Sunday, May 03, 2009

End of the semester

The semester is finally coming to a close. I have one more full week of classes, and then finals. I only have one more paper to write. Praise the Lord!! This semester has seemed very long. Looking back on this semester, things have gone very well for Wendi and I. We finally found a Church that we can call home. We have begun to really get sown into the fabric at FOG. We have made some really great friends there over this last semester. This past semester i have also gained a great love for the Minor Prophets throughout Scripture. One reason being that they were minor, which means shorter books. It was nice to be able to sit down and read the entire book in one sitting. I didn't find myself searching for the end of the book and counting how many pages I had left.

One thing that I have learned from this Prophets is that no matter the circumstances, we are to preach the Word. In many of the books the Prophets come against quite a bit of opposition, but they are still diligent in proclaiming what God has placed upon their hearts. This was a gut-check for me. Am I that diligent? Has God placed something on my heart, and I am failing to preach it? Has God placed prophets around me, and I am failing to heed their words? I have also learned that no matter how many times Israel or Judah messes up, God is still there telling them to repent, and come back to him. No other book portrayed this better to me than Hosea. What I got out of that book is that I am a prostitute. Gomer and I are very similar. I have not fully devoted myself to the covenant I have with God, just as she was not devoted to the covenant with Hosea. But what does Hosea do? He pays a literal price for he, and takes her back. Just as God paid the price of His Son for me. Wow. We are so unworthy...

As this semester ends I am only 24 hours from graduating. This leaves some questions for me of where to continue my education. I would love some prayer in this situation. My two current options are to stay at MBTS and earn an M.Div. or travel down to Dallas, TX to DTS ( and my TH.M. Both schools have their pros and cons. If I were single it would be an easier decision, but since I am married this decision not only effects me, but also Wendi. We are also planning on have children in the next few years, so this decision will effect them as well. I am waiting for God to give me a clear sign of where He is calling me. I feel like Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty.
Have I just missed the signs?


  1. Great new blog, Craig! Do you have an RSS reader that you use to keep up with other blogs?

    Check mine over here:

    I'll make a post directing my readers to your blog! :D

  2. good stuff craiger...keep reading man!

  3. Glad you started blogging. I look foward to reading it :)

  4. Craig,
    So excited you are doing a blog! Always in prayer for you and Wendi but especially about Dallas. Keep praying! There are a lot of things to consider, but even if you don't understand how or why, if it is what God wants, it will all work out. Don't be afraid - God already has the answer you just dont know it yet ;) love ya