Here is a video to a story about Matt Hammitt from Sanctus Real.
This song that was written has been an inspiring song to me recently. I look at it and cant wait for the day that I will get to share that kind of love as a father.
How many parents today will unselfishly give “All of” themselves for their children. I think many times that is something that very easy to commit to but is much more difficult to live out. Life gets hard.
The bible calls us to stand out and give all of our lives to God and be an example to our kids. This song has many different ways of applying what it speaks of and I think its a great message. Give God all of your heart and server your family. Be there for your family and really stand up and do the hard things.
This is a great Blog post that I stumbled upon this morning. Wealth is not the amount of money we have, money can be used to measure our wealth. Printing more money does not make more wealth. This is one of the truths that Obama and The entire Occupy Wall Street movement needs to understand.
I sometimes will just replay this video over and over. There is just something about a simple acoustic performance that can bring you into the presence of God. This song has just always brought me to a place of worship every time I hear it. No matter my circumstances or whats going on in my life, I come back to this song sometimes and just pour myself out to God.
This is a post that a good friend of mine wrote yesterday and I wanted to share it here on my Blog. Her name is Emily and These are a few of her thoughts. Thank you Emily for letting me share this blog post here.
Yesterday felt like something true.
I’m aware of how strange of a statement that is. What I mean is that I tend to spend far too much of my time listening to the world and everything and everyone in I, and barely any time at all listening to God. I buy into society’s image of beauty and success that tells me that I’m not alive if I’m not in love, that only personal gain is worth pursuing, that I don’t have the right skin tone or body type or hair color. I’ve listened to the lie that says I’m not worth the support of a community and that I just need to keep quiet about the things that hurts me and haunt me and steal my sleep. I’ve listened to the lie that says I’m beyond help.
A friend of mine posted a link to this video on Facebook and it brought a lot to my mind. It really seemed to hit home for where I currently am. Having spent an entire semester out at the Focus Leadership Institute last fall, I experienced a community of strong believers that continually sought after God’s face on a daily basis and it was very easy to follow in that pattern when you have a support group such as that.
Now that I am back home, it is all too easy to slip back into the hum drums of normal life just like before of the daily getting up and going to work and forgetting to seek after God on a continual basis like I did just last semester.
We as Christians today need to wake up and refuse to live life just like everybody else. We dont need to sit back and live like we dont care. We have the love of a savior that gave up His life so that we could share eternity together in heaven and that is the only way we can ever get to know God. If not for Christ, we would all be lost people living in a lost world that cannot ever truly experience true joy and happiness.
Since we have that ability to tap into the eternal joy that has been provided to us and the blessings that have been bestowed upon our lives we all need to stand up and refuse to not share our relationship with God and the joy it brings to everyone around us. Sometimes it all takes the form of just stopping to talk to a stranger and give a small word of encouragement. God provides many small opportunities to share His love with others throughout our days. We only need to recognize those small opportunities and take them. Stop and talk with the neighbor down the street that you havent met before, the guy hanging out at the gas station may just need a simple word of encouragement to brighten his day, or give some time to the kid down the street and help him with a problem he may be going through. It all comes down to sharing the Love of Christ with those we interact with. I challenge you to make it a priority in your daily life to take the road less traveled and live life together in True Biblical Koinonia (Christian Fellowship).
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