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Page 3 was actually a big let down...

Drive - Readiness for lifelong learning.

Moses was a student of his culture so he was ready.

Ginghamsburg does church three ways... Conventional church, cafe churches, and house churches - specifically to be read for the future depending on which way the wind blows.

And thats it. All the notes I had for 20 minutes. But I do want to add some other stuff about this - we can never ever ever settle down and decide "well, thats that...I don't have to work on making God's Kingdom aaaany better."

The dangerous side effect is that we often oscillate between two extremes.
1) Complete contentment in the knowledge that God loves you.
2) Complete irritation to the point of action for the sake of action.

This argument is made throughout the Bible as well - what really matters in a person's life? What saves you? The love of Christ? Or living into that love through change? Faith or works? James (in the bible) says both. Faith, without works, is dead. But works, without faith, is.... well, it isn't works at all apparently (James 2). John Wesley tries to live perfectly in the revolving door that is contentment and constant irrituation towards perfection.

There are days where you need to just be glad you are loved by God. Rest in that. Wallow in it. Take a nap there, read a good book, and just smile.

There are other days where you need to get your butt in gear and quit resting on your laurels. (what the heck is a laurel anyway?)

The trick is knowing which day it is.

There is a prayer called the Serenity Prayer which I think says it very well -

Oh Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to know the difference.

I love that prayer. ummm...what day is it?