Thursday, November 20, 2008

Why Worry?

Yesterday Andy finished a 3 part series called, "Why Worry?" He said, “Today’s worries often wipe out God’s past faithfulness.” This statement struck me and I asked myself this question, Where, when and how has God has been faithful to me in the past? It was an amazing exercise that led to great worship.
1. 1954 – The place I was born in Miami, Fl. I love being from Miami.
2. 1954 – The family in which I was born. Glad to be the son of Oscar & Dorothy Woodall
3. 1965 – God led us to London, England
4. 1968 – Became a Christian with Bud Hinkson
5. 1968-1972 – Was discipled by Bud, Charlie Powell and John Riggs.
6. 1968-1972 – Was protected by the Lord from sexual immorality.
7. 1972-1976 – He led me to Florida Bible College.
8. 1975 – I met and married Debbie Farthing
9. 1976-1979 – He led us to Reston Bible Church.
10. 1977,1978,1979,1981 – He gave us David, Michael, Rebekah & Stephen
11. 1979-1980 – He led us to Western Seminary…death of a vision.
12. 1980-1985 – He led and provided for us in business.
13. 1985-1992 – He called us to pastor Circle Community Church.
14. 1990 – He sent Rex Frieze to help in admin.
15. 1992-2001 – He led us into the wilderness to humble us, to test us and to know what was in our hearts. Deut. 8.
16. 1995-2001 – He provided for all of our children’s educations in college.
17. 1996-2001 – He led me to start Training Faithful Men.
18. 1992-2001 – He gave us great and faithful friends.
19. 2001 – He led and invited us to Lanny, Andy & Bill W and NPCC.
20. 2002 – Invited to speak
21. 2001-2004 – He was healing a wounded soul.
22. 2003-2007 – God brings our children great spouses.
23. 2003 – David marries Danae Woodall
24. 2004-2006 – He was transforming me from False Self to True Self
25. 2005 – We celebrate 30 years of marriage and build Carington Way.
26. 2005 – Stephen marries Leann Woodall
27. 2006 – Michael marries Priscilla Woodall
28. 2007 – Rebekah marries Andrej Tichy
29. 2007 – Invited to do Landmines
30. 2008 – Invited to Father’s Day
31. 07.28.08 – Oscar John David is born
32. 11.05.08 – Haden Price is born
33. 1954-2008 – We have never missed a meal…in fact I eat too much. We have more clothes than we need…we are filled to overflowing…so I ask, “Why Worry?” God has been ridiculously faithful in all of our lives. Deeply thankful.

1 comment:

Jason said...

Love these thoughts, JW. Thanks for your leadership and counsel.