Friday, 28 September 2007

How to help

I was driving home from work on Tuesday night, at the junction of the M25 and the A13, probably one of the busiest places to be at rush hour, there was a group of asian blokes trying to flag down traffic, so I stopped.

One of the guys came up to my car window, he said he needed money for 2 babies who were hungry, I didn't have any money, I asked if there was anything else I could do, he said he wanted 10 pounds, I repeated I did not have any money on me, could I help in any other way, he walked off. I drove home.

I don't know if these guys were legit, or if I could have done more, the feeling I had afterwards was that I wasn't very prepared to help. I don't know if I'm making myself very clear, I wanted to help, I stopped, felt compelled to stop, if I had had any money, I would have given it, legit blokes or not. I suppose I just felt very frustrated that I didn't help, and I don't know how to prepare myself to be available, to be open to others more, to help.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not beating myself up, I'm just working through some things right now, about being more proactive, really living Jesus, there is no point just talking the talk, it has to be real, it has to be living, Jesus is the life, then I am being challenged more right now to live that.

I know I am rambling a bit, but haven't blogged in a while and I'm spurting off, I'll probably write more later on being broken, we'll see..............

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Don't know

Didn't know what to have as a title, don't really know what I am writing, so no picture either. Just a sort of update. Things are good, busy, more challanging, and good.


Have had some real answers to prayer lately within the church, brilliant, and our youth is growing, tiring. The group that Tanya and I do has just about doubled, very hectic. At the end of last year, we started a once a month youth worship on a Sunday night, the last one we had has just gone to a new level, it really kicked off, loads of young people, really up for going mad for God, and being challenged as well, exciting. We also have loads of plans for the coming year, weekends away, soul survivor, youth events, its gonna be a real challenge to organise, we really need some more workers. But God problems are great, we can't have too many youth, so I'm sure God will supply us with help. Especially since in about 6 weeks time I will be setting up a youth cafe, thats really going to need prayer and people. I just give it to God.

My house is up for sale, I'd really like to sell it, its expensive, to buy , but also to own, I really believe selling it is part of a bigger journey my family and I are on at the moment, but it is also a weight, a weight I could do without. As it takes longer to sell, I am wondering what God is trying to teach me from this......................maybe its just, rely fully on Him.

Friday, 7 September 2007

What thelogioan am I?

You scored as Anselm, Anselm is the outstanding theologian of the medieval period.He sees man's primary problem as having failed to render unto God what we owe him, so God becomes man in Christ and gives God what he is due. You should read 'Cur Deus Homo?'

Charles Finney

80%

Friedrich Schleiermacher

80%

Anselm

80%

John Calvin

73%

Martin Luther

73%

Karl Barth

73%

J├╝rgen Moltmann

67%

Jonathan Edwards

67%

Paul Tillich

53%

Augustine

33%

Which theologian are you?
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Thankyou



The other day I wrote a post, about my windscreen wipers, I was on my way to work when I wrote that post, I have been at work alot over the last few weeks, and it being summer, have been away with my family, I really have been blessed, but I have really missed my church family, it means alot, and having a good church family is really strengthening, it also makes me aware of those who work away, or in missions, it is so hard to stay strong, I really pray for those.

I digress, I was at my small group last night, and have been told about a whole bunch of blessings that have been happening at church, one of the young people from my group is moving and was trying to get into the local school, it wasn't looking great, yesterday she got a place, the church was trying to invest in community work, it emptied the accounts, acting on faith, they have received a cheque covering the whole amount. Tanya and myself were helped financially. There is so much happening, I am trying to start a youth cafe, as a form of outreach, Me and Tanya are starting youth Alpha this coming week, the youth worship is really stepping up, we have more volunteers, God is so good and so big. Thanks. Listen to this though......

There is a child at our church who has cancer, cancer in the kidneys, one has been removed, so many people have been praying, now I haven't got the full story, but basically, he went to have the other one removed, a specialist doctor there visiting, suggested giving treatment one last try, which they did, scanned his kidney, no cancer. He was going to have it removed, he no longer has cancer. God is so good and so big. Thankyou.

And through all that He still fixes my windscreen wipers.