This morning I am anticipating a time I have been looking forward to, longing for and have needed. In a few hours I will leave to spend the next two days with my covenant group. Boy have we had to fight for this. It is not that I even have anything major in my life that I am sorting out, I simply need time with these guys. We will be looking at life and ministry. We will be reviewing four books we read prior to our arrival. We will just spend time together.
It was not that long ago when I underestimated the power and need for such community. I have always understood a need for community, but this is the next level. Outside of my wife there is not another person who I feel more dependent upon than the guys in my group. I grew up thinking the goal was to be totally independent, wow was I wrong. God never created humanity to be independent, rather we are created to need each other.
So this morning in the quiet hours before everybody wakes I prepare. I take time to get my heart ready. I take time to get my ears ready. Every time I get together with these guys God speaks something to me, I want to be ready. I am sure that over the next few days I will have much to write about, as God develops more withing me.