Tuesday, February 2, 2010

3 Things to Remember on Verse Selection Night

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Yes, of course this is another 168 Project post. Simply because, I'm participating in the 168 Project. Again. Did I want to this year? No!!! God had other ideas. As tonight is the night for selecting the verse that starts the writing ball rolling, I figured I'd do yet another list post, in order for Guy Kawasaki to read it. Maybe he'll use the donate button in the upper right.
  1. Don't prepare for a specific verse,
  2. Ask God to lead you to the stone, and finally
  3. Remember, it's not about me.
I've read through the entire Bible in my lifetime, and I don't consider myself an expert by any means. The challenge as always in this competition is to take the verse you draw and create a ten minute short film based on it. The temptation is to try to get a jump on what you think your verse will be, and I've been guilty if this in years past. This year's theme is Hearing God, and according to the founder of the festival, this means the entire Bible is fair game.

The second point basically boils downto, pray before you go up on stage, and draw. As opposed to a hat, the stones are arranged in a cross, and team members go up in order of entry, (Remember, this year I'm #13) and point to a specific stone, at which point, the aforementioned founder will hand it to you, and you get to read aloud your verse for the first time. Again, having a preconceived notion as to what verse to choose has not necessarily been a good thing, and ultimately, the odds on guessing which verse you'll get, are astronomical.

In conclusion, this isn't about me. It's about God. Praying that He will give me a verse that allows me to make a film that glorifies Him, is hopefully a prayer that he will answer in the affirmative.

Oh, one more thing. If you're not Guy Kawasaki, and you've read this far, you may still use the donation button on the upper right. Because ultimately, I can't do this without you.

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