Listening to: After the Storm by Mumford and Sons
I briefly mentioned in my last post about change: how we’re all doing something a little different, or maybe we want something different, or maybe we’re just plain afraid of change in general. What is it that I want? Why am I not getting what I want here? This morning at hope we spoke on gratitude. As a student, I have better listening days. If I’m being totally honest, I’m probably not listening to a lecture unless I’m writing things down (perhaps how this scientist is programmed). So in a Shober-Schneider sandwich, I took notes. I listened. And boy was I humbled…
Just in time for the holidays, I took a deep breath of warm-church-air and realized all of my worries were quite centered around–ME. And when there is an increase in gratitude, there is a decrease in pride. So let me show you this, and then hopefully you can be left to think for a moment. Philippians 4:11-13 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
I want to be a person that stops and says thank you. That not only serves others, but stops to note how awesome that person I’m with truly is.
Will you stop with me?