Post 3 – May 25, 2018, The Camino de Assisi. Bombarded by News of the Day, Until . . .

The Camino de Assisi. 
The Way of St Francis.
Italy: From Florence to Assisi, then on to Rome. Trek For A Dream.  
Post 3: May 25, 2018, Friday.
Day T-17: Leave for Florence in 17 days. 
Bombarded by News of the Day, Until . . .  

      The news of the day bombarded me yesterday.  Trump canceled the North Korean summit, the stock market tanked, then came back, challenges with my law cases, political and entertainment scandals, crimes, and intrigues, . . . and that was just by mid-morning.  Meetings all day.  Lots of coffee.  I’m a lawyer, I have to be up on the news. Sometimes I’m just checking up on friends.
      Then I went to Sage Restaurant to partake in a vegan pizza with my friends and fellow bar flies where we drink a lot!  . . . Of,  green juice. Some kale concoction.  I’ve taken Daniel 1 to the Max, feeling that it’s a blessing to not eat meat or the other delicacies that befall kings. The blessings of chapter 2 of Daniel are available to anyone.
      So, just as I was feeling bombarded by the news of the day, I finally felt blessed by the Godly news of the day. Three of my friends at the Dream Center, Irina, Tyler, and Michael, shared their dreams.  Big dreams.  This Trek for a Dream is so much fun and such a blessing to me, and the whole prayer team.  I heard their dreams of service, commitment, and love.  And dreams of the Future that God had Planned for them before they were born and set apart.
      I was bombarded by the worldly news of the day, then I was blessed by the Godly news of the day.
      The temporary worldy news
      vs.
      The eternal Godly news. 

      We all know what to focus on.

      And when I’m on the Camino, the news of the day is very basic: am I going the right way? is this the right path? where will I eat? where will I sleep? Who will I meet?  I will know nothing at the start of the day.  On the Camino, you just start walking.

      There’s a personal difference between the temporary worldly news of the day and the eternal Godly news.  The world keeps a complicated, conflicted, impersonal record of the temporary worldly news of the day.  On the other hand, we should all keep a record, a journal, better a chronicle, of the eternal Godly news of the day.  Of what God is doing in our life.  According to Napoleon Hill, it’s a very small percentage of people that actually do that.  Consider joining . . . the Two Percent Club.

      And so the day ended at the Dream Center 7:00 p.m. service with about, what, 1500 friends, and a great sermon by Pastor Whit George of Church on the Move from Tulsa Oklahoma.  The Dream Center gets the best speakers in the world on Thursday night.  What do we worship?  Whit reminded us: “We often worship that which is worth less.”  We know Who to worship. 1 John 4:10.

      And we know the Good News.

      Amen.

 

My Friends, Mike Schwarting, Irina Volkstar, and Tyler Kipers. We’re making some dream decisions.


Dream Center on Thursday night, Pastor Matthew and guest speaker, Pastor Whit George from Church On The Move in Tulsa Oklahoma.  The message was: Worship.