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|ESBS prayer room in the ranch house|
So, after 5 years, and a lot of talk about what a good idea it would be...we finally have a prayer room at the ESBS...and I for one am really excited about it. Here's why:
I've been doing this job long enough, and have become sufficiently good at the "mechanics" of running the school that I now clearly run the risk of leaving God completely out of it. On one hand it seems ridiculous to talk about leaving God out of a Bible school, but on the other hand anyone who knows anything about the routine of real life (diapers, bottles, bills, blisters...whatever...) knows that its entirely possible to leave God out of just about anything when you feel like a juggler with 10 balls in the air.
I don't want to chug along running an OK school, living an OK life, having an OK marriage, being an OK dad, simply because I feel like things are...well...OK...so I never sit still and let God in. The challenge for me, and the reason for the prayer room, is to acknowledge the reality that life is about knowing God, and that when we listen we hear...and learn...and our lives head towards those little surprises God reserves for those who don't miss the cues.
I love that about God. That's my favorite part about knowing him really...the surprises...the wild and strange way that he leads us...in ways and towards places so unlike what we would ever intend or imagine. I don't want to miss that any more than I already have.
"I believe that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (psalm 27:14)