Posts

Showing posts from August, 2011

We're Worse.

Image
"Frogs arent bad enough" "I have heard it said, "God didn't die for frogs. So he was responding to our value as humans." This turns grace on its head. We are worse off than frogs. They have not sinned. They have not rebelled or treated God with the contempt of being inconsequential in their lives. God did not have to die for frogs. They aren't bad enough. We are. Our debt is so great, only a divine sacrifice could pay it." - Fifth Reason, Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die - John Piper verse of the day: Romans 5:7-8 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Size Matters.

Image
"How Great is Our God" Back again, in reference to my missions at OJ, we learnt a bit more about worship, and one of the most important things that stuck to me was the depth. We have to understand how far apart we are from God, how great he really is, how small we are, and how almighty he is. Just look at the image above, the people are microscopic, that waterfall is huge, God made that in that size. Personally, i dont see it yet. I still feel like The Lord and I are rather close together, but we need to realize just how big he is in life, in the world, and in the universe. The past four days, i went camping, and sometimes going out into God's creation is one of the best ways to see this. At home, in civilization, we are pretty much in control of everything, from the computers and TVs, to our food and water consumption. Not only are we in control, but we're literally the biggest thing there. Everything around is small, in fact the world is making everything smal

make it count

Image
"make it count" if you're lucky, you might live 100 years, but in life, there are no guarantees, the Bible describes life as a vapor, a flash in the pan, a precious but fleeting gift. Fact: You will spend a lot more time dead than you will alive. and when your life ends.... there are no second chances. which means that life is too short and too valuable to waste. but you're in luck, today is a very special day because you're still alive which means you have 1 more day to make this count one more day to change the trajectory of your life one more day to stop chasing empty promises and focus on the only things that matter loving God and loving others there is no guarentee of tomorrow, but you have today it is a gift make it count. We saw this video at overnight camp, and while i was walking to my friends house today, i really took a thought about it, and i think its gonna be something i live by, something worth getting tattooed on. Make it Count. Thats my ne

Overnight Madness

Image
"so many kids, too many goodbyes" The past four days, i've spent full 24 hour days with 100 kids and 25 counsellors. Honestly, at first, even monday morning, i was in no mood to do this camp. I wasnt excited, nor was i against it. But as time went on, things changed. First and foremost, this camp consisted of grades 4-6. I've dealt with SK-Gr 3 the past two years, and the 7&8's the past few years, but this age group was in the grey. I didnt know how to deal with them. I wouldnt baby them like the SKs, but at the same time, i couldnt really talk to them like the 7s and 8s. I was honestly stuck and i was pretty scared on how i would transfer from the younglings to these kids. These guys are the type that are somewhat mature, but can still be inappropriate, the time where they can be selfish but with Christ, they've learnt to think about others as well. I honestly praise God throughout this camp. So many things have happened that i've just been aw

Softball Support

Image
"united in Christ" This should have been posted on sunday, but here i am now. Anyways, the past sunday, i had to chance to attend my first ever softball game with my church's gr 11-12 team, "The Cord". And what surprised me the most was the support i saw in the sport. The team was united in the most i've ever seen anyone. The support was just mind-blowing, and it truly showed me what true fellowship was. Being able to see them help out Matt when he was injured bleeding, seeing team-mates rush to his rescue with the first aid kit and all. Also, the fact that they did devos in the rain. How committed they were to each other and to Christ. That they could praise and glorify God in all circumstances. I just couldnt comprehend. I think this was what i was looking for. This kind of support. This kind of love and this kind of unity. This is true fellowship, this is why God made people. I wish i could see it more everywhere. At church, at school, at home, at

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Image
"a temple" 12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples

Praying For Kenya

Image
Join me as i pray for the missions team that headed out for Kenya today. They'll be there till the 20th, and as like any other missions, this is a time of spiritual warfare, a time to battle Satan as he attacks, a time to share the great news of Christ, the Gospel, and a time to serve and love. Here are a few prayer requests they had. Prayer Requests Pray for political and economy stability of Kenya. May the Lord teach us how to use our resources to help the Kenyan in Youth Camp, Bible teachings training (computer, teacher, & pastoral leadership) and all will be clearly presented & life transforming in both East and West Kenya. The two newly found micro-finance projects can be blessings to the Kibera community. Cooperation & communication with the local churches & orphanages; particularly first time at West Kenya. Pray for the team’s unity, maturity, physical and spiritual health, & safety. Smooth preparation process such as visa, vaccination, collecting medic