Daily Reflections (10-21-13)

– Thom Rainer’s post “Seven Reasons Your Church Needs to Go on a Diet” is helpful. This quote is a gem, “Unfortunately, many church leaders equate activities with godliness or ministry fruitfulness…Sadly, some of the busiest churches actually diminish discipleship fruitfulness.” As pastors and church leaders we would do well to take an honest look at how busy our churches are and whether or not that busyness equals kingdom effectiveness.

– I am writing a blog post about trusting God in the midst of discouragement and this YouTube clip of Rick Warren really spoke to me. Jerry Fallwell once said, “You do not determine a man’s greatness by his talent, wealth, education or determination but you determine a man’s greatness by what it takes to discourage him.” Man, that is good stuff!

– I listened to Michael Hyatt’s podcast, “Sleep and Productivity,” today. Ben Franklin once said, “There will be plenty of time to sleep once you are dead.” Even though this sounds good to us productivity geeks, Michael Hyatt makes it clear that this is not the case. Listen to the podcast and be challenged.