Despite of weather and illness – I am sick as a dog – we were able to start with our first chess lesson, of the new season. Those who are part of my Support Team were there, the kids played very well, and the whole session had a feeling of moving at the right pace and direction. Now, I just need to work out the final details for the ST meetings.
Our Lord has given us the critical mass to turn The Gwinnett Chess Co. into a Small Community. And even when we have the purpose of making our club the place to play chess in Gwinnett, we are still keeping the main goal in mind : we want to see Spiritual Transformation in us, and in those we are serving.
As much fun as it is to pursue one’s Restored Passion, it is very important that we remember the main goal of such a pursue : to see God in action bringing Spiritual Transformation. And that transformation could start with a gospel conversation between you and some other person involved in your Connecting Point, or Small Community. Are you ready for that conversation?
“Are we losing our impact? It may be due largely to a failure to communicate that we believe that man, in the presence of the God who is there, is truly wonderful”
http://ref.ly/o/cwfs/255018 via the Logos Bible Android app.
The Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer
“There is nothing more ugly than a Christian orthodoxy without understanding or without compassion.”
http://ref.ly/o/cwfs/235774 via the Logos Bible Android app.
After some honest and demanding questions were asked about my involvement with Small Communities, and Connecting Points, I was led by God to reduce the number of projects I was planning on getting involved, in order to invest more deeply in a particular Small Community.
A small meditation on what really drives my passions, which in turn drives everything else I do.
What a difference a change in the calendar makes! Going from December to January is a big change, even when we are still in the same Fiscal Year. At any rate, here are some of my personal plans, for this 2013, in the pursue of my passions.