Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A new man a new mission

There is something about the grace and love of Jesus Christ that is powerful to those who are willing to come dirty busted and broken to the cross. When you pray repent and give full control to Jesus Christ he will use you in uncapable ways. I came into this project with a lot of anxiety and control issues about the present and future. God in 8 weeks not only shattered every one of those but provided me with a plan and calling that is one of a life time. I get to disciple and build the next generation of Christ laborers at Jacksonville University.

A call to ministry is tough. It requires complete surrender of all worldy desires and patience. It requires a special type of man or woman who is willing to do whatever it takes to spread the gospel. However there is no need to worry or have anxiety because the battle over sin has already been won. When man conquered the grave the war against Satan is won.

It is time to fight cry and spread the gospel in a broken chaotic world. I hate to sound so dark at times but I have witnessed first hand two ends. On one end there is sin darkness brokeness and absoutley no joy. Sure there are temporary pleasures and emotions of happiness but for all of those years there was darkness and questions that I began to ask myself. However on the other it is costly it is sometimes painful but joy and happiness in Christ alone will reign forever.

Besides in Revelations chapter 7 for those who reach heaven, our flesh will be left behind and we will be crowned with a white robe of righteousness that is clean because Christ died for all of our sins in heaven. Can you imagine walking on this world not having to deal with anxiety fear guilt sadness depression from the present and past? That is heaven and I am a citizen of heaven who is captivated by king and kingdom. And the highest form of selfishness for those who haveexperienced the love and grace of Christ would be to go to heaven alone.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Here We Go

I have been stripped of every worldy passion and idol this summer that has gotten in the way of me glorifying God. In four weeks alone I have come closer to Christ, ended a serious relationship, and answered a call to ministry for the rest of my life.

I will be going on staff with Campus Outreach at Jacksonville University for the 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 school year. From there my goal is to attend Southeast Baptist Theological Seminary and pursue a Masters of Theology. I will not let anyone or anything in this world get in the way of pursuing my dream. I hate to sound selfish but I have a job to do and that is build the next generation of Christ laboers. I have a job to share the gospel. I have a job to solely rely on alone and nothing of this world.