I missed Life Group tonight. I attended “See You After the Pole” with a bunch of kids.
I love my life group, but I really love “His” kids.
Let me be honest with you for a minute, because God already knows. I have been worried, I have had a stomach ache for weeks because I know what time of year it is. 3rd/4th quarter, make your numbers time of year. It’s everywhere. That means that people I love and care about could lose their job, and truth be told, I could lose mine too, that’s just the way it goes. There are a lot of things going on in the world, that frankly, I just don’t like. I don’t like that as a Christian I am under attack. And as a person, I just don’t measure up (Yes, thank God for grace).
My stomach hurts, I have knot under my shoulder blade, my neck is stiff, I can’t sleep. Because I am an idiot. I know Who can carry my burdens, He carried the weight of my sins on that cross. On my way home I should have spoken to God, but I talked on the phone, walked up the mailbox, and there was a package. I knew a package was coming, but I didn’t know what was going to be inside. A brother in Christ that I had worked with for years said he was sending it. I was so excited! “The Ragamuffin Gospel’. I am excited to read it! The back cover says “Are you Bedraggled, Beat-up, and Burnt Out?” (All three probably but I don't know what Bedraggled is...) And the book is about… grace…
I find it no coincidence that I was going to worship with kids, and get this book on the same day. No coincidence, it’s called God’s timing folks. I woke up this morning to Ed Young on WMUZ telling me that “Fear Not” is in the bible 355 times. Almost one time for each day of the year… Maybe I should listen to God… DUH?! I felt like He was talking straight to me, using Ed as the vessel.
So I am thankful for God’s timing and His grace and His million of blessings. I’m going to read my new book… if it’s good, and I am sure it is… I am sure I will be sharing.
Psalm 33:22 May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.
Here's some pics from last night!!
Hey, who's that? Yes, it' s Mac, my camera was on some silly function... but there he was...
Phyllis, Sami, and me... i look terrible, but I love those girls!!
Kids praying while the band played, is there a sweeter sight??