Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Rural Robert

a Jesus thought...
"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?
13"No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." (Luke 16:10-13)

a Godly thought...
Th church must hear the voice of God loud and clear. And the wider world needs to tune in too. We want the real thing - so let's take a little more time before we conclude, "God said." (p57 Lucas

a leading thought...
Unless we are responsive to change as organisations, we may soon become extinct. (p112 Finzel)

a Dave thought...
Yesterday as I flew from Mildura back home to Melbourne I sat next to Robert. As I do with most people I sit next to on planes, I asked him a few questions and before long he got his jump drive out of his bag and showed me his 10 minute company video on my laptop. Robert is a drilling expert, he flies around Australia drilling holes up to 500 metres deep and takes rock samples out of the ground so geologists can advise mining companies whether it is worth drilling the ground further. We chatted for about an hour and talked about his children and how hard it is to leave a 16 & 12 year old home for 20 nights at a time as he lived a lot of his year in remote rural communities.
I personally love meeting new people and hearing their stories and trying to work out why they live the way they do and when I have an opportunity God is brought into a conversation. So as we move through life look out for opportunities to expand your friendships and share your story as many people are looking for meaningful relationships and a time and place to connect. Who knows where a conversation may end up, but God surely does.

Just a thought.

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