Changing is everything as a Christian and there have been numerous changes in my world lately.

 

Strange circumstances, strange trials, tribulations, and hardships for my wife and I but I know they are all for a reason.

My mother had a stroke, my grandmother a heart attack, and the list goes on and on.

God is pruning me and making me grow in a new direction, his direction, and there is an intoxicating love that comes out of knowing he is in control.

May has been amazing so far in ways I never really looked forward too but now that I am serving God in new ways its really liberating.  I am branching out and evangelizing more and starting to really press into God deeper and leaving old worries, concerns, and problems along the way.  I don’t worry anymore about things I cannot control, but instead I have finally learned to place my worries at the foot of the cross.  Just leave them there, and let them go.

I am learning to be kind, even to those that use me. It’s hard to be kind to the credit card company when they stick you for an extra $123.90 when they finally cash your check you sent two months ago and the $123.90 was interest! You really get upset when you come home and see your UPS box left in the rain. It seems like I am tested daily now on being kind to the very people that its hard to be kind too. I hope you don’t mind that I share my little struggles with you guys.

Things I was worried about last month do not concern me anymore and I feel closer to Jesus than I ever have before.  I am so thankful for my church family, people that love me, and my three wonderful kids who keep me busy from 5-10PM nightly!

I know that God is preparing me for something, and I am trying to be patient, learn to wait, and most importantly learn to listen.