Thursday, May 16, 2013

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind but now I see

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

Amazing Grace one of my most favorite hymns out there. It is so true and hits so close to home. This is my story a man saved by grace and by grace I am still  living. His grace holds us up and keeps us going. Without his grace we would be toast, destroyed, nonexistent... etc. It is so beautiful and so powerful. Today I feel like I just need to thank God for his grace in my life, for saving my life so many times, for giving me the grace to carry on every day, and blessing me beyond belief.

Consider this: life may be difficult in fact very difficult. You could be raised by non christian parents, abused when you were younger, hung out with the wrong crowd, always got blamed for things gone wrong, didn't have many friends, and most people would say you have a reason to hate life to hate God. Yet at the end of the day your still living your still breathing, and there are many things you have been blessed with when you deserved to be thrown straight into hell the moment you were born. Yet God saw you before you were born and had already planned to send his only son to die a horrific death for your sins so that you could have life. I don't know about you but that just blows my mind.... I still don't understand that one but I am so grateful he did.

So today when trials come and life is difficult take a moment to look at what God has blessed you with. Take some of that amazing grace that he has given you every day of your life and apply it to people in your life wether it be the guy at the resturant who blew your order, your kids driving you nuts, or someone who offended you. Go be a light to the world shining God's light of grace wherever you go.

Your bro in Christ,


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Have you made your God into god?

Just that, have you made your God into god? Now exactly what do I mean by that. Well we as humans have this tendency that if things don't make sense in our minds we don't want to accept them until we either understand them or change them to fit into our perspective. Now I know many people have done this myself included and hence why I wanted to bring it up. How many times has God done things in your life that don't make sense? I know in my life it feels like every day.

One big example is that popular question if God is so powerful why does he allow suffering in the world? For the sake of time and not feeling qualified I will not be answering the question but you have to admit the question gets you thinking. I know I have mulled this one over for quite a while and in some cases I have questioned God himself. Do you accept this about God? Or do you ignore it and push it off? So many things God does doesn't make sense but think about it would he really be God if he made sense? We in our finite minds can't begin to comprehend how big God really is. With that doesn't that limit how much we understand? Of course it does!

With that being said do you allow your view of God to be shaped by what you can't understand? Is God a monster for allowing people to suffer? For those people who have studied and know about Gods character you would say no absolutely not!! He has a purpose and a plan whether we understand it or not. However how many people see God as a giant in the sky having fun with the giant ant hill? You would be surprised. So many times God will do things in your life that won't make sense, don't let that change how you view God! Don't let your finite mind change how you think of God. Do the research find out God's character! Learn from his book he gave us for teaching and learning. Pray and ask yourself. God is not afraid of you asking him questions and in fact he loves to hear from us.

I know recently I have been trying to see what God is doing in my life and most of it I don't understand. Yet I have to keep coming back to what I know. I know God has a incredible plan for my life and I must have faith that whatever he is having me go through is making me stronger. So rejoice in your trials for God uses those to make you stronger and more fit for the battles ahead. Don't loose heart!! Fight the good fight and run the race set out before you.

God bless you all.


Thursday, March 14, 2013



I need your help I need your power
give me your redeeming grace this hour
I know your love I know your faithful
I know the price you paid please don't see this as ungrateful
but why am I here what is my purpose
sometimes I feel hopeless, sometimes I feel worthless.
I test your trust and I push your limits
but this world is deceiving and full of gimmicks
I want leave I want to go home
I want to go to a place where nothing but your love is known
the temptation is strong this burden is heavy 
but when will I trust you, when will I be ready
to run for the prize and lay the rest down 
to finally realize what you gave, the reason you were bound.
when will I stand up, when will I say no
when will I leave this earth and to heaven I go
please give me new life and direction 
and give me the strength to receive correction

To Josh my brother my close friend
May I make you proud and never stop growing to the end
I can't wait to see you and laugh with you
May a Man of God full of joy and peace I stay true
And may the Lord's mercies everyday be anew.