Tuesday, January 29, 2008


a Biblical thought...
Many of the rich were making large contributions. One poor widow came up and put in two small coins—a measly two cents. Jesus called his disciples over and said, "The truth is that this poor widow gave more to the collection than all the others put together. All the others gave what they'll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn't afford—she gave her all." (Mark 12:42-44)

a Book thought... from Community in Mission by Phil Needham
The soldiership enrolment makes clear that discipleship is the purpose of conversion, and it celebrates the convert's acceptance of this calling by utilising the military metaphor of enlistment into a life of spiritual discipline and warfare. (p11)
a Dave thought...
After being way for the last two weeks at 3 youth events I must admit it is great to be home again. When I arrived at the airport last night I was greeted by my family with Josiah having doubled his teeth in the last 7 days from 3 to 6!

Although I'm starting to feel a little older these days I can't help but recall many of my own milestone spiritual occasions were also at youth gatherings away from home. I can remember a basketball carnival in the mid-eighties where I made a significant decision, a music school in 1990 where God spoke to me, then another time in 1996 at my first Hillsong conference where I decided full time ministry might just be what God is calling me to.

So although I believe discipleship is a journey not an event, I have once again been reminded that these events are still used by God and bring significant kingdom fruit.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

JDK said...

Yeah Dave - it's a sure sign that you're getting older when you start doing the 'back in my day' thoughts :-)