Most of us will not recognize the title to this blog as a Rogers & Hammerstein song made popular a long long time ago. To bring you up to date, here are some of the words (more later):
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you, getting to like you, getting to hope you like me.
Pretty typical words that make sense, For sure when we help folks at ATB, it becomes about connection, absolutely getting to become personal with them, letting them know we care and finding out more about them and hoping our message of hope will help. Vulnerability works to establish that connection and bring forth comfort in relationship. Last night in a small intimate gathering of four of us this was present.
During that meeting this scripture was brought up by one seeking a better relationship with the Lord. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better - Ephesians 1:7.
Then I spoke of how men sat with me and studied the words of scripture helping me to understand who God truly is, and then I made a decision to turn my life over to him when I came to really know him. From that moment on it became a relationship where I understood completely how he loved me, how he would forgive me and how more words from that song flowed from his lips to my heart:
Getting to know you, putting it my way, but nicely, you are precisely, my cup of tea.
When we get to know Him, we come to know we are precisely that, his cup of tea!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.