Today we started a 3 week series in Sunday School on "How To Behave In Church."
(Psalm 122:1 - I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.)
and sit still.
(Psalm 46:10 - Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.)
We need to prepare our hearts so that we may get the most out of what the Lord has for us. We need to Respect, Reverence & Awe the things of the Lord.
Brother Majors gave an illustration for the "sit still" point that was so good. He said we can liken our lives to a lake. Just like when the wind is blowing and creating ripples on the water, the storms of life can create "ripples" in our life and create unrest. When the lake is perfectly still you see the reflection of creation, and when our lives are still and at peace people see the reflection of our Creator.
It's been rainy here this weekend and cold downstairs so I decided to build a fire today to warm things up a bit. There wasn't any kindling because we haven't had a fire in a while, so I decided to make some myself. Can't be that hard can it? Maybe if you're used to chopping wood. =) It took me a while to cut up one piece of wood and all the while I was having visions of 'Loves Enduring Promise' where the guy swung an ax into his leg. *shiver*
Josh is in El Paso, TX this week. He flew over yesterday to help out with the Juarez Outreach. Monday through Friday a group of men will be going into Juarez, Mexico to hand out John & Romans and holding afternoon services (they also had an evening service tonight). Please be in prayer for the safety of all those involved because Juarez is known as "the most violent zone in the world outside of declared war zones." Please pray that those who would seek to do harm would be blinded to their efforts, and that hearts would be open to the Gospel.