Wednesday, June 13, 2012

God Moments

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)



    I think I had three "God Moments" on Tuesday (6/12/12).

    You can/will be the judge of that/me.

    They couldn't have come at a better time pour moi.

    While I'm still convinced my latest book is gonna sell, the first five months of publication have been underwhelming.

    While I didn't write it for the $, I was hoping for a few coins to pay off some debts, help some friends/family, and upgrade my missionary mule as I/we ride with/for others to Biblical/Christocentric freedom.  The truth is, as I told Blackhawk Presbytery on Tuesday, I talk more about Jesus along the ride than I do in most ecclesiastical, uh, settings.  That's why I know my missionary mule is about to, uh, evolve if you know what I mean and, uh, if you do, it's because...

    BTW, my mule's name is Return with the evolved model to be Return2.

    Get it/Him?

    Yeah, I'm gonna put it on the plate upon arrival.


    Anyway, I had three "God Moments" and, knowing we share humanity, I'm guessing/praying mine will encourage you/yours.

    Again, you can/will be the judge of that/me.


    First one.

    I was walking Kopper around 4:10 a.m. and asked him/Him what the heaven I should talk/write about in the next...

    It/He hit me as soon as I asked.


    Since first reading Kung's On Being a Christian in 1976, my life and ministry have been challenged by these sentences: the Church's agenda is "to discover what is permanent...originally meant, before it was covered with the dust and debris of two thousand years...This is not another gospel, but the same ancient gospel rediscovered for today!"

    35 years later (October 2011), I spent a week with three of my covenant brothers and Eugene Peterson in Montana; and Kung's challenge seemed to be increasingly/exponentially satisfied as I started catching His Spirit in his spirit and...

    I feel like I'm just scratching the surface of my relationship with Jesus.

    I feel like I'm starting all over again in life and ministry; moving from a religion about Jesus to a relationship with Him/His.

    I feel, uh, born anothen.

    I haven't been as excited about life and ministry since 5/8/77.

    Getting back to my walk with Kopper, it/He hit me as soon as I asked (clue).

    I'm gonna begin talking/writing about Scratching the Surface: Bible Books and Basics in Sunday morning messages, KDs, and maybe put it all together for my favorite publisher after my latest book...

    I'll start around September - give or take a few...


    Second one.

    Aurora, Illinois' Westminster Presbyterian Church hosted the stated meeting of Blackhawk Presbytery on Tuesday.

    The host pastor is supposed to preach at the worship service before business; which is why I couldn't understand why Chuck wouldn't take no for an answer when he told-more-than-asked me to preach about a month before the meeting.

    Well, about an hour before the service, he revealed why he insisted I preach: "I asked God what I was supposed to preach about; and He told me, 'Kopp is supposed to preach.'"


    I was reminded of Chuck's humble obedience; which did not come as a shock to me because I've always felt he's always been far more faithful in every aspect of his life and ministry than me.

    Let's face it.

    Most pulpiteers, like me, can be pretty...

    His humility before God to upset precedent threw me from head to toe toward, uh, Him.

    You can/will be the judge of what happened because you can hear/experience it by contacting the church at 630-896-5502 or and asking 'em to send a disk to ya.

    I wouldn't even suggest it unless...

    Again, you can/will be the judge.


    Third one.

    I was participating in the opening exercises of VBS on Tuesday and thinking while watching our DCE/YD, "Man, I'm really getting hot for her!"

    Fortunately, she's my wife.

    She's really great at doing what God has called/anointed her to do.

    God knows I haven't always been affirming, appreciative, and...

    Come to think of it, using the first letter of those adverbs, I've often acted more like an...


    You can/will be the...




Blessings and Love!

1 comment:

Ella Jane said...

Thank you for sharing these precious "God Moments" with us! How encouraging and exciting these moments can be in our walk of faith. He knows we need them...and just when to give them to us. I believe as our intimacy with Him deepens we will have so many more of these moments that soon life will be filled with "God moments!"