Last night I had the privledge to hear N.T. Wright with a few friends here in Nashville. Although, Bishop Wright has been a mentor to me through his books for some time, I’ve never had the opportunity to actually hear him speak in person till yesterday.
As I listened [to a man who I have the utmost admiration for] I was captivated by a different kind of inspiration. It seemed to come from a deeper place then just being mesmerized by intelligence, outward beauty, gifting, presentation, or celebrity.
Now, I’m no different then anyone else in our western culture that’s so easily impressed by the aforementioned things, but last night I experienced something much more profound.
I experienced–through a man who has discovered the scriptures to be truly living and active–that real things of spirit and life cut right through our infatuation with the trivial, and give us real life and true inspiration that is deeper and different than any other inspiration I know.
I desire more of my own life to represent this deeper kind of inspiration, not to impress but to give life. We all need inspiration that is deeper and more substantive than just intelligence, outward beauty, gifting, presentation, or celebrity. At least I know it’s possible, I experienced some of it last night and it’s still inspiring me today!
Check out Pete Wilson’s blog, www.withoutwax.tv, he wrote a bit about the kind of inspiration I’m speaking of.