Friday, October 21, 2005


You know how you go through some dry periods. It's been a little dry for me lately. I go to the jail because I feel a deep sense of duty, but it hasn't been all it's cracked up to be lately. I don't know what exactly I'm looking for, but, as U2 sings, I still haven't found it.

It may be a season I'm going through. Maybe there's a need to focus on stuff at church, give less attention to actively being involved in this ministry and pray for others to be raised up to do this. Maybe I need a heart check and ask myself why I'm doing this. Maybe it's spiritual attack from the devil because he doesn't like what's going on in the jail. At any rate, I'd appreciate any prayers and thoughts that are out there.

On the other hand, I'm very encouraged by what God is doing through my friend Dave. Dave generally goes three nights a week to the correctional facility when he can. Dave was born for this. He loves it; I think he would sleep over if the deputies didn't kick him out at night! And God is drawing many men to Himself through Dave. For that I rejoice. Maybe the Lord just wants to remind me that it's not all about me. As long as His Kingdom advances, I can celebrate.


Blogger Yannick said...

Hey Brian,

Yeah we all go through those dry periods and for those who haven't gone through it yet, they will.

Funny you mention the topic of the desert as the bible study I go to dealt with this.

There are times God feels we need to go through a test. He wants to make mighty soldiers out of us and when we persevere it helps to make us more complete (James 1:2-4).

I can't say for sure exactly what it is the Lord is trying to show you. Whether it is to focus on another area or to persevere in your current ministry. I do know though that he certainly knows the plans he has for you and they are truly to prosper you and not to harm you.

I'll be praying for you Brian that exactly what he wants you to do will be revealed to you.

Peace and God Bless you.

7:10 PM  
Blogger cmhl said...

Maybe just a different season right now for you. I really admire you for working with these men that are incarcerated. A good friend of mine from my youth (we were in youth group together for years) is now serving life in a penitentary in Illinois-- I can't believe it. I hope he has someone like you that cares enough to make an effort with him, and can see through the tough exterior to someone that is probably hurting.

7:50 PM  

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