Friday, October 16, 2009

Nothing New...

In my preparation this morning for CCF's Board/Staff Vision Retreat this weekend, I ran across this news letter article I wrote in 2002. Interestingly enough, it still applies today. (The 'Big Rocks' idea is based on an illustration about putting/fitting big rocks, gravel, pebbles, sand and water into a container. If you don't put them in in that order, the 'Big Rocks' will never fit.)...

Well, we’re half way through the semester and if I had to describe the semester in one word, it would be HUNGER. So many students, and even myself, seem to be searching and expressing a desire for the “more and better”.

But let me beg a question, “Are our ‘Big Rocks’ in place?” I don’t mean do we have our priorities in line; most of the time we are well aware of what our priorities should be. But, what do our actions say about our priorities? We can say God is our #1 priority, but if we don’t spend time with Him daily, our actions have spoken something very differently. We can say outreach and being a witness to those around us are important, but if our life style doesn’t reflect the presence of Christ, we have spoken in vein of our Savior. What do we give our time to? Do our schedules and planners reflect what we say our priorities are? How do we live outside CCF, our church and our circle of Christian friends? Our words often express where we know we need to be, but our actions reflect where we truly are.

Are our ‘Big Rocks’ in place? As our lives reflect our ‘Big Rocks’ we will come closer and closer to knowing the “more and better”. We will come closer to our HUNGER being satisfied.