My hope is to find work in my field, in the area that I have studied for about six years. I am not going to give up and I am not going to quit. I pray that I will find work soon. It would be great if I could find work here but I do not see that happening. Maybe I am wrong. I don’t know where I want to go to worship. I go to Columbia After Dark most Monday nights. I have been invited to a ministry on Tuesday nights and one Tuesday night a month I will most likely go to Metro at First Baptist Church – Columbia. Wednesday is still to be decided. I go to Ignite on Thursday nights. Friday nights I go to House Church. Not that there’s only one house church but there’s no official name for it. There’s also, sometimes, prayer night with Ignite on Friday nights. Saturdays, Twice a month, is the dance with Columbia After Dark. I have other things that I will be doing on the weekends in the near future like helping people with short film productions and workshops with the South Carolina Film Commission. I have gone to Trinity Baptist Church one Sunday morning. I would like to go there one more time because I feel like going there one more time. After that I do not know. Maybe I will go to Trinity Baptist Church, or maybe I will go to Green Hill Baptist Church. Maybe I will just go to Green Hill Baptist and pray for that place of worship. I know that Green Hill Baptist and all of the churches in the world need so much prayer. Prayer that the church will get away from tradition of man and get back to where it started from. We need to go back to the Word of God and to simple worship and prayer. Worship where Christ (God) is our focus. We need to show how we are different from cults. We need to show God’s love and compassion fro the world and we need to rebuke those among us who preach hate… Finally, brothers, pray for us that the Lord’s message may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you, 2 and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not all have faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful; He will strengthen and guard you from the evil one. 4 We have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do what we command. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts to God’s love and Christ’s endurance. 2 Thess 3:1-5 (HCSB) Jesus Prays for His Disciples 6 I have revealed Your name to the men You gave Me from the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. 7 Now they know that all things You have given to Me are from You, 8 because the words that You gave Me, I have given them. They have received them and have known for certain that I came from You. They have believed that You sent Me. 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world but for those You have given Me, because they are Yours. 10 Everything I have is Yours, and everything You have is Mine, and I have been glorified in them. 11 I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, protect them by Your name that You have given Me, so that they may be one as We are one. 12 While I was with them, I was protecting them by Your name that You have given Me. I guarded them and not one of them is lost, except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture may be fulfilled. 13 Now I am coming to You, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have My joy completed in them. 14 I have given them Your word. The world hated them because they are not of the world, as I am not of the world. 15 I am not praying that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 I sanctify Myself for them, so they also may be sanctified by the truth. Jesus Prays for All Believers 20 I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in Me through their message. 21 May they all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. May they also be one in Us, so the world may believe You sent Me. 22 I have given them the glory You have given Me. May they be one as We are one. 23 I am in them and You are in Me. May they be made completely one, so the world may know You have sent Me and have loved them as You have loved Me. 24 Father, I desire those You have given Me to be with Me where I am. Then they will see My glory, which You have given Me because You loved Me before the world’s foundation. 25 Righteous Father! The world has not known You. However, I have known You, and these have known that You sent Me. 26 I made Your name known to them and will make it known, so the love You have loved Me with may be in them and I may be in them. John 17:6-26 (HCSB)
Happy Easter! Today, and everyday, is a day to remember the risen Savior. The dance was great last night, but I was so tired this morning that I went no where. The couple that goes to Green Hill Baptist Church that were so convicted about what I wrote are no longer friends of mine on Facebook. It makes me sad that they are not willing to change, but only God can change hearts. I cannot change what I believe just to please anyone person. All I can do is wipe the dust from my feet and move on. I have nothing personal against this couple. I am trying to be more bold and not just say or write something just to appear to be something. If I write it I believe it and not only do I believe it but I am being convicted of it myself. I only want change and change is not going to happen if no one speaks up against the lies of the evil one. I think I will work on my TV script now. I hope to finish the first complete rough draft soon. After that I will get input from people that I know. Then, I will polish the script until it is as close to perfect as I can get it. My goal is not to point out the sin in others but to be convicted about the sin in me, so that God may work in me for change and from this change may true redemption come. For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps. 22 He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth; 23 when He was reviled, He did not revile in return; when He was suffering, He did not threaten but entrusted Himself to the One who judges justly. 24 He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that, having died to sins, we might live for righteousness; you have been healed by His wounds. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but you have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. 1 Peter 2:21-25 (HCSB)
The dance was great. It’s fun to dance and just have fun without the pressure. I mean since there’s no one close to my age there I don’t have the pressure of meeting someone I am interested in, though it would be nice to meet someone. I don’t know if I am going anywhere to worship in the morning. I really don’t think I will feel like walking anywhere. I don’t think anyone really wants me to go to their worship services. Otherwise I would have invitations to go somewhere tomorrow. Maybe I should give up on the Sunday morning, organized religion, thing since I would have to walk to get there. I don’t know. I am just trying to figure things out. I need to decide what to do with my life. Should I stay here? How do I get work in my field? What do I do about my debt? I have so many questions, but no answers. I need prayer so much.