Submit to your Calling

Do you start things and loose interest before they are done?

We need to follow through in our Christian walk.

Half heated pursuit of Christianity is ineffective.

Was Jesus a half hearted sacrifice or a complete one?

You know the answer.

So if we know the answer why do some of us, ok, most of us get gun shy when it comes to standing out in today’s world and shine with the love of Christ.

We need to be unified in one faith and mission to glorify God and bring all those we know to Christ.

We are to be ready for works of service as the Lord presents them to us.

All the other things we do are of this world and will someday fade away.

The truth of the matter is someday could be months, weeks, days even breaths away.

As I thought about this earlier in the week I realized in a measly 25 years I will be 60 years old and in only maybe 25 more….well you know.

Have you considered how short your life is and how big the mission is?

Spend every breath chasing what is important and not those things that will just fade away and that will not make an ounce of difference on that day that you stand before Jesus.

Made To Worship

Why or how could this be hard?

How do we worship?

How do you worship?

Worship is a response of the heart.

One of the many topics Jesus spoke of a lot was worship.

Is there a best place or form of worship

Jesus said worship is determind in our hearts

Right actions with the wrong heart is not worship.

Your heart must be in it.

Your love will transform to worship use your love to worship.

Be intimate with your Jesus with my Jesus with OUR Jesus.

Service

Our service to others comes from the inside.

Our heart prepares our body to be of service to Christ. Music stirs within us. In order to be of service to others and to our world we need to aproach them with relevance. New songs and Music have replaced and become the poets of old. Does your life sing a song to God? Song and Music from the heart is praise to God. 

Have you ever requested a song for someone in hopes they would get the message?

Here is a message I mean request for you….

Let your Lifesong Sing to Him. Dont Just dismiss this video, soak it up!

Listen to the words daily and be transformed to do service for Him and those around you.

-Empty Hands held high
Such Small sacrifice
If not joined with my life
I sing in vain tonight

May the words I say
And the things I do
Make my lifesong sing
Bring a smile to you
Chorus:
Let my lifesong sing to You
Let my lifesong sing to You
I want to sign your name
to the end of this day
Knowing that my heart was true
Let my lifesong sing to You

LORD, I give my life
A Living sacrifice
To reach a world in need
To be your hands and feet

So may the words I say
And the things I do
Make my lifesong sing
Bring a smile to You

Chorus

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Let my lifesong sing to You (x3)

Chorus (x2)

Dear Regina

Solitude

Balance is important to us, especially in our spiritual life

Sometimes following Jesus footsteps is a bit of a high wire act. We need him to balance us.

Our transformation comes from the lord our goal is to walk like Jesus, we need to hold his hand.

Do you ever turn on the TV just to have noise and to not be alone?

We all have our ways of beating solitude because we don’t want to be alone…

Jesus spent time alone to be with God many times, do you do that?

Do we have it more together than Jesus?

Not likely…

Make an effort this week for alone time with God. Go camping, admire Gods creation and all the wonders around you. Listen for Gods whisper if you don’t listen you might miss what he has to say.

Will you hear when he Knocks on your door?

Simply Clutter

People will react to your spiritual disaplines.

We must be careful of the motives behind our actions.

What is a life of simplicity to you?

Do you think you will someday attain it?

Would you have more or less stuff?

What would the the stress level be?

If simplicity is obvious and simple why is it so hard to reach?

If we only had 48 hours in a day? Who am i kidding we would then want 72….

If we cut through all the clutter we find simplicity time to spend with God.

If your clutter gets in the way of your relationship with Jesus you got issues!

What if you had a years salary to dispose of? What would you do with it?

When was the last time you reorganized your life and the piorities in it?

Are the things you do important to God or are they important to you?

NWCOC 2008 Baby’s