Wednesday, October 31, 2012

4 Deadly Questions

For encouragement and teaching I ask the 4 deadly questions.  These questions are fantastic for any evangelical engaging in a conversation.  Usually the follower of Jesus asks these questions to get to the heart of a non-believer they are talking to.  What if the tables are turned?  In talking about Jesus as the Savior, the only way to eternal life, the forgiver of sins, our physician, our King; How would you answer these 4 questions?

The 4 Deadly Questions
1) "What do you mean by that?"
2) "How do you know that is true?"
3) "Where do you get your information?"
4) "What happens if you are wrong?"

This is my topic for the first conference.  Please pray for 1 Timothy 3:16 and 2 Timothy 3:16 moments.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Reminding Me Whose Trip This Is

"How am I going to get all this planned out?"

That's the question I asked.  My initial plan of teaching has to be changed.  The timing given to me to talk to the pastors won't work with what I had planned.  So back to square one.  With life, ministry, family, and everything else, I cry out the question.  Then the answer came, "You've forgotten whose trip this is."

This is not my trip.  I am working for the God of the universe.  I am in His service.  I have forgotten that very important fact.  How many time has this happened?  How many times have I came up with "my plan" to do "His work"?  It sounds near blasphemy when you say it out loud like that.  So, I must yield.

God know what He wants taught.  He has prepared the message in advance.  I need to listen and yield my pride.

And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and [unto] magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.  Luke 12:11-12

Monday, October 15, 2012

I am Small, He is Big

Right now I am learning about being small.  Real small.  There is a lot going on in our personal life, church life and this mission trip.  Way more than I can do alone.  That is hard for me.

I have always been prideful about my ability to perform.  Give me the task, I'll get it done.  Show me the destination, I'll arrange and juggle to get us there.  But that's not working anymore.  There is too much.  Too much need, too much hurt, too much "stuff".

And God is big.

Real big.  Showing me that relying on Him isn't just a phrase in His Word.  Showing me that my place is following Him, not forging my own trail and dropping postcards along the way.

Thankfully, I am hearing.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

To India!

On November 9th I'll be leaving for India on a mission trip.  I'll be returning on the 19th.  I'll be using this blog space to record the journey along the way.  Feel free to email or comment with questions, etc.