Saturday, June 23, 2007

In whatsoever state I am...

So, lately (as in the pas 2 days) i have been praying about some things that really don't matter too much in the scope of eternity, but they have been weighing rather heavily on my heart and mind. It is kind of nice to have something to think about while im at work since it passes the time more quickly, the almost ten hours yesterday just flew by, but i just want this taken care of. Unfortunately, i'm not writing to say that God has tied all the ends of all the little strings together in a magnicient looking package. This morning i read the book of Philippians (lately in my devos, i have been reading an entire epistle just to get the overview of the book). The thing that really jumped out at me was the necessity of the Christian to be content. Christ was humbled to be obedient to death, but he never grumbled or complained. In chapter 4, Paul tells the philippian church that he has learned to be content not matter what state he was in. Contentment isn't an easy state to reach, but when you do, it's amazing... That's what i need to pray for...contentment, and then everything else will work out...

On a side note, looking at the verse sometimes makes me think about being content in any state, whether going to school in TN, living in PA, visiting friends in OH, or transferring to WI. God with with me wherever i go...

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Stirred or changed?

Yesterday i got a phone call telling me that there had been an accident. Three of the guys from school had been travelling for New Testament Church Pioneers. Their SUV had rolled over and pinned one of them under the car. He died before the rescue crews could free him. Lee Waller was one of the godliest Christians i had ever met. I went on visitation with him for a few months my sophomore year, and he had a vision for souls. I've had very little to do since i heard the news, and i have been thinking a lot (which i know i do far too much sometimes). I thought about what this would be like if one of my friends had been taken to eternity. How would our relationship end? Would they know that i love them? Would i be able to live knowing our relationship was right? Would there be a senseless grudge between us? Then i started thinking what would happen if it had been me? Lee was serving the Lord. He was encouraging pastors and church members. What am I doing for the Lord? I am praying that Lee didn't die in vain. I am praying that Lee's Christian example will not just stir people but change them. Please pray for the Waller family, his girlfriend Jessica, the Peoples Baptist Church, Crown College, and Pastor Sexton. Also please pray for Scott Davis and Zach Gillit as they were travelling with Lee and are dealing with this loss and the tramua of the accident.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Eventful days

Well, since i last wrote, a lot as happened. I turned 21, which was a lot better than turning 20 (at least my family remembered this time...but i didn't get to go out...jk), our house got broken into (my brother's laptop and all his software got stolen), i was in a wedding, i saw pirates 3 (which i considered a horrible waste of time and money), i started my job (i hate it), i started teaching 4-6th grade at my church (i love it), and prolly a list of ten things i am forgetting to mention. I prolly would have written earlier, except our internet was down for 2 weeks. I miss everyone like crazy, which seems to be a theme of my life this summer. Just thought i would give a quick update.