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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Well...

This has been an interesting day.  Did not at all go as planned after 9 AM.  Started the morning with four guys at the Savoy restaurant – by the way if you are ever in Tulsa you should eat breakfast there.  The cinnamon rolls are ready at 7 AM.  We were doing the first week of the overview of Jeremiah.  This group has been at this together for about a year and a half.  They are all extremely busy.  But they make time for this.  The 52 chapters threw them for a loop this week but they are engaged.  That study went from 6 to 7:30 AM.
Well this one did not go as planned...  Thoughts at DTTB.
At 8 AM I met with the Moroccan pastor to finish up on Romans 11.  Two weeks ago we left on the table his question could someone resist or reject God’s sovereign election.  We walked through Paul’s argument together by my sharing on screen my study and his following along.  At the end of the time he asked me to help him put together a talk on God’s grace as it dealt with the topics covered in Romans 8 – 11.  Really he asked me to put it together and he would translate it, but I told him I would work with him to do it.

My plan was to go to our church’s prayer room and spend the morning praying through some issues we are facing.  I got there and went to the kitchen to refill my coffee cup, when I walked back into the chapel most of the staff was in there to pray for the church.  I started to gather my stuff to leave and they insisted that I stay and pray with them.

After the meeting a few of them asked me several questions and about an hour after I planned to start praying through the issues I was able to begin.  Problem was that I could not get past some of the things I was asked.  So the Lord and I discussed why He messed with my plan.  He chose not to dignify the question with a response… I think it had something to do with who was really in charge of my day.  (Hint, not me.)

For the past several days I have been working on a presentation to better explain to people what Entrusting Truth does.  I sent the presentation to five men asking for their input.  One of the men emailed me this AM wanting to talk through his thoughts.  While that was better than good it took more time than I thought and radically changed the presentation…

I have continued to get feedback on the impact of what we are doing with men.  All of it is positive.  All of it is very encouraging.  All of it is due to God’s work in the men who come through the work of the Holy Spirit as He unfolds the Word of God to them.  It is a privilege to watch the Spirit work.

4 comments:

  1. You think you're in charge....then hey presto!

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    1. Oh yeah, He kept reminding me of that yesterday,,,

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  2. Yup - I plan, and God smiles and chuckles; then He leads me through His workshop.

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