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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Peace about the future

God is given me the peace to trust him with the future.  God has shown me that I need to trust him and he will give me peace and trust in him.  God showed me he will give me his peace and lead me where he wants me to go.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Idols in life

Through the Jeremiah message God reminded of the former idols I have placed in my life.  I used to put sports and worldly things as idols.  Sometimes, those things are still idols at times but now I am able to put Christ at the center and not focus on those things are my source of joy and inspiration.  Another idol in my life that has popped up over the past few years was marriage and before that girls. I put them on a pedestal too high and have focused on these idols that can and will consume you.
 The first main idol was sports were my idol and only desire early in life before I became a believer.  That is the only thing I really cared about.  Early in high school and pre-teen years I wanted me be a star basketball player.  That did not happen early in my high school years as I was cut from the basketball team.  God had other plans for my life.  I gave my life to Jesus Christ at the end of the summer of my Sophomore year of High School.
The other main idol in my  life was girls and marriage.  I put girls on a pedestal before anything and everything in my life.  I feel into the trap of lust and it's effects for a short time.  Also, I had become obsessed with marriage and not very content.  God has been teaching me to be more content in him and rest in him.
It is important we daily destroy the idols in our life. That was what Jeremiah preached against and God's calling on his life.  We have to destroy all idols that are pulling us away from God.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Hebrews and the promises the book gives

The study we have been doing on Hebrews has reminded me to lean into Christ in all times of my life.  Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith.  It has reminded me that Jesus paid for it all and he will do all he can to give us what we need in his timing.  God knows our hearts and is always working in our lives even in times when we cannot see it or understand it.  Jesus gives us to strength to pull away from sin.  Also, the HS encourages us when we need it.  God builds us up in good times and bad through the fellowship of others.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Gifts

God has been teaching me that if we use our gifts he will provide for us.  We have to lean into our gifts in building up his kingdom.  When we trust him in him using us through his power then he will use us for his glory in his timing.  God has a way of working things out when we trust him in his provisions in our life.  God knows what we need if we just use these gifts and passion then he will lead us where he wants us to go.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ephesians 3:20

Lately, God has bee n teaching me Ephesians 3:20.  He has been reminding me that he is going to do great things through me even more abundantly than ask or imagine.  Also, God has been revealing to me if I ask his Holy Spirit for guidance he will lead me in teaching his Word and various ministry endeavors.
The first I have taken with me as I grew as a teacher of God's Word.  I developed as a teacher of his Word at Christ Chapel Bible church in small groups.  Also at Travis Avenue Baptist church, Matt Geddie has helped me become a better teacher of his Word.  Through this God has been reminding me of what my gifts are.  He has been saying to trust him that he will use them for his glory.  Paul talked about in 1 Corinthians 12 my grace is sufficient in your weakness
Lastly, the main point God has been making us that I will use you in my timing not yours.  God has a bigger plan for my life and he wants me to trust him.  God knows my gifts and abilities.  He will use them when he deems so.  Jeremiah 31:11 is a great reminder of this as well.
So, if you read this remember God can and will use you today in mighty ways; Ephesians 3:20.  God has a will and purpose for your life.  We just have to trust him in his timing.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Time, Death, Love quotes from Collateral Beauty

Time-They say you heal all wounds. You turn beauty into ash.  You don't understand time. Nobody understands time. Time is just an illusion.  You just give time, and you just waste it.  I don't want your prison sentence because you took her's.  Time is timeless, it is forever. Time finally catches up to us. Some think time is linear and others think it is an illusion.You wrote me because you need me. I'm gifting you and you're wasting it. Another thing, we question time's importance in life and the necessity of time.   We question the point of time and it's significance in life.
Death- Why are you here? We question why death is here? What's the point of life?  It all basically says your a natural part of life. Death gives time all of it's value. We question the aspects of death eternally and naturally. It all basically says you are a natural part of life.    Howard claims it's all intellectual stuff because she is not here.
Love- We don't get to choose who we love.  I'm in the power of everything. Howard you need to accept that so you can live again.  I did trust you and you betrayed me.  I'm the darkness, I'm the light, I'm the sunshine, and the rain.  I'm the reason for your pain.Love is the reason for everything. Love can be everything from happy to sad. Love is everywhere.   Just make sure you notice the Collateral Beauty........

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Christ is Risen

Jesus' resurrection helps us see that he gives the ability to overcome our struggles in life because of what Christ overcame on the cross.  His resurrection gives the victory over sin.  He also gives us the hope we have in him and in our future eternal life in him.  Jesus uses suffering in our life to bring us closer to him and help bring us to become his disciples.