Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Content in the Mystery

This is traditionally one of my favorite weeks of the year. Masters Week.

I watched parts of Tiger Woods' interview from yesterday. Either he is an excellent actor, or he has truly been humbled. I was encouraged by what I saw. I don't think he has much chance to win this week, however. Even he will be overwhelmed by making this his 1st tournament in 5 months. But I will be watching.

"Sometimes I think the Church would be better off if we would call a moratorium on activity for about six weeks and just wait on God to see what He is waiting to do for us. That's what they did before Pentecost." A. W. Tozer, The Counselor, 95.

Right now I am living with a quote that my minister friend John Scott gave me. I may have shared it before, but I am finding it helpful as I search for sense in all of this. "Learn to be content in the mystery." That is going to become my motto.


Jeff said...

I love John Scott.

I hope Tiger has been humbled for his own sake. I know the pain that comes from walking the road of sin and I know the peace that comes from walking with God. I hope peace for him.

The more I change in my relationship with God the more my concept of church is changing. Instead of attending 3 times a week being the high bar I'm more convicted that fewer programs and more 6 day a week service outside the building is really what the body of Christ is about. I'm far from being a member of the body I need to be but working on it.

Phyllis Stromquist said...

I wonder at times, if God is really pleased as to how worship service is conducted. Do we really come together to worship or has church become a social club. As a widow, I feel more alone at church than any other place.