Friday, July 24, 2009

At the End

I seriously doubt anyone at the end of their life ever thought: "Boy, I sure wish I'd watched more TV or spent more time at work or went to more movies or kept my house cleaner or drank more alcohol." But how many of us when we do reach the end of our lives will say: "I wish I'd loved God more or I wish I'd served more or gave my life away more."

May I live my life so that at the end of my life I can say: "I gave all I had. I am spent." I want to hear "Well done good and faithful servant."

What are you spending your life on?


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Supernatural Equipping

"If you only do what you're good at, you lose out on the opportunity for God to supernaturally equip you." -Mark Anderson

I wrote a couple of months ago about some decisions on whether to stay in Tacoma and be involved with a job offer (not the zoo) here or get involved with more missions stuff. This decision is now coming down to the wire. I will most likely have to make my decision within the next week or two.

To be honest, the job here in Tacoma is going to require of me things I feel like I cannot do. It brings up a ton of fear of failure in me. Some of this is healthy and good: the second I feel I can do something, I have no need for the Lord. When I think about doing this particular job, I feel like I won't be able to do it AT ALL without a miracle from the Lord. I am going to need a team of people around me, helping me, training me, on a team with me, guiding me and leading me if I do this job in Tacoma.

When I put the fear of stepping out into something so much bigger than me aside, I actually am really excited for this job opportunity. There is MUCH about it that stirs me deeply. This is a real opportunity to impact lives here in Tacoma in a significant way.

I don't know for sure what I will end up doing, but I do know this: if I do take this job in Tacoma, there is NO WAY I can do this without supernatural equipping.


Sunday, July 19, 2009


The truest test of one's character is not how one behaves when things are going well, but how one chooses to react in times of trial and struggle. Real strength is shown in choosing to do the right thing instead of the easy thing.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I fully believe one should not pray about something unless one is willing to DO something about what is being praying about. Prayer gives you the heart of Christ, and that is a heart of action.

Jesus, let the things that break your heart break mine!


Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Cardboard Butterfly: What are You Pursuing?

Quote by Carman

I heard this quote today from a friend, quoting the singer Carman:

"The single greatest cause for athesim today are Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and then walk out the door, and continue on with their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds ubelievable."

I believe that ultimately we are responsible for our own choices before the Lord, Christian or not. While our walk, or lack of walk, before the Lord may be more of an excuse than an actual reason to believe or not, the fact of the matter is that we cannot continue to live the way we've always lived and expect an unbelieving world to see their own need for Jesus.