i’m gonna give a shout out to a new friend named Jeremy Flanagan. He is the pastor at a church plant called Pathway Baptist in Fayetville Arkansas, so if you are a Razorback go check out the church.
i told you i would post something from Peppermint Filled Pinatas. I was reading this passage yesterday.
“At first, no sound came out of my mouth. I worked harder, fighting through my own tears and emotion to share my deepest need. The words came stumbling out of my mouth louder than I had imagined they would:’God, I desperately need you. I don’t love people. I don’t care about people who don’t know you. All I care about is myself. Help me to love people, no matter who they are or what they do. Help me to love people the way you do.'”
as i read that, i put the book down and began to weep. i was so broken because that’s exactly how i feel. i was convicted that my ability to “connect” with people doesn’t always have the right motive. i’m sometimes more interested in my agenda and motives than i am in them as a person. if i’ve ever treated you in a way less than you deserve would you please forgive me. i know the Lord has. now it’s a matter of me “connecting” for the right reasons. no more “networking” i want to be your friend because i want to be your friend.
have a great day