Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Learning New Stuff

Work has been an interesting mix of things. The other day a dentist came over from a few offices away and told us that her internet had died for one room in her office. Little did we know what we were getting ourselves into. We ended up spending like three hours testing cables with sound testers, cutting ethernet cables and putting on new ends, making ethernet wall jacks, going up in the rafters and following the cable, etc. It was really quite fun... other than the fact that we never got it to work. haha We got some stuff to work, but not all of it. The only thing I can think of is that the wire got cut somewhere that we can't see. It's just weird. I had to work in LA today... it's always nice to see people happy with the work we do. It has been a blessed few days at work.

I am still waiting to hear the results of the interview from last Friday. If you all wouldn't mind praying for that, I would greatly appreciate it. I finished my applying process for grad school (yay!). Lord willing, I will start on March 30th! There are a few other opportunities coming up... and I really need His direction and guidance in these things. Without Him, I am nothing... and I'm not just saying that. I have seen enough of me to know that when things are left up to me, I make a mess. Please pray that His ways would be clear and that I would follow in His ways. I read Romans 8 today... and I think I'm going to read it again tomorrow. It is just so filled with content. Verses 5-10 really stuck out to me.
For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you but if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.

This passage is really practical for me in that I can quickly gauge where my focus is by the things I think about. If my thoughts are centered on Him, I am probably living according to the Spirit, but if my mind is set on selfish things, I am obviously not living for the fame of God! In fact, it is impossible for me to please God if I am busy pleasing myself. It is such an incredible blessing that He would indwell me and enable me to live righteously. I want to be dead to sin and alive to Him.

1 comment:

Sophie said...

I'm praying! :)