Showing posts from April, 2012

One Month Down

So we have been here about a month and a week. As of today I volunteer two days a week at the local rec center and help a new college bible study on Tuesday nights. As Michelle and I get acclimated to our new home area I grow more eager to see this church come to fruition. I feel like I am just starting to feel like I can engage this community. We are seeing how hard relationships are to begin here. People are very private here and are not open to new comers from the outside. In most of the churched I have visited here, this same feeling exists. Many people are not getting outside their immediate relationships when you walk into their churches. This is a horribly sad sin that is very real. Is not the church to be to most open and loving organism in the world? John tells us that Christ said we are known for our LOVE for one another. How loving is it to walk past those we don't know because of fear, busyness, ignorance and hate. Whether that is a deeply hurt sinner or someone that j…

God is too good

Recently I have been feeling alone in this journey. When I feel alone, I get overwhelmed and try to do too much. This has been a time of stretching for me. One of the things I had grown use to having something to work with when beginning a new ministry. Most ministries I have been involved in have had someone there for me to lead and then those people would reach their friends. This has been frustrating to me realizing that I have no one outside of my immediate family to disciple here. As I was praying yesterday, I came to the thought that God was the only one to create something out of nothing. This caused me to beg Him to do this again in this church start. I am realizing that it is God who brings people to Himself and it will be God that will connect me with those He wants to bring to Himself. It will be God that creates ex nihilo (I think I spelled that right, it means out of nothing) and it will be God who gets the honor for all He creates.

I also have been struggling with what m…