Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Great Commission

"Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" -Mathew 28:19

As we go through this Lenten season, I am reminded of the command that Jesus gave to his disciples when they saw His resurrected body in Galilee. Jesus told his disciples to carry His teachings into all the world. They were the ones that would continue to be Jesus' hands and feet on earth. 

Religious holy days are a time to center ourselves on our Father's path.This April I encourage you to set aside some time to seek God earnestly, and quietly. I pray that you would be able to be still and listen to how YOU could be the hands of feet of Jesus.

I few nights ago, I was praying about a way that my youth sunday school class could reach out into the community. I'm excited about the idea that God gave me. For the month of April we are going to go around to the homes near the church and offer them free donuts/baked goods and introduce ourselves. It may seem simple, and even silly, but if we're afraid to do something outside of the box, we probably won't be seeing much more than cardboard. In other words, if we want others to know the good news, we have to go outside of our own church walls to share it. Who knows if it will make an impact. But Jesus only asks us to GO, not sit and analyze logistics. 

Jesus died for us.
The least we can do is live for Him.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

"God is Always on Time, Seldom Early"

God's timing is perfect, even if it doesn't always seem that way to us. Today I interviewed Sharon Engdahl, and she described how everything in her life seems to have led her to where she is today, working with the Mental Health First Aid in churches. She said that when she first heard God calling her into teaching about mental health issues, she decided to go her own way. However eventually the call became stronger and she followed His will. It's incredible to see the passion she has about the subject and about life, and how happy she is knowing that God has orchestrated her life, and that she has PURPOSE. I think that by switching into her calling, it has given her a rejuvenated spirit to help others to find and know their intrinsic purpose. We all were created to be instruments for God, and it's an incredible feeling when we recognize our gifts and can use them for His glory.