Saturday, October 11, 2008

Good thoughts

I was doing some blog hopping today and stumbled across a some good quotes. The blog is managed by a pastor in the Quad cities area. He is down at a conference in Atlanta (I think) called Catalyst. From what I have gathered it is a place for pastors and the such to get together and be bombarded with really good speakers.
The author of the page just shared his notes on his post and there were a couple that I thought were pretty good.
The first thought was that, "not all time that we have is equal." We have more time today than we will for tomorrow. Each day we live, we are that much closer to death. We don't know when our last day will be, but you will never get today back...ever. Make today count! This goes along with the book that our community group from church is studying, One Month to Live. The book is taking us through a journey of thought that would make us live each day as if we were counting down our last month of life. It is not as morbid as that last sentence makes it out to be. The key question that I have gotten out of it is, How would I live my life if I knew I only had a few weeks/days/hours left in my life? I will say, I sure do hug Madeline and Hannah a lot more lately because that thought is on my mind.
The second point that jumped at me was, "Good is the enemy of Great." It's true. It has comparisons to the lukewarm Christian. There are many things that we do in our lives each day that we strive for goodness. Some of those things don't always need to be great, but if in our lives, we always do just a good job, then have we accomplished the best for our lives?
I enjoyed the thoughts of Austin, the author of Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the rest of the world.


Mom said...

Eric, You CAN say no to Matt. I will be praying for you during your training. I am so proud of you and your endeavor to be a Godly man.

Eric said...

Have you ever tried to say no to him? Enough said.

Actually, I'm excited about it. I probably should have been keeping myself a little more in shape over the past few months, but this will be good for me going into the winter months.

Matt Weis said...

No one says no to me.

Eric said...

Not true. I said no to you. It just didn't work.