Monday, May 29, 2006

Genesis 1:2 “…and the spirit of God moves upon the face of the waters.”

Sandy and I enjoyed our 22nd wedding anniversary this past week as I took a little time to hang out and spend some time with her… Not! She wanted the kids to come with us and I will agree it was great to spend time with our family. Luke had just completed high school and was eager to take a little break before he heads to ministry training in Birmingham. Andy and Mary just finished their 11th and 9th grades respectively and are anticipating a very busy summer. Katie even caught up with us and came down for some serious shopping. Man that girl reminds me of Sandy when she was young when it comes to the shopping… somebody better watch out that marries that girl as she is passionate and fearless about everything she puts her mind to do!
Our closest friends Buck & Stacey Hornsby & their wonderful kids came down for some R&R and we had a blast on the beach and chillin. We had planned to be with Pastor Tom & Ann Longfellow @ East Bay Church in Daphne, AL and take the opportunity to go to the beach. My kids were like … Dad do you always have to go preach when we go off? Well of course… Jesus always was ministering everywhere he went even when he was just hanging with his main 12 guys. Two places Jesus always went to hang out and rest was the mountains and the sea shore. When he went to the mountains it was to seek the Lord and pray. Everybody loves mountain top experiences with the Lord. But the place he went to rest, chill, teach and enjoy fellowship was by the sea shore. He found most of his disciples around fishing villages and beach areas. Jesus was a master chef too as he prepared many meals for his disciples when they were by the sea shore. His grillin techniques were out of this world so to speak! One of the characteristics of leadership is to be hospitable, a servant and also a great benefit of eating a meal with friends forms a common bond of covenant.
Jesus was the greatest example when he was hanging out by the sea shore letting the waves of the sea wash their souls and refresh their spirits. He is the same yesterday, today and forever and as the almighty God moved on the face of the waters in Genesis 1:2, he moves on the face of the waters today. Not to mention our bodies are almost 100% water, hello! Let God move over our face to bless and refresh our lives…
Sandy and I just sat on the beach with tons of sun block on but totally at peace with God’s hand on our lives and our families. He really does have a special future for us and we are anticipating the next season in our lives and ministry. Make sure and take some time with your family and friends; invest into their lives and relationships. Follow Jesus' great example when he was hanging out by the sea shore letting the waves of the sea wash their souls and refresh their spirits. D
Daylight's Burning...

4 comments:

Joel Dyke said...

Luke,

You better take that sweet lady of yours somewhere alone! Congratualtions to you and Sandy! We love you guys.

Joel

Dan Ohlerking said...

congrats! 22 years - what a testimony right there!

God has blessed y'all tremendously with each other and with your kids.

here's to the next 22 years!

tommy&barbara said...

How wonderful to hear about your 22nd Anniversary and the whole family to enjoy it. I have to say I'm with Sandy on this one and I know Luke you wouldn't of had it any other way. You both are such a blessing to us and the lives of many. We love you much and our prayers are with you. May the power of the Holy Spirit strenghten you as you go each day...Daylights Burning

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