We have been in Bakersfield CA the past few days complete with full hook ups, laundry facility, a pool and wifi.
it's been HOT
And there have been a lot of ants!
Thankful though i am somewhat accustomed to the desert.
We were able to share the Gospel with a few people in the RV park today. We also set up an outdoor movie tonight... But noone came.
I was reminded of my days back at Centerview Baptist Church in NC. I had been asked to lead a Bible study for the worship team. We studied a little book written by Matt Redman. The 7th week was entitled "An audience of ONE"
That week I sat in the sanctuary waiting for the worship team to show up for Sunday school...but no one came.
I proceeded to teach the lesson to a completely empty room.
At first I was angry. Frustrated.
And when the gentleman came to take attendance... And he discovered me talking to myself...clearly he thought I might be slightly crazy as he scratched his head and left telling me in 86 years he had never seen anything like it.
But as I taught to noone I began to realize the audience was me. I needed to hear that lesson out loud & it changed me.
That no matter what it is I do....
I do it for an audience of ONE.
Tonight I was reminded that we don't do this for any man or woman. Our heart desires to reach people and connect them with local ( to them) churches... And that people accept Christ as their Lord & Saviour... But that we do it all for Jesus.
Pray for the more permanent residents of this little RV park as we journey forward.
To the trees...