Friday, July 17, 2009

Interview Questions

I have been out of the loop for a while on my blog. For that, I apologize. I caught up on some reading material today which includes Craig Groeschel's blog "Swerve" ( I had the pleasure of reading his responses to the "One Prayer Inteview" of selected guests for his blogs a few weeks back. I am inspired to answer these questions on my own for my followers, so here goes....

1. What is the biggest leadership lesson you have learned in the past year?
In the corporate world there is a top-down approach to setting a tone or a culture in the organization. In the ministry role world (which I think would also work in the corporate world as well) there is a bottom-up approach. I believe that with authority comes responsiblilty and a successful leader will understand that in order for the mission to be accomplished, they must oversee that the morale of the team and each of there subordinates is focused on the vision. To ensure an "of one mind" mentality in a team, it is important to relay the vision of where the ship is going, continuously to the team. Also, it is important to teach the principles of generosity and selflessness to the team.
This was especially evident on the New Orleans trip. Day in day out of being in the trenches, working on the front lines of rebuilding peoples' lives, it was important that I, as a leader, worked as hard as I could to display the attitude of a servant, serving my team and the community.

2. What is God showing you personally?
I think it is important to approach each opportunity with an attitude of appreaciation. Each time that I feel called to a specific role, something about the opportunity ignites a passion inside. If I am excited about it on day 1, then I should be excited about it on day 300, and day 3,000. In order to keep the "fire burning" I must stay in a place of humility and reverence before the Lord. He has chosen me and it is not something that I have achieved through works.

3. What is the top ministry challenge you are facing?
Where to go next. Jen and I are getting married in 3 weeks. We are seeking God in His direction for our lives as a family. We both feel blessed by God with having a local church with many different minstry opportunities, and are waiting on His divine call for our direction in ministry.
Also - Balance.

4.What do you do for fun?
Spend time with Jen. Family. Golf. Run. Work out. (Haven't been surfing yet this summer...bummer)

5. What are you currently reading?
Proverbs - 1 per day correlating with the day of July. Great wisdom! I am loving it!
Just finished "For Men Only" Jeff Feldhahn

Monday, April 27, 2009

The R's

This morning I was astonished when I stumbled upon a word that most completely describes the nature of how I approach my faith. Evangelical Christians often times view the word Religion as having negative connotations because in truth we are seeking a Relationship with Jesus Christ. We like to say that we have spiritual experiences through God's Holy Spirit rather than think that we gather for Religious services.
Well...if I may be honest, there is no doubt that I try to live my life on a Routine. I do things regularly like work out in the mornings. I eat 3 meals every day. I take the same route to work every day. I regularly set certain times of the week aside for serving, worshipping and fellowship. I even weekly fast and pray. Some say this may be Religious. Some may say this is Christianity which is defined by the Relationship.
To me, my life is my RHYTHM. This word is defined as: movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like. All of the activities that I do are just that....a part of what I do. They are what make me tick. I approach everything that I do with an attitude of worship. Whether it be serving, working, praying, spending time with others or resting and relaxing. It's all a part of the Rhythm in which I live my life.
Music is a beautiful expression of Rhythm. This word reminds me of Jason Morant's, Love Song to You. My life is an Rhythmic expression of love of God, to God and to the people of God.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Character Molding Through Time

These are just some of my personal expressions...
I have just finished the most difficult season of my year in the work aspect of life. Tax season is a grueling period of time that strains my time, energy and focus. There are many trials and rewards along the way which make it worthwhile. Each year adds more experience to my life and God is constantly refining my character. Like a tree adds rings for each year of growth (lnk), another year of growth has been added to me.
I feel like I have learned to be a humble servant to an audience of One. I have worked as though I am working for Christ himself. Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men" Sometimes, life is difficult and the good deeds and attitude that you keep go unnoticed. Our flesh and culture seeks acknowledgment for our accomplishments. What I am learning is that God places tasks/chores/work/opportunities in our lives for 2 reasons. The first is that God wants to use us to serve others in the needs of His kingdom that He will be glorified. It is often easy to see how He uses us to help others. As Christians we say "God is moving in this or that."
Second is that God wants to change and mold us. Nothing that you do in life goes unnoticed by God. He sees and works in every single moment. I think it is much harder to notice how much God is really moving and doing a work in our personal character. Over time as we allow God to mold us, we become exactly what He designed us to be.
I challenge all who read this to really take a time of reflection to look back over a recent period of time and allow God to show you how He is molding you into His perfectly designed creation. Your character is becoming more like that of Christ.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Faith and Righteousness

This morning, I did the old flip open your bible and read whatever it lands on...

Psalm 85:11 (New International Version)
11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.

This verse simply speaks to me that our role is to be faithful and God can shower us with righteousness. Sometimes we get it twisted backwards and we think that because we live righteously that God will be faithful.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Philippians 4:8

This week has been a fantastic journey through some of my favorite scripture in Philippians. I feel like this has been a great reflection time on where I have come in my faith and where I still have to go. The fact that I still struggle with anxiety at times shows me that I need to do more to seek God's peace in times of uncertainty. I need to try harder to allow God to take my thoughts captive. God says our attitude towards others should not change depending on the situation in our lives. God is near.
I love how Paul writes in such a way that you can tell that he has been through such grief in his time. He went through such grueling torture such as being chained up on the bottom of a dark ship that was lost in the Mediterranean sea. He was a prisoner. Only through the Holy Spirit could he have found a way to teach fellow believers to brush things off and keep an eternal perspective. Not to be worried about uncontrollable circumstances.
The last verse that I want to focus on is Philippians 4:8 -Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

I feel like each day this week God has given me a new dose of the prescription that we need to deal with worry and anxiety in times of uncertainty. This week has been about overcoming certain mental and spiritual battles. Monday was about taking a step back from all the things that God has done and brought me to and just rejoicing because He is God. Tuesday brought a dose of allowing the gentleness to flow from my spirit no matter what the circumstances are, always keeping in mind that the Lord is near. Wednesday, showed me how to really uncover the deep mysteries and what it means to really present requests to God. Thursday, I felt like I was plugged into an IV full of peace. With Jesus comes peace and we need to allow God to guard our hearts and minds rather than our situations. If we can do that, then we will be content in every situation. On Friday, God capped the week off with showing us what to turn our attention to. He wants to engulf our thoughts with the wonderful qualities that define Jesus Christ.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Philippians 4:7

After suggesting that we should be seeking God for revelations about what our deeply rooted core concerns are, Paul writes in Philippians 4:7 to tell about the effect prayer and presenting our requests to God will have on us.
Phil 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
God's peace - The gospel of John demonstrates several instances where Jesus showed back up to the disciples after the resurrection. Verse 19 says the disciples were gathered together with the doors locks and Jesus appeared to them and said, "Peace be with you!" Again, in verse 21, His message was "Peace be with you!" His words were straight and to the point. It reminds me of a state of mind I was in after my favorite sports team won a championship. In January of 2007, I was down in Gainesville to experience the Gators' National Championship win over the Buckeyes. After the game my friends and I joined the entire city in the main streets of the town to rejoice in the fact that our team had done it! We were singing and dancing through the streets. It was a moment of awe. Everyone was short for words, but jubilant. It was wonderful. The anxiety of a season where teams were constantly trying to knock the Gators off had finally been released. We experienced peace in our minds. Jesus' message was PEACE BE WITH YOU!! He was talking to a group of disciples who were under serious emotional turmoil to the point where they locked themselves together in a room for fear of the Jews. Jesus brings peace.
Let God guard your heart - the deep rooted concerns that we have are in our hearts and minds. This gets back to the point I made yesterday about anxiety being the sum of all of the distractions away from God. What are we truly worried about? What are we asking God. This verse says to ask God to stand guard over our hearts and minds. Not to stand guard over our jobs, relationships, family, cars, health, etc. Sure it is important to ask God for every specific request, but we should be more focused on trusting that God has the Kingdom's best interest at hand and that we should be calm and comforatable in whatever His plan is. We should ask God to ease our hearts and minds so that we do not get hurt by the circumstances around us. We just need to know that God will not forsake us. He will never leave us. AMEN!
I'll end with this promise that God gives His beloved children: Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Have a peaceful day!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Philippians 4:6

Phil 4:6 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. Quick story as to why...It was a little over a year ago (Jan 2008) that I hit my all-time low. My breaking point. I didn't know what was going on anymore. My emotions were all over the place. I was confused as to what was really going on in my life. Up to that point everything seemed to be going better-than-average in the life of Jonathan Bajalia. No one knew the true pain and stuggles that I was dealing with deep down within. It was about this time that I really started coming to church putting God first in my life. On the days that I really struggled getting over the past, I would meditate on Phil 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. It was like God was always speaking straight to me. For the first time I really heard his voice. This verse brought the peace that I needed in the times of anxiety. I will forever treasure this verse close to my heart for helping me through one of the most difficult times of my life.
In Pastor Andy Stanely's message, he referred to this scripture as a perscription for the anxiety brought on during turbulent times in our lives. He focused on the word "present" as it's true meaning is to reveal, uncover the mysteries to God. Uncertainty surfaces our deepest concerns. It is when we are faced with uncertainty that we begin to realize our true insecurities. You see, it's not about us losing our jobs, or having relationship difficulties that cause anxiety. When we hit rocky times we discover our true insecurities in the situation are that we have not fully put our trust in God over our finances, or that we'll look like a failure if our relationship is not reconciled. Maybe it's the fear of living life alone. Day after day we are able to cover over these deep rooted issues, never wanting to deal with them. Never wanting to allow them to surface and perhaps ask others to pray with us. Deep down inside we are dying. God is instructing us that it is as easy as prayer and presenting our requests to Him.
I hope this message has given you the desire to press into God and ask Him to reveal to you any deep rooted concerns. Have you ever felt like you were in the perfect storm with waves crashing over the bow of the ship. How are you holding up during the recession? Just remember that God still has the whole world in His hands. He's allowing you an opportunity to be changed by Him in the midst of all of the circumstances around you. You will come out tested and true, refined forever.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Philippians 4:5

In keeping the flow going on the blog, I am moving on to Philippians 4:5. But before I do that, I just want to say that I had an awesome day yesterday just rejoicing in the Lord because He is God. Goes to show you that if you are ever in need of a fresh anointing or something to lift you up, choose a verse that speaks to the heart and meditate on it for a day. It is really uplifting! Just to refresh I got an awesome word this past weekend about what to do in turbulent times. The book of Philippians has well-defined instructions on what to do.
Philippians 4:5 (New International Version)
5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

This verse has two sentences, so I will make two points.
First, God is commanding us to be gentle to everyone who is around us. To me this means, that I cannot allow the uncontrollable events that are going on around me to affect my emotions to the point that I mistreat anyone. We cannot let circumstances dictate how we treat others. For example: if we lose our job we do not have the right to freak out on our family members. I feel that it is at the emotional level where we dictate whether we will rise or fall. If we are quick to react in a harsh way, then we might spout off and say something that we might later regret. We MUST allow our minds time to process, in order to make a thoughtful decision which will benefit us and glorify God and set an example as Christ would. The more we trust God in every situation, the more He is hostage of our emotions, the more we can display the gentleness which He expects and commands in this scripture.
Second, Paul reminds us that God is everywhere in ALL situations. God is physically "near" us all the time. His spirit lives within our bodies. He gives us peace in rough situations because we know that we can trust Him. My NIV cross referenced this verse with James 5:9 Don't grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door! This command once more demonstrates a behavior that God does not want us to display. He does not want circumstances to cause us to "grumble" or cause co motion in our lives and with our fellowship of believers. He would prefer that we give our anxieties over to Him, allow the Holy Spirit to do a work in us and ease us with the peace that passes understanding.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Phillipians 4:4

Hey friends. I am back from an awesome weekend in Atlanta. Jen and I were able to get away for some R & R and time with her Brother and Sister-in-law.
I've decided to do something different this week with the blog, inspired by something the Holy Spirit is speaking to me from the message that I heard
( from Andy Stanley - Pastor of Northpoint in Atlanta. This week's scripture that I am focusing on is Phillipians 4:4-8. Each day I will break down one verse and convey what it means to me. Check it out...
Philippians 4:4 (New International Version)
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Sometimes we get far too caught up in what is going on in our lives that we can lose focus on our personal connection with the Lord. We praise God when He does things for us like, solves unwanted confrontations, blesses us in our finances, provides a parking spot, or heals a sniffle before it turns into a major cold. We love God for these things. We praise Him and rejoice in Him because He gives us the greatest peace.
Something that was uncovered to me this weekend is that God wants us to rejoice in the emotional connection that we have with Him, not because He has done or will do "things" for us. But because of His Grace and Mercy. How forgiving and loving He is to us. We must yearn for the spiritual and emotional connection that we have with God that brings us joy, just for the fact that He is God....Not because of what He can and will do for us. He has already done everything necessary by sending Jesus to save us. It's so simple. LORD!

Friday, February 27, 2009


My personality type has always been the type to learn from other peoples' mistakes. From a very early age, I have had an observing-type mentality where I sit back and watch people who are older than me both in their successes and their troubles. I have found that it has helped me direct my thoughts and path through life. When I choose not to follow the lessons I learned, I usually end up in trouble. Little did I know that God had already written about this in His word. (Prov 22:6 - detailed later)
I have been learning recently that the thought processes of a child are usually directly correlated with those of their parents or great influences early on in their life. If parents spend all the money they make, then they are demonstrating a behavior for their children to follow whenever they begin to handle their own money
. Proverbs 22:6 (New International Version) Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. We have to realize that we are always leading by example. It is important and impactful for us to demonstrate christlike qualities at all times because childrens' eyes are always on us. We must allow God to change our way of thinking. The New Testament word "repentance" means "to change your mind." We must allow God to transform our mind through the Holy Spirit.
Parents being older have a certain wisdom about them. The nature of a child at a young age is to come to their parents for protection, then during adolecense try to do things on their own. By the time we are teenagers we think we know everything there is to know about life, even more than our parents. (Funny how parents had to go through their teenage years as well...but we don't consider this as teens.) Then we reach our 20's and 30's. Our minds mature. We see that we've made mistakes. Once again we call on someone older to help us understand certain situations. We use mentors, parents, pastors, people whom we can look up to for solid wisdom and advice. We look up to God for direction.
I stumbled upon this verse today in
Proverbs 13:1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke. As products of our parents, we should be encouraged to seek their advice with an open mind. I know that as I have aged to the ripe age of 25 I have gone through times of stuggle with not wanting to follow my parents advice. Well the truth is this verse shows that God has given our parents divine wisdom and knowledge to raise and help Him shape us. In comparing this to allowing God to be our eternal parent the reward comes at the time when we look back and realize the successful path was better because we listened to Him.
Call you parent or mentor today and thank them for the time that they put into raising and shaping you.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Have you ever seen golfers on TV (like the guys in the photos) looking hard, studying, "reading" something that doesn't have words? I have, and as a casual golfer I often find myself trying to better one of the parts of my game that is most important. I have read books on becoming a better putter. I have taken lessons and practiced the techniques. There is in fact a whole lot of work involved in order for a golfer to sink a putt. There are many factors that the golfer must pay attention to such as slope of the green, which direction the grain of the grass is growing in, the side-to-side tilt of the green either from left to right, or right to left, the length of the grass, etc. Professional golfers are where they are and making the gross amount of money that they make in part because they have put the time and energy in learning the "art of putting."
I was out at a local golf course yesterday spending some quiet time with God. I decided to take some time out from my busy schedule to go whack the ball around for 9-holes. I have always used golf as a soothing therapy. Golf is a dynamic in a sense that it can be fun in competition and it's also a relaxing pastime.
On the first hole I scored a par. Hole number two gave me a little trouble as I hit my approach shot (shot played to the green) over the intended target. My ball landed 30 feet past the green behind a pine tree. I was faced with a difficult shot through some low-hanging limbs to hit the ever escaping green. Fortunately, I was able to maneuver the ball through the limbs onto the green. My ball ended up about 20 feet from the hole. Normally in a competitive round of golf, I would take my time and really read my putt from all angles to give myself the best opportunity of sinking it. This time was different, I didn't care to take my time and read this particular putt. Since I still had a wedge in my hand, I walked up and skulled the top of the ball to get it rolling toward the cup. In my head I thought "God this ball is in your hands..." And, I'll have you know it, the ball fell in the hole!
I took a step back and realized something in that instant about Trusting God. Sometimes I find myself being so methodical, well-planned and thought out. I need to give some of my burdens and situations to God and just TRUST Him that He'll take care of me and allow His will to be done. God freely took that golf ball in His hands and humured me by placing it into the hole. If He'll do this with a golfball, it goes to show that He wants to do it with EVERYTHING in our lives. We just need to trust Him. 1 Peter 5:7 (New Living Translation)
7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Faith By Obedience (intro)

It is 7:00 on Friday, and I am still sitting at work. Tax season has hit full force and I have mountains upon mountains of piles of work to get done as soon as possible. Lately, I am feeling very stretched. Priase God, I have found some things to get me through the day. For instance, one of the new passions and ministries that I am serving in is Financial Peace University. I found Dave Ramsey's radio show podcast. Even though it is only about 30 minutes long, I look forward to the insight about personal finances that I receive from it everyday. I am very thankful that God has used him in such a way. Dave's ministry is growing and helping people achieve financial freedom. In my breakout groups in FPU, I am seeing some inspiration in the eyes of people looking for peace in their relationships through their finances.
God is giving me many revelations lately, of which, I find myself too busy to get on the blog and discuss. I am able to share with my girlfriend Jen, but beyond that I am stuggling with the idea that my time is at too high of a premium to break away and pour out everything that I am feeling, hearing, sensing and recieving. It is a very unfortunate feeling.
One person that I have been thinking about lately is Noah. His story is full of faith and obedience. Noah went against the grain and never followed the current of the people around Him. God clearly spoke to him about building the Ark and No did not hesitate to obey the call. Noah probably did not have any clue what he was doing. He was building a huge boat to exact specifications. He was an amazing display of obedience by faith.
We should strive to have faith and obedience like Noah. God calls people to all different areas of ministry. I am finding out that it works in seasons. Sometimes the current or pool might be drawing you in a certain direction. But God has called you to either stand firm or journey in the other direction. What will you choose? We can see what Noah chose. He and his family was blessed due to his obedience. God spared them from the great flood. They were the survivors and their decendents prospered.
There is so much more to this story that has been rattling through my head for a while....I hope to share the rest soon.
Lord, I love you and want to honor you through faith and obedience. Please continue to give me strenght and motivation to carry out and fulfill the call that you placed inside of me. Lord, we know that the gate to the kingdom is narrow and if I ever lean to the right or the left, be with me to hold me up. Thank you for you loving kindness that lasts for eternity. God I want to make you proud. Thank you for being with me in all things. I LOVE YOU LORD!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pure Hearts

I stumbled upon this verse today 1 Samuel 16:7 For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart. God created each of his children to look the way that He designed. Our outward apearance and physical composition is not something that we can change a whole lot. Why would God care about how our hair looks, how well we train our bodies, how well we may even diet? Some might say that he doesn't even care about our health or physical well-being, which do not matter in an eternal perspective. God wants us to keep pure hearts. By heart I mean spirit. Not the physical heart that pumps blood. It is the spirit that God is concerned with. God wants us to have a pure heart that reflects His love for us and our relationship with Him. Think about a child's heart that has not been manipulated by the ways of the world. Children are not naturally mean. They love people. They are always looking to do the right thing and make mommy and daddy proud. The want to be held, loved cared for. They care for others. This is a great example of a pure heart. I believe with a pure heart comes "child-like" faith. There is something to be said about how Abba, God the father sees His children. He wants us to come to him for comfort. He wants to hold us. He wants us to love on Him.
My goal is to do everything in life with a pure heart. Some things will come up that will make it very tough to not compromise, but I know that if I am faithful to my saviour and the promise spoken in Matt 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God, then He will be faithful as my Lord and leader of my life. Isn't the goal to see Him? This verse tells us that if we keep our hearts pure, never do anything for selfish gain, He will open our eyes to the amazing mysteries of His heart.
Walk this message out. Is there anything in your life that you are committed to with an unpure heart? Are there any areas of your life that you are being selfish in? Are you prepared for God to take you on a journey to a place where you will actually see His face?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Obedience leads to Miracle

As believers we understand that the Bible tells us to seek God. Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. This verse tells us that the top priority of our life is to seek God. Amen...
I stumbled upon something this morning. John 5 tells the story of a blind man being healed by Jesus through the prescription of Holy Spittle rubbed on his eyes.
"he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. 7"Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing" John 9:6-7
The part that really sticks out to me is not the fact that Jesus was able to heal the man's sight...There are two essential parts for the manifestation of the miracle. Jesus had to do His part and the blind man had to do his part. The Lord's act was to spit, create and rub the concoction on the mans eyes. The blind man's act was to go and wash in the pool.
In our lives the spittle has already been rubbed on the miracles that we are believing for. God has already done His part. Jesus has even instructed us where the pool is for us to go wash our eyes in. Our role and responsibility is to be obedient, walking out the call, and find the pool and wash our eyes.
What miracle are you believing for? Has Jesus already spoken where the miracle will be manifested? Are you answering the voice of God and walking it out in obedience?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I feel like I am on the verge of a major breakthrough...last night I was at Panera trying to study for the CPA exam and right around 6:00pm I realized that I didn't really have the energy to search through all of the random numbers that had gone through my head from the entire day to recite the correct answers to the questions on the CPA study material. I work as an accountant and it is the beginning of my 4th tax season. The nature of this business is staring at tons of numbers throughout the day. Also, it is important to learn a lot of short little tax trivia facts in order to convey the information in an orderly manner to the clients whom it affects. Yesterday, wasn't anything special at work. Little did I know something was brewing...
Jen (my tutor/girlfriend/best friend/most special person to me) and I were going through the first set of cards. After about the 3rd card, I decided that I was ready to quit because I hadn't gotten the answers right on the previous couple of cards. It made me feel like I had hit a mental roadblock and I had no power to bust through...So I began to talk to Jen about unrelated issues and the stress that I have found with holding an accounting position but not truly having a passion for it. Jen in her divine wisdom was able to relay to me that my problem has nothing to do with not having a passion for accounting. She was able to see from an outsider's perspective that I was having a hard time finishing the task that I had set out for. All along, the CPA exam has been hanging over my head. Throughout my career I have told people that I don't truly have a passion for it. It's not the passion that I am lacking. The problem lies in the fact that there is a huge mountain in my face and all I can see is the bottom of the mountain on the other side. That I am not ready to take the steps necessary to get there. I am in too much of a hurry for myself. I want the results without wanting to put the work in. It is uncomfortable for me not to know the answers to the smallest questions. It is going to require work that I didn't before want to put into it.
I listened to a sermon that fell into my lap this morning. It was called Finish It, by TD Jakes. It's funny how God will just absolutely drop the perfect word into our laps when we need it. There are 3 phases of finishing which I would like to share.
1. Finish in Phases - Dont try to finish the entire project or race all at once. Take smalsteps and celebrate small successes.
2. Finish your course - Don't finish someone else's course
- Don't be the next, somebody
-Paul told Timothy (2Tim) That he fought the fight & finished his course
-Things get more difficult as you get towards the end - Kinda funny how Most car wrecks occur less than 1 mile from the person being home.
3. You will see more than you can finish - This means that you might see more of God's plan than the segment that He has called you to perform or execute. A 4x50M relay is a 200M relay. Each of the four athletes are capable of running the entire 200 meters by themselves. But it is a relay, therefore, each of them has a 50 meter leg to run. These athletes can see the entire picture and plan but can only participate in their set 50meters. God might show us more than just the leg that He wants us to run. It is our job to run our portion to the best of our ability until COMPLETION.

Monday, January 26, 2009

First time Blog...

I am creating this blog for the benefit of many including myself. There is power in getting your thoughts down on paper/web-blog, etc. My hope is to inspire many through my commentary on what God is doing in my life. This will serve as a personal journal of my personal thoughts on the way that I see things as they happen in my life through God's eyes. I am a solded-out Christian dedicated to living according to the call that God's perfectly-designed will is for my life. It brings me great joy to share with others the way that I feel that God is working in my life. I revel in the excitement of sharing revelations and perspectives that I gain as I try to draw closer to God.

The inspiration and the reason for why I do what I do is this... Phil 3:10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.

It's all about wanting to KNOW and have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Everything else just fills in from there.