It was another wonderful day in the Lord. He shed plenty of His Sonshine in my soul despite the rain and thunderstorms!
My day started out with a thunderboom! I drove during a thunderstorm for the first time ever today! I did jump several times which was really weird, but the Lord helped me through it!
First, I went and let Nick and Brooke’s dogs out since they’re out of town…well, I tried to let them out. The rain made the world’s third greatest beagle (third only to Punky and Snoopy!), Peanut, a little bit lazy and I unsuccessfully tried to get her off the couch. After the world’s second greatest dog (second only to EmmaLee), Rocco, was obedient and recited Psalm 119:1, I left their house to go get Miss Jennie. I thought the wind was going to blow us both away, along with her magnolia tree!
Wayne and Sherry went by to get Jennie after I had already picked her up. They saw a tree on fire behind her house. Something had happened to a transformer during the storm and Jennie’s power went out.
Well…long story not at all short, Jennie and I took the long way to church and blew in at 9:59 a.m., probably the latest I’ve ever gotten there, but it’s just because I wouldn’t take New Circle! I copied the announcements (which I forgot to give to anybody), sang with the kids, blew down to my Sunday School class, and enjoyed a really great Sunday School lesson once again from Steve D.
His lesson came from 2 Timothy 3:1-17. The outline was basically warnings that 1)people will be lovers of themselves, 2)They will appear godly but deny the power of the Gospel, and 3)Don’t be deceived…the Word of God is the answer to every problem in life. I learned so much more that I had never realized before, especially the Jannes and Jambres connection. That was really interesting! And…a shout-out to Kevoy all the way from Jamaica. He had a lot to contribute to our lesson today, too! For those of you who have stuck with me reading this so far, here’s a prayer request: pray that we can get Kevoy registered for the New Attitude Conference. Registration closed a week ago, but we’re trying to see if we can get him in.
Ok-to the morning service. After the meet and greet, we had a precious baby dedication, dedicating both Owen and “Second Samuel.”
Then, my dad preached an excellent sermon from 2 Peter 2 on our sure Foundation that I really tried to take notes on. Have you ever heard a sermon that is so good, no matter how hard you try, your notes can never do it justice? It was one of those days. But, let me just ask you what he asked all of us: “Is Jesus Christ precious to you?”
Well, after a mad dash on New Circle Road to take Miss Jennie home (with all the rain, you would’ve thought I was sailing Noah’s ark!), I had a delicious lunch but even better fellowship at Abuelo’s with Wayne, Sherry, Hannah, Roger, Gina, Ryan, Sarah, Olivia, Cheryl, Micheal, and my parents. Aside from the drink spilling on my dad and the lights going out, it was a very peaceful lunch! :o)
Thanks for hanging with me, if you have this far. I went from there to drop Cheryl off at her house, then to my house to put on some warmer clothes, then back to check on the puppies. After a few piggy rolls and rolling the piggy, I finally coaxed poor Peanut outside with some cheese. I tried my best to cheer up my niece and nephew, but I guess I’m just not as good as mom! :o) Look at these pitiful faces, people!
After a little bit of down time at home celebrating my grandmother’s 89th birthday, we headed back to church where attendance was low, but the presence of the Lord was very near. As if the sermon this morning could not have been topped, tonight’s message was even better and it went hand-in-hand with this morning’s text. It came from Exodus 17:1. It was still about complaining, the most convicting one yet! Complaining is equivalent to saying, “I’m not satisfied with God.” Rather than complaining, try to flip a situation around by thinking, “I wonder what’ God’s going to do now.” That wasn’t even the main point of the message! A few other things I found interesting: the rock had to be smitten before the water gushed out (same as in Christ’s death). Oh there was so much more…not sacrificing truth, the Lord will stand before you, once Christ was smitten all we need to do is speak to Him. Please, if you weren’t there, get a copy of it!
Ok, so my day is now coming to a close -goodness- what a day! I think that’s all the words I have in me. There’s a lot more, but I’ve already written a lot about nothing. Thanks to those of you who bear with me even in my rambliness! :o) I love you all!