Sunday, March 11, 2012
A boy was standing, looking on
As lambs were killed that day.
“Messiah! Could it be?” He thought,
And slowly turned away.
For eighteen years He labored on
A carpenter by trade
Awaiting timing marked by One -
The Spirit as He prayed.
Upon a hillside three years later
Men were standing still.
Their Jesus, He was leaving them
Ascending from the hill.
But as He left, He said these words,
“To Me all pow’r is giv’n.
“Go tell the news to everyone!
“But wait - My gift from heav’n.”
So could it be, that we as well,
Our eyes upon the gate,
Are not to rush out thoughtlessly
Instead, are we to wait?
We know the world is lost and dead
The hour is getting late!
But ‘till the Spirit bids us go
Our job may be to wait.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
To meet people who are longing to get back to God.
Who practically beg you to come and "do church" for them on Sunday afternoon.
Just to be approached in a neighborhood and get asked for a Bible study, because she knows that's why I'm there.
And was I seriously wishing nobody had ever come up with the idea of knocking on doors just last night?
"Truly the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Matthew 9:37, 38)
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
It’s kind of humorous remembering some of that. Now, it’s impossible to walk on the promenade or go to the cafeteria or walk into the lobby of the dorm without seeing someone I know. And when I try to sit on one of the benches or at one of the tables to do homework, it seems like I’m saying hi to someone I know every few minutes. And then, of course, there’s the SALT Team. Or rather, the SALT family. Because that’s really what we’ve become. We do everything together. Even though we don’t always get along, we’re always there for each other. And the disagreements and arguments never last too long. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve prayed, but most importantly, we’ve shared the gift of salvation with dozens of people in the Chattanooga area.
And then there’s the growth and change that I’ve experienced personally. Both from Southern directly and from the outreach and evangelism that I’ve been doing with SALT. A lot has happened in the last 14 weeks. And now as I stand on the other side looking back, I just want to thank God for the amazing experience this has been. I want to thank Him for helping me get through all the tests and exams and frightful moments on outreach. But most of all, I hope and pray that I have been a friend to someone when they needed it. That I have been the helping hand when someone was down. And that somehow, through it all, someone has caught a glimpse of who Jesus is, because really, that’s why I’m here in the first place.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
"Who you love, I'll love
How you serve, I'll serve
If this life I lose, I will follow you"
Take that phrase by phrase and really think about it. Can you seriously promise God this? Is this really your heart's desire? Are you willing to follow God, even if it costs you your life? It's something worth pondering. And then raise your eyes to heaven and promise God, "If this life I lose, I will follow you."