God it’s been so good. I am enthralled with the idea of furthering your kingdom in Boston. I am, with the utmost joy, ready and willing to do what you need me to do in Boston. I gladly lay down my life to be trampled, to be the servant for all. All this so that your kingdom may be built up in Boston.
God, I want to thank you for the privilege of leading boys who eagerly seek fellowship and crave Your wisdom. Multiple opportunities where the boys have opened up and shared the their most intimate thoughts, what have I done to mediate or lead such times? God, I want to thank you for students who were nothing like me in college: nonchalance replaced with enthusiasm, absence replaced with attendance, indifferent expressions replaced happy smiles. God, thank you for blessings that are so undeserved.
God, I want to thank you for the twenty students who partook in our discipleship training. It pleases me, and no doubt You, to see such broken, unqualified people moving in the Spirit to share the Gospel to others. THANK YOU for the fifty people who heard the Gospel message. Please continue on with those who heard until they cherish the precious death and grace. God, be with these disciples and let their lifestyles reflect wholly who You are and what joy there is to find when communing with You.
God, I want to thank you for the fifty students who sought greater things at our spring retreat. Wow. Thank you for the number of Berklee students who came. Lord, this ministry is meant to reach out to all and this retreat shows that Your work is being done in Boston. Thank you for showing me the fruits, encouraging me in my service to You. All the prayers, the confessions, the promises, Lord let them not forget and remember why they did such things: to seek greater things in life with you being the greatest.
God, I want to thank you for the eighteen students You have chosen to go to Cambodia to build Your kingdom. Lord, I was fearful that the number would barely reach ten. Yet, Your work is always being done and I do not why I still find myself confounded by your awesomeness. As I prep with the students, go ahead of us Lord. Be with each individual through their fundraising and spiritual preparation. Bolster us all in times of doubts. Let us unify for Your sake. Let the nation of Cambodia be rocked by our work.
And God, I want to thank you for reminding me how fun this all is. How there is nothing greater than to serve You. Thank you for accepting whatever I can offer. Thank you for allowing me to glimpse Your love. Ministry is fun. Your joy is my joy and that is why it is fun.
"If Christians abandon the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, then having a standard of truth by which all humans are to live their lives would be impossible. Like the son who obeys his father insofar as he agrees with the father’s rules, a Christian would have his own standard of authority because the Bible would be authoritative only when he judged it to be a reliable guide. Simply put, Scripture cannot be demonstrated to be divinely authoritative if the Bible (again, in its original autographs) contained factual errors." - Miller, Lyons
I know that as humans, we like to pick and choose what we really like from the Bible. I am completely guilty. I take one verse and make it justify my sins, arguing that God says its okay. But the Word is God and the God is Word. Everything spoken is from Him and there is no error. It is perfect. If we argue that some parts are wrong or outdated, then the gates are flung open for what’s “right” and “wrong”. What would stop man from saying that this part of the Word is good but this part, I don’t really like so I’m going to say it is of error. God and His Word never went out of style, it’s not old-fashioned. It’s perfect and it’s what we need to live by. ”All scripture is God-breathed” 2 Tim. 3:16 It tells us all we need to know.