Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Why don't we hear him?

One of the best moments for me is when I walk into the house and my 2 year old son comes running to me as soon as he hears my voice yelling "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy's home!" My daughter used to do the same thing when she was younger, there is no greater feeling than to have your own child so excited just because you are home. This got me thinking, God must feel the same way about his children when they recognize his voice. The problem is, how many of us are truly listening and ready to hear him?

My bible reading this morning took me to Luke 1. I had forgotten about Mary's visit to Elizabeth after the angel gave her the news that she would be giving birth to the Son of God. What was awesome about this meeting was that Elizabeth was 6 months pregnant and when Mary greeted Elizabeth the baby (John the Baptist) leaped in her womb. The baby in the womb recognized the voice of the woman who would give Birth to Jesus. Is that not powerful what the Holy Spirit can accomplish and alert a person too, can even put you in tune with what God is trying to say to you.

So if an unborn baby can recognize the voice of a woman who would eventually give birth to Jesus, why dont we hear what God is saying directly to us? Are we not listening? Are we afraid of what he is trying to tell us? Is our own faith not strong enough? Or does the world simply overtake our desire to truly follow God? The question becomes if we are not listening how can we possibly help the students in our church hear the voice of God?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

God is in CONTROL !

This is just a quick thought and reminder about what a Great and Wonderful God I serve.
I was reminded this week that God knows what he is doing and I must remember to trust him. As I have put goals together and laid plans to accomplish those goals with Grasp Student Ministries I began to sweat the small stuff. God in all most a humorous manner gave me a couple of gentle reminders this week that he would take care of the small stuff I just needed to continue to follow his plan and count on him to give me the resources needed to pull off HIS plans. I serve an amazing God who has put some incredible people in my life who will help us accomplish HIS goals for the students at MCC and in Mahomet. I just wanted to say Thanks God, first for you amazing grace and second for the reality check this week.

"I Know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted"
Job 42:2 (NIV)

"I'm convinced: You can do anything and everything. Nothing and no one can upset your plans.
Job 42:2 (Message)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

In The Beginning!!

My first post and my first blog, it has begun!!!

I opened this blog 2 weeks ago but have dreaded making my first post, then I woke up this morning ad decided to stop worrying about what I was going to say and just say something.

This blog will contain updates and stories from my daily walk as a christian and as a youth pastor. I hope it will be an encouragement to anyone who follows it as well as a chance to laugh as I am quite sure my dealings with the students will be if nothing else amusing. God is amazing, and he shows me everyday something new about my life and our relationship. I hope to pass these insights along and hopefully touch at least one life for him.

Thanks in advance for taking time out of your day to read my rants, stories, or observations.

It has now officially begun - no turning back.