Retreats. Christmas Gala. Marriage Retreats. More offerings to come in 2022.
WHY all the fuss? Because we are firm believers that the “world is too much with us.”
So all of us at Greater Things pray and plan, dream and discuss what would help us all come closer to the Living God. How might we “spur one another on toward love and good deeds?” Some of us want to thaw out. Some of us want to burn hotter. How does that happen in this too-much-with-us -world of endless options for entertainment, complacency, and time sucks?
I believe growth lies in the heart of intention. I can spout off about a great many lofty goals, but unless I put in some grit to take necessary steps, my goals are more hot air than action.
Distraction can be the enemy of intention.
Think of it. When they put the Christmas decorations up before Fall Festival was even here, did it bug you? Did it feel like a distraction to get you off track from the most important and imminent thing? I had to work twice as hard to walk past that aisle to get the items I actually needed to complete the day’s tasks.
My intention drives my action.
However, those same Christmas decorations can also serve as beacons, to throw our attention and focus on the horizon. Do you notice that you are not thinking of fall festivals or pumpkin patches now? Your energy is on Thanksgiving menus and Christmas Gift Lists. The constant reminder of what’s coming, albeit perhaps for too many months, is paying off. Our intention is set on ringing in the Holiday season once more.
In the same way, Greater Things wants to offer beacons that stir your spiritual intentions.
If you want to grow in the Lord, you are invited to put in some effort. If you want to have meaningful relationships, you are invited to show up. If you want to learn new ways of living life with God and man, you are invited to add to your understanding and experiences.
This is why we have all these opportunities. For you to grow. For you to connect. For you to experience God in a whole different way.
God is worthy of our intentions. His heart is set on us. We hope to provide simple but helpful ways to help us all set our intention on Him.
Come find your place at His table.