Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tap Out(submission to God)

Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. -James 4:7

God, i give up. i can't wrestle with You anymore. so here is my fear along with my doubt. have it all, Lord, i lay it down before. whatever You want this man to be about, i tap out. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

God in search of man(the toothbrush analogy)

bear with me on this please. lol. teeth. let's talk about teeth. the more sweets and coke and junk food we consume, the worse it is for our teeth. there are consequences to this, cavities. thankfully there is toothpaste we can use to clean them. more importanly, the tool used to get the toothpaste to our teeth. the toothbrush. you see, Jesus is our toothbrush. God, the toothpaste. us, the teeth. sin, the sweets we enjoy. cavites, what our lives look like without God. are you with me on this? we need Jesus! Jesus is relevant to our existence! that is truly God in search of man. when he can make himself evident in the simplest act of a guy brushing his teeth.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Passion 2011

Passion 2011 was a mind-blowing,eye-opening,life-changing event. Correction, a MOVEMENT! the Holy Spirit was so alive and moving and shaking the foundation of modern Christianity! God has not only vastly widened my gaze beyond my own little bubble that i call life....he has bursted it open! my worldview has dramatically changed. to glorify Christ in everything! from my job to my soon to be marraige. to my daily interaction with everyday friends and family. to my time alone with myself. the only time i mention Jesus is when i talk to like-minded people. this is going to change! God has also given me a desire to do missions! which scares me. but its a good kind of scared. to know God wants to use ME to advance HIS kingdom. that through CHRIST, I can make a difference that matters in SOMEBODY ELSE's life! for ETERNITY! God has also burdened my heart with knowing there is 40 percent of the world that has never heard the name Jesus! knowing that there are people who don't even get the option to experience the same joy that i have found only in Christ. i will carry his name, his truth and his message, unashamed! if paul can share Christ in chains, in prison, i can surely do it in freedom! ''i am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. for it is the power of salvation to those who believe.'' -romans 1:16