Sunday, November 7, 2010


   Oh Sundays…. I always enjoy Sundays.  Being around people that have the same purpose in their life as I do is very refreshing.  Today our lesson in Sunday school was about our purpose in life and how to live it.  Our verses were out of Ephesians 5, and one stuck hard with me.

18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

   After I graduated from high school and started off in college, I got caught up in a “drinking” crowd.  I have to be honest, I was a mess.  I’ve seen my family pretty hurt by the decisions I have made while drinking.  Brother Steve explained it pretty well, he said:  To be filled with alcohol your body and mind poor out actions that you cant explain or help, but the same is also true with the Holy Spirit.  You actions come out of your love for Christ and the will he has for you.  How great is that?  You cant help but exude the love of Christ and the will he has in store for you when you are powered by the Spirit.  I love the emotion that I receive when I feel the Holy Spirit, although most of the time it comes out in tears.  The power you feel when you know the hand of God is with you is unmatchable.  I went to a MercyMe concert about 3 weeks ago and the power that was in the building as hundreds of people raised their voice in one purpose was too much for me.  I cried, Daisy cried, mom cried, and I think if you didn’t cry you weren’t singing the words I was.  Especially this song.

   The word of God does speak because it is living!  It lives in me and in the body of Christ.  At many times I am at a loss of words.  Not because I'm emotionless, but because there is no way to describe my God and how he does speak to us or how he speaks through us.  I hope Bryan Benedict doesn't get mad at me for using his name, but God speaks through him, more than he even knows.  He is a true man of God and a great role model, but never do simpler words mean so much as they do when God speaks through him.  I want to be in that relationship with God where he wants to speak through me too.  I don't even know if Bryan will ever read this, but just in case, thank you for being the man you are.  

   Another topic we discussed was the urgency in which we should live this life. In verse 16 of Ephesians 5 is says to make the most out of your time, or in other translations, your every opportunity.  How much time have I wasted with being foolish?  How much time have you wasted?  For Jesus is coming.  We talked about your spiritual "bucket list."  What would you do if you knew Jesus would return in a month?  This is how we are suppose to live our life.  I pray that God forgives me for the time I have thrown away.

Snatched God's beauty on my camera hunting a month ago.

   Lets not forget that every sunrise is a gift and every single day is time not to be wasted.  God will provide you a life's purpose and will if you just let his spirit fill you.  Priceless amazing grace.


  1. I love your honesty, Tyler. Yep, we've been through some ROUGH times, but thank God He removes our transgressions as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12). (Can you tell this post reminded me of the Casting Crowns song?)

    And you're right about Bryan. He is a man of God. God has big plans for you, too!

  2. Tyler,

    I found your blog through your sweet mama's. She is such a blessing to me.

    I read part of this post outloud to my 25 year old stepson, who has come home, both physically and Spiritually. Thank you for your honesty.

    I look forward to reading more.

    Have a Blessed day,

  3. I already told you how I felt about this post but! MercyMe was a great concert and our little discussion afterwards was the best part of the night. My sweet puddin I can't wait to see what God has planned for you in the NEAR future!

    ps. I love that photo... when do WE hunt!? ha!

  4. What a great post! That song you posted makes me cry too! You are so much like your Mom. Both of you write from the heart! You and Daisy make a cute couple.

  5. I love this Tyler! I love how you have taken even the words of our Sunday school lesson to heart. That is how God works...through His word and how we apply it to our lives. And looks like you are applying it really well! God will use you in a great's not your's your availability He's looking for! Love you Tyler!