Wednesday, March 30, 2011

what He is looking for...

God isn't looking for Christians who are born after the wisdom of this world. He doesn't need "cautious" or "careful" men and women who, under the banner of wisdom, let the lions run off with the precious sheep of God, who allow bears to outrage and diminish the glory of the King, or who allow the Goliaths to stand and openly mock the armies of the living God unmatched.

He is looking for believers patterned after David, after Jesus. He wants men and women who are unafraid of death, unashamed of truth, unabashed about hanging naked on a cross before a multitude of mocking onlookers. He wants followers who are seemingly careless, reckless in the fight of their King, seemingly presumptuous in the battle for the sheep of God and seemingly lunatic in their willingness to tackle the enemy all by their lonesome.

He wants warriors undaunted by the hosts of 10,000. he wants heroes fully awakened to the realities of their King's cause, love, and glory. He wants men and women who refuse to allow darkness to reign in their hearts and minds. He wants men and women who are willing to rise up with the hot and zealous flame of fiery love and utterly devastate the host of darkness within their own souls and in the souls of others around them.
-Eric Ludy

What the world would be like with men and women like this. When we people are restless with pain for the hungry little boy across the sea. Sorrow for the mother who just lost her son. That we people would wake up at three in the morning and cry out to the Lord in prayer for the nations, for the people, for souls, for the Savior's Grace.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I Have a Shelter

I have a shelter in the storm
When troubles pour upon me
Though fears are rising like a flood
My soul can rest securely
O Jesus, I will hide in You
My place of peace and solace
No trial is deeper than Your love
That comforts all my sorrows

I have a shelter in the storm
When all my sins accuse me
Though justice charges me with guilt
Your grace will not refuse me
O Jesus, I will hide in You
Who bore my condemnation
I find my refuge in Your wounds
For there I find salvation

I have a shelter in the storm
When constant winds would break me
For in my weakness, I have learned
Your strength will not forsake me
O Jesus, I will hide in You
The One who bears my burdens
With faithful hands that cannot fail
You’ll bring me home to heaven

by: Sovereign Grace Music

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

God is so Good

I have no words to describe my spring break in Texas.

I got to go down there with 13 other people and do prison ministry and serve people my picking up highway litter and painting a house... twice. but I had never felt the presence of God more than this past week and I didn't want to leave.

I am still processing everything, but to see 200 prisoners worshiping God with all of their hearts, I didn't even see them as prisoners. I saw them as my grandpa, my dad, my brother. and I loved them, just as Jesus loves them. God impacted me so much through the people on my team and the people in Texas. I wish I could say more but there is so much to say I can't even get it all out.

When we were leaving the prison one of the guys on my team said "I wish worship and chapel at school was like that, and maybe I would go more." And the pastor from the campus we were staying at looked at all of us and said "It can be, that your guys job to take it there."

See we thing that God presence is only in the place we go a serve, when in reality it is with us always.We just never open our eyes to see and ears to hear. I pray that we will be able to see God in all that we do, not just when we are on a "missions trip." but constantly.

HIS and yours,