I just wanted to let you know that there have been quite a few downloads for my new ebook. I am thankful for the support of those who have downloaded it so far.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to check it out yet, I would appreciate it if you downloaded it. The ebook is totally FREE! I wanted to give it away because I want to give back to those who have supported.
I recently finished reading a book titled “Greater” by Steven Furtick. The book was good, and a few things in it allowed me to think about some things.
The basis of the book was to understand that God has something greater for your life. I’m sure you have heard it all. In fact, I get tired of reading a lot of the new Christian book releases because they all reiterate the same cliches most of us have heard our entire lives. I am practical, and I like to put things into action instead of just talking about it.
The reality is that God has something greater planned for each of you. His plan is perfect, and it is mapped out differently for each individual.
What do you think God has called you to do recently?
It has been awhile since I last updated on this site, but that was all for a good reason. As most of you know, I have been working on an ebook to publish here on the site for a few months now, and I feel that it is finally ready.
The purpose of the ebook goes along with the mission statement of this website: “Amplifying God’s Kingdom!” If you want to impact this world in a positive way, I would encourage you to read this book. I attempted to be very personable and to write in a casual way to get these points across. I just wanted to be real and to share my heart through this short ebook.
When you make a special dish or meal, it is important to follow the recipe closely. Unless you are a fantastic cook, straying away from the recipe might result in a disastrous meal. Fortunately, many individuals are able to cook great dishes from following recipes.
The same applies to life.
We are given God’s word to help direct us. I went with some of my friends from college yesterday to the Español service my church has every Sunday. It was nice. Although I am nowhere close to speaking fluently, I was able to understand the message clearly and enjoy the worship. The pastor talked about The Samaritan woman.
This story is one I have heard many times, but today I was reminded of a missing ingredient many seem to forget: love.
I would encourage you to read John 4:1-26 first and then come back to read the rest…
I’m sure many of you checked out this post because you’re wondering why I am not going to church anymore.
Before there is any confusion, let me explain. I still go to church every week, but I don’t simply attend church. For many individuals, church is an activity or unfortunately a duty that has to be done.
But church isn’t about that.
Real church is about people coming together to not only worship God, but it is also to connect with other Christians. Unfortunately, it stays this way.
Real church happens when we take it outside the four walls. Lives are changed when God’s love is demonstrated in the cities. People are changed by seeing the way you act and treat others.
It’s time that being intentional is a main priority. People are not going to come to experience a life change from the only one who can provide it if these things are not shown and demonstrated outside the church.
Something that I have been thinking a lot about lately is being intentional. Everyone has a story and each person you come into contact with each day has specific needs. In order to make an impact on someone’s life, you have to be intentional.
It is often hard for us in the busyness of life to stop to connect with others. Our world has become disengaged from each other. While we have the opportunities to become close and connected, it seems as if we are growing farther away.
I believe it is time to reverse that trend.
Take some time today to connect with someone. You cannot impact this world and start to amplify God’s kingdom if you first do not have the desire to connect with others. I wrote a few posts a while back about connecting. You can find them below:
Willing. The dictionary defines willing as “ready, eager, or prepared to do something”.
During a typical day, you are faced with many challenges, opportunities, and situations. How you respond to these circumstances will determine your future. I introduced the word willing because it is something that is needed to accomplish something great.
You see, God wants to use you, but you have to be willing to be used. God wants to use those who realize that their sufficiency is not found in themselves. Rather, God wants to use those who recognize that their sufficiency comes directly from Him.
“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as coming from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God”
-II Corinthians 3:5
I recently came across an awesome song from a band known as Everfound. They have a song called “God of the Impossible”. I love the lyrics and the song, so I’ll post it below:
In the previous post, I shared about my experience of entering college and living away from home. I brought up the ideas of normality/comfortability vs God’s adventurous plan. If you missed it, check out the post here!
I have grown up with a great family. My parents have taught me how to live a life that pleases God. For this reason, I stayed out of a lot of trouble in high school.
I never went to a party that involved wild things. I never drank even a sip of alcohol. I never even kissed a girl. Needless to say, I had not experienced the things most teens experience during their younger childhood. I’m thankful for it.
For this reason, I knew it was important to always be on guard to protect myself. I knew that I would probably be asked to try some of these things in the future, but it would not be very often.