October 7, 2008

The Next Choice Is Upon Me

I can hardly believe it!

Registration for the spring semester at DTS opens next week. Next week I should be worrying about papers and a midterm exam. Not what I want to take starting the end of January, 2009.

And because of that I have to start thinking about the fact it is almost 2009! What happened to the 00's? They are almost gone. Pretty soon it will be the teens of all things. Unless you believe in Mayan Cosmogenesis (I do not), in which case, don't sweat the teens.

It is enough work getting through my first semester here without thinking about my next semester. Too much planning ahead cannot be all that good, it is not biblical:

"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34 (NASB)

There is a $50 late fee if I do not register in the next two weeks, so I guess I have to worry a little bit about tomorrow. About $50 worth I guess.

But there is a fine line between prudent planning and worrying. You cannot just sit there and wait for the future to show up. You have to plan a bit for it, work towards it and seek out the Lord's will for your part in it. You cannot sit on a aprk bench and wait for Jesus to come down the path. He gave us instructions, He gave us a commission. And we have to fit that into the world we live in.

So we have to be able it, doing our part.

But I just realized I have not run into any Mayans on campus this semester, but then again, I don't know all that many people yet.


David Porter said...

Andy, I would love for you to take us into the classroom with you. What classes are you talking? Are there other baby boomers in the class? Who are your professors? Are they rockin' with Godly wisdom? Is your life being changed by what you are learning? Is seminary what you expected? What is the hardest thing about seminary? What is your biggest surprise about seminary? Tell us about your best friend at seminary? What books are you reading at seminary? What is the most meaningful lesson from God, so far at seminary?

Sten-Erik said...

Andy - I feel your pain! It is hard to believe it is already time to figure out what classes to take in 2009, when I am still experiencing the syllabus shock for this semester.

Hang in there! I'm looking forward to "reading week" for a much needed opportunity to catch-up and work ahead.

Andy C said...


Once I get over syllabus shock (which should be soon)I'll start writing about my life in seminary. Bear with me.