“This is what faith is to me. It’s a belief in something bigger than us. It’s a confidence in a bigger plan and a synchronization of the world beyond our comprehension. It is not logical or tangible but is the essence of hope, love, and joy”
— Ronald P. Culberson, ‘Do It Well. Make It Fun.’
This week has been action packed, just like every week before. A friend once told me I was trying to live 20 lives in one lifetime. There’s some truth in that. I have also learned to balance my work ethic with a value and a practiced rhythm for rest and, more importantly, restoration.
I maintain several Daily Disciplines. One is reading 10 pages from a good book that equips me for my mission. Today I am reading from ‘Do It Well. Make If Fun,” by Ronald Culberson.
Worship Legacy team (the worship team I lead in McMinnville, Oregon) is growing rapidly, not in numbers, but qualitatively in unity and harmony, in leadership and love. I am so pleased to say that leaders are emerging and connecting with one anothers’ strengths to elevate the entire community. A rising tide lifts all boats.
In times when growth is evident, just as in times when it cannot be seen or felt, we rely on the assurance that there is a plan, that the world and our lives are part of a grand synchronicity, that a Creator is working in dimensions beyond our current ability to sense.
I remember the lyric of a song from my childhood:
“Many things about tomorrow,
I don’t seem to understand,
But I know who holds tomorrow,
And I know who holds my hand.”
Darlene and I are having very real, honest conversations about current events that scare us both. It’s good timing for me to read about faith on day #461 of the Alliance.