Friday, November 9, 2007

Undisciplined... and Wierd

I sleep as late as possible, no matter what. I went to bed last night at 11:30PM, thinking I would get up early and get a jump on my day. I woke up at 5:30AM. I handled some paperwork in the office, and noticed it was still dark outside. I went back to bed. I got up again at 7:30. Did a few of the things I was trying to get a jump on, showered, headed out, and arrived at work four minutes late. Granted, the fact that I was up and moving at 7:30 is a real testimony to where I came from. However, my inability to be the early worm (Is it the bird? I'm terrible at mixing metaphors.) makes me feel terribly undisciplined.

At our church we do a monthly outreach service, well, once a month. I work together on this with the young adults leader and the senior pastor. It seems like anytime I suggest something, they both look at me like I'm crazy. For November I chose the theme and scripture. This month our theme is Rhythm and the theme verse is from Isaiah 55; "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. I have had to explain this idea over and over again. Each one of us has a "rhythm" to our lives. The "rhythm" the world offers is much different than the "rhythm" God offers. Is this really that abstract? I guess so. Makes me feel like the wierd odd ball.


Anonymous said...

Rhythm....makes me think you were in marching band at one time in your life. Maybe the other guys weren't!

Topherspoon said...

I was! But so were they. One was even a drum major.