Sac Town is a pretty cool place. The area where I am located used to be rice fields some 8 years ago, now it is a busy road with grocery stores, little restaurants, fast food, Barns & Noble, Target, a movie theater, schools and tones of over priced new homes and condos! What a great place to plant a church! The church meets in a high school that makes any mid western want to drop out of college and go back to high school. It is your California school, open air, big windows for sunlight, really cool lay outs, everything. The school we meet at is almost the ideal set up for a church. Its foyer is large enough to hold the same amount if not more people than that auditorium. We have lights built in, and a sweet stage and great theater seating. There are a few set backs, like storing the equipment but the school is only about half way to its maximum capacity so there is a lot of storage room and the school works very well with us.
The staff here is amazing! They like each other, they get along really well, they are honest and do everything as a team. It is a great place to be. Everyday things are getting better. I’m learning more about the staff and am able to interact with them more and more on a personal level. I have to fight tendencies to keep to myself in a new setting. Last night I was reading 2 Corinthians 1:21 and Paul says something like it is God who makes us stand firm in Christ. That got me thinking about all the things that come with standing with Christ, and about the whole Christian life. When we align ourselves with Christ we are teaming up with him, His Father and His Spirit. In 2 Timothy 1:7 we learn that with the Spirit comes power and love and self-discipline. Applying those truths to this experience will help me to become the person God has called me to be. And God will help me stand firm in these truths, and in His Son. I hope this encourages you today, to remember that God is on your side, that he wants what is best for you.
Oh yeah I’m going to Lake Tahoe this weekend! Look for photos next week.