Archive for October, 2008

God doesn’t fail

October 31, 2008

So heres the thought thats been encouraging me alot lately and really challenging me as well. “GOD DOESN’T FAIL”. There are so many times where I try and make my own plans for my life, I’m human, so thats legit right? Well it always seems that my plans are different than I intend, and usually I’d get upset about that, but lately I’ve been able to really accept that God’s plans always, not sometimes, always blow my plans out of the water. Last spring I decided that I wanted to take this semester off and go to Africa and do campus ministry over there, and I thought that was a great plan. God thought otherwise. All of those plans ended up falling through in one way or another, and needless to say I’m still here in college park. But the story has more to it than that. I have been able to get s spot on the soccer team managing and its given me a chance to really invest in some of the guys. I have started a bible study with the guys and it has been going amazing, which is something I did not think would happen. Also I have been able to finish out my 2nd year of servant team with cru and do some really cool outreach stuff this semester and really getting a chance to impact the campus. Had I gone to Africa, none of this stuff would be happening, who knows where or what I would be doing. God really has assured me that he wants me here for now, and as long as I continue to follow Him as closely as possible I cant go wrong. Lately He has been showing me that if I am willing to step out in faith for Him, He will not let me fall. I also wanted to share a new Lecrae song, “REBEL INTRO” which really just challenges us as Christians to rebel against sin, because its the common thing in this world, and its “no longer rebellious to sin” but it is rebellious to “read our bible or follow Jesus.” just some food for thought




How I wish politics always were

October 25, 2008

i’ll be honest, i dont like politics at all, but my teacher showed us this video in class the other day, and if presidential debates were more like this, i might be more interested. enjoy…no matter who you’re voting I think you’ll enjoy this.

I want to be like Forrest Gump

October 21, 2008

I was watching the american classic “Forrest Gump” the other day on TV and I started thinking about what it would be like if we all knew how to love like Forrest. I’ve never really thought of this movie like this before, but watching it, I realized that I want to learn how to live a life with a Forrest Gump attitude. In the movie, so many people turned their back on Forrest, and he had every right to be mad at them, stop loving them, and forget about them. But Forrest did something different, He kept loving, no matter what! Lt. Dan for example was so mean to Forest throughout the movie, yet Forrest continued to purse his friendship and finally it turned out for the best. But could you imagine trying to love someone for years and they just show nothing but hate to you? When Forrest fell in love with Jenny, she would just leave him. If i was Forrest, i would want nothing to do with Jenny for the rest of my life, but because of his love for her, he continued to forgive and pursue her, with an attitude of complete forgiveness and grace. So ya I just wanted to challenge you guys, and myself, to love others with a Forrest Gump attitude, and see how that translates into our relationships and also see how it transforms our own lives so we can learn how to love unconditionally with an attitude like Jesus.



“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” -Colossians 3:13

For all you ladies

October 16, 2008

This song by Lecrae, called “wait” is all about seeking God first, and letting Him satisfy you, not worrying about guys and giving all that up to Jesus. Its for all you ladies. I hope this is encouraging to you and you can seek Him first. Only because I believe that daughters of God only deserve the best.

“a womans heart should be so wrapped in Jesus that a man should have to seek Him to find her”

One Month To Live

October 14, 2008

We just started a new message series called one month to live at Mosaic. And it has really gotten me thinking about life, and how I live it. On our tombstone, we are given 3 things that really define us; a birth date, a dash, and a death date. Two out of those three things we cant control, obviously being the dates of our birth and when we die, but that dash is so vital. Our entire earthly lives are summed up in that dash. This series has really got me questioning how I am living the dash, and weather or not I’m living for my short time here on earth, or for eternity. This series is supposed to stir up the questions in our heads, “if you knew you only had a month to live, how would that change the way you live your life?” As I have been pondering and working through this question, I have realized that so much would change. I would not take things for granted as much, I would enjoy and take time to realize even the little things in life, I would love more unconditionally, and more fully, I would prioritize things in my life, putting whats important in the front of my to-do list as opposed to putting things off till “tomorrow”, because if we’re honest, those things we put off just never get done. I think I would be more intentional with my life, I would try and share my faith as much as possible, living a life for Jesus so that people would come to know Him in my last 30 days here on this earth, before I leave to spend eternity with Him. I hope this question would resonate in your heart as well. “If I knew I had only 30 days to live, how would my life change?” Then I ask myself this question, if you can make that change, why not do it now? We dont know how many days we have, but we do have control of how we live out each one.



“Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.”-Psalm 90:12

You Saved Me by R. Kelly

October 7, 2008

so apparently this song is old, but i just heard it, and its amazing. ironic because of who sings it, but still, powerful none the less. enjoy.

“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”- Acts 2:21


New Lecrae…wow

October 5, 2008

So I just wanted to do a review on the new Lecrae cd. its absolutely amazing. I very much recommend this album, not only because the beats are sick but because the messages through out every song are so good and convicting, yet awesomely encouraging. I Don’t want to say too much about it because I want you to get it (if you want a copy let me know) and listen to it and make your own decesions. but overall, on a scale from 1-10, this album gets a 10. The title, “Rebel” really lays out what the album is about. Its not about rebelling against God, rebelling by sin, but doing what is counter cultural and following Jesus. Think about it, in today’s society, following Jesus IS REBELLIOUS! its something that many people dont agree with, so Lecrae’s message is lets be rebels, focusing our eyes, hearts, mind, and energy on loving and serving Jesus!

enjoy the album and let me know what you think!