Someone wrote, " Give all that you have, in everything you do.
Help a person at least once a day. Never expect anything in return."
Romans 12:10 says, "Be kindly affectionate one to another,
with brotherly love, in honor preferring one another."
Everyday I see a world that is lost, hurting, a world that seems to be encompased with death and suffering. I want to be like Nehemiah. Nehemiah saw that Jerusalem was in destruction and without walls. He being only a cup bearer went boldly to the king and asked that he be given permission to rebuild the walls. He faced opposition on all sides, but yet he built with his people the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah saw a need and felt a calling upon his life to do what God had commanded him.
It seems that God has really been opening my eyes to the hurt around me. I am really starting to feel a major burden upon my life to pray for these people. So in my life I am seeing a huge calling to dig deeper in God's Word. I am happy to say that I am finally walking the walk that I know I should be. God is opening my eyes to my defects and flaws. Its like an open window and I can finally feel his presence in such an unexplainable way. I am asking everyday that God comes and makes me the man that i know he wants me to be. There have been those people who have hepled me through these things and I now I just want to stand up and be there for them. I am ready to "carry the call" and be there for others. God is shining his light in my life. All I can say is that I am undertaking a huge change. My goals and my desires are being dramastically changed :)
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I can see Fire in your eyes,
I can see Jesus in your smile,
I can feel the Warmth of every look,
Oh how you quote to me from that good book
I see a Scared little girl,
Yet I see a girl who Owns the whole world,
I feel the Love of your heart,
Oh how your Love drives me wild.
Even though we Fuss and fight,
When we spend Hours late at night
All the times I’ve wanted to Laugh and Cry
Still I’ve never Wanted to say goodbye.
You need someone to Take care of,
When you sing, I hear Angles above,
I know some times I make it rough,
You, me, and Jesus, Baby, that’s enough.
Now your Looking at me with those eyes,
I try to Hide it behind a weak smile,
Take my hand Now and Stay for a while,
In you I see Jesus and that Drives me wild.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The other day at school I was very frustrated with myself and a situation in which I was struggling in obtaining God's will for my life. I realized that God was only going to reveal himself to me if I gave it up to him. I went to the stage at school and sat down on the piano. I only know five chords on piano, those being the chords to "fall for you" by secondhand serenade. Well I just started messing around and singing. really just shouting it out. I was all alone in the little storage room where the piano was. I sang and played my frustrations out to God upon those black and white keys. I cried to God my heart in the form of song. I can tell you that revival can happen just about anywhere, even in a storage room :) wow God is very awesome. He turned the grey in my life to black and white. And from the black and white I fell upon that old ivory alter where I found him and his will for my life!!!! BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!!!
Monday, January 10, 2011
In the National Gallery of London, there hangs a painting. Depicted in the painting are two men sitting at a small table. On the table is a chess board, and, if one looks closely enough, one can see that the game is nearing its conclusion. On the far side of the table, bigger than life, is an old man, head thrown back in macabre laughter. On the near side of the table is a young man, head held low in defeat. The painting is entitled "Checkmate". While on a school trip to the gallery, a young man sat for almost the entire duration of the field trip in front of this work, staring at it. When his teachers came to collect him at the end, he stood up and shouted, "It's a lie! The king has one move left!" And, if you look at the game, you will see that the young man is correct. It is not checkmate after all. Even though sometimes we can't see the forrest through the trees we need to remember that God is in control. He knows what we deal with. Even though we cannot see the victory, he always has a next move. With God, our backs are never up against the wall nor is our king in checkmate! Though we feel defeated, it is a lie!! God will provide the escape!
When you have to seek the Bible soo diligently everyday it changes your whole outlook and perspective on life. I have found myself in the last few weeks searching so hard that it is just insane. At first it was a chore but now it is my greatest joy. I now find myself not trying to avoid Him, but rather find myself running to the Bible daily because of the tremendous difference and peace I find in it. Peace is something hard to come by these days. I have found out why I have been struggling in certain areas of my life such as daily devotions and in my relationships. The reason, no routine with Christ. Recently I was given three days to make a huge decision. That has caused me to devote all of my thoughts to Christ because I don't have peace about where I am at. Wednesday is my deadline and already in day 1 I have been shown more than I could have ever hoped for. All I have to do is raise my hands and give it to him. wow what a radical concept.. that I knew forever, but have avoided. "When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:" proverbs. 2:10-11. God is GREAT!!!! enough said.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
It's funny how you find the perfect people in the most unlikely of places. Its when you think you know someone and then find out that they are the exact opposite, but in a good way. So people who were once the thorns to your feet have become the peanut butter to your jelly. God is such a funny guy sometimes.