Sunday, April 11, 2010

This is the Day that the Lord has made

Well I woke up and didn't really know were I was going to go to church. I got in the truck and drove He led me to a church called grace harvest church. The people there were friendly and the praise and worship was good and very contemporary A young couple gave their lives to Christ it was very inspiring and they were very humble I learned that obeying God is an act of love.
After the service was over I felt God had something else for me so I drove around and I felt God lead me to another church that was meeting in a middle school the church was called Lake Valley Baptist. I met some really nice people who I could tell loved the Lord. The praise and worship was the exact opposite they sang from song books it was traditional and very real. The pastor had a very humble heart and the message he brought was very good. It spoke to me it was on exhorting those around you and to do the ministry God has given you He said exhorting is calling or pulling others close to you. I needed that. Also two young people gave their lives to Christ praise God.
I then had a good time studying Him word and just spending time with Him. I realize this is the only way I'm going to get through this time away. I miss Tara and the girls so much if I didn't have The Lord I would not make it.
I went back to Lake Valley tonight and the message was right on target. It was on 1 Tim 4: 1-16. Godliness is profitable for all things Dont neglect the gifts God has given you because of situations or any thing else. I know at times I neglect the gifts because I feel sorry for myself or things don't go my way. There are people all around us that that are deflated by the things in their lives our job as Christians is to let our lives help them inflate we do this by being real and walking in Gods spirit. I hope I haven't rambled to much I ask you continue to pray for Tara and I that we can focus on the good and not what we don't have.
This is much harder then either of us could of imagined and the only way to learn what we need to learn is to stay focused on Gods plan. This week let your life inflate someones balloon that is deflated
thanks
Matt

5 comments:

  1. Hey Matt,
    Sunday school went well. We did not have much to go over except for the intro to the book study we are gonna do. It is Life 101: Parenting Edition. It seems like it is gonna be very good, it has a very short daily read/study then a few questions, then a weekly review for us to do in Sunday School. We also looked at the Five "A"'s of Parenting. It was interesting and we had a good discussions. I found a book at Lifeway that I showed everybody at class and gave away a few. The book is a 30 day devotional called "Leading your Kid to Christ". It is really good and kinda gives some reminders on how to be a good "influential" parent. Have a good trip and be safe. I will give you the attendance record later this week,,hahaha


    Isaiah 40:31

    Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

    ps. we are thinking about a doing a crawfish boil in a few weeks, sorry, but we wll eat some for you

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  2. Sounds like you had an awesome day with the Lord. SWEET to see those get saved! Praying for you and hope you have a great week at work!

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  3. Just read "Big Ron's" comments from your blog titled "Long Day". That was great confirmation for you and Tara and great words of encouragement. Praying for you, her and the girls every day. Tomorrow is already Wednesday of week 2!

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  4. Hey Matt! I am enjoying reading your blog and we are praying for you and Tara! Keep writing!!

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  5. Glad you went to church ... staying close to the Lord will get you to the other side of this journey. I know He'll show you things from day to day. Have a good week and be careful.

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