Friday, August 15, 2008

Your Full Potential

This past Thursday I was cleaning up the room we use for our Elementary Students at church with a few of our kids that were volunteering with their parents at the Dream Center. I have found with kids that it is easy to get them to serve when you change things up as to what they are helping with and there is a clear start/end to the project.

So...we were straightening up our craft center and sharpening colored pencils. One of the moms walked in and I asked her,

"Am I neurotic wanting to sharpen the pencils for Sunday mornings?"

In addition to admitting to a tiny bit of OCD, she said that without sharpening the pencil, kids would never know the full potential of the pencil. I have thought about this a couple days and I think it is just like that with each one of us. We are the pencil that is dull, not reaching our full potential until we sharpen one another.

As iron sharpen irons, so one man sharpens another. -Proverbs 27:17


The Brace Family said...

love you are deep tonight? love it though. just got done nursing Olivia-Ryan..can't wait for you to hug on her and meet her. Isaac says Hi Amie/Oli!

The Tylers said...

very true...hope to see you soon...Lee

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