Producer’s Praise for the show airing August 23, 2014
In Ecclesiastes 7:2 Solomon, said; it was better to go to a house of mourning that a house of feasting, Jesus, said; blessed are those who mourn. So with this week’s show I will simply ask you do you have your groan-on. Really?
On Wisdom of the Wounded this week Karen and special guest voice Larry Mulder, her husband, (a bit of a sea dog), together they share the pounding waves of grief. Listen carefully, there is a healing here a desperate heart healing that only comes through the grief process and Karen and Larry share a powerful metaphor for understanding what lies ahead for most all of us.
How easy is it to get your groan-on at work? On Coaches Corner this week, Rodger may surprise you that more groaning may be necessary to move the Kingdom forward at work. I would agree with Rodger that far too many of us fail to groan under mediocrity when we know the Kingdom standard for excellence is way above what we tend to accept. Plus, Rodger shares his breakfast of champions I believe a memorable way to integrate excellence.
On A Place Missionaries Call Home you will delight in how the groaning for an unsaved Middle East has led this young couple on a more than extraordinary journey. They share the stories of the lives that were changed as a result and how God has led them to now be groaning for a new people group. Then you will be able to join with them in prayer for these people.
You don’t want to miss Cameron Horner’s Joy In The Midst as I feel you will relate to Cameron’s groaning as a worldly friend of his’ coarse language and innuendo almost had him covering his ears. Yet, God sent Cameron to this very man and the wisdom God brought Cameron on how to be salt and light to a groaning creation.
22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
This week’s Mission Magazine Radio would like to challenge you to ask yourself this: “What am I eagerly waiting for with such desire that I am actually groaning under the lack of it?” Further are you waiting on it or are you trying to control it yourself? Like Larry and Karen’s Waves God has given us Life. I read recently that Life isn’t something I can arrange like those waves it is something to be had. “Dear, Jesus help me to keep the desire, keep my groan-on while I wait for the Life you have for me.”
By Robby Dilmore: Producer