The highlight for me, personally, was spending the night at her home Saturday evening. I will never forget my time with her--sitting around her table, sipping peppermint tea from a Russian tea pot and eating cashew cookies from Singapore on plates from Romania. It was so rich. She is wise. She is 30 years my senior and I felt as if God sat me at her table to give me a map for my future ministry. I am so blessed. We need to be willing to share, guide, listen and receive. We need each other. Do you have someone older from whom you can learn? Do you have someone younger in your life whom you can guide? Find someone you admire and become her for someone else.
Okay, another person I admire--C.S. Lewis! Are you surprised? This month I read God in the Dock. It is a compilation of 48 essays and 12 letters written by C. S. Lewis between 1940 and 1963. Walter Hooper, whom I introduced you to last month, compiled and edited the volume. The essays deal with many subjects from theology to science, and his letters show both his personality and intellect.
God in the Dock takes its name from the essay with the same title. It places God on the witness stand and places us as judge and jury. It's a provocative and humbling testimony as to our audacious and demanding relationship with God. If He answers our questions, then we "acquit" Him. Oh, may it never be that we place Him there! That is where we belong, not God. It is very interesting and eye-opening. You should give it a taste test.
The month ended in Syracuse, New York at a Fresh Grounded Faith event with Kathy Troccoli and hundreds of our best friends! KT always wows the crowd and then so gently ministers to them. I love to see how God works within her. We began the month in the South and ended it in the North! What a beautiful sisterhood we have!
So, give these things a taste test:
1. Peppermint tea with a friend
2. Any Bible study by Kay Arthur
3. A Fresh Grounded Faith event near you
4. God in the Dock by C.S. Lewis and Walter Hooper