Couple weeks ago, my best buddy (everybody needs a best buddy) called me and said, "I have two tickets to Game 5 of the NBA Finals, do you want in?" Are you kidding me?? I was on it like a fat kid on a Twinkie! After 2nd service, I flew out of the Philly airport and into Orlando. Got picked up and whisked off to the game. I love the Magic, but we got crushed! The Lakers had Dwight Howard all figured out and kept him off his game. I flew out early Monday morning and got home at around noon on Monday, which game me some time to reflect a little.
- Dwight Howard couldn't do anything. It was like they had his every move figured out and were there to pounce.
- Dwight did the same moves over and over, come on, I was calling the move from 10 rows up! (not out-loud, mind you)
- Dwight was lazy, out of his game, kind of looking for other people to step it up.
- Lakers knew the Magic playbook. Magic looked lethargic and tired.
- No fight in the team. No fight in individual players ... whole team was passive.
Last Sunday, we challenged the tribe that gathers that gathers to read through the New Testament by Labor Day. This is some of the many reasons WHY we need to do this:
- We need to shake things up a little in our devotional life. Read the Bible, look for new insights.
- If you're reading the Bible daily already, try reading in a different location, buy a commentary program to gain greater understanding, change it up a little.
- "All that's necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." - BURKE
- You better know what the Word of God says. The devil knows. Try applying what you are learning rather than just reading it!
- Take responsibility for your own spiritual growth.
I am wanting every person who commits to do this to email me so I can include your name in my summer list.