Friday, January 23, 2009

Hooome sweet home!

Adding on to Ken's previous post, we were in my hometown just a week ago which was pretty awesome. I'm sure some of us can agree that it's always nice to be back home while on tour. While we were there, we held a concert for my church. If anyone from my church is reading this, thanks to all of you who came out and supported us! It meant ALOT to me. I don't really have that much to say about it except that it made me miss worshipping with y'all and leading ya'll into worship.

Currently, we are in Aaron's hometown in Columbus, Georgia where wrestling wildlife is a sport AND probably a means for survival. Something that stuck out to me this week was this marquee in front of a church we passed by while driving to one of our venues. It said, "Our need is not for God to prove His faithfulness, but it is for us to show our own faithfulness to Him. (poorly paraphrased, sorry)." I'm the type of person that needs something proved to me before I actually follow through and do it. Many times, it's easy for me to walk around with that type of mentality towards God. "Show me how powerful You are, first!" In reality, He's already shown His faithfulness towards us and shown us what He is able to do. Jesus walked on water, healed the sick, fed thousands, conquered death, and those things aren't good enough for me?? All He wants from me is to be faithful to Him in all that I do. Anyway, that was something that encouraged me this week.

Psalm 115:1
Not to us, O LORD, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness.

4 comments:

Jeremy said...

i hope you guys enjoyed shipley's

Chris Reed said...

Sweet post, Stanley. Good thoughts!

Anonymous said...

Ken, this is "Anonymous" aka, Denise. I am sitting here at work after seeing you guys off...again, and am filled with a bittersweet wonder. There are not words to tell you how blessed I have been to have you in our home for the last week. Each one of you has become very percious to me and I will always cherish our time together. When you guys left on Saturday I was sad to think I might not see you again this side of Heaven and then you came back for an additonal stay. What God showed me in that is He deeply cares about us and how He looks for ways to bless us with unexpected joys. For me your return visit was a tangible reminder that with God all things are possible and that He loves to give us the desires of our hearts. Live expectantly! I love each of you. Thank you for blessing my life. Aaron, you continue to show me the wonder of God, live mightily!

Christian McArthur said...

Hey Guys, Just wanted to let you know it was great to have you for a night in Pensacola, FL!!! You seem like a great group and Jolene and I wish the best for you this year on the road. Perhaps we will see you this summer....