20 February 2007

Just some ramblings about church

This past weekend at church was a great time. Pastor Tony spoke about anger and how we, as Christians, should and do handle it. I left church with some real conviction in my heart and that hasn't happened in a long time. I felt that I don't always deal with my wife/kids in a manner pleasing to God when I am angry. I have had some things to pray about and talk with my family about since Sunday and that has been a great time to draw closer together.

Sunday night we continued our time in Soul Cafe with striving for an understanding of God's will for our lives as college students. I don't know about anyone else, but I am stressed about finding a job when graduation is over. It's crazy but I am worried that I won't be able to find the right one. When I begin to feel that way, I stop and pray. I thank Him for bringing me this far through school, even at my age, and remember that He has a plan for my life. I remind myself that to the best of my knowledge, I am in the center of His will and as long as I work to hear what He is telling me through scripture, prayer, circumstances, and the church, He is faithful to answer me when I call to Him. While leading this series during Soul Cafe' I have been so blessed to begin to understand just how to hear God when He speaks. The single most important thing I have learned so far is to stop and listen. Sometimes it is hard to hear what God has to say when there are so many other things vying for my attention.

God, please help me to remember to stop and hear you when you speak. Even though there may be other things I need to do, help me to remember each day to listen for your voice in my life and to keep you a number one priority! Amen.

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