We were eating supper when our hearts were uplifted with our toddler’s rendition of “God can do anything.” Our little Kathleen has apparently learned the song from our worship service on Sundays! Yesterday, we were 11 all in all. Before the service began, we passed out invitations to coffee drinkers at Peet’s and grocery shoppers at Safeway. We are still working on remaining documents we need but with liability insurance, we are now permitted under our Use Permit from the City of Milpitas to “go public.” We are now planning ways on how to reach out to the community to bring worshippers to our Lord.
On our own, we know we are sure to fail; but with God, we know nothing is impossible. Saturday night, I received a call from Chaplain Dr. John Murdoch, who not only provided me with needed counsel for my Chaplaincy training but interceded for me and my family and the church work the Lord has entrusted to us. How truly encouraged I was and challenged by this godly man and others like him who take the time out of their busy schedules to let us know of their care and prayers for us! On this note, we continue to thank our Sending Church under the leadership of Pastor Shaw, for their faithful prayers.
In the preaching yesterday, I gave an overview of the book of Exodus but gave particular attention to chapter three. One main principle I prayed to clearly communicate is the fact of God’s certain judgment of sin. In his mercy, before He executes judgment, He provides a warning, giving man the opportunity to repent. Indeed, we are told to “not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7).
Until next time! (I’m now on my way to my 24-hour duty for my chaplain internship :).