Mon, Jul. 17th, 2006, 10:14 pm
what money can't do....
money can't buy you love
money can't buy you friends who love you
money can't create life
money can't buy you forgiveness of sins
money can't buy you peace
money can't get your heart right with God
money can't get you into heaven
but who knows? maybe we can grease Peter's palm at the pearly gates, and he'll let us in. maybe our millions here on earth could buy us a small piece of pavement from the streets of gold....
Then God will ask me....what kind of car did you drive? and then, what church did you go to?
nope, God's not gonna ask that. He's just gonna know you or not know you, and from there we go to 1 of 2 places. but we won't get to choose then. the choosing is now.
"today, i set before you life and death, choose life that you might live..."
Sun, Jul. 16th, 2006, 12:21 pm
im sick as a dog. the doctor gave me a bunch of medicine, and im feeling alot better today than yesterday. alot going on in my life. im busy all the time. i wish i could hang out late like i used to but with work so early every mornning i don't get to, plus with being sick i have realized that even staying up past ten is a bad idea just cause it leaves my immune system so low(hence how i got so sick).
my brother Jeremy is back home in 4 days!!! im so excited to see him, ive missed him alot, hes been gone for seven months. he is graduating at the top of his class, everything that he has done for the army has been his best, and it shows in the amount of awards hes gotten only barely finishing his training. God has blessed my brother, and i believe my brother has given his all at what he's doing because he's doing it for God. Then after being home two weeks my brother will leave for Kentucky for his duties there in special ops. i am definitely happy that hes not going to Korea anymore especially with all that's going on over there. pray for my other brother Jonathan who's been fighting that morongo valley fire for quite some time now. My family and I havent heard from him in several days now but we know that he's in God's hands.
i Leave for Wales august 6th, i can't wait, but im definitely a little nervous because ive never flown overseas before, but i know everything will work out for His glory. i just need to keep praying for the trip and the work that God is going to do over there. i gotta keep practicing skateboarding too, cause there's a huge skate competition that we're throwing and i kind of want to use it as a witnessing opportunity. It has been neat to watch God provide the money for this trip financially, but at the same time, His timing sometimes worries me, but i guess it leaves my clinging, and forces me to put my trust in Him. But for me, sometimes i need to be pushed in the right direction, so His timing is best. im not even worried about the rest of the money.
One thing ive noticed about money and it pisses me off.....haha.....is that the more more you have- the more comfortable you get with that amount and it makes it harder to give up certain things. But when you have less money it makes it much easier to say "im content if i'm poor". and I want to always be able to say that. Because i want to rely on Him no matter whether i have a little money in the bank or none. But at the same time, i want to be in a place where i have little, but feel like i have so much. I want to be blessed that way- not financially, cause what blessing is it if it only leaves you craving more? there's no satisfaction. I just always want to be thankful for what God has given me, and i know he'll bless me for that, He is always faithful to meet all of our needs. birds aren't worrying whether God will take care of them, but yet we worry, and God loves us far more than the birds.
Stacie has been a major blessing in my life. It means so much to me that we can pray together.
the other night we went to the macaroni grill. o my goodness. that place is bomb. we got to color on the table, and the waiter sang us a song in italian. haha.
im at crossroads in my life, where i have so many options so many choices, and I just want to choose the way that God wants me to go. so i pray that he opens the right doors and shuts the wrong doors, and quickly...hehe....cause i feel like im in a hurry, but really, i shouldn't be, because He's got the plans to prosper me just waiting to unfold them in His timing.
Fri, Jul. 7th, 2006, 02:06 pm
a beautiful 2 months.
music recently listened to: (cause im not good at the whole tag game)
u2~ with or without you
hot vegas~ goodnight
underoath~ you look so good from here
phil whickham~ messiah
starfield~ the hand that holds the world
mercy me~ safe and sound
thank you Jesus for life and life abundantly.
Wed, Jul. 5th, 2006, 03:59 pm
happy birthday to me!
this birthday has already been awesome.
i am thankful for all the people God has put in my life.
summer is hott. it makes work feel even hotter!
i love summer. i love the beach. i love ocean kayaks. haha.
Thu, Jun. 8th, 2006, 12:43 pm
"A person without self-control is as defenseless as a city with broken-down walls."
self-control is a good defense against Satan who comes to steal, kill and destroy.
some common things that CAN cause a lack of self-control:
i guess they call them "controlled" substances for a reason...
even more common:
if these things are in control then God is not.
Sat, Jun. 3rd, 2006, 01:44 am
tomorrow i go and pick up my car. :)
Our lives were made simply for it. To praise; to work, to do anything, get creative and praise the the only One who is worthy.
Mon, May. 29th, 2006, 02:30 am
Life is busy.
I couldn't be more thankful.
God has put me in cool places.
I hope to continue to use my talents for Him, and wonder what else He has in store, while trying not to worry about my future.
six flags tomorrow. yippeeee!
I hope to do more stuff with music soon, but i don't know how things are going to work out.
the David Crowder sushi cd is soooooo awesome; dancy worship- it's pretty sweet.
I wish i could spend more time with friends, but i know that everything in this life has a season and there comes a time when i will see less of them. But Im sooo happy about spending time with the kiddies at church, and trying to share Jesus' love with them, and doing my best to raise up disciples and little missionaries. But the best part is- i know i could never do it on my own, or even want to, and it forces me to rely on God solely to work through me. And it's amazing to see the peace it brings- and there's soo much joy and love in all the people there who encourage me.
i am soo blessed.
To be able to pray with someone about your needs is amazing, because know matter what God meets our needs. accountability is a difficult subject. to trust that other person in the Lord; to be able to rebuke them in love, and to be able to take listen and truly consider rebuke from the other person. "A man who accepts correction is wise" Our parents discipline us because they love us and they don't want us to grow up to be addicted to drugs, or to play with guns, or to lie to them, because all of these cause hurt. Praise God for Correction. Praise God for discipline. For "God disciplines those whom He loves" It shows His love for us- because he doesn't want us getting hurt- or His other children getting hurt.
Because we are all made in God's image. Therefore God cares about all people on this earth- and if he didn't he would not have sent His son to die for the sins of all mankind. We must remember that the reason Jesus came was to 'save the world' and we are here to do His work- we need to have compassion on the Lost for if they those people who were made in God's beautiful image do not Believe- then they will be stuck in their pain.....eternally.
God give me boldness. I do not and should not want anyone in your image to be damned. Who can understand you? Who can possibly know your will? Let be done in your greatness. Work it through me for I am weak.
Tue, May. 9th, 2006, 03:35 pm
God is faithful. he always hears, he always listens.
He will answer a prayer from last week, last month, even prayers you don't remember from 9 months ago.
and I know His faithfulness knows no time schedule- beyond weeks, years, and eternity. I know if i would have aligned myself with His timing, i would have been much more patient waiting for this.
In this life; serving God, I know i do need and will need alot of help. Thank you for the help Lord, the encouragement, and the Love. Your will be done. Jesus, be the center.
I have everything to be thankful for.
Mon, May. 8th, 2006, 09:26 pm
i am amazed.
Thu, May. 4th, 2006, 08:11 pm
"Here in the Quiet speak to me now
My ears are open to
Your gentle sweet whispering
Break down the door, come inside
Shine down Your bright light
I need a lamp for my feet, I need a lamp for my feet
I want to hear the thunder of who You are
To be captured inside the wonder of who You are
I want to live I want to breathe
To search out Your heart and all of Your mysteries
You were the first and You’ll be the end
Time cannot hold You down
Why save a wretch like me?
No eye has seen, no ear has heard
No heart could fully know
All of Your mystery
Your glory burns in the stars
Shine down your light let it burn in my heart
Bring me to glory, bring me to you
Lord it’s your heart that I will hold onto
Your glory burns in the stars
Shine down Your light let me know who You are
Jesus, Your glory burns in the stars
Shine down Your light, let me see You, let me see You"