Friday, June 5, 2009

A Rare Thing...

I going to talk about a book. I know most people who read this didn't even know I read, much less read enough to talk about it. But in the past several month's I have tried to really be disciplined about making time everyday to read. I have done fairly well with increasing the book reading but still struggle with just sitting down and reading the Word. The books, however, have been good for me. Last night I finished my 4th book and it is the one I want to recommend.

Another Man's War, is the story of Sam Childers, a biker/drug dealer, turned Pastor, turned African Freedom Fighter in Southern Sudan. As anybody that knows me knows, I have a special place in my heart for Africa, mostly West Africa, but when I saw this in the store something about it struck me and I had to read it.

I don't want to spoil any of the remarkable stories Sam lays out in the book but it is such a wonderful story of God's grace on one man, and how when that man lays everything on the line to recklessly pursue a God ordained call on his life, the incredible difference can be made around the world.

I guess the point is, if you want to read a story about the incredible forgiveness and provision the God offers us pick this one up and read it.

p.s. and I dare you to read it and not cry!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Here's your sign?

I have a question. What are the signs that your are in God's will, and out for that matter?

As I have continued to seek out where God's plans for my will lead our family I have begun to worry. "Have I missed some sign somewhere that would have lead me to all the answers?" Do I even know what to look for? Are there signs that I am missing stating "Wrong Way", "Turn Around", or "Dead End"?

There are several places in my life that I look back on as milestone moments, the day I married Alison, the days I met both of my daughters. Those days stick with me, those days are inked into my soul. Will I have another day like that? One that I can look at and say that was it, or will it be more subtle a serious of events that lead to the moment the light comes on? Will it be both? Can I trust the "feelings" I have about where I am and what I am doing with the life God has given me?

If there is anyone out there left that reads this thing, I would like to hear some stories, Please.