Monday, September 29, 2008
…think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world & despised things - & the things that are not – to nullify the things that are… - 1 Corinthians 1:26-28.
God isn’t going to look a person over for medals, diplomas, or awards…but scars. God isn’t interested in your ability inasmuch as your availability. Just look at some of the people Jesus picked. Take a look at some of His disciples, one denied Him (Matthew 26:69-75), another betrayed Him (Matthew 26:47-56.) He used Saul who persecuted Christians (Acts 9:15.) An outcast led her town to Him (John 4:39.) A man who ran away from God, He received a second chance (Jonah 3:1.) He used a prophet who was shy (Jeremiah 1:6.) The man after God’s on heart sinned, yet after he repented God still used him (2 Samuel 11.) The Bible is proof that it’s filled with imperfect people. God doesn’t use “perfect” people because no one could relate to them. God uses people just like me & you. Don’t ever let the devil trick you into thinking that God could never use you. He wants to use you. You are beautiful & you have a story to tell others. God can & wants to use you…if you’re willing…
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Everyone has a birth date & a time of death, but it’s the “dash” that separates the two that counts. For that dash represents all the time we spend on this earth. It doesn’t matter how much we own: the cars, the houses, the cash, etc… What matters is how we live & love & how we spend our dash. So, when your eulogy is being read with your life’s actions for the world to know…would you be pleased with the things they say about how you spent your dash? The way you live your life is the picture you portray of Jesus. Are you leading others to the Cross? Will people find you faithful? What will make your walk “a walk to remember?”
Monday, September 22, 2008
Mighty to Save
Lets believe God today for faith that will move mountains. Faith the size of a mustard seed is big enough to move any mountain that is keeping us from experiencing the fullness of life. No matter what your situation is or how big your mountain may seem, He will ALWAYS prove himself to be faithful! Just believe.
Life of Ruth Graham
What a hero! We pray that the Lord will stir up a passion big enough for him, that you would receive a devotion and dedication similar to Ruth Grahams. Her lifestyle is definitely one worth striving for. No matter how long her husband was gone or how much she had to balance while single-handily raising five kids, He was her EVERYTHING! And she gave Him her everything.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
*Reminder: tomorrow night Bible Study at Clay Ridge Baptist Church at 5PM. We have a guest speaker joining us at 4PM to talk about purity and the value of sex when married. Bring a friend and enjoy our guest speaker from 4:00-5:-00 and the Bible Study from 5:00-6:00. Love yall.
We'd like to introduce to you some of our future leaders of Whosoever Ministries.....believe it or not, these little guys have SO much to teach us all ready. Watching these precious ones relax and rest in their nurturer's (mother's) arms, reminds us of how God desires for us to rest in Him. We go through life trying to do things on our own, leaving ourselves exhausted and burnt out. But just like a mother rocks her child to sleep, God longs to hold us in His arms; so that we can peacefully rest and depend totally on Him to nuture us in our every need. Curl up in His arms this morning and become limp. REST! He is in control of everything. Trust Him for today, and let tomorrow worry about itself. Be still and let God be God. Thank you, Joy and Jason Standridge for blessing us with your precious Cash. And thank you, Kasey and Sunnie Leigh Graydon for blessing us with Baby Pierce. Cant wait to see God's plan unfold for each of them.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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Monday, September 15, 2008
A couple weekends ago we did a conference for our beautiful middle school girls. First Baptist Trussville was so generous in letting us use their building to pile a bunch of middle school girls and college girls together to have fun and "be girls" for an afternoon. We had about 60 girls register, and we enjoyed every single on of them. From learning how to do our make-up and hair to worshipping with Rachel Mann. We had a blast with you. We love each of you, and we want you to know how beautiful you are to not only us, but to God. He is so in love with you and cant wait to walk through every ounce of life with you. Remember, now is the time you can set those standards to a level that will draw people to you. Every 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grader are looking for love. You have it, and people are gonna want it. So live a life that is worth sharing that love with those looking for it. Point them in YOUR direction. Enjoy the slide show!
Believe it or not, we are just like Paul. A lot of times when we feel weak and bogged down with so much baggage we can barely put one foot in front of the other, we believe ourselves to be worthless and ineffective. But God says to us in 2 Corinthians that when WE are WEAK, HE is STRONG. Its so awesome to think that in our weakest point of life, we are the strongest! What a relief! Our weakness demands us to become depend on God. When we become fully dependent on God, we begin doing things that we'd never be able to do on our own. Why would we want to trust in our strength? God's weakest link, if there is such, is our strongest. Be encourage today that whatever you are walking around with, insecurities-fear- frustration-relationship issue-sin that you don't feel like you'll ever get out of, those weakness can be turned into your strengths. Tell the Lord how much you need Him today. He desires for us to be totally dependent of Him, because He knows the strength and power He possesses. And He longs to share that with us.
He loves you so much. Don't ever be ashamed of the baggage or weaknesses in your life. There aren't many people who can relate to perfect, bag less people. Therefore, God takes the weakest of us to relate to those who need are weaknesses as a of hope to be made strong. Take a breath and boast in your weakness, because of the strength of you will gain!
Friday, September 12, 2008
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Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
White Water Rafting in the Ocoee
Basement @ City Stages 2008
Worth Dying For from California
Basement @ WinterJam 08