I don’t know if this will make a lot of sense to people, but part of me feels more "grown up" now. Allow me to explain…
…my wife is the stage manger for a musical that is being put on by a couple churches in town. The musical is called "The First Actions Heroes". I don’t know much about the musical, but based on what my wife is doing behind the scenes, it looks like it is going to be good. Anyway, my wife needed a prop built…a light pole. So we started brainstorming. I had a couple 2x4s in the garage so we thought we could use them along with a old cardboard carpet roll tube. But one thing was missing…I didn’t own a saw. Well…I do now. When we were at Menard’s this past weekend my wife said something to me that I think most guys would love to hear, "Honey, I think you should buy a circular saw." WHOO HOO! Power tools! So I bought a Black n Decker circular saw. And for some strange reason I feel more "grown up" now. Combine that with the fact I bought a cordless drill a couple weeks earlier…well…I really feel "grown up". (WHOO HOO! Did I mention I have pool tools?)
This past Saturday I ran my longest run to date…8 miles. Part of me was excited to see how I would last and another part of me was a little nervous. I was a little nervous because of a nagging voice in the back of my brain that tells me to be careful of injuries. Would my legs hold up? They did and I felt great afterward. Praise be to God! This Saturday I have a 9 mile run and the following week is 10 miles. Then I drop down for a week to rest before increasing my mileage some more. Starting June 1 I begin the official marathon training program. Up to then I am simply in a mileage build up program to prepare me for the longer run I will have this summer.
Without God, there is no way I could do what I am doing. It sounds strange to say that God is helping me train for such a grueling race, but I don’t feel I am doing this alone. Whatever God’s purpose is, I am in this for the long haul…and so far I am feeling great.
There is a verse from Acts 2 that always makes me smile. Maybe you know what I am referring to. The Holy Spirit comes over the disciples and they start speaking in the various languages of the people: "Amazed and perplex, they (the crowd) asked one another, ‘What does this mean?’ Some, however, made fun of them (the disciples) and said, ‘They have had too much wine.’ Then Peter stood up with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd, ‘Fellow Jews all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning…" But if it were 3 in the afternoon, then we might have a different story 🙂
So in that "spirit", allow me to suggest a couple possible sermon titles for this week:
(1) High on God
(2) Drunk on the Holy Spirit
(3) No whining [get it? wine-ing]
(4) God has good breath – no breath mint needed
(5) God breaks wind [this is my favorite]
Any other suggestions?
On that note…it time to accomplish something this morning. God bless you on this beautiful spring day and may you sense the Mighty Wind (Holy Spirit) "blowing" in your life. Take care.