Most of us nurse the fantasy that we are the influencers in our relationships. We know that some of the people around us have values we don’t share, but we believe they make little or no impact on us.
At the end of the day, it is nearly impossible to measure exactly what erodes our values, but looking at the big picture, the mountains of evidence show that few people maintain their values as assiduously or effectively as they would like to.
In the midst of all the other commonly identified pressures on our values, I would like to add the seemingly innocuous issue of smallness.
Simply put, some of us are involuntarily exposed to small thinking and small living day after day. I believe it takes a toll on our ability to think in God-sized terms and to live our lives based on vision and passion, instead of caution and reaction.
In light of that, we are launching a new product. Beginning on Monday, September 24th, we will offer a podcast, five days a week, on the immensity of God. You can download it or stream it. There is no charge.
It is my prayer that by spending five minutes a day, focusing on sundry aspects of the beauty of God as portrayed in the book of Genesis, it will grow your spirit in spite of the culture.
Copyright September 2012, by Arthur Burk