I've had the unimaginable honor of being your dad for the last two years. You've been more than I could have ever hoped for. Over the next several decades we're going to laugh, argue, yell, prank, compete, pray, annoy, complain, misunderstand, worship, study, cry, travel and explore A LOT.
I can promise you two things right now. One, I am going to let you down. Two, I will always, always, always love you. I've told you so at least 2,190 times. I have a not so secret plan to tell you that I love you at lease once a day for as long as I'm alive.
I'm going to be a collosal embarrassment to you for at least the next twenty years, but I hope that after that, you'll be proud to call me "Dad."
I have been, am and will continue to pray that God would open your heart and mind to the truth of the Gospel. I'll be most proud when I get to call you my brother in Christ.
I love you son. Happy Birthday.
Confession time, I want to be wanted. Odds are, you do too.
Nobody likes to be picked last. If you're picked last, truth is, you weren't picked at all. Someone got stuck with you.
There's a select few who've never experienced this and the rest of us secretly want to make that group cry.
Why am I talking about this? Is my ego in a fragile place? Always, I'm in a constant process of putting my ego to death. But that's beside the point.
We're in a major season of change and adjustment at North Rock Hill Church. A lot is going on and needs attention. The one thing that is heavy on my heart and mind is the people who serve on the Family Ministy and Worship teams at our church.
I want each of them to know that we want them. We're not stuck with them; they weren't the last pick. We love them and are very dependant on them. Over the next few weeks and months I'm going to be trying my hardest to help each person on our teams understand just how valuable he or she is.
Each one is wanted. Each one is valuable. Each one has the potential to do great things for the Kingdom. I'm blessed to serve with them.
How are you making each member of your team feel wanted?