Sunday, January 01, 2006

All is quiet on New Years Day

This made me smile/remind me why I want to spend my life making Jesus famous on campus...

I'm resisting the temptation to eulogise about 2005. I did start this afternoon but I gave up because I couldn't find the photos I wanted. One of Andy Flintoff and Brett Lee at the end of Edgebaston test and the other of English supporters on day four at the Oval waiving their umbrellas around, trying to convince the umpires it was raining, whilst the Australian supporters took off their shirts, donned sunglasses, and made as if to bask in the non existent sun. I think that'll be my favorite sporting memory of 2005.

Simon spoke in church this morning on Philippians 3:10-19 about continuing to push towards God. My ESV Bible describes it as 'straining towards the goal', and I think that's a great way of putting it. We can all be comfortable, all look back at the highs of 2005 and be pleased with ourselves. We could just settle in our routines and never push ourselves for the Lord. But that's not what He wants. He wants us to 'press on for His upward call'. We were saved to do good works (Eph 2:10), so lets find out what they are, and do them! Lets forget what lies behind, the good and the bad, the joy and the heartache, and push onward in 2006 for the Lord.

It's been a priviledge to be a part of what God is doing, in Reading, in Bulgaria and at home in 2005 and I hope that the Lord will keep me part of what He is doing in Universities, because its so exciting, so important, and it means so much to me. To be part of the battle for my generation...frankly I can't think of anything i'd rather do. To help people see the glory of the Lord, and His infinite worth and might, to make God famous. There is nothing else I want to do in 2006, nothing that fills me with such a feeling of certainty. I will fall, I will fail, but God's grace is infinite, and He's all I need.

Hebrews 13:8.

1 comment:

Welshie said...

thanks mate, needed that reminder!

All for Him