A few takeaway points from this week’s sermon:
Make a positive impact on our world
Live a life of expectation
Both invite us to be active and our involvement is crucial.
We are called to live in the moment and to live intentionally.
Isn’t it easier sometimes to go from one thing to the next on our to do list?
How do you make a postitive impact on our world?
Maybe you take a few extra minutes to acknowledge the cashier at the grocery store or the server at the restaurant that you frequent. I recently was having breakfast with my husband and one of his close friends at a place where the two of them usually go. I noticed that the servers all said hi to my husband’s friend, by name. I commented to my husband that his friend was like a rock star at this place. My husband turned to me and said, “He is a rock star wherever he goes.” And I realized it was true.
He cares about people.
He greets them by name as he is walking to his table.
He’s quiet-not showy or loud about this.
Guess why he can greet them by name. Because he took the time to see them as people first. And then he asked them their names and engaged in a brief conversation with them.
We may be do things that seem small in our minds but can make a huge impact in someone else’s.
To live a life of expectation means I have a sense of optimism about the future. That something good is going to happen. Do I expect every single event in my life to make me happy? Of course not. Sad stuff happens but a lot of great things happen as well.
Surprises and sweetness where pehaps I am expecting business as usual and drabness.
I imagine I have two choices as my feet hit the ground each morning (which surely is a blessing all in and of itself). I can think about all the things that might go wrong or differently than I had hoped or I can face the day anticipating all the unexpectedly wonderful things that will be part of my day.
Would you care to comment and let me know how you are making a positive impact and living a life of expectation? I’d love it if you did. It will positively impact MY world.