I got mooned last night. That’s call a “hook.” Are you hooked? I attended the monthly men’s meeting at The Bayou last night. Moon Griffon was the guest speaker. I have listened to Moon since the days his show originated from Yankee country, Monroe. I had never met Moon or heard him speak in person.
His presentation was impressive. I won’t share the personal aspects, because…they’re personal. I will share his main points.
Live today. God’s been hitting me with this message a lot lately. It’s very biblical. “Give us this day.” “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” It’s just so easy to regret yesterday and fear for tomorrow. Today is the only thing we’ve got that we can do something with. Moon did a great job of reminding me of that.
Be thankful for everything. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17. Good things come from God, the problem is that they are often packaged, as well, problems. Just because we can’t see why illness or financial problems or strife as good for us, doesn’t mean that they aren’t. “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”1 Thessalonians 5:18 Moon did a great job on this one too.
Everything belongs to God. It’s foolish to be stingy with God. He owns it all.
Pride goes before a fall. Okay this one is pretty obvious, then why do we always forget it?
These were great points. I had heard them all before. They were just wonderfully, personally and humbly presented.
We need to know and be known. The greatest lesson from last night wasn’t something Moon said. After 45 minutes I knew more personal stuff about this man than I know about most of the people I go to church with or that I consider as friends, maybe more than I know about some family members.
We really are islands. It’s crucial that we put ourselves in “safe” situations where we can know others and be known by them. This morning I went to a small men’s group. It was because of this unspoken reminder from last night.
Get yourself in a small group. Learn to trust and to be worthy of trust. Learn to be vulnerable and to respect vulnerability in others. Moon did say it’s okay for men to be weak. God works through the weak. What he didn’t say but demonstrated is that it’s crucial to acknowledge our weaknesses and to properly respond to those strong enough to admit their weaknesses.
Thanks Moon for all you said and even more for what you didn’t have to say.