Lately I have been having a number of experiences where the Lord displays his love for me using small everyday circumstances, things such as helping me retrieve my longboard when I thought it was lost forever, or being put in favorable work assignments but recently he made his love known in such a more outstanding way and I have to brag about my wonderful God for a moment. If you aren’t aware, on top of being an intern for Karis Church I am a Corrections Officer at a local prison and I tell you what, I have never been somewhere that is as hard to look like Christ as it is working there. The environment is unlike any other I could compare it to and it is very easy to absorb the downright evil attitudes around you from both Offenders and other staff. That being said, I was talking to a gentleman I work with today who I have had many conversations with and he encouraged me greatly by seeing Christ in my life. He said that it was amazing and encouraging to see me pursue God and pursue my calling and choose to live such a meager living while doing it. This man saw sacrifice in my life and a genuine love for people and it affected him positively. It is my prayer that I continue to live in such a way where my faults and failures are hidden behind the cross of Christ. If I live my entire life and people don’t know who I am living it for, then truly I have wasted it.
I would like to request you wonderful people to pray for my presence at the prison. Pray not that I would get any glory or recognition but that people would see Christ in my life and that I would be able to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which I have been called as stated in Ephesians 4:1.
Thank you all for your time of which I am not worthy of receiving.