Friday, November 16, 2007

Today has just been one of those days when you think back on it and wish it could be that way every day.

This morning I woke up (late) and had a wonderful time in the Word. I found a verse and meditated on it as if I had never seen it before.

Psalm 119:130 130 The unfolding of Thy words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.

I love this verse. When I read it, I smiled and prayed through it and thought to myself, "This would be a wonderful verse to characterize what I see my ministry as." It is true that the unfolding (Lit in the Hebrew it is "the opening") of God's Words gives light. How true is that? Why do we miss this basic principle so often? Let us simply open the gates so that the truths of God's Word would come forth. That is my job to the youth. That is my desire. That is how I will receive light and how I can lead others whom I am teaching to receive light. The unfolding of God's Laws, it's that simple. I spent much time meditating on that verse this morning.

Then I took my wife to work (which is always sad). But then, I went to College of the Canyons ("COC") and met a good buddy of mine there and we played frisbee for about a good hour. Man, I am super out of shape. I was running around that football field trying to catch frisbees that he was throwing while gasping for air! Not really. But it is our custom to meet at COC (his name is "Geoffrey" too, oddly enough, though with the British pronunciation) to play frisbee on the football field. It was absolutely perfect weather today. It was in the 70's, blue crisp skies, gentle breeze. It was simply wonderful.

Then on our way out, we realized they were giving away FREE flu shots in the parking lot of COC. Now, when I see "FREE" in L.A., I hop all over it. So, Geoffrey and I both received flu shots, though he was very scared of the needle! Haha.

After receiving our safety and promised vaccinations that guarantee us to not get the flu this winter season (let's hope!), Geoffrey and I went to Jamba Juice (if you don't know what this is, well, it's only the best fruit smoothie place in the world!). At any rate, we got some smoothies and sat outside and talked and laughed and had a good time of brotherly fellowship.

Now, after you play an intense game of frisbee and get a flu shot, two men cannot simply make it on a "fruit smoothie." My wife, yes. Geoffrey and I, no. So, we went from Jamba Juice to Z-Pizza where we got some pizza and soda (Now we're talking!!) and had more wonderful laughs and talks.

And it's still only 1:00pm. See, now you know why I entitled the blog, "A good day." All glory to God!


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahhh the life of a seminarian :)

Praise God for His daily mercies! Gald you had a really great day Geoff!

Dad

Anonymous said...

God's Word is amazing! A couple days ago I too had a "good" day while praying through Matthew 10. Frisbee any day is wonderful, however football fields are for wimps, sorry to say. Try frisbee in the city or in a forest. Thank you for your inspiration, I love your posts!
Andrew

geoffrey kirkland said...

Andrew, brother.

Sorry I can't hang with playing frisbee in the city or in a forest!

Haha. I guess I'm a wimp cause I play frisbee on the football field.

Hey, I appreciate your comment. Keep pressing on in the faith!

Blessings,

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