The voice of the Lord is powerful, the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Another week is passed and has left my hair on end as it were a whirlwind had come about… it’s 8:25pm… I’m laying it down… there’s an imaginary turbulence meddling in my family that is more so in my head…. either way it’s making me sick… not even going to go ‘there’ right now… working has been great, over-all, new schedule- I’m still adjusting to…. had a cookout at the the jobsite with some plumbers…lately the topics of discussion have revolved around scattered bits of politics, eating people, and the history of people who did, and how companies hire their employees… by ‘lately’ I’m only speaking of the last two days, and yes, I did mean -literally eating people…. Going from and environment of ‘all people’ seeking relationship with Christ to ‘chance’ encounters with people who know the Lord has been one of excitement and anxiety… mostly because my finding myself in minor engagements/interactions I’m unsure how to respond to somethings… but I guess that’s why the word says to work out your salvation daily.
Holy Spirit, I humbly ask your guidance in this week… leading up to the first day of my employment with ‘Dubb-squared” giving me the right questions to ask, helping me to abstain from wickedness, sexual immorality… desiring and rightfully dividing the word of truth… thank You for showing me, to some extent, what is to come;’ and preparing me. Help me to serve You in word and deed. Something about laying down on the floor helps me to get cal, so I am (laying down)… it’s lunch time at our house… we did yard work around home, considering all of the fallen branches and leaves in the yard…. once, lunch is over we will head to our warehouse (new), I believe… so we can do an inventory of a few things. Thank You, Jesus, for a safe day…. and for the people YOu’ve place in our lives for a help and for guidance.
Heaven high! Sunday… Thank You Jesus for getting me to church safely.. Fall is upon us, brothers and sisters, and this year it will be beautiful as ever. The streets were just a little more ‘still’ than usual, this morning. Originally, I’d stepped out of the house after procrastinating leaving due to the liberty that comes with taking yourself where you’re going after some time of reliance on others for transportation. After nearly burning my lips twice as I downed 3 or 4 gulps of coffee from my favorite mug; with a short sleeve button-up… after catching a semi-gust of wind on my arms I reckoned myself into running back inside for a pullover fleece… it’s a brand new fleece one of the recent grads left here… Kis 21 and he’s determined to do soooo much on his own- he vacated in a lil’ bit of a whirlwind, but I text him a few nights ago and let him know he left some really nice sweaters… being that it’s going to be cold soon… he didn’t text me back… so, after popping tag on the fleece… I pulled it over my head and out the door I went….
After service and a chili-cook-off-fellowship-mingling-event- I booked it back to the house, thanking Jesus all the way home…
Thank YOu, Father for what You’re doing… for breaking ‘Irma’s’ neck and the love I’ve found in You- in Your body (the believers).
While stilling my thoughts, my heart, my breathing, and being into a state of receptiveness and awareness, the dishwasher’s low mechanical hum is the first detail of my surrounding environment my ears take hold of. An eyelash floats onto the page of which I’m writing, with rapid descent, and an inaudible thud. Outside, cars appear and disappear in the reflection of the building neighboring my house. My roommate’s Mustang pulls into the driveway and makes a loop around the parking lot… I don’t see him, but the sound of the car is unmistakeable… he makes his way up the stairs to the front door… upon entering the kitchen he says, ” after seeing them chairs [living room set-up for the graduation ceremony], I’m a little nervous. After, kind-of grinning to myself, I tell him it’s all gonna’ be okay… all the graduates will be giving a short speech of their accomplishments and ‘thank you’s’… peace, Lord, thank You for peace… thank You for my brothers and sisters, for this opportunity to go to the gym, here; in a few minutes. I’m not gonna lie, there’s something about ‘running’ (treadmill) and the ‘row’ machine’ that really helps me space out in a good way! HaHa! Thank You, Lord for the affection of things above… not of the things of the earth. (Colossians 3:2)
Thank You Father, for a quiet house, a peaceful house… brothers are all getting ready for bed… though, we all have a lil’ bit of homework to do… I’ve not even gotten to dinner yet, but <shoulder shrug>, some people (many) won’t ever see a dinner tonight… thank You Lord for the privileges we have… thank You for life, Your mercy, and grace…
An individual at church asked me to check out some videos pertaining to the approaching- solar eclipse…not only is this a ‘once in a lifetime’ event….this (I’m told) eclipse will be best viewed from one place in the entire world— and that place is Greenville, SC. and this is where I call ‘home’… God couldn’t be more good to me… for real… I’m not bout’ to get off on how absolutely ungrateful I am or how much I fall short… Literally, maybe I’ve spent way too much time pondering that, than trusting God… I trust God, but I think I could trust Him way more… whatever word in greek or hebrew that means to trust, but also to trust in action/deed… that’s where I want to be.
Thank You, Lord for Your faithfulness.
Head knock’in like there is a small interstate being built on the left side of my face. Had a ‘filling’ done today in a dentist’ ‘mobile unit’… Laying down because I’m hoping to rest and feel better… and besides, some time to myself to reflect and seek God will do me a whole lot of good, I’m sure of it.
Today, I received some great news regarding the company I’ve considered joining… our director told me, ‘it’s pretty much a done deal.’ So, I’ll just have to go through the application process, and start work… our teacher at ‘Tech’ is really trying to expedite things in class as well, so ‘should start work very very soon. (Soon as class is finished with.)
Spent a little time acknowledging all the opportunities there are to do wrong and spoke up about it, and my director explained the verse pertaining to our weakness in relation to God’s strength… I’m taking all the advice I can because truth is, I know I need Jesus to work out my days, to set my paths straight… to guide me into all truth… I NEED Jesus.
Thank You Lord for the men and women at the Spinx (gas station), thank You for territory and the recognition, thereof… Thank You for helping me understand that no church is confined to it’s walls… thank You for granting me understanding with all the ‘getting’ of wisdom… accompanied by the desire to pursue you over any and everything. We’ve not been delivered to death but into ‘life’ with purpose and function and assignment.
Three days ago I picked up a newspaper, and decided to read it two days ago… there was an article where various pastors were questioned concerning whether or not they were worried about attendance and whether or not they’d sell their buildings as the surrounding areas were gentrifying… this was a particular concern for one pastor of an African American church who stated that there was a concern for their churches future because all the neighboring areas were becoming ‘condo-ous’.. and the tone of the whole article was relatively ominous… full of despair… in my mind… I’m thinking ‘HOPE!!’ brother… hope!!! This is also bout’ the time I’m thinking, so…. without the building- do we quit worshiping??? or because a congregation is prominently white or black- you will refuse to attend it? Or, because you will only worship God in a particular way among others who worship the way you worship? If these are the cases, then is this worship? True worship??
Lord, thank You for showing me that as I breathe, Your spirit rest on me and in me… and that wherever I am there You are, and the living spirit of the church… not the spirit of doubt or fear.