All The Places To Go
Our annual “Evening at CAC” is tonight, and I’m excited about our guest speaker this year— John Ortberg, author of several books, including Soul Keeping, All The Places To Go, and The Life You’ve Always Wanted. John has also published numerous small group Bible studies that my life groups have used over the past several years.
When I heard John would be our speaker this year, I began reading All the Places To Go. (By the way, yesterday Coach Morse and I had a great discussion about Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. That is a different book, but Mr. Ortberg did write his book based on the Dr. Seuss classic.)
All The Places To Go is a book about helping people see the countless doors God opens up before us every day and giving readers the courage to walk through those doors with faith. In the book, John writes:
Very often God’s will for you will be “I want you to decide,” because decision making is an indispensable part of character formation. God is primarily in the character-forming business, not the circumstance-shaping business.
This is a message for all of us at CAC. It’s our job to help equip, teach, mentor, and encourage students to make character-forming decisions. Each day, we have the opportunity to pour wisdom into our students and model Christ for them with a hope they will seek God’s will and grow in their faith and in character. That’s quite a challenge, but it’s what we’re called to do.
I’m confident John Ortberg will do an outstanding job tonight, and I’m looking forward to having him with us.