Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Recently, I’ve been thinking about OPPORTUNITY.  I saw on Facebook where a college roommate of mine (from Oral Roberts University) lost his dad yesterday.  His post described the pain and loss and then, he said, “Tell someone you love them while you still have the opportunity.”

I just finished a business meeting where “opportunities” were discussed for the next wave of ministry and influence, for Christ, through Cypress Church.  I was invited to this meeting by a friend of mine who wanted to share information about an “opportunity.” 

My wife, Serena, was telling me last night about one of those rare, but incredibly rewarding, “life discussions” she had with one of our sons.  She sensed he was ready to talk about stuff and she put aside the housework to take advantage of the “opportunity” to connect with him on a deeper level.

I’m reminded of the verse in Galatians 6:9-10
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Opportunity involves two basic aspects:

1.     Looking for moments to advance the cause near and dear to your heart

2.     Taking a step of action

As we approach the season of Giving Thanks and the Celebration of Christmas, let me encourage you to do a couple of things:

1.     Don’t become so busy with the meaningless details that you miss the opportunity to connect with Christ and others on a deeper level.

2.     Cultivate opportunities to extend simple invitations to friends to experience Cypress…so they may experience Christ in the coming weeks.

What an opportunity!
Pastor Ken

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