For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
I Corinthians 2:2

Thursday, January 6, 2011

once lost, now found

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

What an incredible truth. I once was lost, but now am found. I was separated from Jesus Christ. Someone let the love of the Savior shine through their lives... their fire was burning bright. They were not afraid to stand out amidst the sin in this world. Through their faithfulness and love for God, I was illuminated to the truth of the Gospel. THE GOOD NEWS.

I lived in this world, blindly... unaware of my Savior. Unaware of the one who bled for me. Now I can confidently stand and proclaim that I KNOW the Creator of this World. I praise God for the price that was paid... for the gift that has been given. Salvation is here. Jesus Christ is salvation. Men deny Christ, yet He STILL desires their love. He never gives up. He never fails. He passionately pursues His children.

I, as a CHILD of the one true God, have a great responsibility. NO... privilege, to spread the good news of Christ... to all. To those who I love. to those who I despise. to those I have yet to meet. to those who have all this world has to offer. to those who have nothing. TO ALL. I am challenged. I am burdened. I am choosing to become active for God's glory.

I constantly fail, yet stand firm on the truth that NOTHING can separate me from the love of Christ. My faith in Jesus Christ grows daily. He challenges me to grow. He forces me out of my box... out of my comfort zone... yet never leaves me through it all. He has provided the Holy Spirit to guide... to comfort... to lead. I stand on this truth. He wants to use me for His glory... He wants me to take His story to the world. He has shown me what it means to love.
...I once was lost, but now am found...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

a FAITH undeniable

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1

But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6

The desire of my life is to faithfully serve my Savior, Jesus Christ... that my heart will forever be after Him.

He was and still is the perfect representation of faith.

Faith is believing in what you cannot see. Trusting in God. Believing that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be. the savior of this world. Faith is daily denying yourself, understanding that your life has a greater purpose. Believing that you will one day get to spend eternity with God. Believing that those without Christ will be separated from their Creator. This faith should cause us to be burdened for those who claim Christ was just a man... that He was not God. This is what motivates me.

God has given me an incredible opportunity to serve Him completely. My passion for the youth at Lake Country Baptist Church grows each and every day. I see the love they have for their Savior. I see their desire to truely understand who Jesus is. I see men and women of God who are searching. seeking.

I yearn for their souls. My heart rejoices in the fact that many have come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior, yet my heart weeps for those who choose to deny Him.

I look forward to what God had in store for my life. I don't know what it is exactly, but I do have faith that Jesus Christ will be with me every step of the way. I pray that I can daily step out by faith and serve my Jesus.

God has called me to a lifetime of service. A lifetime of pouring my heart into others for His glory. A lifetime of denying myself, and above all faithfully living like Christ.... faithfully living for Christ.