There are some people, when they speak, you should always lean in a little. If you are as blessed as I am in this area, those people are some of your closest confidants. Chris Whitney, founder of One Generation Away Ministries a food distribution ministry that rescues food and then delivers it by the semi-truck load into “food deserts” all over our area, is one of those guys in my life.
Upon returning from a disaster relief conference Chris referenced a speaker who mentioned the term “Blue sky days”. “Blue sky days” are the days when there is no storm and no chaos. There is no disaster for which to mobilize but it’s on those days that those who find their ministry in those areas need to be preparing for the next calamity.
Simplistic? Yes, probably but I am a pretty simplistic guy and I see most of my personal struggles being rooted in not doing the simple things. Paul said, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do but what I hate, I do.”
So today may be a “Blue sky day” for you. This doesn’t mean this day is without struggles but these struggles are the normal kind. A teammate “rubs you the wrong way”. You get cut-off in traffic. This is life. If that is the case, be grateful and understand that the next storm is coming.
How does one prepare without carryng a burden of dread every day? Here goes, your first Sunday School answer.
Read the Bible every day. I told you I was simple. I read the M’ Cheyne One Year Reading on the Bible ap. This my second year for that. I love it. If you want info, reach out.
Build relationships. Deep relationships. These people will be your personal “disaster relief team” when the storm comes. By the way, you will be on theirs as well. It takes commitment and it can be messy. You will need to be transparent.
Commit to this to do all of this on the “blue sky days” because, as it has been said, You are either heading into a “storm” or coming out of one.
Finally allow me to offer you an invitation. Join 94 FM The Fish at the upcoming One Generation Away Million Meal Breakfast.
Friday, April 22, 2022 | 7:00-8:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church located at 9100 Crockett Road, Brentwood, Tennessee.
Maybe you can sit at my table and may be one day we can be on each others “disaster relief team”!
Kevin Anderson, General Manager of Salem Communications Nashville – 94 FM, The Fish