In today’s study Paul the apostle encourages us to have a sober view of ourselves. Not to think too highly, but at the same time, not to think too “low”. Whatever gifts we have, as Christians, should be exercised for God’s glory and the good of the rest of the body. I always tell people to discover their gifts, to develop those gifts and to deploy those gifts. If you want to check out the study notes, click here.
This last Saturday we were blessed to go down to Rosarito, Mexico for a couple of reasons.
First off, we're praying about starting an orphanage. Some of the guys worked on the house and mapped out a plan.
The rest of the group served in an outreach at the park. We gave away food, clothing, toys and most important of all…the gospel. It was so cool to see the people respond and make professions of faith.
Please continue to keep all this in prayer!
So much has been going on, so much is coming up…how I need to pray! If you would join me in seeking the will and "well" of the Father, I would be blessed!
1. Tomorrow (July 4th) there is an outreach going on at Cornell Corrections Center, in the city of El Monte. May many lives be touched and transformed, may God rain down salvation.
2. We are praying about starting up an orphanage in Rosarito, Mexico. Can you imagine that? "Starting up" an orphanage in Mexico – the only possible way is through Him, and His power on high – we just need to know His will.
3. We are praying about doing 4 outreaches in the city parks of El Monte, geared primarily towards the kids. This would be an awesome way to enter into our Vacation Bible School.
4. I also want to praise God and thank you for your prayers for my mom and me. My mom has finished her chemotherapy and we are awaiting the final results as to determine whether she needs radiation. Up to this point – the tumors are gone! As for my high blood-pressure, the doctor was absolutely blown away, at my last appointment my blood pressure was a bit BELOW average. Once again, more decisions will be made at my next doctor's appointment…but no matter what, I will praise Him.
Father, I thank You so much for allowing us to cry out to You, to look up to You, to fall down and pray only for Your will. Lord, You are the Savior…may You save souls, on the 4th, at the 4 outreaches, at VBS, and every opportunity You might make. Lord, I know You love the orphans…if it's Your will, may we be a part of You starting up this Orphanage? Lord, show us Your will. And Father, I thank You so much for touching my mom, for the shrinkage of the tumors, for You loving and drawing my mom closer to You. Father I pray that she would be healed, and totally cancer free. I love You, and thank You, in Jesus' Name I pray.
I’m blessed to be here at the conference. The Lord is teaching me so much. Pray that I would listen, learn and live out loud all the things that He’s showing me.
I’m always so blown away to see the absolutely amazing work that God has done through the Calvary Chapel movement! Effective work is being done all around the world.
This evening I continue the study of the book of Leviticus. One of the truths that really hits home is the 4th chapter…the sin offering, and especially the fact that when those in "prominent positions" (High Priest, Leader) sinned, God saw it differently then He did the rest of the congregation. As a matter of fact, when the High Priest sinned, there was a different offering (a young bull), and the blood was taken to a different place, into the Holy Place, sprinkled 7 times before the veil, and placed on the horns of the altar of incense (symbolic of restored prayer).
I think we all as "leaders" need to take heed…to see how God sees sin, especially from those to whom He has given so much! We have the honor and privilege of serving God. We are leading His people…where are we leading them? Billy Sunday said, "One reason sin flourishes is that it is treated like a cream puff instead of a rattlesnake." I'm afraid we far too frequently see sin as trivial, rather than deadly. Don't get me wrong…I am sooo grateful for the Lord Jesus who was my sin offering, but God help us to have a heart to hate sin, and to love our Savior!
Recently we we’re blessed by the Goin family (my sister/brother in-law) with a vacation in Newport Beach. The Coronilla Clan had such a wonderful time together. It’s good to do this once in a while (if you are able)…take some time to be together as a family; laugh, relax, explore…and most of all, seek the Lord. Life can get soooo busy; too busy at times, and we can easily forget the priorities in life (Wife, Daughter and Son). “And He said to them, ‘Come aside by yourself to a deserted place and rest a while.” (Mark 6:31)