The teaching time at Second Mile this summer is dedicated to Untold Stories. Chad is taking a much needed, long awaited, Angel asked for, God inspired break. (He hates taking a break, by the way. He loves our church and loves to speak to us. I'm thankful he is taking time off from intensive message prep, but please know that it isn't easy for him at all.) Different people take the microphone each week and share what God is teaching them. Throughout the rest of the summer we will have the privilege of hearing from multiple people.
When Chad first asked me if I would be willing to share, I was extremely hesitant. As I thought through my hesitation, I realized it was mostly out of laziness and insecurity. Taking the time to clearly communicate what God has been teaching me did not seem appealing. In true authenticity, the fear of not communicating clearly revealed some ugly insecurity and pride in my heart. After praying and repenting, I agreed to share on a Sunday evening.
For the past few weeks, I've really been trying to listen to what God would have me share. Figuring it out hasn't been that easy. I've looked through my journal notes and thought a lot about the James and Blessed are the Merciful series. Because I have a voice through Moxie and this blog, everything I could think of seemed to fit in a Told Story series and not really be in the Untold realm.
Recently I had a significant amount of alone time to think, pray, and study. Oh man. God showed up. Conviction and clarity...two of my favorite things.
I'll tell you all about it when it's my turn to speak at Second Mile. For those of you that won't be able to make it because you don't live in Tucson, I'll be sure to write something up.
Dun-dun-dun-dun.... cliff hanger. Don't ya love it?