So a new chapter, if you will, is being lived out in my life. This is a chapter that I have been waiting for since this past spring. I can remember the conversations with the godly men in my life concerning the future of my ministry. Conversations about where I would go to seminary, when I would make the move, and how all of this would happen. I can remember the prayers for clarity and direction concerning the will of God for my life. It has been a long but growing process. I had received clear direction as to where the Lord wanted me to spend the next several years of my life to prepare for ministry. That place was The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
In preparing for seminary, I spent about 7-8 months at home with my family to save up and to finish my degree at Southeastern Bible College. I have completed all my coursework at SEBC and following that time I have been spending a lot of time in 1 Peter. This book even from the beginning has been a fountain of encouragement and conviction; from God's great mercy and power in salvation (1 Pet. 1:3-5) and to the fact that although I can not see Him I love and believe in Him with inexpressible joy (1 Pet. 1:8-9). More than anything God has been calling me to be holy as He is holy (1 Pet. 1:15-16) and that I am to live to the standard that I preach/call others to live (1 Pet. 1:17).
Thankfully, three days ago I moved from my home in Corner, AL to the snow covered city of Louisville, KY. The city is beautiful! I live in a single-dorm on campus in a very cool/historic part of town. This part of town just looks expensive. Yesterday I secured my job at a Neighborhood Market Wal-Mart store 3 miles from campus, which is a huge praise report! I start this Saturday and my boss is an Alabama fan....Can I hear a little Roll Tide???
Anyways, I am settling into my dorm and the school. I have only met a few people, but I'm sure that will change soon. Hopefully I will not have to eat lunch in the cafeteria by myself again :( I'm praying that I will be a good steward of the tremendous opportunity that I have been given to study here!
Joke of the Day: The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.
Peace, Love, and Roll Tides!