Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
Yesterday was just that! Every now and then you have one of those days where everything seems to go smoothly. You get everything done that you wanted to and it all just falls into place.
First of all, we went to the warehouse to bag food, only to be told that we did so much the day before we didn't need to do it. We decided to go to the store and get all the stuff we needed for last night. We were having some of the boys from youth group in for hot dogs and a Bible study.
While we were out we got a text that they needed us to work first shift giving out the food, so we headed back home. One of the neighborhood kids was there as well as John boy, so they told us they could work and we could finish our errands and other tasks.
We went back to the store, got everything done then came home. We had borrowed the big grill from the gym to fix hot dogs, and Tommy got busy cleaning it. It was filthy. I got everything ready for the cookout and we got wood ready in our fire pit so we could have a fire when the boys got there.
The day was just perfect. It was a little windy so I prayed the wind would die down so that my umbrellas on the patio wouldn't blow away! The wind died down! Thank you Lord!
Tommy is memorizing the book of Mark in the New Testament, so for our study he recited a little of that and then we talked about it. He asked the boys what they thought it meant to be a disciple and also what it meant to follow someone. He talked about how Jesus came to Peter, Andrew, James and John and said ...follow Me...and they did.
We stayed outside around the fire until about 10 p.m. It was a perfect spring night. Not too cold, and bug free. I don't know when I have had such a feeling of satisfaction at the end of the day. I look forward to next week when the boys come back for another Bible study. I am hoping and praying that they will see the need to make disciples of their friends and when they come back next week they will say to those friends, "follow me."