This picture of Atlanta at night is posted here because of all the testimonies that I heard after the Sunday service of how many of you miraculously escaped harm during Friday night's devastating tornado. I've been downtown 2 or 3 times since then, and I think that with all of the glass that is missing from skyscraper windows, it's absolutely amazing that no one was seriously injured or killed!
And it’s quite possible that Mykal Riley saved lives by making a shot in a basketball game. With one basket, he could have changed the fate of thousands of people because that night, Alabama was trailing Mississippi State by three points at the end of the game, and Riley hit a three-pointer to tie the ballgame and send it into overtime. Three minutes later, the tornado ripped through that part of the city. If the game hadn't gone into overtime, all those people would have been on the street, headed to their cars at just the wrong time. Amazing how one little thing can affect so much. Something to think about.
Every day on this blog we all give each other a lot to think about. I really appreciate the thoughtfulness and intelligence of all who are a part of this site. Your communication here is a continual breath of fresh air for me. Yesterday my day seemed to be full of encounters with small-minded people (never expect a 16X20 idea to fit into a 3X5 mind!)...so much religious silliness that I had to deal with. I just had to let it go and refuse to be frustrated with the non-visionaries. That's why I enjoy being here with people like you who can "see"...my "deep" needs your "deep".
Anyway, enough about yesterday. I've decided to just fully ENJOY this day, and I want you to enjoy it, too! You know, it’s not what we HAVE but what we ENJOY that constitutes our ABUNDANCE...and I intend to walk in ABUNDANT LIFE today!
ABUNDANCE is not something that we acquire…it is something we tune into...that's why I want to put away pettiness and smallness and anything else that would prevent me from "tuning in" to the treasure hidden in the field of my today...my "now".
For those of you who are a part of CITN or cyber-CITN, I've got a really cool word for you tonight about the I AM, and how the whole concept relates to past-present-future all flowing together.
If you are planning on coming to church tonight, keep your mind open to revelation. And remember that one little thing (like a well-timed 3-pointer) could change history...so stay in the flow!
God is speaking.