Sunday, May 29, 2011

Me, The Question, and What to Be

Me. Plain and simple right? Wrong. Every single person has so much hidden underneath the surface. Secrets, lies, and questions that are itching to be released and answered. For example... What are we supposed to do with life?

I will tell you the answer that I come up with but first we have to go way back. Adam and Eve. The original humans. Their purpose and our purpose is one and the same. So what were they made to do? Back in the garden... They named the other animals... They took care of what God had given them... But most importantly they worshipped God. God created the world and all that is in it so that we could reflect his glory. He didn't make us to go to school, get a job, or even tell the world about Himself. He made EVERYONE so that we could worship Him and show His love and mercy.

What is life for? It is for us to worship God. Reaching the world, loving on people, and all the things that we DO come out of the over flow. All of our love goes to Him and He fills us with joy, faith, and love. He fills us to a point that we can't hold it in we share Christ with the world out of the overflow of our hearts. God first, people second, and we come at the end.

Serving from the overflow,

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Bible is...

The Bible is NOT a collection of made up stories...
The Bible is NOT a list of excuses...
The Bible is NOT a religious crutch...
The Bible is NOT old and of no use...
The Bible is NOT a giant list of rules and regulations...
The Bible is NOT a just some book...
The Bible IS God's Word!
The Bible IS Truth!
The Bible IS Life!
The Bible IS the story of Salvation!
The Bible IS God's Love Letter to YOU!

Never underestimate God's word/the Bible.

Loving like Christ,
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hide and Seek

Jeremiah 29:11
 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

More likely than not you have played your fair share of games of hide and go seek. Everyone hides but one person and the "it" tries to find everyone before they get to base. That is just how it is with God. God is like base. We need to reach base to win. "It" is like the devil. He will try everything he can to get us out of the game. He will try to distract us from our goal. He pursues us like a roaring lion. But we need to keep our hearts and minds focused on our Savior. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Guard your heart for it is the well-spring of life. We can not let him win. We need to reach base and bring as many people with us we can. Jesus is the only way to get to base. He is standing at base reaching out for us to grab His hand... Will you take it?

Holding His hand,

Saturday, May 7, 2011

For the Love of Words and Free Moving Body Parts

The beginning of Psalm 46:10 says "Be still and know that I am God."

For those that know me well you know that I can not sit still... or whisper well. I LOVE that God gave me a fully functional body and mouth that works. (Sometimes too well...) Libraries, airplanes, and I don't mix that well. Going to Moldova on the long plane over the ocean... Not a terrific memory. So why did God tell me of all people to be still? STILL! Not my thing. But still doesn't exactly mean like statue stiff. I means to slow down. Reading a verse while going out the door while drinking a chocolate milkshake doesn't allow God to step in. Sit down at night before you go to sleep and read a passage or verse and let God tell you what He has to reveal to you. You will be blown away at all is hidden in His words.

 Romans 16:25 25 Glory to God who can make you strong in faith by the Good News that I tell people and by the message about Jesus Christ. The message about Christ is the secret that was hidden for long ages past but is now made known. God has a messgae of salvation, mercy, and love for us. We just have to be still and KNOW that He is God. He is in control and He is the most important thing in our lives. God's plan is for us to know Him and understand Him more each day. Follow His plan and everything else can wait. He has revealed His secret to us if we take the time to sit down and read His story and listen to His small voice.

Resting in Him,