Friday, March 10, 2006

Bloggin' Commando...

Late nite, early morning,
night shift is weird no doubt about it.
So I got off half an hour early, and can't sleep. Nobody else is up, so I can't talk to them. Time to think.

Our lesson for Sunday focuses around being subordinate to God. It covers the "Ask and you shall receive" portion of the sermon on the mount. I'm taking it from the viewpoint that we need to ask in submission to the will of God. I take this view because of the context it's written in. Verses one thru six talk about judgement. We are not over others, God is. Verses 13-23 talk about about how we must do the will of God in order to make it into the kingdom. (*Thought Idea for you Calvinists types: God is sovereign, everything is according to His will, therefore this passage makes no sense, because we are told some will be sent away from God because they do not the will of God- Oversimplified?*) All of us at some point in our lives are outside of the will of God. We were made subordinate to Him, yet things always seem to keep us from going to Him to learn about Him. Ever notice that?
Hope it keeps you up too!
Right now, I'm askin' fer yer prayers. Sunday we go downtown without any weather trials, but I don't know what all is going to go on once we get there. Despite all the planning that goes into each service we do, once we get there we never know what we are going to get.
Just pray!

What Happened Sunday!

Hi Everyone,
Internet at home is crippled due to a bad router, needs replacing, don't know when that will happen, but I hope it's soon.
We served 17 people with needs Sunday, and gave out a few foodbags more than thatto some guys who showed up late. We also received the following prayer requests:
Donna Rogers : "That I can get off the street"
Jose Reyes: "Find job in Mechanics"
Lynwood McDaniel Jr: "For me and my son and my girlfriend"
Jerry Danels: "A Job, Sister, Brother"

My Speaking engagement this last sunday went well, a lady wrote us a check big enough to cover all the legal wrangling we will have to do to become a 501c3 Organization, and everyone seemed receptive to what we had to share. also made some contacts with people who work at the jail, and my gears have been turning about how to make the most out of that. Plus, their very enthusiastic congregation may be able to help us out with providing your beleagered inner city missionary with some relief in the preaching department. Sometimes, a small congregation is just what God needs to get the biggest jobs done.
Anywho, got to check a baby, visit my wife's blog sometime. We joke that if I didn't post here, she didn't know what I was thinking, so she made her own! ;-)