Friday, September 28, 2012

So grateful...

Godliness with Contentment is Great Gain. (I Timothy 6)

This summer has been a summer of peace, joy, and learning to rest in God.

As we enter into the fall, and I prepare to move in a few short weeks, I have been reflecting on God's goodness. It is so easy to focus on the few things we want and don't have, rather than be grateful for all God has given us. I have made up in my heart to be thankful. I am learning the secret of contentment and my heart has been overflowing! Gratitude breeds a clearer perspective, and expectation fresh hope.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. (1 Chron. 16:34)

I am especially thankful for those I have been able to connect with this summer while being home. You have taught me much about hospitality, sacrifice, brotherly love, and friendship. I really like you, and my life and ministry are enriched because you are in it! Special thanks to....
Pastor Carolyn Jordan for inviting me to come speak at her church Grimes AME.
Sherrell and David Williams for throwing me a send off!
Al Arrington for driving me from Kansas City back to the east coast.
Rhema Christian Center and First Baptist of GlenArden for taking me deeper in the Word and always welcoming me.
Pastor Denise McDowell for inviting me to Vertical Leap!
Tabatha and Dennit Goodwin for their hospitality.
Ken Williams for your wisdom.
My family for being so gracious.

I could go on and on about the dinners, lunches, meetings, new friendships...Thank you for making my time at home special and for sending me off to do God's work in Atlanta! It is your support that enables prayer to continue 24/7 and the lives of young people to be touched by the gospel. Thank you for your part!