"All In" and the "Thumb of One"  

Posted by archie

Pastor Jeff has been teaching a great series of thoughts that God has put on his heart. He ended the year strong and is kicking off the new year equally strong. It is an honor God allows us to be a part of what He is doing in the local Grace Point body, city and world.

I enjoyed the "poker game" and the concept of being "All In". Easily understood and the point made that God desires us to be all He intended us to be. Through our obedience, we experience His abundance. Through our abundance, we have opportunity to "Pay it Forward" and kids will have a stellar opportunity to find Christ and grow in His Spirit while enjoying a new facility.

Exit the poker game and enter "One". We are introduced and encouraged to be a part of the "One" campaign. Pastor Jeff and ministry staff will be leading us down a path of maturity in Christ while experiencing God through "oneness".

With the new year here and myself looking for God in it, I stumbled across the concept of being a thumb. As it is a God Spot, I unashameably push you to my blog 37Stories to read about it. In a nutshell, I think the leadership of Grace Point can be described as a "thumb of one".

There are many fingers in the body of Grace Point, but there are only a few thumbs. Statistically, that would be about 20%. Count the fingers on your hand. One thumb for every four fingers. I'm told in other churches 20% of the people give 80% of the money. 20% of the people volunteer to do 80% of the work. Again, the thumbs have it.

So with the new year I want to say, "Thank you for allowing me to me a 'Thumb of One'." I look forward to running the race to win with all the other thumbs at Grace Point.

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