are you a channel or a reservoir? Last ManSchool tomorrow

we will cover pages 192-208 of Walking with God.  John will be talking (on the video) about Seeking Guidance via continually asking “Lord, what do You want me to do?” and keeping after this conversational intimacy with God.  But it won’t be easy…

Our culture is buried in busyness and we find ourselves having no time for God, no time for prayer, no time to shepherd our heart.

We can either live our lives as channels or reservoirs.  A channel takes in water but can’t store it and the water just flows through and leaves the channel once again empty. (Sounds kind of like your typical day doesn’t it?) — or — we can live life as a reservoir which stores up water and then, once full, shares its bounty via the overflow.  THAT’s what we want to be. We want to be a reservoir.  Deep, full, rested, healthy and ready to overflow blessings on others.

We need to pursue life, joy, rest and restoration with the Father and through Him.  So we need to start asking, “Lord, what is it that you want me to take up?” and that can be a ministry that you’ve wanted to get plugged into but haven’t had the time, a hobby, a vocation, writing, etc.

And we also need to ask, “Lord, what is it that you want me to let go of?”  Back to the busyness – volunteer boards, PTA, church committee (yes, even that!) — “Have I over-committed myself to where I drown in busyness and I can’t walk with You?”

This is our last week.  It’s been a great study.  Y’all be sure to thank David Lloyd tomorrow morning for getting up early to make our coffee.  He does this willingly with the heart of a true servant and is a great role model for us.

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