Thursday, April 30, 2009
Battling in a Neutral Country
I was talking with my son, Matt, about stuff and he mentioned that I've let blogging get away from me. Updates, information, but no stories. Got me. I've been using Twitter more/better, but I haven't had the energy to write too many stories with all the traveling I've been doing lately. Since I've got a couple weeks before my next little jaunt I'm going to try to get a bit caught up. The discipline of reflecting on the past month+ and sharing some of those stories.
The easiest to share is from my last trip to Switzerland. The building over my shoulder was used in the James Bond flick "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." We were staying in Mürren, a town farther down the mountain, but it seemed like everyone still took a couple hundred stunning pictures of mountains.
In the middle of all this beauty pointing us to our Creator, we were there to discuss issues of the heart (Proverbs 4:23). For me, the focused on the battle I'm in to keep my heart engaged with God, my wife, and the people around me. It is a battle. The battle requires energy. More energy than I have. It drives me back to the undeserved working of my God on my behalf: grace. It pushes me to rely on my brothers as we stand together to be the men our Father is calling us to be. I'm thanking my Father that He gives me what I need to battle well for the sake of His Name.