Making An Impact Requires A Break Away

I just wanted to publish a word of encouragement today. Our world is filled with instant gratification. As technology expands, our attention spans decrease and our expectations expand. This is not necessarily a bad thing!

 

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However, when it steals away our time with Christ, it can become a problem. It seems like the world, especially those in my generation, are living in the moment. Day by day…minute by minute…with no regard for preparation for the future. Sure, the future is often on people’s minds, but are they really living to prepare for what God has planned for them?

 

It is easy to get wrapped up in the every day life. 

 

If you think about it, is it really necessary to know all of the current sport stats? Or all of the insider news on Hollywood celebrities? Does knowing every lyric to the world’s most popular pop/country/rock band really make an impact on others? Does obsessing over certain celebrities really help your relationship with Christ?

This Is Amazing Grace

I wanted to share a song today that I believe ties together the whole reason we are able to have a relationship with God. It’s because of the sacrifice Jesus paid for us on the cross. The song is called “This is Amazing Grace”. Watch the video and think about how much God has done for you.

 If you can’t see the video, click here

Verse 1:
Who breaks the power of sin and darkness
Whose love is mighty and so much stronger
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder
Who leaves us breathless in awe and wonder
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

Chorus:
This is amazing grace
This is unfailing love
That You would take my place
That You would bear my cross
You would lay down Your life
That I would be set free
Jesus, I sing for
All that You’ve done for me

A Glowing Night of Worship

This past Wednesday night, the band and I were able to lead a neon/glow worship concert for our church. It was the last time I would lead worship for this group for the year because of moving away for college. It was a blast!

 

I got some video footage of the night, and I wanted to share it with all of you! Hope you enjoy!

 

 

The song below is a song that I wrote to lead in worship…

 

 

Breaking Away From Everyday Life To Make An Impact

I just wanted to publish a word of encouragement today. Our world is filled with instant gratification. As technology expands, our attention spans decrease and our expectations expand. This is not necessarily a bad thing!

 

impact

 

However, when it steals away our time with Christ, it can become a problem. It seems like the world, especially those in my generation, are living in the moment. Day by day…minute by minute…with no regard for preparation for the future. Sure, the future is often on people’s minds, but are they really living to prepare for what God has planned for them?

 

It is easy to get wrapped up in the every day life. 

 

If you think about it, is it really necessary to know all of the current sport stats? Or all of the insider news on Hollywood celebrities? Does knowing every lyric to the world’s most popular pop/country/rock band really make an impact on others? Does obsessing over certain celebrities really help your relationship with Christ?

Spreading Yourself Too Thin Is Dangerous

Busy. It’s a word we hear often. Many use it as an excuse to get out of things or to compensate for a lack of commitment. I’m we all have heard, “I’m sorry! I was just to busy….”

 

thin ice

 

Reasons To Not Spread Yourself Thin

 

It increases stress- The more you have to worry about, the more stressed you will become. We are not super-humans, no matter how much we want to believe it. Stress not only causes short-term problems, it also causes long-term physiological problems. It has been proven that stress increases your risk for disease.

 

It increases burnout- What exactly is burnout? Here’s the official definition of it:

Burnout: Physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress.

 

It reduces your efficiency– I’m sure we all know people who say they can multi-task efficiently. This might be true to a certain extent; however, it is not as effective as focusing on a single task. When you commit to many different tasks, your time is more spread out. t is important to keep this in mind when committing to things.

Dream Big To Amplify God’s Kingdom

The other day, I made a graphic to post on my social network accounts. I thought that I would post it here and explain it a little bit more. I enjoy connecting with many of you through Twitter and Instagram, but at the same time, I enjoy being able to have more of a discussion on the blog.

 

Dream It

 

 

We all have dreams. Some are pursuing their dreams while others have given up. I believe that God has given each of us different talents and abilities to do His work. Therefore, it is expected that we have different callings in life and different dreams.

 

I wanted to write this post today as an encouragement to whoever is reading. Dream big! With God on our side, we can not fail. There are a few verses that I have made my “life verses” recently because they are applicable to everyday life.

 

“A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.”

-Proverbs 16:9

Direct Line

If you have ever called customer service or a large company, you most likely have received a digital operator that will make you follow several commands. “Press 1 for service…press 2 for order info…press 3 if you’re just having fun listening to these commands!”

 

Direct Line

 

When I receive a digital operator, I often get annoyed, especially if the conversation goes nowhere. I don’t like to waste time with things that are not going to help me get me where I am needing to go. I’m sure you think the same way.

 

Prayer does not work like a digital operator.

 

We don’t have to go through a list of commands or even secretaries before we reach God. He is never busy, and He is always available. I believe that many forget that we have a direct line to God. He wants to hear from us, and we can call anytime…without any wait lists or voicemails to catch!

 

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