April 16, 2011

TGC 2011

This past week, I had to opportunity to go to The Gospel Coalition Conference in Chicago. It was amazing. I heard some fantastic preachers speak on the subject of preaching the Gospel out of the Old Testament. The conference really got me thinking about my future, and how often I think of my life in the wrong focus. Way too often I look at situations to see how they benefit me, forgetting that I'm not the star of this production. and in the words of Lecrae's song 'Background'...
"It's evident you run the show so let me back down. 
You take the leading role, and I'll play the background. 
I know I miss my cues, know I forget my lines 
I'm sticking to your script, and I'm reading all your signs. 
I don't need my name in lights. 
I don't need a starring role. 
And why gain the whole wide world, if I'm just gon' loose my soul. 
And my ways ain't purified, I'll live according to your Word. 
I can't endure this life without your wisdom being heard. 
So word to every dancer for a pop star 
Cuz we all play the background, but mine's a rock star. 
Yeah. So if you need me I'll be stage right. 
Prayin' the whole world will start embracing stage fright. 
So let me fall back and stop giving my suggestions 
Cuz when I follow my obsessions I end up confessing. 
That I'm not that impressive, matter fact I'm............ 
A trail of star dust leading to the superstar. "

This is just one of the Highlights of the conference, and I'm sure my next few posts will also be reflections from this past week,
I plan on posting more often in this blog. if anybody's reading this.
  - A beggar trying to tell other beggars where to find bread, Derek