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Update

These blogs are coming to me like no tomorrow. I am currently in the process of writing about 7 different blogs on 7 different topics. because I have so many ideas. Allow me to explain.

I spent some time away from the word inadvertently. Life kind of overwhelmed me for a while so I had a hard time finding time to get into the word. I could barely stay awake long enough to get through a couple of verses. The only thing that kept me awake was my video game, but I have even fallen asleep on that, despite my desperate attempt to use it to keep me awake. Although I have been away from the Bible I hadn’t stopped studying. I recently watched several different videos about biblical truths, archaeology, Gods perspective on intimacy, and much more, but recently I have gotten back into the word and have since been on fire. It is like God lit a fire under my bottom and I am just souring right now.

This blog is a little all over the place, this is because I am trying to get this update out to you all really fast to let you know that…

 

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I can relax with you

Silly is probably one of the best words that I can use to describe myself. By silly I mean always playful, always smiling, always singing, dancing and Joking. I’m just a medium sized bundle of silliness. If you’ve seen my Instagram you know what I’m talking about. With this being such a prominent attribute of mine it was imperative that I married a woman that could encompass and facilitate this quality. My silly side is something that I kept bottled up growing up because it wasn’t accepted by the people around me. So as I got older I became more reserved and “chill”, but managed to maintain my silly side, just not in public.

Today that is an aspect of myself that I am no longer afraid to showcase, thanks to the unconditional love of my wife. She freed me from the pressure that weighed heavily on my conscious concerning whether or not people would accept me. My wife loves my wild and annoying self and I love her for it. I have never in my life felt more comfortable with who I am than right now. My wife and her family welcomed me with opened arms and it brings me to tears sometimes when I realize that this young boy that felt out of place has finally found a home. A home where my heart can rest and my mind is eased. I can be as silly as I want to be and trust me that can be pretty silly.

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I never thought that I would be where I am today. I especially never thought that I would be able to comfortably be myself as an adult. Comfortability is important because it enhances the quality of life, increases mental stability and provides a strong sense of confidence. It wasn’t easy to arrive here but I finally feel like I can just relax knowing that I am loved the way I am.

I thank God every day for allowing me to go through the things I went through growing up. The rejection, the lack of acceptance and the feelings of loneliness taught me how to appreciate just how satisfying and understand how much of a blessing it is to be myself. God through my wife taught me the value of me! I find that people like me a lot more now than before as well which is also pretty cool and funny lol. Thank You, God and thank you, Rebekah! It is because of you that I can finally relax and just be silly ol me.

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If you love Him, talk about Him

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One thing that I missed so much about this WordPress community is the love for God. Not only do the people here proclaim their love for God, they talk about Him. Now I know it seems like, “what are you talking about?” but since I’ve been gone from here my eyes have been reopened to the world that we live in. There are far too many people who say they believe in God, love God and thank God for this and that, but when you try to have a conversation about God with them its too deep of a conversation, or its too stressful, or they aren’t in the type of mood that is required to get into such a heavy and intense conversation. Thankfully I found a couple of people here to keep in touch with to keep me sane and spiritually grounded.

There is so much that God does in a day that I would love to just share it all with people. My wife and I are literally amazed at things that we see God in, but when we try to share it no one wants to hear it or the response is just a lackluster “oh wow that’s nice.” You’d think these people weren’t believers at all with the way that they go about talking about God. There seems to be a lack of consistency in the Christian community. You go to church on Sunday and see people shouting at the top of their lungs thanking Jesus for delivering them, bringing them through the week, helping them with so much and as soon as they get out they drop their Christianity and embrace the world. It’s a discouraging thing to see and be around. Thankfully though there are still faithful believers out there, who really do love God and long to talk about His magnificence.

Returning

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Okay so it has been a while since I have written on here but if you have my Instagram you see that I haven’t stopped writing altogether. I have been posting mostly to Instagram because I simply didn’t have the time to compose a well thought out, punctually accurate and intelligent sounding blog Lol. So I will give a brief update as to what exactly has been going on.

1st MY DAUGHTER WAS BORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a video that I composed for my precious little lady.

 

The months leading up to her birth and the time following have been pretty hectic to say the least and once she was born I pretty much just stayed away from all social media for a while simply to enjoy her presence. All I have to say is God is so, so, so, so good

Other than this miraculous event, I have been writing a couple of books they are coming along well but will not be finished for quite some time. I will release them chapter by chapter online!

I also have a few scripts and recording equipment, I plan to make short Christian skits for wholesome entertainment (something that this world is seriously lacking right now).

Lastly I will be posting a majority of the things I posted to Instagram on here but in a more detailed well thought out post.

Thank you all for subscribing and following my journey through life I can’t wait to re-connect with you all.

 

Oh how we need you! Re-post

I have some amazing guest posts coming up and this post knocked my socks off. My sister in law is a great writer and she wrote this on her Facebook page today. When I saw it I simply said to myself ” WHAT!! THIS IS AMAZING I’VE GOT TO RE-POST THIS.” haha so here we are. 🙂 enjoy!!!

“No one laughs at God when their airplane starts to uncontrollably shake, no one’s laughing at God when the last sight they’ll ever see is a pair of hateful eyes… No ones laughing at God when they’re saying their goodbyes.”

Over the last few weeks I’ve thought long and hard about this question, it has been heavy on my heart. Why is it that so many deem God unnecessary in the world today? Perhaps because we are comfortable with life’s distractions and see no need for a Savior. Life’s distractions don’t foster deeper thinking, instead, I believe we have become so consumed with stuff, so much so that we don’t even think about the incredible intricacy of life itself, of our very existence. Am I just a spontaneous collection of nothingness built from nothingness and bound for nothingness? Every intricate cell in my body from my head to my toes tells a different story– pointing to the ONE who is Higher than I. We have come to accept the magnificence of every day life– “how beautiful and rare it is, to even exist.” It seems we have replaced this beauty, this complex, unfathomable beauty for normalcy. Replacing God with meaningless distractions and not even stopping to ask ourselves, “what on Earth am I doing here?” Perhaps this world just doesn’t care to know anymore. It’s as if every thing else has been placed first, and somehow we call this process of moving away from God… progress. Looking at our society today, progress is apparently a downward curve. The world is aching, let us not have to experience even more heartache before we finally realize the trajectory of our lives will only end in tragedy without God. My heart breaks at the turmoil within this nation. I pray that we as a nation will pull the wool from our eyes and realize that there is only One who can save this broken world, and His name is Jesus Christ and he reigns today, tomorrow and forever.

“The universe is a mighty big place. Encompassing all of the millions of stars in untold millions of galaxies, the universe extends for trillions and trillions of miles. The heavens declare the glory of God and show how much bigger our God is who set these stars in place. We cannot fathom the vastness of space nor can we fathom the love of God who sent his Son to die and pay the penalty for our sins.”

a Proverb about friends

To love someone is to correct them when you see them doing wrong, that way they can walk uprightly. Today a lot of Christians ignore when someone is walking down a path of destruction for the sake of “love”. When you truly love someone you care enough not to leave them the way they are. Don’t conceal your love because this world teaches you to “mind your own business.” Talk to your brothers and sisters and correct them with an understanding heart. This way they aren’t fooled by the enemies kisses.

Satan and his followers pose as angels of light and they come with promises of prosperity and well-being. In reality, Satan has fooled the world into believing that love and neglect are one in the same. An enemy watches you bleed out and die on the battlefield. This is exactly the same thing as letting someone live a sinful life. A friend will drag you to safety. It isn’t the most pleasant feeling to be dragged while suffering from a fatal wound, but boy are you glad to live once you get to safety.

I hear too often, “as long as you aren’t hurting anyone if it makes you happy I’m fine with it” This perspective is dangerous because the damage that someone’s choice will cause isn’t always immediately noticeable. Our choices have a trickling effect that alters the landscape of the future. Our offspring will have to deal with the consequences of our decisions. If we don’t correct the behavior of ourselves and our loved ones, we risk blurring the lines between what is right and what is wrong.

So let us build one another up with true love and edifying words and help each other to know the real difference between a friend and a foe.

 

Who will go

“He told them: “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” (Luke 10:2).

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Spreading the word is something that people often neglect. As I have stated before most of us are more worried about our well-being; Things like income, food, clothing and everything else that life necessitates. We become consumed with these things and put them before God. Often when I tell people my age, that I am married, with a child on the way, they say to me, “wow aren’t you a little young to be married with kids, and how are you going to provide?” The saddest thing is a lot of these people call themselves Christians. A lot of Christians today lack understanding of what it means to put your trust in God. Many ignore that still small voice inside of them that attempts to guide their footsteps. When God says to move and you move you will be blessed abundantly for it.

“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

People who do not believe in God rightfully worry about these things because they do not have a provider, therefore they must become providers for themselves. With Christ, these things are added unto us if we just follow Him and seek the kingdom. I spent all of last year and this year taking big risks and steps because God said to. I made bold statements with nothing to back myself up except for my trust in God and that He was leading me. Because of this I went from not having an income whatsoever, unmarried, and confused, to being able to support myself and a stay at home mom in the matter of months. In the midst of my confusion I questioned the steps God set before me, but my doubts did not dictate my actions. I said to God I don’t know how it will get done but I know it will get done.

Trusting in God can be a struggle but we are called to do so and when we do, God always proves himself reliable. If you love someone you trust them, so why not trust God? I work in the hospital and was in school studying to become an RN, but recently had a revelation. God revealed that His will for me is not to save lives here, but to save eternal lives for Him. God called me to the field and said “do not worry, things will get scary at times but trust me, it is only scary because you do not know what I know. If you knew what I knew you would walk through the fire with a smile on your face. Do not worry, for you are in my hands, and no one who is in my hands can be plucked away.”

So what do I do, do I trust God and enter the field of souls seeking to bring as many to heaven with me as possible? Or do I trust myself, and the views of the pagans that believe I need  to waste years of my life in school in order to provide? You do not need a school, a six-figure salary, the lottery, or anything like that if you have God. The only time those things are needed is when God leads you in that direction. Jesus pulled His disciples straight from their jobs with no biblical education and for some, no real education at all and sent them out into the field to win souls for His kingdom. So don’t listen to people who tell you that you need a whole bunch of bible school, experience and whatever garbage they can come up with to steer you away from going out there and leading people to Christ RIGHT NOW. I believe it is great to have a solid biblical education, but it is not a necessity to be eligible to go out into the field and work for God.

Today when we travel to an area of the world that we have never been, we listen to a GPS. Why, Because it knows the area better than we do. Let God be your GPS through life because who better to know what you should do with your life than the giver of life? 

Hundreds of thousands of people are concerned with their career path and what it will be. Only a fraction of those people are concerned about what God wants them to be, only a fraction of those people actually listen to God, and only a fraction of those people follow the path in full. 

God needs more people spreading His word! He needs more people harvesting souls than an income for themselves. God will never lead you to a place that will lead to destruction. Trust Him and He will provide all that you need while you go out into the world and spread His word!

 

Thank you through and through 

 

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

In times of great blessing and in times of great tribulation, we are to call out to God giving thanks. We are to give glory and honor despite the situation. At times it may be easier to express love and gratefulness but when you think about all that Jesus Has done for you, your trial pales in comparison. Never mind what you are experiencing now and how hard it is, Never mind your struggle. Struggles are only put there to build strength anyway, so why complain. All it means is that God is working on you. never mind your hurt, never mind your insurmountable odds. Give God the glory in the midst of it because He made it possible for YOU to receive glory again. Think about what Jesus has given you. He gave you everlasting joy and an eternal glorified body and kingdom. Doesn’t God deserve your praise? Why wait until times are good. “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matthew 6:27) Therefore praise God through and through because before your conception, you children of the most high were blessed and counted as kings and queens.