*LoveIs* - 1.29.12
I live for Sunday’s, no lie! My favorite part of the week BY FAR is the time in which I get to be down at Little 5 Points, hanging with the crew – meeting new people, chatting with old and praising God for all He has done and will do! If one day this could be my FT lot in life, I’d be so up for it (in addition to writing, of course).
Today, as a special once in a while treat, we had Starbuck’s traveler goodness to warm and hype us all up for the festivities. To be noted … one can NEVER have enough SUGAR (or cream on hand)!
Two moments that stood out for me today were as follows. First, someone said to me, “Hollie I would love to thank you, but I must give thanks to God first”. “Of course, always”, I responded back, “Please never thank me before God, it is by Him alone you and I are here anyways”. My Spirit jumps at this because honestly I am just being a servant of God’s, acting on His behalf and I am no more than an imperfect person who has been saved by Faith and walk by Grace. Humbly, I thank God for allowing me to serve and calling me into this mission, may all the praise – glory and honor for anything I do, ALWAYS go to Him alone. Secondly, a few of us talked on a sermon heard Saturday @ Peachtree and Pine (homeless compound). It seems a very well received message was spoken on how sin is like a python; it will coil itself around your life until you cannot breathe any longer. Per a spectator an actual python, in addition with video images, was used to display this concept. How true the message is! All too often we allow something into our life in just droplets, but then realize sometime later it has taken us over. That is why it is important to examine ourselves as we are told to in Corinthians.
Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgement on themselves. That is why many among you are weak ad sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgement. Nevertheless, when we are judged in this way by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be finally condemned with the world.So then, my brothers and sisters, when you gather to eat, you should all eat together. Anyone who is hungry should eat something at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment. And when I come I will give further directions. 1 Corinthians 11:28-34 (NIV)
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you - unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored. 2 Corinthians 13:5-9 (NIV)
Praise report for an unnamed donation, which was VERY unexpected. Though it hasn't been applied yet, it is going to help furnish some blankets, rain gear (ponchos) and socks within the next few weeks.
Prayer request for attendant Little Jimmy please. Back in the fall he had surgery (colon cancer) and things have taken a turn. He is now in continuous care being monitored.
Prayer request for a friend of my mother’s (Bernadette), as she has had some health issues this past week and will now have to reside with her son because of those problems.
Prayer request on a personal vehicular level, as my little (though loved) Sentra will not suitable for purpose for that much longer (in regards to the ministry needs and to-n-fro items), so a potential trade in may be on the horizon (one day a la SUV type). My eye is on the Nissan Juke as I am a NISSAN LOVER FOR LIFE, but putting things in the Father’s hands.
Thank you as always & may you day, week, month, year and life be blessed!