Friday, August 05, 2005

That's the sound of the men working on the chain gang...

What are your thoughts on participation in and commitment to church ministry?

I have recently found myself involved in several areas of Christian training/missions and suddenly am neck-deep in fundraisers, team get-to-know-yous, preliminary meetings, real meetings, and wrap-up meetings.

After being asked to get on board with (yet another) fundraiser I felt it important to pray about whether I should a) agree or b) decline, and risk offense. God gave me a rather creative method of rejection, one which the team involved was able to understand, and He confirmed the increasing desire to recharge and "come away" with Him.

As a natural-born Yes Person, I'm not sure if I would have been able to set up the necessary boundaries had God not stepped in and taught me about them. Or, I would have performed an evasive maneouver on my own and felt quite guilty about it.

"With the crowd dispersed, he climbed the mountain so he could be by himself and pray. He stayed there alone, late into the night." (Matthew 14:23)

1 comment:

robtegelberg said...

I wish the crowds would disperse so that i might be able to escape to the mountains.... oh seoul how i love the. yada yada yada. Keep rocking the blog. From rob