This weekend was great! Friday I got off work a little early and headed to the Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando for the Florida Youth Convention. So many young people gathered together for a weekend to get closer to God. Friday night Pastor Raley Preached an awesome messaged, Pastor Trent and the worship team lead praise and worship, the crave ensemble played an instrumental piece, Sarah Kelly played and HYPE did their thang! A night full of power and excitement.!! Saturday I went with the family to the Annual Florida Classic Event. Each year two historically Black Colleges battle it out in the Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando. What may have seemed like an instate rivalry between the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the Florida A&M Rattlers, has now moved to become the largest football game between two historically Black Colleges in America. We had a great time chillin, enjoying the game and eating a gang of food!!!!!!!! Cookman wins this year 34 to 7! Sunday service at Calvary was awesome as always. The choir ministered a new song called the “revelation song” by Jennie Riddle(i think). The choir was joined this morning by the ladies from HYPE and a phenomenal artist, Chris Swink. It was truly amazing to see the different ministries joined together this morning. God’s presence was so amazing! What a cool weekend!
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Some of the things Ripka talks about in his book, “God Out of The Box” definitely parallels to some things I’ve gone through and am currently going through; especially patience and being obedient. God will not just give us patience or obedience but he will create opportunities for us to face the situations and learn to develop these characteristics in our lives. That can be a challenge.
Sometimes I also struggle with making decisions. I can be very indecisive at times. I also like things to be in order and all mapped out. When it seems like things are off course or going in a totally different direction my mind can get all jacked up. That’s why it’s so important to just stay focused on God and the word. Applying these principles will always bring clarity to what God is directing anyone to do. In Proberbs 3: 5-6 it reads, ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path. We just have to let go and let God do His thing.
Ripka also mentions in his book that when God opens a door it is our job to walk through it. God knows the correct path for our lives. He knows which doors to open and which doors needed to be closed. Ask, Seek, Knock — Matthew 7:7 says “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
I am learning that following the Lord’s path can sometimes take me to a place I’ve never expected or imagined. It can also force me out of my comfort zone. Being uncomfortable doing things for God is one way to know I am growing in Him and that God is trying to do something fresh in my life. It also allows me to put my faith into action like never before.
As long as we follow God, we can never go wrong.