I know it’s already a few days in the past, but I hope you all enjoyed our evening with Chuck and Janice Walton on Monday. I’ve only heard great feedback. Earlier this week they both emailed with some additional thoughts, and agreed to let me share them here. First, here’s Chuck:
Thanks for inviting Janice and me to your group on Monday. The experience exceeded all of our expectations. We pray that it will have results in lives for all eternity. If folks have any follow-up questions we’d be glad to answer them. Several folks signed up to keep in touch so we expect to see some of them at our future supper nights.
There was one thing I had planned to mention on Monday. That is a new program Wycliffe has started called The RACE to 2025. It is an extreme sports weekend with several purposes, such as, competition between teams, raising funds for a missions project, developing interest and commitment to missions, and providing an event that men (as well as women) would be interested in participating in. Here are some links to more information, http://www.wycliffe.org/Events.aspx?eid=31&iomr=T&ModuleId=34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm_hujIQ_0g This one is from Canada and one in the US would not likely be as extreme, especially the ice climbing.
It would be great if some teams from this area could compete in an event like this.
Next, I got this from Janice:
Thank you again for inviting us to the college/career group at Calvary Chapel. Praise GOD for every one of you, both staff and group members. Being there on Monday night encourages us oldies big time.
If you ever have opportunity to challenge the group concerning God’s call, there are three reflection points that I draw from Chuck’s experience and from mine:
As Isaiah 6 points out, we have to come to that place of seeing the Lord of Glory high and lifted up, name above all names, the only one worthy of worship and praise before we’re ever going to be ready to say, “Here I am Lord, send me.”
In telling my story, did the group pick up on the fact that that was lots of Janice that needed to get out of the way so God could work in and through me? Coupled with this is point 3:
Namely, there is a HUGE difference between “I can’t” and “I won’t”. “I can’t” is often very true but GOD can and he often wants to use the weak vessel for HIS Glory. “I won’t” is an entirely different elephant in the room that needs to be dealt with at the foot of the cross.