Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Yes, That Fountain

Watched this live in Springfield….Amazing

For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you BELIEVE in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your FAITH and HOPE are in God.
1 Peter 1:18-21
Please tell me that this lights a fire in you!  You see we worship a God, not just any God, one that knows your name and provided payment so that one day you will not die, but have an everlasting life with an everlasting God.
And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were SLAIN, and with your blood you PURCHASED for God.
In a loud voice they were singing “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
I absolutely love this.  God provides out of love.  Redeeming Love!  Not that any of us are deserving of it, but that out of our imperfections Jesus laid down his life to save YOU.  There is no self-help book that does that.  There is only one fountain, one well spring, and one saving God.  You better find Him.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hello Again!

Wow....So much has happened since I last posted. I honestly don’t know where to start, but I'll try to start where I left off.

I have been blessed in the past month. I have a new job that basically fell in my lap. I have learned that I will be going to Nicaragua for missions in the fall. I will also be attending a youth mission trip this summer as a counselor. I went to the Rock and Worship Road Show with the lady. I got tickets for the Brandon Heath, David Barnes, and Kristian Stanfill concert on Friday, attending with some good friends as well. All in all I feel very blessed.  Here is some pictures....



Rock and Worship Road Show


Camping like men…haha right


Me and my ladies.

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.

        1 Chronicles 16:8

I am truly thankful for what God has done for my life. 

Now I want to talk about prepared hearts.  Specifically the art of preparing your heart for real worship.  All these concerts I have been to recently have shown me that making your heart ready for God makes your encounter with him a truly humbling experience.  I have seen MercyMe twice in the past couple months and they have great WORSHIP concerts because they know how to prepare hearts. 

There is something about being at a concert that makes people let go of earthly intentions and just sing(right notes or not), but when they get into their home church they clam up like they aren’t really in church for worship.  Why is that?  I believe with all my heart God makes the most out of small humility.  Not necessarily humility for other people, but humility in your own pride.   People realize that you are your greatest interference with God.  No one else really cares if you sing loud or sing with heart.  Singing a couple wrong notes won’t hurt God’s ears cause he only really hears the heart.  Bring yourself to God and he will meet you there.

  Psalms 95