The lord has blessed me with the best friends, girls that lift me up, better me and reflect my relationship with the king. girls that are honest, loving and offer third party perspective when i am only seeing things one way. These girls that i am surrounded by are unique, smart, beautiful individuals that inspire me in countless ways. John 15:12-15 12 My command is this: Love each other as I...
When writing and rewriting sam, at times I become obsessed with structure. I have to be careful not to mistake my progression as a writer for naivety. I want the book to show growth and lessons learned and by allowing things in the beginning that may seem naive to me now to be in the book, it will ultimately show how far sam has come.. I never wanted it to be a religious book, and while I still...
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I have come to understand emotion as the deceiver of truth. Why’ll insecurities are the idols we worship, we use our emotions to justify these idols both in our lives and our relationship with God. In one day I can find myself cycling through my emotions multiple times. Happy to sad, hopeful to hopeless, angry to hurt and in the midst of these ups and downs I accuse God of being absent in my...
In attempt to make you understand the careful words I’ve chosen are twisted into lies. When you only have your own best interest in mind, I know the God you worship is the sin of pride.
There is a misconception that our hearts can be broken, even shattered by emotional pain. Our heart is an organ which pumps blood through our body, not the fragile delicate symbol that comes to mind but a strong beating organ protected by a cage of rib bones. Our heart does not have feelings and when we associate heart, with the ability to make decisions what we really mean is mind. Our heart is...
We all have potential, but for many, potential is all it will ever be.
Why Is it that if we were given a multiple choice for our lives we would pick the thing that would hurt us the most.
Do not worry about evil people, or be envious of those who are lost. Soon enough they will be lonely and old. Trust me, and I will bless you. Trust me and I will protect you. Find me as your main source of joy, and I will fulfill your wildest dreams. Choose my will over your own, over the sin of this world and I will bless you. You may not be the most popular, or the life of meaningless...
I see myself in the center of chaos, where confusing and unexplainable circumstances taunt me. You’ve commanded me to be still, and he tempts me to act. The enemy wants me to believe feeling something, is better than being numb, that I can get what I want by pushing all the right buttons. I feel your hand in mine as you whisper silent encouragement. I see light in the...
Nothing is impossible for you.
1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him...
What I want right now fails to line up with what I want for the future, but I am not willing to compromise the desires of my heart in order to live painlessly in the moment. I have drawn a line in the sand, and I stand behind it, I have faith in the promise of hope for the future,I know that everything happens for a reason, I understand that good things come to those who wait, and I believe that...
God has blessed me with the ultimate support system
For Uncle Kent, We are in a constant search for security. Our world tells us we find ourselves in fame, in fortune, and in love. That we will feel secure when the bills are paid, when we finish school, when we get a promotion or when we meet the perfect guy. We begin to believe that life on earth is survival of the fittest, and only those who are or pretend to be the most independent,...
God both my prayer and promise to you is to put to rest my irrational, obsessive tendencies, and bring every insecurity to you
Sam is begining to look a lot like a novel.
Performance based faith
I walked into church today expecting to spend the service like usual, zoned out in my own world of selfish distractions. God had other plans, and the moment the paster opened his bible and began to speak I knew this was one of those services God had written specifically for me. There is nothing like a church service that gets your mind thinking and your heart asking. Our lives are constantly...
Unquestionably, desired lived at the root of all fantasy, but I’d been given...
The definition of faith is believing in something without proof of it’s existence. This is the problem with our generation, we are taught from an early age that believing in anything that you can’t see is naïve, the same as believing in Santa clause or the tooth fairy. Faith, is a natural human trait like selfishness, and greed. The child in all of us wants to believe in all things unseen,...
Gods been after me, of that I am sure. I have always felt that I was meant for something bigger than what this world can offer, I don’t say that boastfully as if I think I’m in anyway superior to others, but I’ve always felt confident that I would follow God my whole life. What I didn’t know was what a life of following God really looked like. Grace is a gift given to us...