this is what I “deserve”. And, for some it’s “control” because I determine who I am and who I become. For me, I see a life that has a Master Creator Who loves me more than I could ever imagine and gives me the opportunity to do “more than I could ever ask or think” (Eph 3:20 NLT). I choose how I see things . . . my perspective.
There are times when life doesn’t go as planned. Relationships become hard. Work hits every roadblock. Life starts to drain, damage and destroy all that you have dreamed of. So many just sit and “pause”, while it may be better for us to “pivot”. It’s usually not getting “rid” of anything, as much as getting “right” with things. Alignment is the discipline of accomplishment. I choose to change directions . . . I pivot.
And, then I charge forward with new perspective . . . I pursue with purpose, passion and a plan.
It begins with which story I’m telling myself . . . I make a choice to choose.
Passion Week – Silent Saturday
Be still, and know that I am God . . .
Psalm 46:10 NLT
When the routine of life comes to a screeching halt . . . when the unimaginable becomes a reality . . . when anticipated dreams become regrettable nightmares . . . hope is gone, feeling is numb, emotions are raw and the silence . . . the silence is deafening.
On the Friday of His last week, Jesus’ death culminated His trial, torture and crucifixion. There were the cries of the crowd, the mocking by Roman Soldiers and the tears of His followers.
Friday was loud . . . Saturday was silent. Read More
Passion Week – Friday
Jesus knew that His mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture He said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to His lips. When Jesus had tasted it, He said, “It is finished!” Then He bowed His head and released His spirit.
John 19:28-30 NLT
During the final hours of Jesus’ life, he uttered seven sayings that are his “last words” on the cross. The sixth saying is comprised of three powerful, poignant and purposeful words . . . “It is finished”.
The suffering and pain that Jesus endured can never be completely and adequately described. Read More