Saturday, March 28, 2009

ARE YOU WEARY OF LIFE?

Maybe it's because you're spending your time, energy, gifts, and resources on lots and lots of good things but not focusing on the most important things...those few things that you're really supposed to be saving yourself for. I just finished reading SMALL FOOTPRINT, BIG HANDPRINT by Tri Robinson. I'll be sharing many quotes and sections from his book on this blog in the days and weeks to come. For now, here's a beautiful introductory video to it:





Small Footprint Big Handprint Introduction from Vineyard Boise on Vimeo.
Btw, there are many other related videos available at the above link. Watch them, be blessed, but more importantly, be renewed and transformed.

6 comments:

Andy and Wendy Ingram said...

This book sounds great! We absolutely love to read and after watching the short video, it sounds like an excellent read. Thanks!

Elysa said...

I had my pen out and underlined copious amounts of the book. It was good timing for us as a couple. Jim just finished Will Samson's ENOUGH and I just finished this one and then WHAM! It hit Jim this weekend that something or somethingS in our life, especially his life, have GOT TO GIVE! There are so many good things calling out to us...so many worthy causes...but we can't do them all and when we try to do too many, then we end up not doing any of them very well.

If you think about it, pray for us as we seek God's will on how HE wants us, especially Jim, to use the time and giftings that God has given.

Thanks!
Elysa

Coffee Bean said...

I think I need to read this book! Years ago I went to a women's seminar where Elizabeth George (yes, in MS)was the speaker. Her book, "A Woman After God's Own Heart," really made an impact on me and I still think of some of the things she had to say regularly. One of which had to do with this very subject... there are good, better and best decisions to make... I just have a hard time figuring what is good, better and best. Sigh...

I'll be praying for y'all too.

((((BIG HUGS))))

Elysa said...

I remember you telling me about her talk (and maybe books that you read?) while you were in Mississippi. Wasn't she the one that said you shouldn't fix good food to take to other people and then feed crud to your own family?

Andy and Wendy Ingram said...

Elysa,
I have sure been praying for Jim these last few days, and for God to help him be wise with using his time and talents. It is tough and for some reason as Christians we often allow ourselves to get overextended and try to do too much. We struggle too, with the same thing and right now Andy is planning to back off a bit next year, after he finishes out some of this years committments. I will continue to lift that specific thing up for you all, and especially for Jim. I am glad you shared!
Wendy

Elysa said...

Thank you for your prayers. I think sometimes we tend to do too much because we DO want impact the world for Christ and we see so many good opportunities.

Oops...was going to post more but I gotta get the phone.

Keep praying! :)