Surviving On You

Today was incredible.  The day started out with a call from God.  Literally.

I didn’t set my alarm, for some strange reason… and God calls my dorm at 8:55.  I look up at my clock and I jump out of bed and run to the Student Center.  How do I know that it was God?  Cause, it only rang once, and it wasn’t for benji, cause, he was in the middle of a final exam.  It was definitely God.  I know it was.  Thanks God, You saved my butt.  Cause, if it wasn’t for Him, I would have been snoozing thru my first prayer meeting of the day…  Dang son…

So, i haul booty over there… and no one’s there.  …  Intersting.  Some servants of Gideon were there handing out from nkjv bibles, so i got one.  cool, but, then, I was like… man, God, this is one big joke, You got me good… but, of course, I see Su walking down the path of skiles, and man, I knew that I could count on her.  So, she comes, and we decide to sit out on one of the benches in the grass area on skiles walkway.  We are on the bench near skiles, under the huge trees… it was absolultely gorgeous this morning.  Truly incredible… we sat and chilled, and eventually tim came, and then ronald.  we sat there, all 4, on the pine needles and prayed.  That was so dope.  I led it well.  I actually did a good job.  I just facilitated us and had each one of them close the prayers.  I would say that we lifted about… 10-12 prayers up to You God, and I know that You heard them.  God, my God, they reached You…  Thanks for listening…    Su ended the prayer about our ‘significant others’ and i tried to listen to her, but, God, she was so quiet cause she wasn’t feeling well, but, God… dang…. i wanted to hear her prayer for that.  Later tonight, Tim told me that she really closed that prayer well, but he couldn’t remember what she said… only that it was good… darn.

So, after that we sat around.  We prayed for almost 90 minutes.  :)  Su had memorized Psalm 148 the other night.  How dedicated and mature she is!!!  I mean, when she could have been studying at the library, she instead spent the evening memorizing another psalm.  God, she is so out of my league.  It is as follows…

Psalm 148

1 Praise the Lord . 

Praise the Lord from the heavens,

praise him in the heights above.

2 Praise him, all his angels,

praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

3 Praise him, sun and moon,

praise him, all you shining stars.

4 Praise him, you highest heavens

and you waters above the skies.

5 Let them praise the name of the Lord ,

for he commanded and they were created.

6 He set them in place for ever and ever;

he gave a decree that will never pass away.

7 Praise the Lord from the earth,

you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds,

stormy winds that do his bidding,

9 you mountains and all hills,

fruit trees and all cedars,

10 wild animals and all cattle,

small creatures and flying birds,

11 kings of the earth and all nations,

you princes and all rulers on earth,

12 young men and maidens,

old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord ,

for his name alone is exalted;

his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.

14 He has raised up for his people a horn, 

the praise of all his saints,

of Israel, the people close to his heart.

Praise the Lord .

I think my favorite line here is verse 3 and 4, which says:

Praise Him, sun and moon,
Praise Him, all you shining stars.
Praise Him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the skies.

I told this to su and she was like ‘me too.’…  :)  I like this psalm because it is like a song and rhymes.. and i just realized that it says “waters above the skies.”  …  That is so cool.

But, yeah, Su Won Kim is my hero.  I… she…  God…  She just motivates me so much.

After that beautiful prayer meeting, Su, Tim and I went to the Student center where we shared a meal and chilled until 1:30… we were there for like 3+ hours… but, that was so cool, just chilling with Tim and Su.  It was really cool to see Su speak to tim and be as blunt as I am on some issues.  Sort of like witnessing to him as a sister.  That excited me so much.  God, my God, she is such an awesome woman of You.  It makes me tear Lord to know that a man that is so much better than me is going to marry such a beautiful woman.  He’s a very fortunate man.  *sigh*.  But,  yeah, so we just chilled.  It was one of the best times I’ve had with Su… for some strange reason.  We were sharing the love of You with Tim, both, together, for the first time.  That was neat. 

Eventually, I had to leave and go see the doctor for my shots for bosnia.  I walked in there and got immediately sick.  I remember my times in the health center last year, nearly passing out and unable to support my own head as i sat there waiting for help…  God, i felt this pressure in my chest and I started feeling sick again… God, I dislike hospitals…  So, i eventually got to talk with a physician, and called mammy, and decided taht I ddint’ need any shots… i had gotten them all already… except the rabbies shot which would have cost me 600 dollars…!  what a deal.  So i left without a scratch.  Thank goodness. 

I headed back.  I remembered that I had a final exam at 2:50.  For the strangest reason, I was feeling great.  I didn’t mind the fact that I had a test in 40 minutes.  I felt at ease with the world.  God, it’s all because of You and the peace of mind that You bring me.  I went near skiles and sat under skiles, under some Japanese cherry trees…?  is taht what they are?  they were blossoming in grandeur, all white and stuff, with bees getting the nectar.  It reminded me of when I was young and when I was in NJ, just examining the bubble bees as they went from flower to flower.  I wanted a big magnifying glass to look up at them and just study them.  No matter how old I get I realize that I am still a child at heart.  Still curious of the littliest things… and always inquisitive.  Lord God, have me never change as a child of You.  I wanna be like this forever.  Where I am just so in love with You.

God, i felt so at ease… just sitting there…  I lifted to You my other prayer requests that were personal, and then, i went over my review sheet.  God, my God, how in the world would I live without You?  I would worry every single second of my day, I would seek other things, I would not feel joy and peace in my life.  God, my God.  Thank You.  Today was a culmination of all this breaking and You just restoring me…  ANd God, it feels great.

I went and took my test.  It was so boring.  I really dont’ care how well I did, but, I know that I did better than all the other tests i took in her class.  Tight.

I left and talked to mammy on the phone.  Jessica got a 1340 on her SAT’s…!  On her first try!  God!  She is so bright!  I knew that thomas and debbie and jessica are smarter than me, but, man, this is just the first solid proof that I have.  I got a 1010 the first time i took it.  Man, I was stupid.  Jessica, you are truly blessed.  keep it up.  I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!!  *muah!*  I love you jessica!!!  Here’s mammy’s letter explaining what’s up…

Jeff, Jess scored 1340, on her first try, too!  Gotta look again, but I think it was 680 math, 660 verbal.  Most interesting that our five pumpkinheads have such similar levels of brain cells.  Must’ve been the bottles of milk we let them have until they were weaned straight to Coca-Cola?  Whatever…. Her SAT II’s  (US History and Biology) are scheduled for this Saturday at Bolles.  If she hadn’t called to see what her SAT scores were this morning, I wouldn’t have noticed this because it WASN’T recorded in my calendar yet!!!   Ouch.  Only conflict is if I’m needed to drive Thomas to Shands for OA service day, which I won’t do as this takes priority and she’s not good at getting rides with others.  I’ll see if Thomas can ride with someone else. Peter is hoping to come home Thursday night–already completed two exams, four to go–in which case he could drive up to Atlanta Friday and split up the drive that way, coming home Saturday morning (or Friday late?).  He just called to say he’s accepted the Visty-kon offer, which should work out real well for him this summer. Love,Carol/Mammy

I called tim and headed down to my dorm.  He would pick me up at 6 to go work out.

I went back, and took a nap.  God, I was so tired.  From running around and stuff.   I forgot to power nap, so when Tim called, I felt so freakin’ groggy.  But, interestingly enough, i had waken up 3 seconds before he called.  cool.  It felt so good, with the window open 3 inches from my face and hearing the world outside and the sun shining and the wind blowing my face… God, what bliss it is to live in Your world…  What a gift.

I got up and we hopped over to LA Fitness, where we did all arms and had a really quick workout.  It was good.  I talked to tim more about the relationship gig that I had talked about the day before.  Told him about its power and stuff.  Yeah, that was good.

We then headed back, I got a shower and then did my hair, and the cool thing is, that my hair today looked cool. 

:)

We headed out to go eat at this really nice Korean Restaurant beyond Buford.  There tim and I shared a really good meal and had another good fellowship.  I am really thankful for his friendship Lord.  He doesnt’ realize it, or accept it, but, Lord, my God, he has helped me more than he can possibly imagine.  Lord, God, You could have choosen anyone to guide and help him learn more about You.  You could have picked someone more worthy to love him and befriend him. Lord, I didn’t have to be the one, but You wanted me to do it.  You picked me.  Lord, I feel so honored.  Thank You Lord so much for this opportunity to love him and be his friend.  I have learned so much and have gained a valuable friendship in the process.  God, it didn’t have to be me, but it is.  God, thank You for having me grow in You more thru this relationship and really witness awesome growth in a fellow brother.  You are doing some mighty things in his life Lord.  And I am blessed to share such an intimate part in it.  God, thank You.  You have proven to me that You answer my prayers.  Lord God, I have been praying about him for a long time.  He is coming around.  God, its incredible.  It’s all You, and thank You for using me.

So, we had a good dinner.  :)  Period.  It would be the last one for 72 hours anyways…

SO we headed out to Starbucks to get some coffee and then headed to the library.  I did my devotional and then went to go study.  Here’s my devotional for the night…

Revelation 1:8

‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is, and who was, and

who is to come, the Almighty.’

I decided to read over revelations because of a couple things today.  First,

it seems that I have at least identified a couple new routes or paths that i

must take in order to come to the Lord more fully.  Also, I am ending a 
chapter here in my life called ‘my sophomore year.’  What better way than to

meditate upon the True Beginning and End?  Also, I was talking with Tim Hur 
about the 2nd coming and how it’s going to be awesome.  I can’t wait.  We 
just discussed how the dead will be raised and how that is going to be one 
incredible sight to see.  Yet, even after that, I walked into the library 
after being dropped off by tim and I struck up a conversation with Nick, the

security guard.  Of all things, he was reading a sermon on Revelations.  How

strange I thought.  So, Nick and I started talking about the end and how 
people don’t really choose to read revelation or genesis, just th emiddle 
stuff.  I found this to be really true of myself as well.  I am guilty of 
reading what I want to read sometimes, an dnot what I should be reading.  So

unhealthy.

I really like this saying, the ‘alpha and omega’.  i can’t help thinking of 
this video game, one of my all time favorites.  Unreal Tournament.  Man, 
that game is so good.  If I had a good rig and a decent processor, a gig of 
virtual mem, and a geForce5 or whatever, man, I would instantly install that

and boot up the regular version and the realism one…  Tactical ops was it?

   man, so good.  Anyways, there is this final boss in the game, who, by the 
way, is one bad $!^$#%!~!!!  I mean, this guy is so good, infact, the coders

made this guy too dang good.  I can only beat him on, well, i forget the 
difficulty level, but, the hardest difficulty is called ‘godlike’… and 
man, this last boss, who’s name is XAN, is one bad mamma jamma.  One o fth 
ethings he says when he roasts your butt is “I am the Alpha and Omega”.  
Anyways, that’s what I think about, and i couldn’t help paralelling that 
trivial game to what is really gonna come.  When the Lord Jesus Christ makes

His appearance known, he’s gonna say exactly what XAN says, except, He’ll 
mean it, and we’ll be pooping in our pants because of it.  He will truly 
‘roast’ us, and will kick so much @$$ that man, I dunno. its gonna be mad 
crazy.  But, I guess that’s where the parellel ends.  No rocket launcher up 
my butt, not anything like that, and, besides, God is a good God,  Xan is 
just a pain…  God will redeem us.  God will save us.  Jesus Christ will 
have us be sitting with Him in all His glory.  I just wanna make sure that 
I’m on the winning team, and I think that’s the key.  The White Horse!!!  
Remember the White Horse!  When the Lord Jesus Christ hands us the reins of 
a magnificent steed and says, “My son, well done my good and faithful 
servant…”   That will be the day.  That will be the day.  He will ask us 
to ride off in a trail of blazing glory, and the rest, as they say, is 
history.  Let us make sure that this is what will come!  Let us make sure 
that when the ‘alpha and omega’ is called, we will be with Him in the Omega.

   Seek to do our part here on earth, beating satan with whatever weaponry we

have here on earth.  His Word.  His Word.  We need no rocket launcher or 
BFG…  (man, that gun was so good…) we just need His Word.

Later.  peace be with you.

A fellow traveler,
 John

— 

Saw su and sarah lee from state.  I went to the 4th floor and studied.  and then, at 12, I went to go pray with Tim.

Why?

Cause, for the next 72 hours, we are fasting.  That’s huge.  I don’t think there is much to say about this, cause, Lord, I prayed with tim about it.  I just prayed that You be with us Lord, and have this hunger that we feel be hunger for You.  If we only ask, You will fill us with Your Love and Spirit, enough so taht we do not feel the pain.  God, be with us, guide us, teach us, and carry us thru this time and trial.  We can do it, cause You are with us.  Thank You for tim and his dedication to it.  We can do this Lord.  Even during finals week…

ANd, that was that.  I walked back and now I’m here.  I didn’t wanan write anything,b ut, Lord, I had too.  SO much on my mind.  So happy to be in Your Grace and Love, and I had to bust this out…

Here are my fellow brothers’ deovtionals…  And two of Ti’ms I guess…


This was his for  sunday night i guess…

John,

What a day. Interesting how God tends to teach you things through differnet
people.. I learned a lot through Kyong, and Eric, interestingly enough, they
taught me the same thing, 2 different ways. It’s so cool sometimes to see this
at work.  I mean, it’ll be a hard thing to comprehehnd. Ahh, I fight the thought
of what they told me.. The things you guys say.. SHUT ME UP sometimes.. it’s
like.. Uh…. Um.. Er…. Crap.

Just got off the IM with you. I dont sound like ur ex ex ex anything. loser. but
you do bring up an important point… girls are intrinsicaly appealed to guys
with a lot of faith.. i have never thought of that.. sheesh, interesting.. what
a motivation… that if i keep developing my faith, that girls will flock on to
me? (can you see me smiling?? hahahha) but i guess that’s not my motive, but it
sure as heck is an inspiration. It’s a secret, right? Friendships are so hard to
come across by, and I’m so freakin happy to have you as my friend.. Gosh, I hope
someday that someone will say the same about me…

Anywya, my devotional for today.:

God.

God. You put me on this Earth for some odd reason, and I’m trying so hard to
find it. Why do you make it so hard to find my correct path in life? Why do you
make it so hard to find my friends, and always teach me stuff the hard way…
But you told Eric today to tell me to read Luke 12:22-34 today… And it’s
something I alas struggle with so much.. You talk about worry. If I have you, i
should be able to stand strong, that I shoudln’t worry about what life swings at
me… I remember one of my first talks with my brother John.. he mentioned this
passage, and I completely forgot about it. Through you I shouldnt be afraid, I
am part of a flock, and You have promised me eternal joy and goodness if I do
so. AHhhhhh it’s not so easy to give up everything caue I’m so happy where I am
now. It’s you who has given me all these blessings, and yet, I can’t give them
back.. Arg.. how stubborn I can be sometimes.

I’m on the verge of tears today. The library is not a place I should be. I never
end up studying. But you are a God who’s fair, and whatever comes, you’ll help
me prepare. I should have been studying, Kyong should have been doing her essay,
john should have been reading about … about … yet… you tell us not to
worry, and not to be stressed out by something so stupid as school. stupid
stupid stupid. i definatly get stressed about everything, and it’s calming to
know, i shodulnt worry.

You also say that “Life is more than
food”……………………………………………………………. you
wanted me to read that, huh?? To prepare me for Tuesday – Thursday.. I’m so
scared to be broken … Thursday will be hellish for me. Thursday will be so
hard for me, this fasting will be so freakin hard for me.. please help. Not only
me, but my brother John who has stepped up to the challenge and is going through
it with me. Bless his courage, and help us sustain ourselves through your word,
not our physical food. I’m confindent in you that You’ll work wonders through
both of us.

Like you said, Do not worry about life…

Your not exactly faithful, but trying servant.

da-IL

John, I’m so encouraged now… Not that that’s my motive, but it sure as heck is
an inspiration to my walk. Thanks for letting me on the secret.


Tim Da-IL Hur

and…

John,

I just wanted to thank you for today; I had one of the best times of my life. I
have to admit that I don’t get along with many people, but I sure as *hell* had
fun today. Fellowship with my fellow brothers and sisters who are so strong in
their faith is so exciting, and I can’t wait till I grow one day so that I could
mentor the same some day. I’ve learned so much about relationships.. with other
men and women, and I’m so excited to know that if I wait, I’ll receive.

Um.. in a couple of hours, our fasting will start. I just ask that you help me
through, that I won’t lose focus on why I’m doing this, and I hope my body won’t
give up on me.. I dont wanna be sent to the hospital or anything, you know?
Intersting times. I’m so freakin scared dude, so freakin scared I’ll  be broken
so much. Interesting times.

Here’s my devotional for today. I asked Sue Hong to help me find a passage in
which I won’t lose focus on what God has in store for me.  She recommended for
me Phillipians 1: 3-11, something about how Paul never lost focus on God’s will
when in jail. So, here I read.

God,

Haha, sometimes I think it’s funny how I start my letters to you. Not “dear
—-” but, just God. It’s so simple and so confusing at sometimes, and I think
it’s really cool how you work through me. I just wanted to give a simple thanks
for my brother John and my sister Su today, cause, well, fellowship was so
awesome today. Although I did get very limited sleep, you gave me enough
strength that I woke up early to take my morning exam, and gave me enough time
to finish, then start the day with prayer. Lord you of all people know that I
dont pray enough, and by golly, if I can start and end my day in prayer with
you, it makes me feel so freakin happy and it just feels great. G R E A T.
Sometimes I wonder what I’d do if I didn’t have you in my life. You’re purifying
my life, molding me into something better and … it’s Great.

You told Sue to tell me to read Philippians. I just couldn’t discern what you
wanted me to read, but I did have an idea, so you gave me the nudge through Sue.
Bless her too. Paul says that he’s always so thankful, so peaceful, and so
joyful that he gets to work for your will, despite the fact that he’s in jail
and I think it’s awesome that he dosen’t lose focus. I ask that you give me that
kind of focus on what I do; it’s so hard for me to pay attention sometimes, and
I ask that you give me help through this hellish week. Through the fasting,
through the prayer meetings, through LIFE in general, please please please
father, God.. dont let me lose focus on you. Dont’ abondon me when This week
I’ll need you soooooooooooo much. Please use me, please help me, please be with
me (and my brother John who’s going through the same, if not more).

Let me not forget to thank you, give you thanksgiving.. and give you the total
credit you deserve. That you deserve. What an awesome week it’s going to be for
all of us, including me. Help me to realize that we’re all just working for your
glory, and someday soon, I TOO CAN USE THE GOD CARD 24/7!! :)

You have blessed this day, and my future. And, for my future wife, whoever it
may be in store for me,  I ask that you bless her day too, and be with her.

I can’t wait to meet her.

John, muchas gracias for your day again. Thanks thanks.


Tim Da-IL Hur

and…  Teaha’s…

It’s about 4 in the afternoon here. I’ve been reading one of C. S. Lewis book,
Miracle, but
then I realized it’s really not an appropriate book to do it with, so I’m
reading 1 Kings right
now.
Perhaps if I started from 1 or 2 Samuel, then I wouldn’t have noticed from
gradual
progression of the history, but 1 Kings start with David so infirm in his old
age, he
couldn’t even keep himself warm apart from the warmth of a young woman attending
him.
Usually, when I picture David, he’s a valiant warrior, absolutely fearless for
God. I
remember him for his defeat of Goliath, for his friendship with Jonathan and his
days in
the desert running from Saul. I remember him for Psalms he wrote. When you
suddenly
catch him in this helpless state, it’s frankly a shock. That all good things
must come to
an end, at least in this life, is something that I need to be prepared for. If
you think about
it, every man on earth is running to death the moment he is born. What path we
decide to
run on is the only choice we have. I think it is worth noting that in his last
moments of his
life, David sees to it that Solomon is made king after him as the Lord decreed
it.
If you really think about it, this was a dangerous thing. Joab, in charge of
David’s whole
army, along with all princes and more on Adonijah’s side, was in support of
Adonijah.
History of Joab testifies to his military strength and cruelty. Yet, David shows
no fear and
wisely instructs on what to do to make Solomon king. As was said of the early
church, a
decree of God cannot be broken. When Adonijah seemed formidable, his support
crumbled all too easily in the face of God’s order.
This is pretty much it. I’ve only received one QT each from Todd and Brian, and
none
from John. Could you make sure it is sent to my gt account? Thanks.
I have something I need to share with you guys, but I would rather do it in
person when I
get back after the summer. Just something I don’t really want to share over the
email, but
at least wanted to let you know that it’s coming.

Taeha

and…  Petakun’s…

so jess got a 1340 eh?  thats spanking awesome!  i tihnk… in terms of this world… and our family i’m the dumbest.  puahahahha!  but not that it really matters, i mean, Gods work is the most important ne?  i guess thats the rationale that i’m putting on it, but its all good.  … haha. i just watched yuna sneak into my backpack and is peeking out of it… haha so cute!!! ahhhh she just attacked my feet.  she so sneaky!  well i took my first exam last night and guess wut?  i thought it was my only one today.  i woke up around 10:30 today and looked at my schedule.. oops… looks like i was wrong. i had my other Info sci exam today at 10… i was 30 minutes late… i bounced outta here so fast it was sickening and drove to class.  got there and had about an hour to take the test… i did aight… but i ain’t gettin an A in the class no more.  man. talk about your rough finishes for a class… i was doing well in that class too, but oh wells.  its gone now, no more studying for htat junk… haha, its outta the way.  … oh wells. went to the gym today.  had a nice long shower as usual, and rode home… i am really a bum.  but wut can i say. ‘m outta here in a few days. gunna bounce and pick ur woaday up.  i think i maybe up there this friday so u know… off the heazy!?  haha  anyhooo todays devotiaonal is Philippians 2: 4:11Philippians 2:4-11
4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
its about how we should remember Jesus name. period.  we dont say his name enough. and we have to remember that His name is above all else.  my devotional brings up the question of “who of my friends know wut i think about jesus?”  – i think all my friends know wut i think. but still… how many times to i say the name “JESUS” during a week?  not as much as i say like “poop” or something… which is a bad example. but i really should be using his name more i guess.  .. well i don’t really guess… i SHOULD.  maybe i can make it something i can do to increase my walk with Him.  say His name more.  not too much deep thought into this devotional, maybe i just can’t concentrate, but then again, i really have nothing better to do.  i need to start reading more books.  mmm i think i’ll pick one up.  i’m out for now paycep

and… Todd’s…

romans 11.17-21

17If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive
shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing
sap from the olive root, 18do not boast over those branches. If you do,
consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19You
will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.”
20Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by
faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. 21For if God did not spare the
natural branches, he will not spare you either.

arrogance.. something i definitely struggle with.. and i think a lot of us do..
shoot, we all do, lets face it.. anytime any one of us has said something about
the spiritual “immaturity” of someone else, its a sign of arrogance.. listen to
what paul says, “do not be arrogant, but be afraid.”  we are where we are
because of Him alone, we cannot even take ANY credit.. and to say that someone
else is less spiritually mature has less to do with them and more to do with
where God has them.. God has everyone on the perfect tract to glorify Him the
most.. “if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you
either.”  i love what paul is saying, because he perfectly integrates
everything from the entire Bible into romans it feels like.. fear of God is not
some respectful thing necessarily.. its fear!  wed all do better to be more
afraid of what God can do.. paul finds nothing wrong with the motivation of
fear, and the more i sin the more i know that a healthy fear of God would guard
against such drifting..

peace
t

and… Brians…

I took my first finals today…

But because I spent whole day and night at college of computing, I did not get a chance to do my qt.

It’s crazy how foolish I can get. I mean I just spent so many hours studying and took two of my very important finals without even considering to do my devotion in the mean time.

I don’t know. I guess that just shows how far my heart is away from God in terms of trusting him first before leaning on my own strength.

I read Psalm 54 today.

As you guys know, psalm is full of tales of agony of enemy pressing onto the author. Whenever one read such psalms, things that are repeatedly mentioned are how God will help the author and he is the only sustainer.


”4 Surely God is my help;
the Lord is the one who sustains me. â€œ

I think I just grew up enforcing the schema that I am the sole master of future even though

The Word just flat out states that God is my help and he is the one who sustains me. I don’t even know why that is such a hard concept for me to grasp and put it into my own life.

Good luck in your finals john

brian

and…  Teaha’s for today…

Ye shall fear every man his mother and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am
the LORD
your God. Lev. 19:3
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Eph. 6:1

I’ve been looking through this passage today. I keep coming back to this
passage, for
some reason. Last night, my dad and I were talking about what path I should take
after
graduation. He talked about how it’s fine with him if I decided to become a
pastor, a
missionary, a theology professor. But, he also wanted me to take couple years as
an
engineer before I move on. At first I really thought it would be a waste of
time, delaying
where I need to get to, but he had many good points including how that would
make my
ministry more effective. Then I realized this one important fact, that if God
places
someone over me, then I think there is wisdom of God coming from that
relationship and
submission. God wouldn’t ask me to do something that would jeopardize my
relationship
with Him.
I just accepted my position as a Sunday Bible study leader. I have no idea what
I want to
focus on, or I’m not even sure if I want to confine myself to one particular
subject, but we
will see.

Taeha

and…

thats’ about it… woosh…

God, my God, so many qt’s… i absolutely delight in them…

And… here is the leadership team thus far!!!

* indicates team leader

1a) tech outreach & transportation – empty
1b) emory outreach & transportation – empty
1c) uga outreach & transportation – sue hong*
2) welcoming team – andrew chun* and rala yi
3) special events team – binna yi* and jen cho
4) website & communications team – helen yi*
5) sunday small group leaders – pastor grace, taeha, (john saddington – possibly) – format for sunday small groups still needs to be discussed
6) international students ministry – su kim*
7) community service ministry – empty
8) drama team – john saddington*, enoch chang and sarah lee

responsibilities of team leaders:
1) attend business meeting once a month
2) attend training/team building meeting once a month
3) recruit for your team/ministry, motivate and guide the members – this will most likely require additional monthly meetings with you and your team/ministry members

if you are unable or unwilling to meet the above responsibilities as a team leader, please REPLY to me asap.

please also REPLY to me to let me know whether or not you are accepting the above position – whether you are a leader or a team member.

once i receive all replies, i will send out an e-mail announcement to our entire acg list.

also, all team leaders – please let me know your summer plans:
– dates you will be in atlanta/ dates you are leaving/returning
– what you will be doing for this summer — even if you’ve already told me verbally

YOUR TERM WILL BEGIN THIS SATURDAY, MAY 3.
i will schedule our first meeting based on everyone’s summer schedule.  so please email them to me promptly.

let me know if you have questions,
pg

Cool.  I’m the leader of the drama team, but not sure about the small group…  Hmm…  I just emailed her back about it…

Cool.

Now, I’m off to study some more… and I guess…  get some sleepy…

thanks God for such a great night…  it’s been awesome.  I love You so much.

Thus begins the journey of surviving on You…