The week can be summarized in a single word: flow!
Something changed on Friday evening of last week, and from then on we were able to get a lot done without the big cloud of resistance that had been there for the two weeks of severe warfare and a week thereafter.
In light of that, we were able to do a huge amount of catch up and move on to the capital projects that are much more our source of joy than pesky admin stuff.
All the admin for the seminar in Rancho Cordova is done. That is a big relief. The topic of gender based worship is exploding in our office as every day brings a crop of fresh insights. This is one of the more fun projects I have had in a while.
What has been most remarkable is God’s showcasing how thoroughly there has been breakthrough in my life and in the company. On a daily basis this week, situations came up that demonstrated that things are forever different. Then one afternoon I got e-mails about two different situations that upped the ante.
Both of these are dynamics I had been involved in repeatedly over the years with no fruit and huge frustration. I had no desire to get involved again and was actually contemplating sidestepping both. God directed me to go ahead.
It was simply amazing the change in previously obdurate people, perspectives and projects. I was shocked because it was beyond anything I had imagined. God has certainly made a huge statement to me this last week that I am no longer in Egypt!!!
We are moving toward the God-encounter of some sort at Mount Sinai, not knowing at all what that will look like but excited to be looking at building in the plus numbers, not moaning about bricks without straw.
Meanwhile this weekend, I am out of town, spending some time with Mom, prepping her garden since she has a serious case of spring fever and wants to get some plants in the ground. I was so excited about all that, I totally forgot to write the weekly update yesterday until Sandy asked me for it last night so she could proof it.
I stand in awe of the changes God has made in areas of my life that had proven resistant to every principle I applied over the years. Thank you again for walking with me through that season of battle.
Copyright March 2014 by Arthur Burk
From Mom’s dining room table, just before breakfast which is smellin’ awfully good