Jan 17, 2008

Only one day to live-part one

Ok, here is something that has passed by my mind recently. If tomorrow, 9 AM, you were told that you have only 24 hours to live...what would you do with that day? Respond in the comment section and tell me.

Jan 16, 2008


Fear is not my friend. Generally I am a fearless, running straight ahead, charge the hill kind of guy. But on occasion fear sneaks into my life and tries to lay claim to my heart and emotions. I had one of those moments today. Some news was told to me that got my heart battling with fear. It can really cripple you if you let it. Christ tells us that we have not been given a spirit of fear, but sometimes it feels that I have season tickets.

I am amazed at what Satan will do to get us distracted. He studies my life and knows the exact situations when I am most vulnerable. At that moment he attacks with news that drags me into the pit of fear.

But I will not let fear win. I work, in those moments, to choose to believe that which my emotions seem to forget. My Father, my God, my forever Dad is also the author of everything. The cross reminds me that he is totally committed to me, and the His empty grave reminds me of what he is capable of doing. Then why fear? Why let myself get distracted by buying into all that which I feel. No, I choose to believe that I can do anything...ANYTHING with my God.

My challenge to you is to relentlessly battle to put fear in its place. When it comes focus on what God has done for you, look to the scripture to see what he has promised and is capable of doing. Never give up to fear...never...never give up.

Jan 4, 2008

I am sitting in Panera Bread. I am a people watcher and this is an interesting place to do it. It is times like this that I am reminded of the creative capacity of God. All you have to do is to look at the people around us and see that God creatively put us uniquely together. You are unique!!!

If that is true, than why do we spend our days trying to be like everyone else. We want what everyone else has, wears, drives, etc. It is time to acknowledge and celebrate that God has made us and a life the is unique to each of us...accept it, live it, and enjoy it.

Jan 3, 2008


I ran into a Minister of Music the other day that was challenging me in why we are doing church the way we do. He is at an established denominational church that has not changed anything in decades (not that that is wrong but it gives you idea of his perspective). Our talk was good and in the end he was very supportive. Later, however, I was sitting in my office at the house and I thought about his question of why we are doing church in a way that presents Christ in such a creative and compelling way. Something begin to stir in me, the more I thought about the more fired up I became.

My answer to this question is really simple...We do it because hopelessness is a reality, loneliness is a reality, and most of all Hell is a reality. People are really going to hell and existing forever without any hope of relief and we can't stand by and do little or nothing. We only have our one lifetime to help reverse that in people's live and the rest of eternity to focus on ourselves. So like Christ, we are more focused on going after the one that is lost than just hanging out with the ninety nine that are found. We have this passion because hell is a reality.