How do we play with God
Feb08

How do we play with God

The sermon today was about fathers and their children. One of the pastor’s points was that a father should play games with his kids. That got me thinking about how do we as children of God “play” with our heavenly father. The definition of play is: “to engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose”.  As our Heavenly father, could there be a way to worship God and spend time that is not just serious or practical? This is a good reminder for me that spending time with my heavenly Father does not always have to be serious. I can have fun and enjoy in the activity of worship. I like to think that God enjoys some of my goofiness when I make jokes and play around. God created me with a humorous spirit, and why couldn’t I spend “serious time” as well as “play time” with him? Too often I think I view God as this 100% serious, and forget that as my father wouldn’t He want to play with me just as my father did growing up? Maybe another way we play with our heavenly father is in the moments where we are playing and fellowshipping with others in Christ. Maybe in these moments God is laughing and playing along with usas we are laughing and smiling. Anyways, what ways do you think you play with your heavenly Father?   Update: Last week Krista was sick with a sinus infection, but now she is back to being her healthy self. For me, we have moved beyond wireframing the new website for Extreme and are starting to design the look and feel of what it will look like. Krista has been looking through all of the medical forms and making sure she has a good grasp of how she can be available for everyone here in Extreme. On a less serious note, we ate at a Korean restaurant this week, which was a nice treat. We have been mostly eating our own cooking and Ecuadorian food over the past month, so this was a nice break from the usual soup, rice, beans and meat lunches that we usually...

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12 Most Recent Blessings
Aug16

12 Most Recent Blessings

God finds the opportunity for us We were so busy looking and worrying about the right opportunity to serve, and God took care of it. Not only did Extreme Nazarene reach out to us, but we never even thought about them as a possibility. It was not until they started sharing what they were doing and what needs they had did we realize that God had been preparing us for Extreme Nazarene. Unexpected people Random people that we did not even know or think about reaching out to, have been supporting us and donating. It has been very humbling and good for us spiritually to rely on God 100% to get over the main barriers to get to Ecuador. Car sells for more than we owe We had originally only thought we would be doing some sort of mission work for six months, so when our car broke down in December we bought a brand new Honda Civic. We have been blessed that we were not only to sell it for what we owed on it, but had a little extra pocket money to walk away with it. People giving more than we could ever anticipate When we realized that we had to fundraise our support we started figuring numbers and estimating what we might get, and only thought we could get to 50%. We knew at that point that this would have to be a God thing, and it has been. People have been blessing us and showing their support for our mission to South America and just showering us with love. Opportunity to see friends and family Not only did we get to see both our families, but because of Chad and Chelsea’s wedding we got to see some friends that we would not have got to see otherwise. Number of people praying and loving on us Selling all our furniture to one family We were very blessed to not only sell all of our furniture to one family, but it was nice that they were also a wonderful Christian couple doing campus ministry for a college in Houston. Safe travels with an expired tag and a car with 213,000 We had purchased our new registration tag for a vehicle like normal, because we knew we were going to be driving our old Honda Accord around until September, but it did not come to us in the mail before we left. So we made it through driving to Idaho, driving around Idaho for three weeks, and down here to California without getting pulled over. It has is a great blessing that our car with 213,000 which creeks...

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