Well, it's Saturday night and for some reason I have a thousand things running through my mind that I need to release. I don't mean release like let go I mean just get them out of my head so that I can clear my thoughts for tomorrow.
Today I met with the Ethos band for like 3 1/2 hours and it was so GREAT. They totally energized my spirit and reminded me why I love ethos so much. We practiced the songs for tomorrow and they are going to open the heavens as we worship our creator.
For some crazy reason I have this feeling that no one will be at Ethos tomorrow because of the holiday/new year schedule, but I am praying that my faith will rise up and that we will be packed!!!!! I can't wait to see all the Ethosians again.
2009 is going to be an amazing year of ministry; I can feel it. Over the holidays I have re-discovered that I must go with what I am feeling from God even if it doesn't make sense. There were too many times in 08 where I felt like God was leading me to do something or say something and I second guessed it and missed the moment. This year I will step into every moment that God opens for me.
I am daily asking God to give me a humble heart. I want to learn to lead people from an aspect of a servant. I want those that work next to me to feel loved, appreciated, and cared for as we advance the mission of the Kingdom.
I am asking God to show Ethos how to reach more people this year. Not because we are in competition with other churches but because I desire to reach people and bring them into a relationship with Jesus. Ethos, we must learn what it means to be a community of love, faith, and change.
I am asking God to stretch my leadership this year. I am actually looking for a coaching network to be apart of. I feel like I have so much to learn and need to have some one speaking into my life about leadership. I have already sent one email out to a coach to see the cost and how it all works. Leadership is vital I think to every aspect of what I am called to do.
I am going to work hard to develop a new schedule for when I prepare my messages. It seems like my current system is not working that well any more. I need to get an earlier start and need to do more of it at work.
WOW! That was a lot to release but man I feel so much better now. I am off to finalize my message for tomorrow. I can't wait to see everyone back and ready to move forward TOGETHER at Ethos in the morning.