Examining that Number One

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Two of the courses that I'm taking right now are sociology and Biblical evangelism. Aside from these studies, the theme of my life has been the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. As a Christian, this should ALWAYS be the theme, but I'm diving deep into what it really means to live the cross centered life.

After coming across the above video, I felt like I just had to share it.

Whether you've taken the time to watch the video or plan to do it after you read this post, please take the time to ask yourself:

Am I truly living to know Him and to make Him known?
Have I tossed Jesus into the backseat
right alongside of the tissues, umbrella, and spare blanket?

Falling Behind Yet Getting Ahead!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Well, posts have stopped here. But not for good!

I'm currently having problems with my computer's internet access. Until I get it fixed/figured out, posts will be few and far between.

The funny thing is, before this happened I had several topics I was planning on writing about.
Eventually I may get to them! If not, I suppose we'll just pick up wherever I'm at when I am able to get here again.

It's been a week and let's just say it actually feels good not being able to get on all the time.

You should try it sometime! You just might be surprised at the difference it makes.

Words From the Wise

Monday, February 16, 2009

After reading David Wilkerson's blog today, I was challenged and encouraged.

I hope that you will also take the time to prayerfully consider the words of this godly man. 


Happy Birthday Blessed!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Today is a very special day in our family. 

It is my Mom's birthday! 

She is a woman that has given so much for me and yet I give so little for her. From the time she was saved she has been growing in the Lord and it has blessed me more than she'll ever know. She has stood firm in the foundation of Jesus Christ and this is manifested in every area of her life. 

Drop by her blog today and wish her a happy birthday!

To this end I always pray for you, 
that our God may...fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by His power,
 so that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
 may be glorified in you!
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

Happy Birthday Blessed! We love you!!! :)

It's Here....And That's Not A Good Thing

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm sure you've all heard it, but it's been said that if sin was marked with a neon light saying "This Way To Hell!!!" more people would be less likely to knowingly, willingly, and happily take part in it.

I find it quite sad that so many people have jumped right onto the "Me, Me, Me!!!" and "My, My, My" bandwagons that America has made so available. 

However, I was shocked at the boldness of this particular ad. I'm chuckling over it in unbelief.

Here It Is:

The rest of the ad reads:
 "Enter to win over 50 lust-worthy prizes!"

How's that for a neon light?

Gospel Living

Monday, February 09, 2009

As a Christian part of having God at the center of your life and living like it, is having the Gospel as the foundation. 

Obviously I know the gospel.....but as I read and I come across things about living the gospel, speaking the gospel, etc. I always realize that I'm probably not gospel living like I'm meant to.

I've been puzzled long enough - I'm going back to the basics and I'm searching out answers! 

So far these two websites seem promising (along with the others I usually refer to):



If you could, where would you direct me on my search for Truth?

Fresh Air

Thursday, February 05, 2009

I've taken some deep breaths in the Lord lately. 

This morning was especially rich. I had the honor to help my sister and in so helping her, I preached to myself. 

Sweet moments like those must be treasured! But more than that, the Truth God makes clear must be embraced and applied. 

Where Am I?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I've been feeling kind of "errr" lately. Not mad, not sad....just there. 


I'm finishing two classes

I realize I need to get serious about my math so I don't have to work on it this summer

I want to go on a trip

It's winter and all though the sun's been out, it's cold

I've not been extremely busy so I find myself wasting time

I need to get in to the chiropractor

Things have been tense at home 

The dog has been chewing on things it shouldn't and leaves hair everywhere

and lastly but most importantly I've been breathing in God's Word but not living it out.

That's the root of my: time wasting, lack of contentment, feeling less than peaceful, and SIN. 

What now? 

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, 
but I press on to make it my own,
 because Christ Jesus has made me His own.
Philippians 3:12 

That's it - I'm already Christ's own! Now I've got to fight to make all that He is my own! 

Matthew 9:36-38

Sunday, February 01, 2009

When He saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, 
because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."

The first verse is the answer to the prayer of my heart, "give me your eyes".  It describes how Jesus saw the people as He "went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the gospel of the Kingdom and healing..." (Matthew 9:35).

Today, as I head to church - I plan to look around the congregation in prayerful consideration of these things. 

This week as I travel through town - I plan to look around at my neighbors in prayerful consideration of these things.

John Piper put the second verse like this, "Therefore, pray earnestly to the Commander of the war to send out soldiers into his frontline." 

That gives a pretty good perspective on the spiritual battle at hand.