When times are tough, when the voices are weak, when the future is bleak, when toil is great, tempting you to slide away… That’s the time to be even more real with God. That’s the ripe time to ignite your cold heart aflame. There’s no better way to shout your cries to our Heavenly Father on with own personal voice… with your own story to tell.. with your own real tangible hurt…
I don’t want to ride on somebody else’s passion
I don’t want to find that I’m just dry bones
I want to burn with unquenchable fire
Deep down inside see it coming alive
Help me find my own flame
Help me find my own fire
I want the real thing
I want Your burning desire
Do what only You can do
In my heart tonight,….
Last December 14-15, our department went to a Christmas party slash Outing slash team building. It was, I think, a milestone for me that I was able to bond with the new workmates outside of the common work scenario. I also lead the organizing of the event – something I haven’t done in a very long time. But it’s all worth it.
Since we’re back now at the office with the usual work setup, and most of the guys I already know in more than office acquaintance thing, I notice that the connections made are more organic and genuine.
It really pays in the end when you invest into the God given relationships around you. More than the quick benefits of being able to approach them and be approached as well, is the part were work becomes more bearable. As one of the managers of the team, for me it’s more than just numbers that I see. It’s more than tangibles (though we can make correlations on this with actual results). It’s somehow being able to fill a need in each and everyone of us. The need to belong.
Events like these provide an opportunity, not just to the company or the organizers to be able to connect, but to each individual to find connections across individual needs. And, I think that’s the real value gained in the end.
As I looked outside of my office window panel, I see hundreds of cars lined up in the street traffic. All eager to get to their destinations. There’s a disconnect. Like the Christmas spirit being lost to holiday by people who dismembered themselves from God. They are disconnected. Wanting. Lacking. Deceived.
Yet, God so loved the world, that He gave his only son Jesus Christ to die to the cross that we may have eternal life (John 3:16). He long planned to have Jesus be born for us on this purpose. That through and in Him, our connection with God will be made full and available again.