Tuesday, January 29, 2008


"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33

We love to go retro these days. From cars to clothes, from music to makeup—retro is the way to go. But you can’t go retro without talking about time. And you can’t talk about time without thinking about priorities.

There seems to be a lot of hype about setting priorities. But God has already given us the blueprints on where we need to spend our time. It’s not about setting your priorities. It’s about agreeing with God on what your priorities already are. That is what determines where your commitments will fall. Priorities are simply saying yes to the best. But for many of us, there is a huge gap between our priorities and our commitments. Instead of saying yes to the best, we say yes to the good or just good enough. And over time, the good crowds out the best.

Do you ever get to the end of your day and wonder, “Where did the time go? Did I accomplish anything I set out to do?” One of the best ways to ensure that you set your days on the right path is to spend some time with the author of time. I challenge you over the next month to make it a point to spend some quiet, personal time with God(pick up a journal at the church office). Give him the first few moments of each day. When you do, the gap between your priorities and commitments will close and you will begin to see that God’s priorities for your life will free you from the constant bondage that the immediate pressures of life can so often bring.

In His Grip


Friday, January 25, 2008


"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
Matthew 28:19

Numbers are very important throughout the Bible—from the five smooth stones that David found in the creek to Jesus feeding the five thousand. But what exactly is the relationship between numbers and God? Is there some biblical code that He has constructed that we're supposed to crack?

Of course not. But God has developed a very important equation that is essential in the building of his kingdom. And it all starts with the number one.

God works through people like you and me to reach others and bring them into his family—one person at a time. He doesn't have to, though. God could easily snap his fingers and have a church filled with thousands of people appear, but that is not how He works. He wants us to share the good news with others and recruit disciples to follow Him—one by one.

So remember, you are a major factor in God's equation. Don't overwhelm yourself by trying to save the whole world all at once. It's all about reaching one life at a time. So go out and find that one. Share with them God's love. And show them that God is still counting—one life at a time.

This Sunday, I'm going to share as clearly as I can the message Jesus came to show. It will not only be a great opportunity for yourself to hear how much God loves you but an opportunity for you to invite someone to hear how much God loves them, "4ever."

I look forward to seeing you Sunday as we journey together discovering how much God loves us.


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Question for the New Year

Through all my contacts (myspace, facebook, blog, church community, etc) I'm asking this questions and looking for feedback. So if you could respond to the post, I would greatly appreciate it. I pray you have a great year in 2008!


If you found out you were going to die and God granted you one more day, what would you do with the day?