Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A Paul like movement in my life

There was a type of Paul like movement in my life after college.   God led me from what I wanted to do in my life after college to where he wanted me in life.  At first when I attended TCU, I wanted to go into the sports Journalism field.  After college,  God closed down the door for the sports Broadcast Journalism jobs and showed me that he was calling me into ministry.  God used seminary to mold me into who he wanted me to be as a person and he showed me his plan for my life is to use me for his glory. 
God will lead me to a ministry job in his timing.  He is calling me to wait on him and his leading me in my life.  God is in control and his is trustworthy.  Philippians 1:6, says "God will continue to use us until the day of Christ Jesus."  This reminds me that God will still move through me and use me, I just have to be patient for the right job. 
God is the same as he was yesterday as he is today.  That is true because he moved through me before in leading me from my desires for my life to what he is calling me to.  God is leading me, I just have to trust in his perfect plans for my life. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ephesians 3:20

God has been revealing to that he will use me in abundant power in his timing.  He has been moving through me in teaching in the Travis Avenue Pre-teen ministry.  He has been using me in teaching these kids.  Also, I am having more interest in various churches and camps for Full-time jobs.  God is reminding me he will use me for his glory with his Holy Spirit and his power in his timing.  Philippians 1:6, says "God will continue working in you until the day of Christ Jesus." I will expand more on this post next week. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Trust him

God has been reminding me of how much we need to trust in his plans for our life.  God has a plan for our life we just have to trust him in the waiting periods.  Romans 12:2 says, "his will his good, pleasing, and perfect." It says in Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all of your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."  When we trust him, he will lead us where he wants us to go in life.  Leaning on God's understanding involves seeking God for direction in life and he will guide us where he wants us.  Lastly, God has been reminding me that when I acknowledge him in all things, he will lead me to the right job situation for me.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

God's love

God has been reminding me through our study of the Pslams in Sunday school in the Children's Ministry that his love is more than enough for me.  He is all I need and want in life.  His love can get us through any trial or struggle in life.  His love endures forever and stretches from the heavens to the earth.  There no height, depth, that can ever reach his love.  Romans 8:39 says that nothing can ever separate his from his love; neither height, nor depth, nor anything in all creation can separate his from love and power.

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.