Saturday, January 5, 2013

moving forward


everyone has it.
a struggle.

no one is exempt from the trials of our flesh.
..except Jesus..but I'm pretty sure you're not Him.

so what is it?
your struggle?

maybe it seems overwhelming to you,
or maybe you don't think it's a big deal..
but to think that it placed Jesus on a cross will put the  
latter into perspective..
and to think that HE ROSE AGAIN will bring into perspective 
the first.

so what is my struggle?
depends on the day.
sometimes I feel as if I have too many to count..
until I also count my blessings,
which always outweigh the hurt.

so let us move forward.
count your blessings..

starting with the fact that you have air in your lungs.

"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.
 In the world you will have tribulation. 
But take heart; I have overcome the world.” 
John 16:33

please contact me if you would like prayer for your struggle today,
I would be honored to pray for you!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013



Yesterday I began a journey to read the entire bible in 365 days...

Eager to break in my new ESV Study Bible, 
I began my day's assigned reading,
but I realized how much I needed the footnotes to help me grasp the full meaning of the text..

then I realized,

I am incredibly blessed.

not only has God lavished me with material things that the majority of the world will never know,
He has given me a chance to read His word in multiple versions, with numerous study aids, and mentors to help me understand His word..

and yet I still doubt,
I still skip days without reading,
and have no idea what it's like to know a world without the word..

and then there are those..
who meet in secret,
who don't own their own copy of the bible,
who don't have the bible written in their own language..
and yet..
their faith moves mountains.

HE who promises is faithful,
and I am thankful for the conviction.

Revelation 7:9
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every Nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

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