Monday, May 19, 2008

Last night we wrapped our current incarnation of Home Group. I have grown to love all the families involved. They have become some of my best friends and the end of the current time together leaves me a little meloncolony. But time moves on and change is inevitable. It's not like I'll never see them again, just not at the personal homegroup level.

My wonderful wife and I have agreed to try and lead the next homegroup. I'll be honest. I am a little scared. For sure I don't have all the answers. Heck, I am not even sure I understand the questions some times. But God has been with me in everything and he'll guide me in this. I just hope I can be open and truly listen. The whole concept of quiet time with God is something I am coming to understand more and more. Still it is hard to be quiet and listen. My mind runs wide open and the background noise sometimes is deafening. My prayer is God will show me wisdom. I am not alone in earthly terms either. My wife Kristie is a wise and godly woman. And she will be right beside me. Plus several of the couples from the old group will be returning, but there will be a few new faces too.

Please remember Kristie and me when you talk with God. We take this charge of leadership very seriously. So pray that we remember those quiet moments, remove ourselves and listen to what God is saying. And pray that we'll have understanding of which direction we should go as a group.

Jane it is good to see you back. And she is right folks. Perry truly nailed this one. Another keeper I assure you.


ken said...

I've led the last three groups I've been in, and I'll say it's (1) very rewarding and (2) not nearly as hard as you'd think. You'll do great!

Charles said...

Thank you Ken. You continue to encourage me more than you know.

We rotated leading sessions during our last topic and Kris and I loved our turn.

My prayer is that I open my heart's ears.