Saturday, September 27, 2008

Prayer requested

As I am growing more and more certain that God is calling me into ministry, it seems that more and more opportunities are opening up to minister to the saints. And with that, I would covet your prayers as I decide on two matters. The first involve a tentmaking course introduced by my pastor which looks quite interesting, while the second involved an invitation to submit a [scholarly] article in commemoration of [John] Calvin's 500th birthday which is on next year 2009. Both involve time and commitment, and the second one especially requires research and reading up. And no, I don't feel that adequate and certainly do not feel qualified to write such an article. Any scholarly article/post that I have written so far is by God's grace alone, because I know by myself I am utterly inadequate to be compared with the giants of the faith. So please pray for me in these two areas, especially the second one.

7 comments:

Isaiah said...

Will do so. :)

Beng said...

You mean you can't just cut and paste from the John Calvin entry in wikipedia? Heh.

PuritanReformed said...

Isaiah:

thanks.

Beng:

haha, you're kidding right? The topic suggested to me was something along the lines of "John Calvin and the Holy Spirit". Certainly an interesting topic which I have read a bit on, but to write a paper?

vincit omnia veritas said...

Will pray for you, Daniel.

Well, John Calvin is also mere mortal and is inadequate except via God's grace. And so are we.

Calvin's 500th birthday? He must be sporting white hair and all. :P

Yours truly,
Vincent

PuritanReformed said...

Vincent:

I think at such an august age, he would most definitely be bald, and heavily wrinkled. =P Thanks for praying anyway.

Jonathan Hunt said...

Daniel

An exciting and yet devastatingly humbling thing it is to feel God's call. I will pray for you that you have God's peace to proceed as He wishes.

The tentmaking course is far more important than writing the article on Calvin - but you know that ;-)

PuritanReformed said...

Jonathan:

thanks. Actually, it is not an either-or decision, but both of them are to be considered separately. I think I would be going for the tentmaking course, but am still praying over the article.