But, the same negative feeling comes over me within two hours of our meeting time; "Ahhh, we can cancel today." "I don't have time for this." "It doesn't matter anyway." and many other demonic influxes (how do you pluralize that term?) to my thought process. Gotta get over this, because, our meeting together was absolutely wonderful.
You see, the meetings are not only for him, y'know! I see some remarkable things happening for me as well. In fact, the first part of our time together included my heartfelt prayer that the Lord would continue to work in us. I was struck by the difficulty of living life after an incredible devotional time in the morning when just a few minutes after 'sojourning' with the Lord, I can be a nasty you-know-what to my wife and dealing with the worldly thoughts that flood my mind almost every moment of most days. I was reflecting on that because Mike and I were coming before the Creator of Creation and asking for Him to join us, fill us with His Spirit and be prominent in our conversation. I just found that to be a reality check and asked the Lord to overwhelm us with His presence. (heard that lately in a Kari Jobe song entitled; "Holy Spirit" listen)
So, because I was engaged for almost the entire day in research and thoughts and documentation of an important new phase in my life, I led with the things I was engulfed in:
Mike. "Wow, that sounds incredible. Guess your ship has come in, possibly, eh?"
.... and further discussion about this and numerous other things that are going on in his life and mine, including the difficulty of knowing if the Lord's will for Mike is for him to continue to work in the cotton packaging business as the doors just don't seem to be opening. We talked alot about that, God's will, and the way He opens and closes doors. My latest observation on that is, the Lord says He is with us, He will never forsake us, yet, we fiddle around planning and pushing and conniving for what we think we want, but, whatever happens in our life, quite honestly, is His will relative to the outcome, right? So, He is answering prayer, moving in positive ways in our lives and fulfilling His will and purpose, so, don't fret!!
We spent some time at the end as Mike prayed and I was honored to be joined together with this new Brother in Christ as I heard his sincere call out to the Lord for both of us, our jobs, our opportunities and our families..... pretty cool stuff this G.O.L.F.!!
.................... Update ................. OMG, I got the job as President of the United Golf Network!!!! Oh, my goodness.
Thank You, Father.