My Top 10 Lessons I’ve Learned…Part 1

Here are my top ten lessons I’ve learned this year. To hear the expanded explanation download my sermon from Sunday here.

Here are a few of the first fun ones, and the list gets more serious as it goes.

Lesson #10: God Loves Top 10 Lists

This is pretty self-explanatory. Just go check out the original top ten list…the 10 Commandments. Looks like God invented it, not David Letterman.

Lesson #9: Laughter is Good For the Soul

Proverbs talks about how laughter feeds the soul. This is true, so go and watch something funny. Get together with friends and laugh. You’ll feel better. And now you know that laughter is a spiritual thing, and a Godly thing.

Lesson #8: God Loves Coffee

Now this is hard to prove biblically because the Bible really never mentions coffee. But I think if you’ll notice how many great God conversations happen over coffee you’ll need to agree that God must love it then. I’m pretty sure the logic is infallible, much like God.

Lesson #7: We can Find God in Creation

This year I learned how close you can feel to God when you recognize him in creation. Whether that’s being in awe of mountains, feeling the tranquility of a quiet lake, or the beauty of a sunset we can see God revealed in creation. This year more than most I’ve found myself feeling close to him simply in awe of his handiwork.

Lesson #6: We can Find God in Others

Since we’re all made in the image of God we have the potential to reveal God. This is really what my posts entitled “Where I Saw Jesus This Week…” are about. They’re about finding God in the everyday, and that’s become clear to me this year. God is not distant but waiting to be discovered in our midst.

Tomorrow I’ll post the next 3. But for now – which lessons resonate with you?

Which ones has God taught you as well this year?

2 thoughts on “My Top 10 Lessons I’ve Learned…Part 1

  1. Hey Andrew I just thought I should let you know that I absolutely LOVED your sermon! I checked out the monkey, chicken, duck video again. That story brought me to tears! Laughing tears.
    You talked about encouragement and how we can find Gos in others and it really got me thinking, thank you for that. I have started seeing God more and yeah thank you for sharing this message this one really made a difference for me. Not that the other ones haven’t cause they definitely have just extra special thanks for this one.
    And I’ll end with saying I absolutely adore your excitement and constant energy level.


    1. Thanks so much! The monkey, chicken, duck video is amazing. And I’m so excited to hear about how God used the sermon. Its beautiful when you start seeing God in others and realize how close to him you really are. Thanks this totally made my night, which means I saw God in you and this wonderful encouraging and energizing comment.


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