realizing your blessed…

26 06 2009

 I am having a opportunity today to sit down with a young preacher from trinity bible college. he asked me how do you study and come up with sermons! I’m thinking BRO isn’t there anyone else you can ask.. i mean of all the veterans around.. and your asking me?? I am still a rookie at this whole communicating God’s word thing!

Then we sat down and i begin to show him.. what someone showed me.. and i begin to realize how far i have come because someone cared… i enjoyed showing him what someone else showed me..

please never forget were you came from.. God has used so many people to help you along in life.. i realized today seriously i have been SOOOO blessed.. thank you to those who have helped and are helping me along the journey of life!





Real world part 2

29 05 2009

Real questions asked by Real young adults… Thursday June 4th @7pm come watch and see what your peers are asking!





took some time away…

27 05 2009

past couple days i took a mini vacation with my wife to Orlando… We needed to get away and spend some time together.. man its hard to unwind in 2 1/2 days but I’m so thankful for that time that we had..

heard something while i was gone that made me think on the radio in a country song of all places… “Live your life don’t let your life live you”

Myself included we can all learn this one… there are times (im guilty) were we allow the events in our life dictate who we are instead of letting who we are dictate the events in our life..

we have the power to influence our future.. you will never have more.. go further.. or accomplish greater than your current thought life… think big.. that’s why God says you need a sound mind!





flooded streets

20 05 2009

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This may sound a bit crazy but i guess Preachers see sermons in everything..

Its raining here in Ormond Beach non stop for 3 straight days, i looked outside during prayer and saw the puddles and mini lakes building in places were the  ground was unable to keep in and  hold the water, all the run offs, and trenches caused by too much water way too fast..

I wondered what had flooded my life to this point. What have i had so much of, that evidence of it pours out everywhere? when i leave places or people what puddles  are left behind.

I keep praying as a Leader my flood stays  positive and holy, because as leaders what your flooded with spills onto the ones you lead..





Weeds

16 05 2009

Sometimes we all need some stuff weeded out of our lives in order for us to have an expirence with God.

Just like a flower bed, weeds can pop up anywere in our lives.. They are unattractive, they take over, and they can pop up unexpectedly.. But they need pulling!

Mabye your weed is doubt, fear, insecurity, sin… Whatever it is.. It can be painful but we must be weeded out before the expirence..

Gideon had the weak And ignorant weeded out in his life… 22,000 men in his army and God weeded all the way down to 300…their enemy had 135,000

Seems unfair, undermatched, underqualifed.. And probably few believed in him… But they expirenced God do a miraculous event! But only after they were weeded out!

134,000 defeated by 300 waiting on the expirence… If it takes being uncomfortable to be weeded, I’ll take it as long as I get the expirence of the miracle





why?

12 05 2009

Why would someone say the things they say to you? why would you have events take place in your life that you hate??

I was speaking with a young adult today, and these questions come up. and i believe its questions that this generation is asking alot of..

words spoken to you, and events that happen to you, can become catastrophic if we are not careful. but dont place too much on what man or woman has said to you, because many times what is being said to you is being allowed for a reason…

it becomes a test… will you react or respond.. its a moment of growth.. 

never expect a supernatural feeling, when you count on natural expirences…

side note.. link to new “embrace community video”





release..

7 05 2009

its time to release…

sometimes we go through things in life …. after all its LIFE… Days, weeks, months, or even years later we hold on to memories,  guilt of past decisions, mistakes, and circumstances that had a negative impact on our life.  Or mabye a current situation that makes you nervous, like  holding onto the past because we are afraid to embrace the change of the future..

a key to survival is to release… your not suppose to carry burdens, you were not created to handle man’s opinion, you are not equipped to bare your own mistakes.. nor are you suppose to understand everything about the future

Im so thankful that on the cross Jesus gave me the ability to release what i don’t need!