Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hasty Decisions STOP!

I watched an awesome video by Wayne Cordeiro. He is the pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Oahu Hawaii. He talked about the importance of making major life choices during the stable times in life. He went on to explain how we should write those choices down. I really appreciated how he brought this simple truth back to the table. How many times do we jump into "major life changing choice mode" when our lives experience a major storm? This is not the time to make choices! Making major life choices during the storms of life are often Hasty Decisions. Hasty Decisions lead to an unsure result. Unsure results lead to second guessing. Second Guessing leads to regret. So, the purpose of the blog is to bring the simple truth back to the table. STOP, & don't make life choices when you feel your world is crashing down on you!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Cross Key

While taking a prisoner from a correctional center to be arraigned on charges of attempted armed robbery, an officer noticed a cross around the prisoner’s neck. Knowing that the man was not religious, the officer took a closer look. The prisoner attempted to conceal something protruding from the top of the cross, saying it was good luck charm. But the officer thought the ornament looked like a handcuff key, and he was right. When he took the cross, he discovered that it would open almost any set of handcuffs! That cross had the power to set a prisoner free. (author unknown)

I like this story alot! The Cross has the power to set us free from the bondage of sin and death. I guess it could be said that through Christ the handcuffs of sin are released and no longer able to hold us prisoner. I really, really like this story!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Preachin F.I.R.E.

The young adults in St Cloud are absolutely on F.I.R.E.! I love FIRE! For instance, think about camping. When you light that FIRE you can sit there and watch the different colors that it produces. Think about the last time there was a home on FIRE in your community? Isn't it kind of interesting how many people drive to see who's home it is and how raging the FIRE might be?

Jeremiah 20:9 says "His word is in my heart like a FIRE, a FIRE shut up in my bones I am weary of holding it in, indeed, I cannot.

When you read the bible, those scriptures get inside your bones and light a FIRE. At that moment we need to realize that there is going to be a secondary reaction, we are going to let those words out, so others may here and be inspired. When we are prompted to speak, let's speak. F.I.R.E. stands for FIRE the INSIDE REVOLUTION EVERY DAY. Be the person unashamed of starting a revolution through speaking the word of God!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

5 Small Loaves Of Bread & Two Fish

Tonight I had a "Chill Moment." Let me define a "Chill Moment" for you. You are sitting in silence thinking about some things that you would rather not think about, but it's impossible to stop thinking about those in particular things. So here I am blogging my thoughts.

Jesus took 5 small loaves of bread & two fish and fed an entire community of people. How? He took what He had and performed a miracle. I believe that Jesus wants to perform a miracle in your life, but the first thing you need to do is take inventory of what you have? What is it that you can give to Jesus, and watch Him do what He did with the 5 small loaves of bread and two fish? Jesus wants to take what little you have and perform a miracle with it. Give it to Him right now.