To everyone who has been wondering where I have been for the past week or so, well, I'm back. As to where I've been....just dealing with life.
About a week ago I came down with a flu type bug. It knocked me down, and with all the sickness at home, problems at work, and stuff in general, I just had a little pity party for awhile (I sent out invitations...didn't you get yours).
The light began to shine again when two brothers and I went to see a concert by a guy named David Crowder. Now, first let me say this. If you don't have any cds by David Crowder, go out and buy one tomorrow. He's that good.
Second, one song in particular moved me emotionally and spiritually. Some of the lyrics are:
And He set me on fire
And I am burning alive
With His breath in my lungs
I am coming undone
And I cannot hold it in and remain composed
Love’s taken over me and so
I propose the letting myself go
I am letting myself go
This began a revival in me that is burning today. I am more stoked about being a child of God than ever before! Part of me wants to shout it from the rooftops or go running down the street yelling and jumping and leaping...but I don't want the men in the nice white clothes to come and take me away.
I want to just thank all my friends and brothers and sisters for all their prayers in this past week. God is listening. I am proof.
Like Paul did in some of his letters, I want to thank a few people by name. You may not even know what you have done to help bring me to this place of personal revival, but you have been a part of it.
Deena, my wonderful wife and best friend for life. I have truly been blessed by God with you.
Steve and Bob, we are truly brothers from different mothers. I cannot think of any other brothers that I would ever want to journey on this faith road with. Thanks for walking with me.
Gail M., thanks for thinking about me at work and praying for me.
Fran, thanks for being my friend through thick and thin. What can I say but, "Nyuk, nyuk nyuk."
All at Loma Rica Baptist Church, I could not thank you all individually, even though you each in your own individual way mean so much to me, but I'm afraid I might forget someone, and so I want to thank you all for allowing me the privilidge and blessing to be your pastor. The past two plus years has been the ride of my life, and I'm hanging on, 'cause I beleive we haven't seen nothin' yet.
and last, but in no way least,
Jesus, thank you for without you I would not be.
Ok, so there's that.
(p.s. Steve, ya got your fix now)