Thursday, July 24, 2014

Reckless self-indulgence and bondage to sinful passions are simply not what God intended for human beings. Such behavior has much more in common with a dog than it does with God's design for us. When we indulge ungodly passions, it is as if we were sub-human, licking our own vomit or eating our own feces. These actions might be acceptable in dogs, but they are shameful and disgusting for people created in God's image. So it is when we are controlled by our ungodly desires. We were created for something much more noble than eating feces. We were created to have passions that are directed to the glory of God.
 -Edward T. Welch, from his book "Addictions: A Banquet in The Grave" (pg. 219)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Is summer break really over halfway over?

It's hard to believe that we're already this far into the summer. It feels like it has gone by so fast...I have to be back on campus by August 23rd...crazy, right?

I have mixed emotions about going back to school in a little over a month...

I want to go back because:
1. I'm going to see my girlfriend.
2. It's my last year.
3. I'm excited to see other friends.
4. Continued teaching from God's Word.
5. To see how the new partnership with "The Southern Theological Seminary" is going to affect things at school.
6. Continued discipleship from the faculty.
7. I'm going to see my girlfriend.

I don't want to go back because:
1. I want to continue to work full time at my church.


But God is good...I need to trust His plan is perfect in ALL things...live in the moment, for His glory...not looking so forward to the future that I forget what God has for me in the here and now...