Last night there was a crazy arse storm. It woke me up at 2 in the AM. I could not go back to sleep until 4 in the AM. That was 2 hours of terror and thinking. I imagined that with every bolt of lightning and every clap of thunder I was getting knowledge and wisdom regarding recent events.
I am thinking that the rejection to UT is God telling me I can no longer seek a way out of my call to be a pastor. I know must take seminary as my only option. I can no longer daydream about silly things like pirate captain or freelance journalist.
I am sure that God has a plan for me. Be careful what you tell God what your are going to do.
Last night I led my first Bible Study. It was received well and one of the ladies told me I needed to be a teacher. Another thanked me with a chocolate cake. The bar has been set and I need to keep myself in cakes and thanks. It was a very encouraging to have everyone so engaged in the Bible Study and truly be listening.
Now I get to work on the preaching. I am going to clean them up and post them soon, along with the Bible Study handouts [Mere you would be proud!]. I have run 3.5 to 4 miles for the last few days. I am getting good at this jog/walking thing. I am going to be dead sexy when I get back.
May God bless you and keep you…may you all be transformed by the valleys and comforted in discomfort. You are never more than one step away from where God desires you to be and you are never too far from the love of God. Amen.
p.s. you have to watch Pirate Master! I heart Huckabees, Blood Diamond, Babel, and Reno 911:Miami.
Palabra tu Madre!!!