Sunday, July 29, 2007
Always Waiting, Always Making Memories
“The faithful life inevitably involves waiting upon the Lord and hoping in God’s word.” This is what Psalm 130 Reminded us of this week within our small groups.
1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;
2 O Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
3 If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins,
O Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness;
therefore you are feared.
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
6 My soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
7 O Israel, put your hope in the LORD,
for with the LORD is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
8 He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.
Our speaker this week was the recently retired Chaplain Dale Cooper or “Coop”. He spoke on “And don’t forget to…” (or: “A few things I think I have learned about leadership since the time I thought I knew it all” Coop took us through twelve different leadership lessons through his talk. One of them being, for example, “The greatest victory you’ll ever achieve, by divine grace, is the victory over yourself.” To be a good leader you must first know yourself. You must obey Christ’s great commission, proclaiming the good news first to yourself. And that is right. We were lucky enough to recieve twelve lessons! The following Wednesday for our activity Coop took us out for pizza to Hernando’s, which is in Winter Park.