Wednesday, April 25, 2007

God Bless

God is so awesome. I do not deserve the good things that He has given me but I am trying to be a good steward of the blessings. I have been so blessed this past week that I have to give God the praise. Let me share just a little about the events of the past week.

First, my friend, Bryan Sanders' grandparents, mother and father came to the school for an Alumni/FMC Conference and of course on the first day, his grandparents wanted to take us out to eat. I knew that I didn't have enough cash to pay for it but they offered so I tagged along. His grandparents are always such a blessing anyway. They have opened up their home to me for many chill weekends when we just want to get away from school.

The next day they offer again and by now I feel it is my duty to say ok, after all, it is very impolite to keep turning down an invitation. Bryan's dad went along with us and we ate at Cheddar's. It was outstanding. Bryan's dad paid for our meal this time. Little did I know that God was not finished yet.

The following Sunday night, Tim Hoover, one of my friends and worship team members called and asked if he could come up. He had something for me. I was surprised to find out it was the cable that I had wanted for about 2 years. It was a 12' Angled Acoustic Guitar Monster cable. They are incredible and they cost around $80 with and included lifetime warranty. About a month or two previous to this occasion, God had really prompted my heart to bless someone with my 21' straight to straight input Acoustic Monster Cable. This cable cost $100, but was a gift from an ex-girlfriend. It was, to my surprise, not as hard to give away as I had thought. I think God was setting me up for a return. Here's the deal, while the 21' cable is awesome, it was a little to long for what I used it for and God knew that I had been wanting a 12' with an angled input, and He supplied the exact cable I wanted, but it doesn't stop here.

So it's Monday, and I am still broke. Not a big deal, I can manage to get by for the next two weeks on the little cash I do have, I just couldn't do any extra spending. I have a meal plan at the school cafeteria and I had bought groceries for some breakfast and dinner so I was set. My roommate, Jesusan do Amaral (Brazil), wanted to know if I wanted to got to a concert. Victor Wooten, a world renown bassist, was going to be headlining at a small theatre in Dallas called "The Granada". The tickets were $20, money that I didn't have and I was prepared to stay in but Jesuan insisted that I come and he paid for my ticket. I tried to dissuade him but he wouldn't budge. The show was amazing and I got to see a concert that I wouldn't normally get the chance.

My friend, Austin, hooked me up with lunch from Applebee's yesterday. It was so good. And today my friend, Bryan, took me to Taco Bueno. I love that place. We also got a chance to have some accountability time, which is always a good thing.

God is so awesome. He knows everything about our needs. He is our provider.

"Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, they victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O Lord, and this is Your kingdom. We adore you as the One who is over all things." - 1 Chronicles 29:11

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Long Time No Blog

Sorry it has been so long, to my(singular) blog reader. I have been swamped with school work trying to get finished with this semester and getting ready for Blackout 2007, the finale, at Springville Camp and Conference Center. I am so excited about summer. I need to be home for a few weeks. I drove home for Easter a few weeks ago. I left on Friday and came back on Sunday. In other words, I drove 20 hours to spend 36 hours at home, but it was worth it. I got to see my family and relax for a few minutes, only enough to make me want more relaxation. Sorry to cut is short but I have to read my book for Personal Discipleship. God Bless,

In His grip,