Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity. – Ephesians 5:15-16
Words cannot even begin to describe all the emotions running through me right now! The only thing that comes to mind over and over again is – I am blessed!!! I am blessed with a wonderful God! I am blessed with a wonderful wife! I am blessed with a wonderful family! I am blessed with wonderful friends! I am blessed with a wonderful church! You get the idea – I am blessed!
As I stepped off stage this weekend, I stood amazed at all that God did! When they told me our attendance was a little under 8,000 people all I could do was give God honor! To think about how much what started 10 years ago, with 36 people has, grown, was truly humbling! But even more impactful was the thought of all the stories that are being shaped forever by the grace of Christ. I am blessed! What God is doing through Loveworks is stellar! All He has done in less than a year with the afterschool initiative is nothing short of miraculous! Again, I am blessed!
Over the past weeks, months and decade we have made the most of the opportunities in front of us, and as we have done so, we have been blessed! Now I, and we, will embrace the next opportunity in front of us. On Thursday, April 12th at 7:00 AM I will undergo surgery to remove the most concerning tumor. While it is a major surgery, which always have risks attached, one thing I know is this – I am blessed! The procedure is scheduled to take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours, but obviously that can fluctuate. Because of the location within the brain where they will be working, the doctors plan for me to recover in ICU for a few days. The church will keep everyone updated at the JourneyChurch.tv Health Update Blog over the next few days.
Sunday we begin a new series called, “This is My Story.” It is a series you will not want to miss being a part of because of the work God will do in you! You have a great story to write, share and invite God to shape for your future!
On behalf of our family I want to say, “thank you.” We could not feel more loved or encouraged. We will make the most of the opportunities in front us because we are blessed!