Saturday, February 02, 2008

walk on into 2008


Just back from a wonderful 12 days holiday: beach time, family time, exploring New Zealand time, reading time, reflecting time. While I don’t do New Years resolutions, walk on is a theme that has emerged from one of the lectionary readings I pondered while on holiday: Philipians 3:1-14. So I wrote this in my personal journal today.

Walk on and away from some of the hard place relationships of 2007. Walk on and away from a focus on doing and toward my being in Christ. Walk on “by means of the Spirit” (Philippians 3:3), trusting in God to be in the midst of my gaps and where there is distance in the cracks of life. Walk on building on all the good at Opawa Baptist. Walk on pushing the envelope, taking risks, seeking to offer innovative leadership in all the spheres of my life.”

Posted by steve at 09:40 PM


  1. Delighted that you had a good break filled with all the things needful for rest and relaxation.

    Comment by Paul Fromont — February 3, 2008 @ 6:40 am

  2. Can you elaborate on what you mean by the first “walk on”? How do you walk away from relationships? Is it valid, allowable? I’ve been pondering this.

    Comment by Rachael — February 4, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

  3. hi rachel,

    part of my sin is that i can keep replaying the past. by doing this, i am stopping the people involved from growing. once an issue is dealt with, an apology given, an explanation provided, then i have to trust that all parties won’t go there again. part of trying to keep short accounts. in other words i need to “walk on” from processed conflict.

    sorry if i was unclear and hope that explanation helps,


    Comment by steve — February 4, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

  4. Glad you had a nice break. I’m taking one myself some what recovering from a flu like bug that settled in the sinus. Not fun. Much stress the last two months.

    Blessings to you and your family and hope all is well.


    Comment by Ella — February 5, 2008 @ 11:05 am

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