cooper's latest prayer letter
After a long and full summer of travel the reality of school (reading, papers, internships, etc.) is hitting hard. The school year started two weeks ago and it did not take long to remember how hard and good for me this place is.
This semester I'm taking 3 systematic theology classes (God and Humanity; Sin, Christ and Salvation; Spirit, Church, and Last Things), a city ministry internship and I am auditing a class with one of my favorite professors called "Cultural Apologetics of J.R.R. Tolkien"! Reading The Lord of the Rings is like a breath of fresh air after all of the dense theology textbooks I'm reading!
"Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord" Psalm 27:14
I am realizing that I have the tendency to jump into decisions without taking the time to consider what all it will mean for me and for the people around me. North Africa is definitely still on the table, but I have been convicted about trying to make the decision about where I fell called to go without spending the time to listen for the One who is calling me to respond.
While I don't believe we need some supernatural intervention from God to make every decision we make, I would like to at least create the space in my life to hear Him on this. So, I would really appreciate your prayers for me to be able to hear the Lord's voice this year about where He is leading me.
Jesus said in John 10:27 "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me."