Chicago Thoughts

Today was our first full day on our Chicago mission trip. We got in late last night and our first interaction, aside from pushing a stalled car in downtown, was at Armitage Church this morning. They were great, the church was great, it was great! A FRESH start to the day from the horrible night that was last night

Last night wasn’t as bad as I make it out to be but it wasn’t what I wanted it to be. This morning the pastor mentioned that all he can control is himself and that was refreshing to me in a sense. I want so bad to will, and work, and talk people to Faith in Jesus, but it doesn’t work like that. And thank goodness!

Faith if having to be persuaded of it is not faith at all. Faith as described in Hebrews 11:1 is, “Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.”

It’s being absolutely positive that the things happening around you, around me, are divinely orchestrated by the God of the universe and that if we are called according to His purpose to be His that He is working for our benefit. Good or bad, the things happening are done by God alone.

I think what blows me away most about this is that God, infinite in splendor has chosen each and everyone of His children. He has purposes in their heart the desire to spread His name, and restored us to a higher calling. We are also being restored but from the instant I placed my faith in Christ , that He was who He said, and did what He said He did, that He made me new. He gave me a new life and He desires me to walk in accordance to that in everything.

(kinda scattered I know)

Tomorrow my focus is

being intentional in my encounters and my boldness to tell these boys and girls about Jesus

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