Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Life of Faith

This is topic is a topic I am passionate about because I struggle with this all the time. That is living a life of faith. What does it mean to live a life of faith? Does it mean to completely devote your life to Christ and place all trust in him? Yes. Does it mean that no matter what you are going through, whether it be struggles or any sort of pain, that you will rely on the love of the Lord to get you through it? Yes. You see it is easy to answer these questions when I am typing out this Blog or to say it to someone else. But can you really say these things and answer them truthfully. I can't, now that does not mean I am not a Christian. You see I struggle with pride. I feel that I have to control everything and that I know whats best for me. But the reality is that I don't know whats best for me, and I know that God is always in control and that he is sovereign over all.
When I think of living a life of faith. I think of Abraham. What a great example of living a life of faith. Abraham was commanded by God to sacrifice his son. So he took his son and himself up a mountain with out any hesitation. Walking for days up that mountain Isaac kept asking Abraham where the lamb was, and Abraham replied to him saying that God will provide the lamb. Abraham never lost faith, he laid Isaac down on the stones tied him up and grabbed the knife to sacrifice him, an then the Angel of the Lord appeared to them saying not to touch the boy and that the Lord had provided a lamb. You see Abraham not once turned back or hesitated about killing his son. He trusted the Lord, and even though he did not know what was to come. He knew that the Lord will provide for him. I ask myself why can't I have that much faith? Why am I always struggling with control? I think we need to have the faith like Abraham had. Never looking back never hesitating, always going forward not knowing where I am going but know that the Lord will guide me. Maybe these are questions you should be asking yourself.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Temptations We Face

"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin." Hebrews 4:15

We all go through temptations everyday, whether that be physical temptations or temptations to just do what the world does. I struggle with this everyday, whether or not to dive into the word or take that ever so relaxing nap. Whether or not to spend time with people I need to be investing in or to play video games or watch TV. These are the temptations we face everyday. I have learned that we are not going through temptations so that we can sin and that the devil can say we did bad things. The reason that Satan tempts us is so that he can draw us away from the Lord. But what I am trying to say is that during these times of temptation we should be drawing closer to the Lord and seeking his wisdom and guidance throughout all of this. No one is going to be able to get you out of temptation better then Jesus Christ. If you are struggling with this then draw closer to him and dive into his word, cause there is nothing better then the word of God, not even that video game you are playing. I am saying all of this because this is what I am going through right now. The point behind this blog is to share with you all what I going through in hopes of helping you all out through my struggles.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Called to Holliness

As I was reading today in "My Utmost for his Highest", the verse today was from 1Peter 1:16. This verse states "be holy for I am holy." as simple as that sounds, its a very hard concept to come across. What does it mean to be holy? What does it mean to fully devote your life to the Holy One? These are the questions that I asked myself while I was reading today. Its going on 2 years that I have given my life to Christ, and I am still learning what it means to be holy. I think we all struggle with this everyday of our lives. Oswald Chambers states that "Holliness means absolute purity of your walk before God, the words coming from your mouth, and every thought in your mind-- placing every detail of your life under the scrutiny of God Himself." Wow!! Now that is some big expectations. He is not saying that we have to be perfect, cause we are not perfect. I am not saying that you should go about your day saying I need to act like this to be more Christ like and focus on what your acting like, because then you start to fall. What I am saying is be engulfed in God, and in his words. When people see you walking down the street or on campus tbey should see Christ displayed in you, by the way you treat yourself and others. I am guilty of this as much as anyone. But I challenge us to be more Holy, not because it is something we should do but something we are called to do.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Summer of Lessons

Hey everyone,

Well its been a few months since I have last posted on here. I spent my summer working at Camp Vesper Point in Soddy Daisy, TN. Working that this camp taught me a lot of lessons and God really worked on my heart this summer. Through this summer I learned what it meant to be completely engulfed in God and his love. Being surrounded by some many great people, its hard to not feel that. I found myself everyday just being very excited to get into his word and desiring to learn more. I learned this summer to be content with where God has me in my life and what his plans were. I know I can't do anything without the Lord, and doing things with him means letting go and letting him take control. All these things are great and have made an impact on my life.
But now I am back at school and things are definitely different here then they were at camp. I see things differently now, and I tend to fall back to my old ways. But this year I have made it a challenge to myself to be unique. No I don't mean unique as in the way I dress or the music I listen to. But unique in God. I have to be in the world, but not of the world. It's hard to do these things alone. But I am not alone, I have God right there with me, guiding my way. I guess this could be a prayer request for me and anyone else that is going through this. God has definitely blessed me by placing people in my life, and they keep me accountable. Though I may go through struggles at times and it can be hard, but the prize at the end is always going to be greater. Our theme verse for this summer was Phil 3:14. "I press on towards the goal, for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Though the journey may be tough, but I know I have to keep pressing on, because the prize here on earth doesn't compare to the eternal prize.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Hello everyone,

This is my first blog on here. most of you know me so I am not going to talk about myself, only what God is doing on my life. As I was reading on my pastors blog site this morning. He had posted a blog yesterday that made me see things more clearly. He was talking about man's eclipse on what God is doing. As I was reading it, it made me think that I am the one that is putting an eclipse on what God has in store for me. My pride has always gotten in the way of things, and there are times when I think that I know what I am doing. But then God comes in and say you can't do this without me, so stop being selfish. I am realizing now that what God has for me is always better then what I think I need.