Saturday, May 31, 2008
Check out pics from the rehearsal and dinner last night here...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
I am excited though... and I am excited to see where God takes us this summer... because all of these are my plans... but He may have different ones.. and I am more than cool with that.
I'm listening to the Passion Podcast right now... I am so excited for them and their World Tour. I can't believe 3 stops are already down. I feel like they should be heading off in like a month not almost having a month down... crazy! I love this ministry though... they are so Jesus centered...which is hard to find these days... but I love them and I am excited they are getting to be tools used to spread the fame of Jesus around the world. But Louie talked a little bit about the cost of making the Name famous...mailnly in reference to the Chapman's trail right now with the death of their little girl... he(Louie) made an awesome point...we are usually okay with making the Name of Jesus famous when it's on our terms... but in reality the fame of Jesus is not on our terms... it is on His... no matter what it takes...
Praying for the Lord to fulfill his purpose in my life (Psalm 138) not on my terms.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Well I know I am on a "how selfish I am" kick but God is just revealing more and more to me everyday. Like por ejemplo (thought I'd throw a little Spanish twist in here it means for example) : I have been struggling lately to get up and spend time in the Word and to prioritize my time during my day and spend it on things that matter (unlike facebook and taking pictures). But I have failed miserably at it lately and I pinpointed the main reason. I have forgotten that it is not all about me. My time spent in the Word should not be what can I get out of it or even how should I live my day today... now don't misunderstand me here... these are definitely benefits of spending time with the Lord in His Word and prayer, but that can't be my motivation. That is why I have been failing at this so much, I have been doing it for me.
The Lord loves me in spite my self though and on Saturday he woke me up at 7:45 and said get and and spend time with me because you love Me not because you need an encouraging word from me or some advice for the day, but because you love me... it's as if I heard the words out loud. And I laid there for a minute... my flesh fighting with everything in me to convince me to stay in bed, but I got up. I can't tell you the last time I spent time in my Bible because I wanted nothing more than to be near God. I love the Word I do and studying it is one of my passions, but I had forgotten that me spending time in the Word was not what I could get out of it that would help me live better that day so that I could win favor with God, but it was about me being so in love with my Savior that I couldn't wait just to sit at His feet.
I think a lot of us are missing it most of the time... we are human after all... and we have tricked ourselves into thinking that it's all about us... the cross... about us... the Bible... about us... life... about us...God... about us...
ITS NOT... oh how I've tricked myself into thinking it is. I know most of us wouldn't directly say that we think it is about us and for us but everyday when we choose to put things before God we are shouting that statement loud and clear.
Most of the time we even confess sin so that we won't suffer from ill fellowship with God, not because we understand that we have truly driven the nail into His hand.
So God gave me a breath of fresh air on Saturday morning... love woke me up.
When is the last time you spent time with God just because he is God and for no other reason than you just love Him. It's hard to do...I have not figured out how to get there yet, but I am seeking. The God of the universe is shouting our name, lets listen.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Check this out. It was the opening for the Passion Atlanta Regional on April 11th. It is amazing. There is an awesome gospel presentation at the beginning. The first stop on the Passion World Tour is this Friday in Kyiv Ukraine. Lets pray that God will make his name great among all the nations. Praying for the Passion team. Enjoy!