Monday, October 01, 2007

More on Life

Life in the last 2 weeks has been so chaotic, that I don't know where to start.

1. We've moved from West Cobb [praise God!] and now reside temporarily in an apartment for 6 months.
2. My right eye is still 'fuzzy' at best, but I believe the laser treatments are working. On October 4th, I will have surgery on my left eye.
3. We just attended a weekend family camp with my wife's, and our sons', school. The best part aside from spending time with my family? Hearing God's voice. We had a community worship service on Sunday and it was truly wonderful. I felt so blessed. [Martha, if you read this, your testimony touched my soul. Keep your faith in Christ strong.]

And for the first time in months, I actually took time to read God's word AND let it speak to me. I read 1 Timothy chapters 1 - 3. Here is what God said to me:
[1 Timothy 3:2-3 NIV]
Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

The key word is 'temperate" [not quickly angered]. I admit through my frustrations that I've lost my temper at times. I've blown my cool with family, friends, and co-workers. God also spoke to me to seek 'grace' and to understand it. I thought I understood grace, but maybe I don't. If you have any wonderful resources on understanding grace, I could surely use them.

See you soon...


misawa said...

What about compASSion? :)

You know we're always here for y'all.

Mark said...

You know darn well 'compassion' lacks in my vocabulary. :)

I'm such a work in progress...