I had a great meeting yesterday with our new executive team and I marveled at how God has brought such great leaders to Mavuno. We also moved into our new offices and as nice as they are, it’s obvious we’re going to have to increase the space pronto! Today’s our first staff meeting where we’ll be introducing our new interns. We’ll be away on a staff retreat next week… As you can imagine, relationship-building among our 50+ strong team is going to be a key priority in this first quarter. Please pray for wisdom for this as well as for the upcoming sermon series.
John 1:35-51 is all about pointing others to Jesus. I’m amazed by John’s humility! He doesn’t try to hold on to his best friends and co-workers but having served with them perhaps even for years, he voluntarily releases when Jesus appears on the scene. It reminds me of the saying ‘it’s amazing how much people get done when nobody cares who gets the credit!’
I’m also struck by the simple phrase by Philip to Nathaniel, ‘come and see’. The best thing I can do for my friends and family members is to point them to Christ. And the simplest way to do so is by letting them see what God has done for me.
Lord, you said this yesterday and you’re saying it again today… it’s not about me! Help me not to live for the applause of others but to give you all the credit where I excel and to help others around me shine. I pray too that you will help me point someone to you today through what you’ve done for me.