Friday, November 15, 2013

Perks of the Position: Bulletin Article for Sunday 11-17-13



Perks of the Position:  Some positions get fancy new trucks.  Some positions entail expensive golf outings.  Some positions get insurance packages that rival our president.  The position I currently hold has perks that are out of this world!  Even though many of the perks I enjoy are heavenly in nature, there are some that I am blessed with right now!
 
Photo I took of Emma in the rear view mirror of a bus in Honduras.
This week I was blessed with the opportunity to write another reference letter.  I’ve written several for members and for those related to our members in my last two years serving in Washington.  Whether it is a college scholarship, job application, or character witness, I enjoy writing reference letters!  Why?  It’s because they are positive, honest, and personal.    

Reference letters are an opportunity for me to open up to a board of complete strangers about people I am proud of.  They are chances for me to share the great things that people are doing as a part of God’s kingdom.  They are meaningful moments for me to show admiration for the blessings of God through people around me.  Since I endeavor to be completely honest in my writings, reference letters are an opportunity to deeply  examine others lives and rejoice at the goodness found.  David does the very same thing. 

Since I know, O my God, that You examine the heart and rejoice in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You. – 1 Chronicles 29:17

David basically wrote a reference letter to God about the people.  If Jesus were to write a reference letter for you today, what would it say?  Let's endeavor to give Him great things about our faith to share with our Father. 

Thank you Emma for your willingness to be examined and let me see your uprightness.  With integrity and rejoicing I can offer my observations before God!