"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the water wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior... I will call upon your Name, keep my eyes above the waves. My Soul will rest in your embrace. I am Yours, and You are mine. "
While talking with my parents this morning my Dad and I talked about my need to be intentional with my faith. I have no problem answering questions when people ask me about church, like Emma did last night; but I never take it that extra step and ask them what they believe or what they know about God or Jesus. I'm far to complacent to just answer questions, and never ask any of my own or go deeper and tell them (without them asking) why I go to church and why my faith is important to me. As my time in Cairns winds down that's definitely something I need to work on with the people I've met.
Friday night I got to do another famil request and was able to bring Louis along for the ride.
This blog post explains it pretty well:
"The God of Ramen traces the life of Kazuo Yamagishi and his struggles. Yamagishi was the inventor of tsukemen aka dipping ramen, where the noodles and broth are served separately and you dip cold noodles into hot broth. It’s a style of ramen that has become increasingly popular in Japan. Thus, Yamagishi is considered the God of Ramen. It’s a raw and unpolished piece of film, cheaply shot....the story is so much more compelling and heartfelt. You gain much respect for Yamagishi’s work ethic and his treatment of apprentices, but you also see the hardship, sacrifices and loneliness which I guess is part and parcel of being a chef sometimes, but you rarely see that side displayed in such human terms."When the film was over we all decided we should have met up for Ramen before hand (the good ramen shop was already closed by the time we got out). Anyway, most of them headed off to volleyball and I told them I'd stop by after church. It was a good service and I enjoyed the topic (God as our Father) and afterwards I headed to the VB courts (they're only a block away). I managed to get in two games before I headed off to the night markets to finally do my opal necklace recon work. We were waiting to get on the courts when Emma asked me what a church service was like. I'm still not quite sure how I could have used that opening to talk more about my faith, but I'm praying I can think of something if the opportunity presents itself again. Well, I guess that's all for now. I get a whopping three days of teaching this week, so that's a blessing. Guess that will keep me busy too!