Growing up, I had the unfortunate opportunity to have several "Come to Jesus Meetings" with my parents. Now, I am not talking about a revival at the church, I am talking about an attitude adjustment that often ended with my inability to sit down for extended periods of time.
In our text for Sunday, Philippians 2:1-12, Paul encourages all followers of Christ to have a spiritual attitude adjustment. He says, "Your attitude should be that of Christ Jesus." That is a tall order because having the attitude of Jesus demands significant changes for all of us. It means we have to rid ourselves of selfish motives. It means we have to embrace servanthood. It means that we have to humble ourselves and become obedient to what Jesus commands every minute of every day. This radical change is the evidence of God working within us as His people.
On our own, this kind of adjustment is impossible, but with God, all things are possible. So as we prepare our hearts for worship this week, now is the time to begin taking these steps...what are you going to do?
I want to also take this opportunity to say thank you to all of those who gave us the shower last week. Ginger and I were humbled and frankly overwhelmed at the outpouring of incredible generosity that you displayed to us yet again. We cannot tell you what it means to us to have you as a church family. I am confident that our baby girl will be the most spoiled child to ever live with you in her life. May God bless you as richly as you have blessed us.
Josh and Ginger
Ga Tech surprised me last week with an incredible win vs. Kansas. A tight game quickly became a blowout when Tech completely owned the third quarter (4 touchdowns). Tech has the #1 rushing attack, the #1 scoring offense, and the #1 total offense in the nation. Perhaps this is their year to be special. "But to be the man, they have to beat the man" (Ric Flair enthusiasts know that line), WOOOOOOOO! And it starts with UNC. North Carolina is also a top 25 team and will pose a stiff test. This is a home game for Tech, and that helps. Tech wins a close one.
GA Southern did not play last week...(sorry, forgot about the bye). So I carry over my prediction from last week. GA Southern faces an angry foe in Western Carolina (this is who Tech beat in game one). The Eagles look dominant, #1 ranking in I-AA, and the trend continues. Eagles win by 10.
UGA travels to "The Grove" in Oxford, MS to play Ole Miss. Ole Miss has been a train wreck lately (they lost by 30 to Vanderbilt last week). UGA should dominate this game from start to finish. UGA by 13.
The Falcons pulled the shocker last week with a win over the Eagles. The Falcons seem to lack the identity they need on offense (as well as a starting LT who does not get pushed back in the back field every snap). They face a rekindled Bus team in Tampa. Falcons are getting better and will prove it this week. They win by 7.