Lord change my anthem. Make me more like Him. I can’t manage more inside each breath.
Simple acts into the unknown. I will find you. In the midst of distractions. The waves crashing all around. Leave behind the boat, clothed in Him.
This is where I fail. This is where I’m complete. These are the shoes of peace that keep me on my feet,
I will achieve.
Significance is our meaning; it is our key. Survival is staying alive.
Success is what we want, I’d rather bleed before that is my dream.
Photo by Michael Hodzen
He who heeds instruction and correction is [not only himself] in the way of life [but also] is a way of life for others. And he who neglects or refuses reproof [not only himself] goes astray [but also] causes to err and is a path toward ruin for others. (Proverbs 10:17 AMP)
God isn’t mad when you realize how much you’ve sinned. He gives us these instructions in times of intimidation so that we can turn and live the way He wants us to. You don’t fall behind, but rather are setup for an opportunity to help others in similar struggles.
God works in us. People have choice, yes and sin although forgiven, does still have consequences.
Rest assured, we don’t have to worry because God’s Word tells us and gives us confidence for life in good and bad.
There’s no such thing as a “God” thing. He works everything for our good.
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will]. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMP)
We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. (Romans 8:28 AMP)
Amplified Bible (AMP)
14 But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions).
15 Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death.
We are lead away by our own desire. Which means we ought to stop blaming everything on Satan. He tempts us, and that’s very powerful, yes but who is much more powerful
The fact is we are human. We want our own way. It’s not all the devils fault. It’s our responsibility to make sure we are filling ourselves up so we can grow and help others grow too.
Repent. And be baptized. We sin yes. We are going to whether we like it or not. The important thing is to truly be baptized: to know that any sin doesn’t break our connection to Jesus.
It’s not something that only bad people can commit. It’s all of us. The thankful, the just and those who are on the outside of our trust.
Dust, where we came from.
what we want, not what we love.
Repent, but don’t stop there. God has a plan. He is just.
Being able to say I’m much more aware of my sin is overwhelming but great. Because now I realize how much more I am to be dependent on Him. That I am made new everyday. It’s never too late. His word will not return empty handed.
Do you ever question your worth in the things you do?
What is my purpose here?
Is stocking pet food really changing lives?
Do I really need to be out almost every single night?
These are some of my thoughts and questions as I linger through the day and while praying.
I want God’s will to be done in my life. I don’t know what that looks like but right now all I know is every single place I go to, attend, or at work, I know that I have purpose.
Sometimes it gets so tiring. But God stops me, makes me rest and reflect. Then I realize this is my ministry. This is who I am.
God has and is continually making me, each and everyday. I am extremely content with that.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back
no turning back
It’s nearing 6 and a 1/2 months at a new church. I do have to say, I’m excited. I have had so many doubts up to this point but God never fails to satisfy and remind me this is where I need to be.
I got saved early 2006. It was at Battlecry, a youth revival event at Ford Field where people spoke, Hillsong led worship and Skillet was one of the many headliners.
It was the first event I had gone with in Element Student Ministries. For the first time in my life, God was made relevant to me.
I went on to attend youth group there til last year. It was an amazing ministry. It grew me closer to my cousin, made new friends but I knew things were changing. People were going off to college, friends becoming closer with others, becoming more busy. I didn’t fit anymore.
At first, I was hurt by it. I just wanted things to be the way they used to. But God was doing a new thing, and leading me into a new life. I wanted to stay longer and delay this process, but then decided that it wasn’t worth risking my personal growth in my relationship with God.
Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:19 (AMP)
I miss all my friends whom I grew close to while there. But at the end of the day, am I following Jesus or religion? And that’s what always comes to mind. God wanted to see how much it is I care about Him & His provision. Whether I’m able to follow Him instead of just sitting still and pout about how I wish things were like they used to.
I have sat down and just wrote in a while. I stopped writing Christian spirituality because I got tired of writing and started feeling like I was being prideful.
Well God is good. His love endures forever. That’s all that matters.
2 weeks ago I visited Indianapolis for a college conference with CRU. It was wonderful! Here is a video documentary of most of my experiences while I was there.