Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Aubrey McGowan - Worship Pastor/Student Ministries Pastor

Here it is! Hope Fellowship’s endeavor into the blogosphere! I know that you and the whole church world have been waiting on pins and needles to hear the meanderings and musings of your beloved Hope pastors and leaders. Well, wait no more… “Hope’s Blog Spot” is bursting on the scene and I have been entrusted with the great responsibility of startin’ this e-party off right.

Blogs are an interesting odd mixture of someone’s thoughts, opinions, grammatical prowess, wordsmithy-ness, sense of humor, and of course typographical accuracy. All of these things hopefully communicate the writer’s personal perspective. That, after all, is the attraction of a blog; it is an invitation to hear a person of interest’s private perspective that they are extending to the rest of the public world to see, hear, criticize, etc.

With that in mind, I was watching a video produced by a creative design firm today and in that video they talked about the importance of gaining fresh perspective. Here are some of the methods they suggested for gaining that fresh outlook: (1) Wear a patch over one eye for a day and see the world differently; (2) Wear earplugs while walking down the street and hear the world differently; (3) Take the long way to work and notice the things that go unnoticed. It is important that we gain fresh perspective because that is what keeps us from creating, writing, doing, living the same old things we’ve seen repeated over and over. You can do better than that. You were created by an Infinite Creative God for more than living a rutted routine ridden life. So, break out and stretch for a new perspective. Believe me, sometimes it takes hard work, but it is always rewarding when you see fresh color in those things that have faded into every day grey.

Ephesians 2:10
10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Maybe you should start by finding a new perspective on the masterpiece that is You! I hope that this blog helps you in some way to see things in a different way. May your perspective be changed and challenged revealing the endlessly fresh beautiful colors of God’s creation.


1 comment:

Gar said...

Hey Aubrey,

Long time reader, first time poster! Keep up the great work!