#20


I hiss at the internet for being down (Aggies don’t boo, we hiss) when I want to send out an e-mail. Amazingly this is really my only complaint from the entire weekend. It started off Friday watching some local talent at the Baptist Student Center’s Coffeehouse. Saturday I almost watch one of the biggest upsets of the 2004. The Aggies were outscored (again) by t.u. this time in men’s basketball after being up six points with about eight minutes left. Then those t-sips went on a 15-0 run. HISSSSSSSSSSS!! Hearing “Baylor’s better” from that ugly orange section (even though it is true and almost funny) isn’t much of a help. Still the game was great and we played well against a team that should have beat us in the first half. Later that night I went to one of the little treasures of Sommerville, Texas called the Country Inn about 20 minutes’ drive outside of College Station. There I dined on 2.5 lbs of steak (well really my roommate, suitemates and I did over the next two days). Not only was it big, but it was good. Someone took a picture of it and as soon as she e-mails it to me I’ll attach it – it was so big that there were two layers of steak. The best part of all… it was FREE! The married couple sitting next to us decided that to pick up tab and left before we even knew about it. On last note about the weekend… I didn’t watch more than about fifteen minutes of the Super Bowl and couldn’t have been happier. I saw Vinaterii kick the game winner and that was all I needed to see. I had a wonderful time doing Chemistry. Anyway, enough of the weekend that was…

How many times have you wished you could just open up a book and find the Will of God typed out for you? I’d love to know every little step God would wants me to follow before the situation arises. Should I major in this? Should I marry this girl? Should I take that job? Or even should I eat dinner with this person tonight? Or should I go home this weekend? Big or small it’d be nice to know God’s ‘good, pleasing, and perfect will’. This past week I heard something very wise at Breakaway (4,000+ Aggies gathered around for worship) that reminded me of one wonderful truth. Referencing Genesis 2, the speaker (I always forget his name, sorry) mentioned how Adam was commanded not to eat from one tree, the Tree of Knowledge. That’s it. The tree represents sin in the story and the pride of man. So as long what you’re doing isn’t sin or motivated by pride then eat from it. This sounds way too easy and I’m sure some people will disagree (and please let me know if you do). From my experience I can say that when I limit the scope of God’s Will, I miss out on some of the great joys he has for my life. As you’re thinking about summer plans, jobs, majors, children, retirement, and most importantly today consider how did God lead you to this? Also, keep in mind that the Will of God increases worship. I think that is a great litmus test because God would never desire us to do anything that winds up distracting more than causing us to lean more to Him in faith. Focus on today and tomorrow will take care of itself. Far away, but still close.