As I sit and gaze around the room I notice a grand purpose of what life is about. The chairs, the walls, the drinks, and decorations are all just an excuse to walk in the purpose of life. The people come, they sit, they drink and most important, they engage. If there is something I have learned about life in Lesbos is that relationships are a priority. They are a must and without them, people perish. Without relationships, there is no meaning. Continue reading “Life’s Purpose”
How can the Spirit of God, also known as the comforter play the role of a comforter if all our lives are full of comfort? Recently I began to think about the plans God has communicated with me regarding my life and calling, and there’s something tough in store. In one hand, God is calling me to a life where my business is people. My career being a missionary and loving co-heir with Christ, bringing “good news to the poor, Binding up the broken-hearted, proclaiming freedom to the captives, releasing from darkness the prisoners, etc… (Isaiah 61). On the other hand, there is the consequences of the first decision. Leaving my life, my friends, my future as I planned it without knowledge of when I may return or see the family again. While time goes on I catch myself in a fight between my call and my heart.
The Harvest is Plenty, Workers are Few
During His time here on earth Jesus would see a need and just like any man on a mission, He would do what was needed to fill the need. During this time of need as the world roams around with fear in their hearts in response to ISIS and the attempted terrorizing, what are you doing to bring about the hope of Jesus to those in need? Would you consider taking a step of faith to work alongside Jesus to fill the need that is at hand?
In a world full of room for God to move from situations like ISIS, violence, poverty, human trafficking, etc. there are endless possibilities of ways for Jesus to use us. Solomon in Ecclesiastes stated it very clearly when he said,
“A dream comes when there are many cares” (Ecclesiastes 5:3).
This one is for all my believers in Christ out in the world. Just as iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17), I have a few simple questions to ask. Are you flying? In relation to your creator, where is your life? I truly hope from the bottom of my heart that there is no offense with what will be spoken of in the following minutes and that you may take these questions as evaluation for where you are in life. I love you all but the truth sometimes hurts, but hey let’s have some fun.
It’s been quite some time since I last uploaded a post, but it is not because I have been lazy. I’ve been traveling ministering around in a few countries in Europe, so time has been a little tight due to evangelism and simply just loving on people since people need to be loved.
If there is a season in life common to all Christians, I would say that it is the season of identity. In this season the goal is to find one’s identity away from the things in this world. This season is known strongly for being a time of self-reflection and seeking to know one’s self through one’s creator. Continue reading “State Your Identity”
There is something beautiful about walking in the will of God for your life. No matter where you go and how tough things may seem, He always pulls through and takes care of those He loves. For those who know me, you may or may not know that I am very close with my family. And when I say close, I mean Siamese twin-like. Being close like that is both a blessing and a curse in some way. It is a blessing because no matter what, you know that you always have a group of individuals who love you and are there to back you up completely through all that life offers. At the same time it is a curse because whenever the family is apart, times are a little tough because of how much everyone misses each other and works off of each other. Continue reading “Within the Will”
Well, it’s that time of the year… The weather is cold, the skies are cloudy, and I’m in the corner of an airport staring at a row of empty chairs and unoccupied payphones awaiting for the time to board the plane and continue my journey to make God known. All this time in the past few months have come down to this very moment. The nerves are going uncontrollably, the butterflies are starting to peacefully fly within my stomach and as time approaches, the more the temperature continues to rise. I am not sure if it is because of the nerves, emotions or the beaming sun beaming the back of my neck and back. Yet, as all these events are taking place, I still chose to trust in the one who brought me to this point. Continue reading “It’s Time”
One of the most difficult aspects of Christianity, in my opinion, is attempting to figure out what ministry looks like. As believers, we sometimes tend to overthink things and on occasions go in depth on something God intended for us to take literal, as well as taking something literal that is much more profound. Continue reading “This is Church.”