Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Old vs New

In the past things were very comfort, things felt pretty good. The reality is however if God is going to use me for the impossible for his kingdom, I must keep pushing, keep taking one small step than another. For 2012 I am headed to JU, Puetro Rico, North Carolina, and New York City, and Orlando Florida. I will be sharing the gospel, leading bible studies, leading a summer project, going to seminary, motivating and inspiring the next generation of men to do something big with their life. That is for his glory and honor. It is truly an adventure to serve God with everything. It is truly an adventure to do whatever it takes to grow a gospel centered revitalization on the college campus. When people think of Christian organizations, they think of a social club that sits on the sidelines. I want to motivate my boys and the men God places in my life to get off the sideline and get in the fight. To for once be captivated be his glory and presence. Sure there is a lot to give up, but you now walk with a good Shepard through light and darkness. Men you are now victorious because of our savior being raised from the dead! You are moved and built up by the Holy Spirit.

This has been a season of strict discipline and I still have to finish up strong. But I can see light at the end of the tunnel! My precious little self has been molded into a war hearted man who is in poverty. The only way I am made rich is through Christ alone.

The fuel to my life is Christ. If I try to fill my tank up with some other crap, then I will become complacent and apathetic. My sole purpose is to honor God, move through audacious faith, and build up the next generation of men who are going to honor and do the impossible for HIS kingdom. Let me give you a suggestion. If you haven't taken a look outside, this is not Kansas anymore. This world is falling in a plague of sin, depression, brokenness, and separation. But there is something more purposeful and more meaningful. Throughout the bible there are SO MANY scriptures about the hope and prosperity of following God. Jeremiah 29:11, Jeremiah 33:3, 2 Corinthians 4:16, John 10:10, Matthew 11:29, John 3:16. But do not thing my gospel is one of prosperity. We are SONS and DAUGHTERS OF THE FATHER. I don't know what kind of father you had but a Godly father sometimes has to discipline his son..over..over...and over again. Sometimes God puts you through something because only through suffering you draw near to him. Only because of deprivation or removal or something you learn about his character.

There is so much I have learned about the character of God. Some has been breathtaking. Some has been kind of scary because, well of some of the stuff that I will ultimately be held accountable for. But one thing remains. Jesus is my sole purpose in life, and it is my goal and desire to bring a lot of folks with me up to heaven. Through my personal walk, Campus Outreach, or the future church (New Horizon Church sounds like a really great name), I am going to do that. The highest form of selfishness is to go to heaven alone.