i have been visiting watermarke church for the past couple sundays. it is a satellite church off andy stanley’s church north point. i have really been enjoying watermarke. the teachings have been encouraging to me, as well as inspirational.
this sunday andy stanley spoke about his summer vacation. i think he really spoke it about a month ago, but watermarke showed the video this week.
i want to challenge you to listen to “my summer vacation,” on the north point website. once you get here, click on “my summer vacation.” the message is about 40 minutes long. listen to it while you are looking a facebooks or while you are getting ready, sometime.
the message talks about the country of rwanda and the powerful ideas that caused drastic changes.
i would type it all out here, but i think it would be better if you could listen to it. once you have done that, let it soak in, and let me know what you think.
the week before i heard this, i was struggling with forgiving some people for minor things. i wanted to forgive them, but i just could not understand why they would not call me back or make time to hang out with me. this message hit home with me. forgiving is hard, although it seems like it should be simple since Jesus has forgiven me. He died for me. i should be able to forgive someone for just forgetting to call me back. Lord, i need your strength. this message is helping me to be quick to forgive. it will be a challenge for me. i want people to know this story. i wish this could be taught in schools. forgiveness. imagine how things could be different.
i am challenging you to listen to this message and to forgive. i am taking the challenge, too.