Hey everyone just wanted to give a ministry update. This past weekend I had the honor of speaking at Impact! Youth Night at Big Emory Baptist church. Things went great, good crowd, great people. It was a true blessing and great learning opportunity for me.
I also was blessed Sunday night to preach at Tri County Tabernacle church in Oliver Springs TN. I appreciate pastor Tim and Marie Adkins for allowing me to share their pulpit. I really believe that seeds were planted and God is doing great things in that church.
Thank you to anyone who reads this and follows this blog, your support and prayers are greatly appreciated.
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It has been a rough week dealing with life situations. Things happened that could have taken me out. I was tempted with things that could have killed me. This week has been a week of struggle, a week of test and a week of hardship. BUT, Through it all, GOD IS GOOD. We may stumble and even fall, we may go through the fire and get burned, but we will not be consumed, we will not give up, not give in. God is Good. If you have had a week like this at some point, I encourage you to leave a comment about your week and how you over came. What was satan trying to tempt you with? Let be an encouragement to others through our testimony. God Is Good.
I have come to a spot in my life where I have faced a lot of loneliness. I have found mysef being tempted to go out and talk to anyone who will talk, anyone who will listen, and even worse anyone who showed interest in me. I needed to be able to talk to someone, I needed to feel like I was liked or even cared about. I was seeking attention. Then God showed me something through a song, and the lyric was "if you are not alone, then how can you be loney?" It was a light bulb moment, somethings clicked. I have heard it all my life God is with you, He is there, He will never leave you. All these things are true but at that moment when I heard that song, It hit me. GOD is right there. Until that point when I got lonely I would start to think about everything but God. I would think about who is out doing what when I was sitting by myself, who gets to go here and do this and who has what girlfriend or boyfriend and I have no one. It cause so much trouble for me because then it did not just turn into loneliness but also into jealousy. After a while it can start to harden your heart and start to change your personality. I realized at that moment of that song, That my whole mind set was wrong. I had me mind set on the wrong things, my heart was not in the right spot. I made it all about ME, when really it is all about GOD. and as Mathew 6:33 says "seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and then all these things shall be added unto you". I was all backwards I was messed up, my eyes were on me first my wants neds and desires, when God says no its my wants needs and desires and then I will give you your wants needs and desires. But remember God makes all thigns new, so when you give your heart to Him your wants and desires are probably going to change. Your wants needs and desires will become God's wants needs and desires. When you start to feel lonely, Check your heart, then your mind set. Are they seeking what God wants or are they selfish desires?
I have been doing some studying on Sodom and Gomorrah. I am seeking to get other peoples opinion about Lot. Do you think he was a good man or a bad man? Do you think he was righteous or wicked? let me know!
When God moves and starts to do something, watch out! Be on guard, stay alert, Watch your back, DIG IN, DIG your heals IN and just praise the Lord. At that point Satan is going to hit you so hard to try and take you out and put you back to the place where he has control. This is not a guess it s a guarantee. BUT! Amen. like Paul and Sials they praised God in there circumstance. beat with rods and thrown in prison and in chains they still praised God. Lets use this example and do the same. Get ready get ready get ready God is moving. AMEN!
What is your opinion of being sucessfull? When Have you made it? I just want to get many people opinion of when they feel they have reached sucess. Hit me back with your opinion.
Hey just wanted to throw a quick post out about the Biggest Loser TV show. I will be submitting a application to go on it. I ask you to lift it up in prayer. If God opens that door it looks like it would be a great oppertunity to do some great hings for Him but He knows better than I do. Thanks everone ! I did some updates. Check out the games and hit me up with your email. Thanks God Bless.
This has been a rough week and "life" has hit pretty hard. This week has been a test of faith, a hard one at that. This was a week of test and trials, hardships and frustration. But, oh yes there is a but, Jesus says He will never leave or forsake you. While all these things are going on He is still right there and I can find peace and comfort in that. Event though the devil wants to come in a take my joy, steal my happiness, desroy me and kill what God has planned. I WIll rejoice and know that the Lord is Good. Be still and KNOW that He is GOD. If you have been struggling and been hurt, seems like no one understands, I am 25 years old and I have a lot to learn but I know that one thing is true. God is faithful, the bible tells that God's promises are yes and amen. Means that they will happen and He holds to them. Rejoice in that, Find your peace in that, Move up and move on. In Jesus name.
I had a reatlization not to long ago when I was reading Galations 6:5 "each is responible for there own conduct" NLT. When I read this verse it was like a light blinking over my head. This verse sums up so many issues that people bring on themselves. So many times people take offence and are hurt by so many other peole. If it was something that someone done to them or said about them, there is going to be sometime in each of our lives that someone is going to let us down and hurt us. To me Gal 6:5 clears up so much. Each is responsible for there own conduct. I can take this verse and apply it at these times. Our instant reaction is to lash back at the person that done me wrong. But then I am remind that the word tells me to be quick to listen and slow to anger and slow to speak. What if, instead of getting mad and retaliating back we take this verse and speak it to ourselves, then stop and pray for that person, forgive them and give it to the Lord. If that person is never sorry for what they have done, if they never give you the apology that you may deserve, there is coming a day that they will be held responsible for what they have done. We have to keep in mind that it is not what someone done to me it is how I reacted when they did it. Cause one day we will both be standing in judgment and we will have to give a account for how we reacted, try and be the blameless one.