Oomph… share pizzazz with those around you!

The power of Oomph… what’s that?

Maybe it’s the ability to have influence beyond our concerns… yep, that’s a Covey thing. It’s having a positive impact on the people who are around me. This creative energy creates behavioral influence… and pizzazz!

Whole heartedly using our spiritual gifts to connect our current opportunities to the next and to everlasting.

Our message at Access Church yesterday echoed something that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately… how our opportunities, the past and future, are all connected. We’re in the midst of a 6-part series on God’s Will, it’s called Game Plan. You can watch yesterday’s sermon by clicking here. This is the power of Oomph at work in my life… sort of spooky sometimes because Andy Stanley’s message yesterday fit like a piece of a puzzle perfectly in place with the other pieces that I was trying to connect… crisp and firm… with zip!

Andy says this is one the most important actions we can take today:

– Be excited about and pursue with all your heart what you have on your plate today, the opportunities that are right in front of you.

This will bring about the right, new opportunities that God has in store for you. I have a story to share… you may know that I took a job working at the local Planet Fitness a while back. I still work there, one day a week… through that job I have been blessed in oh so many ways… I’ve made some lifelong friends… the HB and G.A….met thousands of people from nearly every walk of life who became members and live in my community… it’s been a crazy, superiffic experience that has opened doors that I otherwise would not have ever seen! How did all that happen? Just like Andy said…

– Be excited about and pursue with all your heart what you have on your plate today, the opportunities that are right in front of you.

Through that one experience God delivered in so many ways.

Here’s the passage out of Colossians that moves me with the power of Oomph…

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly lived, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:12-17

This speaks to my soul. For whatever reason, it seems to pick me up and gets me moving in the right direction. Moreover, it ties the power of Oomph in with Peace, Love and Unity. How?

It’s simply this: sing… dream… and love… I guess that’s peaceful Oomph 🙂

How does Monday usually take you? Is there a Bible verse that is speaking to you with Oomph today?