Monday, September 6, 2010

The Adventure Begins

As I am sitting in the phone booth at the Atlanta Airport it is finally starting to sink in that I am heading to Ethiopia in a few hours. It is a blessing that I did not see coming. Ever since the KyTn campmeeting 2002 I knew that I would be going somewhere for missions. I had been content to see America as a mission field and I still believe that it is but I know that God is leading me to Africa for this year.

I am excited about the trip the only thing that I am nervous about is my overstuffed luggage that I hope the lufthansa agents let through without any over weight charges.

Praying for all the family and friends all of the world. Traveling just helps me not to forget what a global family I am blessed to have.

blessings to you all this year in whatever journey God has for you.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Stuffed in a Famine

Psalm 4:6 presents a timeless question.
[There be] many that say, Who will shew us [any] good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

David relates what so many people feel. When will God shine his mercy and grace on us? When will we feel and receive His favor? When we are experiencing the tough times is God there? This question with all its implications has been echoed throughout history. I find myself asking the same question at times.

But as the next verse reveals David does not feel what many people are saying. In fact he says something that seems paradoxical considering all that he has gone through.
Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time [that] their corn and their wine increased. (Ps. 4:7)

David has greater joy in his heart than when people that do not know God, have the best in life. David says that even though everyone around him is saying, where is God? David is saying that he could not ask anything more of God. The times could not get better for him. He has learned that in spite of his surroundings he will trust in God

David echoes a thought that Jesus taught in John 6:53
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

David had learned that it is not what you have but who you have that makes the difference. When everyone was complaining of a famine David was stuffed. Not with food but with Jesus Christ. With the same fervency of David lets eat and drink the flesh and blood of Christ and then take this fantastic meal to the world.

Monday, August 13, 2007


The more that I move the less I feel the need to accumulate more things. It helps me understand where Jesus says store up your treasure in heaven... The things of this world are truly fleeting.