Equip: Gathering #2: God Gives Sight
Michelle talked about how we have to gain God’s perspective and the difference between sight and perspective. Below are my notes from her session followed by my thoughts.
Why do we deal with symptoms rather than deal with the source.
It’s very easy for me to think that the story that we are apart of we miss it. We lose site even though we may be in every scene He is the author of our story.
What would your spouses journal say about you?
David C Cook – Tru “The Gathering” 2014
Session 1 – God Restores
Craig opened up The Gathering by sharing about our God who restores. Craig shared about his family and his life in ministry how he was broken by in his brokenness God restored what mattered most. It’s very easy to pretend but pretending never leads to restoration only further deception.
Today is National Day of Prayer. One the persons at the prayer breakfast I attended read a proclamation by President Lincoln from 1863. It was such a moving declaration of our nations condition at that time and I believe of our present condition. It is a well timed fresh reminder that our peace and security is not our doing by comes from God’s divine hand of providential grace. Lincoln says this line that is so profound and so powerful “in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!”
Our school bus driver in 6th grade was Larry. I remember thinking he was mean but when you are 11 you don’t see the world clearly. He was strict but the last day of school he would always take the whole bus for ice cream. That is something you can’t do anymore due to law suits and milk allergies. It was that 6th grade year that I had my introduction to the birds and the bees. I pretended like I knew but was totally shocked to learn my parents did it three times, I have two sisters.