For the last 4 days, I was away with a handful of pastors to challenge and sharpen one another. In fact our group is called, chadad, which is the Hebrew word for “to sharpen.” It can also be translated as, “to be fierce.” This word is used in Proverbs 27:17 where it says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
This is the group of brothers that I need to be fierce with and help to sharpen them as their will reciprocate the process to me. I am always challenged to love and know God more after I spend some time with these brothers (it is hard to believe I have known some of them for 26+ years). We had some great discussions as well as opportunities to speak into one another’s lives. The prayer times were good.
Now, I am back and ready to head out to the Board of Directors Summit. We are going to try to spend our time in prayer and reflection. There are so many things coming up for us as a church that we really need to hear from the voice of God. We are also going to use the time to write up a lot of our HMCC documents.
I am praying that it will be a fruitful time together. The Board members from Chicago and Austin are here so it will be a great time to fellowship together as well.