We start off with the best intentions, but then life happens!
I don't feel guilty or wrong for not keeping up with the monthly practice I had when I first started 5 years ago of writing on this blog
It was like many things, an adopted task from my predecessor. I'm not saying it's a bad thing to continue, but as I've immersed myself in the role of senior pastor I've discovered what it is to be me. The outworking of the role in me has taken a much different shape, and that's not a bad thing; it's just different. But understand this: My identity is not wound up in the role.
In fact, I've discovered of late that I don't put on my 'pastor hat' when I walk through the doors and remove it when I lay down at night.
I've found that in this role, I care. I turn up every day passionate to impact this community because I care. I answer the phone and send the text messages because I honestly care.
And why I care is because I've realised and encountered the love and care that God has for me.
But He went one further and let me in on a secret... That intense and overwhelming love He has for me... He has that for everyone.
So how can I not see people through those eyes?
I genuinely care, not for what I can get out of it, but what I can see our God put in!!!
So as the title implies, I have not kept up with the monthly task. Mainly it's because I have taken opportunity to invest in other ways. And invest I will. Because the cross was the investment made for me.
Let's see when I find the time to write another one of these ;)
Senior Pastor at Eternity Church.