Don’t Lose Heart

“For its all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people in may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. So we don’t lost heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Its funny to think that every day is another gift. We often take it for granted, life. The breathe in our lungs is only there because God made it so but we’re so focused on that next big test or what our credit score looks like in comparison to everyone else. We forget that there’s a war going on out there. People are dying, being spiritually cut from their father with no one to look towards for guidance. Their only hope to learn about God cut off. I think about those people many times throughout my day and wonder to myself if what I’m doing in the moment is worth it. Am I doing all I can to make a difference in the world? I’ve learned that its not just getting yourself right with God, but acting on what He’s given you. We call them “Gifts.” Often times I’ve seen myself worrying about where I spiritually stand instead of giving all of that worry over to God and just living my life, free from thoughts and doubts, with clear visions and insight, just to love those around me, being a representative for Jesus. If not us, then who? I’ve come to the conclusions that you have to be flat out, out of your mind to follow God and if you’re anything less than that, you’ve missed it. Jesus wants me, all of me, not just a slice. Instead of hoarding our cake, lets give it all to Him and reap the benefits of being a follower of Jesus. Knowing and being known by the creator of the Universe.

It takes a clear mind, a focused heart, and a soled out soul. “Clear eyes, full Hearts, can’t lose” as they say it on FNL. Let the worries of this world melt like wax before the mighty fire of God burning inside of you and me. Lets live life to the fullest, going as hard as we can go to make God famous among all the earth.

Father,
I pray today for my friends, let us see you through hearts unclouded with our vision fixated on our glory. Let us love in the purest way, never desiring anything in return but knowing our treasure is found in heaven. As we run this race, set our hearts on every step we take, making the most use of our movement as we run where you tell us, go where you tell us do what you want us to us, never wasting a step. Its for Your glory we live and breathe, for You chose us to be the object of your affection. Forgive us when we fall short, encourage us to keep going. We will not lose heart but will remain strong. We love you papa, and give you everything! Amen.

Back in Action

I stumbled across my blog the other day. Wondering why I hadn’t been writing, I decided to try and pick it back up. The hardest thing was trying to find something to write about. Most of what is being highlighted in todays social media concerns the political struggles with social injustice, gay marriage, new laws banning certain people groups from establishments, religious turmoil in the middle east, etc. Yes, I could jump on the bandwagon and toot my horn to the beat of the drums thousands of people are currently playing but what would it solve? Nothing. But then again, I could write about my own life, what’s been happening with me, where I’ve come from in the last year and what struggles I’ve overcome through it all. But do you care to listen? Probably not and thats okay, I’m not writing this to hook you into my pool of readers, if I have any that is but to more inform you about life so you can see it through my eyes and hopefully take something from it.

I’ve come a long ways since graduating college. I don’t have a job in the profession I studied nor did I want one. Now, that desire changed through my time of “wondering.” Living in a third world country for two years, moved to Indianapolis for 8 months, got marriage *hallelujah*, moved to N.C. to follow this passion in my heart to change lives of college students. At some point you have to grow up, leave neverland and peter pan to keep doing what they do best and return to the real world. See, I don’t believe that. It was Jesus who said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will not inherit the kingdom of God.” We grow up and become more seasoned in years but it’s not about your biological time clock but more the position of your heart and faith. Having the heart of a child to be directed and counseled by Jesus is where we should live.

I live in this life but my hope is not in the life. I’m found in God, both spiritually as my spirit intertwines with the HG as I learn and grow from within and physically as I’m changed into the likeness of Christ. What happens on the inside is magnified on the outside. This is for everyone. Not just those who seem holier than thou, Christ died for all. Everything, every weight, desire and fear is taken off of us and put on Jesus. He takes what we don’t need, upon himself so we can walk in freedom. Life itself isn’t hard. We make it hard by doing things outside of our inheritance, trying to become something we were never created to be in the first place.

We are God’s children. Created in the likeness of Him so everything we are reflects the one who made us. We’re unique and different both inside and out. From our feet to our head and God calls to us by name.