Thursday, July 1, 2010

On Wed. night I was blessed with the opportunity to not only play music for some kids, but also share a message from God's Word with them! I decided to speak about Love. As I spoke I couldn't help but constantly look down at my shirt which oddly enough said "LOVE" straight across the chest. Today while thinking about that concert and message, I thought of that shirt. I was wearing "LOVE" on my shirt, for all to see. We need to be constantly wearing God's love for all to see. God did not send His only Son to die on the cross that we may hide Him in a box. God did not create us and the world around us so that we may just let it go to waste. He created us to LOVE Him, and to LOVE one another! Of course it is true that Love exists in the most beautiful of circumstances. It would be wrong though to deny that love exists in the most horrid of circumstances. An orphan with no hope of family, no experiences containing love, not even a home to live in. Even in that circumstance, love exists, and we are called to not only let love exist, but GIVE IT LIFE! Living a life of love changes things. It changes the people around us. It infects our surroundings with a fire that is unquenchable. One thing to remember, this love is a PURE love. Love that lacks God, sincerity, conviction, sacrifice, forgiveness, mercy, grace, compassion and change, will not ever hold a chance to penetrate the heart of man, or the heart of God. We must strive to love like our Creator has loved us. Though it is impossible, what an AMAZING thing to strive towards. It is not good enough for you just to read this and agree. You must TASTE the love of God and experience it for yourself. Today, set a goal, to love a little more, to love those who don't love you, to show those that surround you the hope and love of our Father in Heaven!

Monday, June 28, 2010

...I really don't know...

I really don't know how blessed I am. I think every so often I think I have it figured out. Not life, or God, or love, or anything super theological or ground breaking, just the fact that I am blessed. Once or twice a week I wake up in the morning and realized that I am blessed to have the breath that exits and enters my body. About once a month I realize that I am blessed to live in a nation that gives me freedom to praise and worship the God that created this universe. Every so often I realize that I am blessed with talents that exceed my earning and even more blessed to be able to use those talents to further God's kingdom. Of course these past couple years, I have constantly been reminding myself of how blessed I am to have Sara in my life, to love me, and care for me, and remind me that God is love, and that through Him all love exists. I want to spend more time realizing that I am blessed, and less time asking for blessings. So here we go, I am blessed to be alive, to wake up every morning, to have a purpose, and not only have a purpose but have the courage, strength and endurance to live out the purpose. I am blessed to have a beautiful woman in my life who I love to death. I am blessed to have a family that loves me dearly and would do anything for me to succeed! I am blessed to know that I will have In-laws who I LOVE! I am blessed to be able to go to a job every morning in which I can openly teach the bible, study the bible, enter into prayer, encourage kids in the Lord, and do so with Sara only a few doors down the hallway doing the EXACT same thing! I am blessed, I am blessed, I am blessed.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

...Touring and what not...

I am sitting in a hotel room in Enid, Oklahoma. A ton of cool things have been happening so far on this short tour. Friday night we played a concert at a Relay For Life event. It is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. AMAZING CAUSE! The event really hit home since i myself have lost a loved one to cancer.

Well, i am looking forward to what God has in store for the remainder of this tour! Will write a much more detailed entry when i have a little more time, and when i do not have to be up in the morning and healthy! :)