Monday Musings 09/01/12
After an incredible Christmas season with family and friends, I find myself on the road again.
Over the last four days, I have had the privilege of participating in three leadership seminars and speaking in two churches in the Sarnia area. This morning I find myself writing this blog in the Windsor airport, sitting through a flight delay, waiting to fly the Windsor/Toronto/Montreal corridor.
Tomorrow, MJ and I will board a plane in Montreal. Three flights later and a twelve hour layover in London, we will land in Ndola, Zambia on Thursday at noon.
If I were to look at life through normal glasses, I might think this kind of lifestyle is crazy. However, over the last three years, life has been anything but normal. What keeps me going when in an eight day period I take seven flights that span two continents?
That question is probably best summed up in this way. How rewarding it is to sit in a room with church leaders over a twenty-four hour period and watch as they begin to paint a picture of a preferred future for the church they serve. Nothing gets my leadership adrenaline going more than to experience moments when God shows up in a meeting and turns on the vision light bulb. Or how about having the opportunity to meet with thirty leaders as they meet for their very first leadership meeting in their brand new church building? Then, to top it off, leave a day later for the Continent of Africa where for the next four months I will sit with hundreds of pastors/church leaders to discuss challenges in the African church.
There may be long flights and short nights to see some of this happen, but these things soon take a back seat to the rewards of pouring into and participating with church leaders around the world.
As I end this blog and hear over the intercom that my flight to Toronto will leave in forty-five minutes (a further delay), I will say so long for this Monday. I look forward to blogging you next Monday from Kitwe, Zambia (barring further delayJ)!!!
Taking risks for Kingdom impact!