April 2, 2012 Bible Reading
The following two pieces of scripture spoke to me today:
He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. (Luke 10:2, 3 NIV)
Those who work their land will have abundant food,
but those who chase fantasies have no sense. (Proverbs 12:11 NIV)
I was fortunate to grow up around the people in my life that had a keen business sense. Although there are many, one lady comes to mind today when I read the scriptures. Tish Johnson. Tish is the mother of one of my best friends. She taught Steve and I much about business as we “cut our teeth” in the business world at the ripe old age of 16.
Steve and I, as budding young entrepreneurs, were full of “bright” ideas of how to build and grow a business. She would always ground us with one solitary statement. “Do The Work”. In other words, those bright ideas may indeed be bright, but you have to do the fundamental part of the business first… the work itself.
That simple solitary statement has followed me my whole life (Thanks Mrs. Johnson). I’m reminded of it each time I lose sight of what “the work” really is.
Now as I read the passages above and as I begin this Bible Study beginning Tuesday, I hear her voice in my head once again… “Do The Work”. I’m reminded to not make it about the blog posts, or about which coffee house we meet in, or even what time it will be. I’m reminded to do the work…
Provide a venue for community around the daily interaction with The Word of God.
Beginning this Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 7:00pm, The Revolution Bible Study will meet at Panera Bread at Mullins Crossing in Evans GA. Come join me and Jesus. I’ll buy you cup of coffee… He can tell the stories!