Weekly Thoughts from

David Grimm

FINDING THE STARTING LINE(S)

FINDING THE STARTING LINE(S)

What’s always interested me about this story is how the man’s inaction ran in contrast to his interpretation of his master’s abilities. Listen to the servant’s words, taken directly from Matthew 25:24-25 (NLT): “Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate. I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.’”

THE REAL VALUE OF SWEAT EQUITY

THE REAL VALUE OF SWEAT EQUITY

I find myself gravitating toward this line of thinking as we continue our “faith in action” series. Recently, we’ve discussed the value of deliberate, intentional action (in contrast to simply “being in motion”) as well as how we can incorporate our faith into our work. This week, I want to challenge you to think about how you can drive your progress toward your goals even when you feel like the odds are stacked against you.

A TRUE BUSINESSMAN

A TRUE BUSINESSMAN

We trust God to provide us with every good and beautiful thing, as James himself reminds us one chapter before the verse we read previously: “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.” (James 1:17, NLT)

MOTION IN ACTION

MOTION IN ACTION

So what makes it hard to put faith in action? Why do we find ourselves attracted more to the idea of being in motion? There are several reasons, but the one that stands out to me is that being in motion feels safer and more comfortable than actually doing something about what we’re thinking or feeling.

FAITH IN ACTION

FAITH IN ACTION

Out of the 22 million brackets filled out on major platforms like ESPN and CBS Sports, none were still perfect after the initial weekend of the tournament. Perhaps that’s why we love March Madness so much. We watch the games in anticipation of an unexpected outcome, and we know that anything can happen in a single game. To put it simply, we have an affinity for the underdog.

HE’S GOT THE POWER

HE’S GOT THE POWER

In 1990, the German electronic band “Snap!” released their hit song “The Power” as the first single on their debut album. The song reached the number-one spot in six different European and African countries and plateaued at Number Two on the US Billboard Top 100 Songs. I don’t like to think about the fact that this song is more than 30 years old now because it makes me feel old. However, it’s still a popular song in commercials and at sporting events, especially the iconic beat at the beginning. Don’t lie, I’m sure it’s been playing in your head ever since you started reading this post just like it’s been playing in my head as I write.