This past week, God reminded me that my greatest accomplishment in life is not having the largest church, impacting the world, being a great preacher, speaking nationally, or even helping to start hundreds of churches in my lifetime. God reminded me again that to live a life of no regrets, the most important accomplishment in life has got to be loving the people closest to me. Jesus modeled it for us:
John 13:1 (NIV) "...Jesus knew that the timehad come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.
I want my greatest accomplishment in life to be showing the full extent of my love to the people closest to me. This past weekend, our church facilitated ministry for hundreds and hundreds of people in six worship services on two different campuses. God used the message I taught. DOZENS of people came up to me and told me about how the service impacted their life and their future. After church, we held our Newcomer's Lunch. Nearly 100 people were there and 14 adults made a commitment to go public with their faith through baptism at the end of the class. What an incredible weekend! But do you know what I'm most proud of this past weekend? Having lunch with my 9 year old daughter at her school on Friday. That was my greatest accomplishment. What is your greatest accomplishment this past week?