snotYes, snot. And lots of it. In my sinuses. Not good for preaching. So yes, I am not well this weekend...think it has anything to do with the series we are in? But what I want to write to encourage everyone with is that it seems that when we are at our lowest, that God always seems to show Himself so true. Right when we need it. When the snot is rubbing us raw...He hands us the decongestant and Kleenex.
Like during this insane week with our staff having to pick up the slack with our Campus Pastor in Wooster (get well Matt!) being in the hospital and their capital campaign this week (receiving pledges this weekend) and me being ill, and then having to spend time at the hospital with a suicidal neighbor last night...God sends a breakthrough.
My study this morning for the message came together well, but we also are getting calls on our houses we have for sale. If you didn't know, I sell a house or two on the side to try to pay off those wonderful student loans and to make our building fund pledge. And of course so I can buy golf and ski equipment and Lord-willing, my wife wants a purse. (She never buys anything, but loves purses...you know, the really expensive kind that I have never been able to buy her). But mark my words...I will soon. (By the way...both are amazing houses, fully remodeled...1 in Ashland (btw: Go Arrows Football), and 1 in Wooster if you or someone you know is looking! Give me a call or e-mail...pleeeeeeeeease.) And it sure has been tougher than normal with this crazy market we are in!
But as I sat here this morning, He just showed Himself true, whether or not these calls amount to anything...I needed it. Just in the nick of time. I needed a boost, and not just from the drugs and energy drinks I am on to get through the weekend. We serve a great God, and I give Him praise today...even with the snot flowing!
Here is a great verse to meditate on that we are examining this weekend. May it bless you:
Luke 11:28--"Jesus replied,
blessings and peace as we put His Word into practice and not just allow it to collect dust or...well, you know.