I don’t know why I haven’t been doing it on tumblr. lol. Really there is no excuse. They are in order
Packing packing packing
Church was AHMAYZEENG. I needed more emphasis than caps lock could give. God was moving, THAT was doubtless. We talked about trusting God and radical commitment to Christ. In Sunday School we’ve been reading and studying and discussing and discovering Luke 12: 22-34 This is the passage about worry, entitled “Do not worry” Travis gave me an idea with the interpretation of this passage. Every time Jesus says “Do not worry” replace these words with “Trust me” and clarity floods the text. Here are some examples. “22 Then Jesus said to his disciples ‘Therefore I tell you, about your life and what you will eat, about your body and what you will wear… 29 And do not set your heart on what you eat or drink; …” It isn’t merely not worrying. It is trusting God, and in doing so, seeking God above all of my worries. In “Big Church” (I love how I still call it that :-P), we studied Acts 20: 22-24. This guy… wow. It is so interesting to me that all of these fictional heroes that I find so inspiring (Aragorn, Gandalf, Samwise and Frodo, Harry and Ron, Dumbledore) and are so heralded are nothing compared to this real guy, Paul, who was a radical follower of God. He took action. He gave rousing speeches that gave hope and courage and worth to thousands and this is just what God did through one man. Why then, do I think of all these fictional characters as heroes before I think of this rock solid man of faith? Maybe because it is cliche. I tend to stay away from cliches to feel more intelligent. I want to have this real, historical, not in any way fairy tale dedication to God! I can think of nothing more gratifying (that’s right, more gratifying than saving middle earth/the wizarding world) than praising the most beautiful creature in all the universe (Read Revelation 1:12-17. A physical description of the our world’s God. Can anything be more magnificently real? I weep when I read this.) and sharing it with people I knew on Earth. The more people I tell, the more will praise the Holy God in heaven and the more fellowship and the more love… wow!!
So I’ve decided to take this week to fill myself with God as to be a prepared vessel in the airport this weekend. I will take this very long flight to speak with a person God will show me about Him and the beauty of His gift, glory, eternity… so many things, but most of all, His love; His very nature. I’m so happy. I feel more free when I commit myself to God’s will than I ever feel doing anything else. Anyway, that is all for now. Whew. Just unlocked my heart to this web page!