Seeing God Work.

It has been over a year since I have written a blog post. A lot has happened in that year. Ups and down, highs and lows, great decisions and mistakes. But throughout the year one thing has remained true, that is God has proven over and over again that his hand is in everything. His hand is in every little detail and facet of my life. I can assure you he has his hand in your life and the lives of everyone around the world.

One way I saw God’s hand work in my life was in the opportunities I was given to serve him all around the world. In 2014 I  cozwas blessed to visit Cozumel, Mexico to serve the children at the City of Angels, Oracabessa, Jamaica with Hardin Valley Youth to serve the Race Course Church of Christ, and last but certainly night least I was blessed with an incredible opportunity to experience an eyeopening adventure in Nairobi, Kenya through the Made In the Streets orginization. While God provided me everyday with ways to serve here in the states, it was the weeks that I got to spend outside the country that have had the biggest impact on my life and spirituality. Before 2014 I had never imagined I would ever visit a foreign country. But it was on an October night in 2013 when someone at the time I was very close to convinced me to go on a mission trip with them. I cannot thank that person enough for planting that seed in my heart, they will never truly realize the impact that moment had. The trip that was Jamiacachosen was the City of Angels, and this was a trip that has forever changed my view of foreign missions. Through this trip God led me to meet Mark Jent, a man who has played a vital role in the mission aspect of my life and one that I cannot thank enough for helping me through difficult times and decisions. God also helped me through these three trips to become friends with people I never pictured myself as being friends with. Lastly God revealed to me a whole new world of work and ways to serve him.

When I think about the three trips and how wonderful each and everyone of them were, there is one that sticks out in my mind the most. That trip is the most recent one I was able to take, the one to Kenya and M.I.T.S. What an incredible blessing this trip was. I never imagined I would ever have an opportunity to visit a country in Africa, but God works in crazy ways and blessed me with that opportunity. So many great things were accomplished in HIS name over that week and I cannot thank those who sent me enough for the incredible opportunity it was to serve there. Over the next few paragraphs, and by few I mean the next 3000 words, I would like to share with you a few of the entries in the journal that I kept. I desire to do this just to give you an insight on the things I was able to experience and enjoy. I know the things I have written cannot do justice to actually being there, but I am hoping if anything you will have a small glimpse to what serving the Lord in Nairobi, Kenya was like for me.

12/15/2014- It is 5am. I am on my last flight to Africa. To say I am excited out of my mind is an understatement. As I am flying here on a Kenyan Airways flight, I am one of the only people that is awake. I feel sorry for all the people that are asleep, because I am looking out the window at the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen in my entire life. It is as if God made this sunrise just for me to remind me of his majesty. The vast amounts of color is spectacular and I am in full amazement right now. Maybe he is telling me this is going to be a beautiful trip, I don’t know. But what I do know in this moment is that God created it, God created this trip, HE created the M.I.T.S. organization, and he has had his hands in all of it. He placed it all in order, from me meeting the Hardin Valley youth and seeing some of their kids love for this place, to a trip being planned, to Mark Jent asking me to sign up. Every little thing and detail God has put in place to lead up to this exact moment. I have never thought about that leading up to this trip, but as I sit here in the middle row of this plane staring out a window that is 8 feet away I cannot help but know that God is in control of everything, it makes my jaw drop to the floor. I am so stoked for what this week will bring. This sunrise is the closest glimpse I think I have ever had to seeing the face of God.

8:45 P.M.-Day one in Kenya is down. This place is absolutely beautiful. I was extremely tired today because I did not sleep much on the plane so I didn’t get to soak up today like I wanted to. But tonight I will be sure to sleep so I can hit the ground running tomorrow. Today when my plane landed Mr.Moses picked me up at the airport and drove me to the Kamulu campus. On the way there we passed a horrible car accident and I saw a man laying dead on the side of the road. That was so heartbreaking because that man could have been a father, husband, or brother. When we arrived at M.I.T.S. the “party” began. Our group split up today, the girls went to Eastleigh and the boys stayed back at Kamulu to play basketball and Kenya 9kickball. What an awesome experience to see the joy on their faces to play sports. Tonight we went to dinner in a house that was larger than a dorm room. Speaking of dinner, Kenyan food is ballin! After dinner Mary and Sarah, two “dorm moms” shared their testimonies to us. They were fantastic. After hearing these, Mary shared some scriptures and thoughts with us. What a woman of God she is. I wish everyone could just sit and pray with her. He love for Jesus is so evident and it radiates in her smile. I pray that I can learn to express my love for Jesus with such passion and love as she has. She kept talking about Jeremiah 29:11 and how the Lord has plans for us. He truly does have plans for each and everyone of us, we just have to be willing to be paint enough and let those plans play out. Often times in my life, instead of being patient I want to see the finished product when I need to slow it down and enjoy the ride that leads to the final destination. “It is amazing what happens when we let our mess become our message.”

12/16/2014- Day two for me was fantastic. I was able to stay awake and alert for the whole day after getting a night rest that was full of mosquito bites. Today we took a tour of the M.I.T.S. campus. What a story this wonderful place has. It is amazing the work that God has done here the past twenty years, and I know the Lord is going to do so much more great works here.

After the tour we made crafts! It was wonderful to see the joy on these kids faces to make something as simple a star of Kenya 7David made of popsicle sticks. Why do our children back home not share the same joy. If we were to give 12-17 year old kids popsicle sticks and told them to make a star, then we would hear so much negativity and complaining. I definitely will try harder to learn to enjoy small things such as a craft as simple as this.

This afternoon I was able to hear some of the stories of the children while we were taking a walk. It is insane how some of these kids got here. I mean some of them were street kids at the age of 4 or 5! How insane! I cannot imagine living on the streets having to fend for myself at 5 years old. Praise God for allowing them to be led here and praise him for having his hand on them and keeping them safe.

12/17/2014- Today was an interesting day. I was privileged to lead chapel deco this morning and I got to speak about my favorite verse. Psalm 63:8 “My soul clings to you and your right hand upholds me.” After deco were were supposed to take   Kenya 10the kids ice skating. What was supposed to be a four hour trip turned into an 8 hour adventure. It did not go exactly as we planned, but everyone remained calm and God allowed us to go anyways. Out busses broke down, so for hours we pushed and pushed trying to jumpstart the busses but to no success. Eventually we gave up and decided to just call a public transportation bus. Now that was an adventure. It was loud and packed, not to mention scary as could be.

We finally arrived safely and the party began. When we walked into the ice skating ring I was a little surprised. It was literally a small block of half melted ice. Not exactly the ice skating ring that we are used to back here in America. Even though it wasn’t nice by American standards I was perfectly fine with it! Ice Skating with the kids was so much fun, mainly because none of the one how to do it! They tried and tried and kept falling and slipping. But you know what? I never once saw one of them get mad or give up! Instead smiles and joy remained on their faces. Just seeing those smiles and the happiness that radiated off of them made the 8 hour adventure all worth it.

Kenya12/18-19/2014- The next two days were our safari days. I was able to see animals I never thought I would see in the wild. After a nice long four hour drive that allowed for some quiet time and Jesus time we reached our destination. What beautiful weather this place has, it was perfect for a safari. We got to see so many of Gods creation, Giraffes, Water Buffalo, Monkeys, Zebras, and even Lions. We even got to see live Chimpanzees. What freaky animal, it is kind of scary how similar they are to us. But God created them the way they are, and he created all of them to be under us. No other creation in the universe is as special to him as we are. On the night of the 18th I got to have one of the greatest spiritual talks I have ever had with a friend named Jesse Gentry. We just talked about how simple God has made Christianity to follow. The difficult part of being a Christian is the persecution one may face, but as far as being a follower God just gives us three simple task to do. 1) Have faith that Jesus is the Lord of Lords, 2) Have hope in him, hope for a better life and an eternity, 3) Show unconditional love to everyone around you. He made it that simple for us, yet we are constantly making it sound so hard. God please open our eyes to learn to follow you the way you desire

12/20/2014- Today was WOW. This is a day that I will never forget as long as I live. We opened the day by visiting one of the bases that the street boys visit. What a humbling experience. These street kids literally have nothing but the clothes on their back. They have nothing but Jesus and the hope he brings. We got to spend a short amount of time with these kids and IMG_0014share a portion of the word. I again shared Psalm 63:8. I just told them that as long as they trust in him he is faithful. As long as your should clings to him, his right hand will uphold you. Praise God for that.

After visiting the base we were able to go to Mathare Valley. A site I will never forget as long as I live. I’ve seen slums and poverty in other countries, but I have never seen it like I did in Kenya. When I walked over the hill and saw the massive amounts of houses that were made out of plywood, cardboard, and tin I was stumped. In basically one square mile, upwards to 750,000 Kenya 5people live in extreme poverty. No bathrooms. No showers. No running water. No stable electricity. These residents go to the bathroom in the streets because they literally have no other choice. I could never imagine doing that. But yet 8,405 miles from Nashville, Tn there are families who do it everyday. But as sad as it was to see that, it was just as humbling because although these people do not have much they truly do cherish what they have. This reminds me of how blessed we are materially and truly does help me appreciate little things like a hot shower. It also makes me realize how selfish we can become at times. We get to go home to Christmas presents and hot meals, yet other people are so content with that they feel they do not need to serve God in any way. It is very upsetting.

The last place we visited for the day was the Eastleigh campus. I was so excited to see this. This is where it all began. Gods hand worked twenty years ago to create this place and his hand is still working today. A few people came together with an Kenya 4idea to help the Kids who are living on the streets in Kenya, and now here twenty years later God has helped it prosper into an organization that has reached out to over 300 kids and given them a whole new chance at life. God I pray that you please continue to bless the work that is being done here.

Lastly tonight we split up for the devotional time into a boys group and a girls group. This literally was one of the greatest devotionals I have ever been a part of. Jon, a member of our team, absolutely hit it our of the park. He talked about how these boys have been labeled as street kids, but they don’t have to remain labeled because with Jesus the labels you have are peeled back and a whole new you is revealed. It was stressed to them that is they truly desire and work hard, then God can allow them to be what ever they want to be. They don’t have to remain street kids. They can be pilots, chefs, hair dressers. What ever they want to be. I believe they can be whatever they want to be and I know God does too. “Never let anyone tell you who you can and cannot be. You write your own destiny.” God bless these kids and all their dreams. I pray they accomplish all they desire.

12/21/2014- Today is Sunday and that means worship day. I was able to experience my first Kenyan worship! I am mind blown. There is so much passion and love in their worship. There is truly one common goal amongst them all, that is to praise Kenya 2the Lord with all they have for he is good. I can say I wish I praised more like this! I wish we praised more like this in America. I can say I wish we praised more like this, but in reality it is up to us as individuals to praise the Lord like this. We can praise him like this if we are willing to not worry about what others think about us as individuals. I am definitely going to work on making my praises to the Lord as passionate as possible.

12/22/2014- Monday. It is the last day here. This has been one incredible eye opening experience and I am so thankful for the opportunity that God gave me to be here. I wish everyone could experience a trip such as this one. I got to see God work in some incredible ways. Praise him for the work that is being done and will be done. This is palace I will miss deeply. Thanks be to the Lord for he is good.

Thanks for reading. My days in Kenya are ones that I will cherish and I can assure you I will be going back. I am so thankful for the opportunity God gave me to be there. I miss it. I miss the simplicity. I miss the smiles. I miss the laughs. I miss the HOPE that these kids have, that hope that is in their eyes that everything is going to be okay because they have full and one hundred percent trust in the Lord. I learned on that trip that God is prevalent every where, even in the places that don’t seem to radiate his presence. I learned that I am not all that important after all. By that I mean that the world does not revolve around me. It revolves around God and his wants and his desires. I learned to become even more humbled and sorrowful for my sins and gained a deeper desire to make right the ones who I may have wronged. I also learned that when all else fails, when there is no light, when we are all alone, when we are scared there is one thing that remains. That is hope. A hope for a better life. A hope for a future. A hope that everything is going to be okay. Hope is the only thing that cannot be taken away. As long as we trust in him he is faithful to deliver us. “My should clings to YOU, and YOUR right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:8 I am so thankful for the past year and the ways the lord has put his work on my heart. I cannot express how excited I am to see what the year 2015 brings. I tell myself all the time that I don’t know where the future is going for me, whether it be preaching, or youth ministry, or mission work but I do know who holds my future and praise the Lord for that. God blessed me with so many wonderful people who have helped in my continuous desire to serve him. Without those who have impacted me over the past year I would not of had the opportunity to have the experiences I have been able to cherish over the past year. I would like to thank all those who donated for my trips. I want to thank all those who prayed for me and the work that was done. I want to personally thank Mark Jent for all he has done for me. Mandi and Josh Terry for their support. Keith Bagwell for his example as a minister, father, husband, and as a man. And a special thanks to the Whitaker family for exposing me to this great mission and helping me have the greatest experience of my life. But most importantly I want to thank the Lord for the opportunity to serve him.

“Kwa sababu kuna wale ambao hawajawahi kusikia”

“Because there are those who have never heard”

God Bless, Jesse W. Dunn

Published in: on January 5, 2015 at 2:00 am  Leave a Comment  

The World Needs More Loving Beards

Duck dynasty 2If you have not heard by now, A&E has suspended reality star Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty for his “homophobic” slurs and “offensive” comments toward the LBGT community. As is expected, many anti-Christian and anti-Christian associations have blasted Phil for his comments. Here are a few of those comments that were made,”Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong… Sin becomes fine.Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “œDon’™t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers –” they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.” While some, both Christian and non-Christian, may find these comments offending some may applaud him for being able to stand up for what he believes in. I for one applaud Phil Robertson for being able to stand up for what Christ says.

I am a Christian, and I am not at all ashamed to say that the comments Phil said are true. Critics of Christianity have become more vocal recently. This is partly because there are many people who do not believe in God or understand the truth about Him at all. Yet the apparent increase of anti-Christians is also due to perception. As with many topics, those people who truly despise Christianity are the loudest and most vocal of the non-believers. The vast majority of those who do not believe do not care enough to bother believers. The few angry, vocal, bitter unbelievers make enough noise to seem more numerous than they are. The typical insult from the non-religious crowd is to refer to believers as “ignorant,” “stupid,” “brainwashed,” or to otherwise suggest that those who have faith are less intelligent than those who do not. When a Christian stands up intelligently for his faith, the terms change to “bigot,” “extremist,” or “zealot.” No one, no matter how persuasive, can force anyone to believe anything he does not want to believe. No matter what the evidence, no matter what the argument, people will believe what they want to believe. Conviction is not a Christian’s job and I see no evidence of Phil convicting anybody, he never said personal names, he simply stated that to him this sin does not make sense. The Holy Spirit convicts people, and they choose whether or not to believe. What we can do is present ourselves in a way that is as Christ-like as possible. It is sad that there are many atheists who have read the entire Bible looking for ammunition against Christians, and that there are many Christians who have hardly read the Bible at all.

Duck Dynasty1 Corinthians 16:13 says, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” What a great verse to fit this exact issue. But in all honesty how often do we Christians truly stand up for our faith? How often are we courageous? How often are we truly strong? I am not just talking about standing strong against anti-Chrisitan associations, I am talking about any situation that is going against the Christian faith. Adultery, Sexual Immorality, Gossip? Are we truly taking stands against these issues? From what I can see that answer most of the time is no. We have fallen asleep in our faith. I am not at all writing this to criticize Christians, I am writing to try and wake Christians up. Wake them up from their slumber and start standing firm in their faith (myself included). We can stand up for our faith, but at the same time we can do it in such a way as to show the love of Christ. Christ loves all people, including sinners. We are all sinners. You know why Phil Robertson said the things he said? It is because he loves them. He, as all Christians should, wants to see everyone inherit the Kingdom of God. Phil is trying to be an example of Christ. Phil’s Minister this morning said about the issue that is going on, “Phil is doing his best to follow God’s word. He always treats people with love and respect.” Again, Phil does this because he loves them and wants to show them the love of Christ. Will you do this? Will you stand up for what you believe in and show others the love of Christ? I sure know I am going to try do a whole better job at this. The world just needs more men, like this one here with the beard.

God Bless All.

 

Published in: on December 20, 2013 at 3:07 am  Leave a Comment  

Troublesome Times

Real_Camouflage_by_Nocturnal_DevilHave you ever had one of those days when everything goes wrong? It doesn’t make any difference how hard you try, it just seems that everything backfires on you? The harder you try, the worse it gets. I’m convinced that all of us have had days like that. I heard a story that illustrates this point very well. It is about a lady at the airport who bought a Kit Kat candy bar to eat while she was waiting for her plane.

“In the crowded waiting area she spied an empty seat at the end of a row. Rushing to get it, she quickly propped her hang up bag against the end of the row, sat down, & placed her purse & several small items on the table between her & a rather large man seated there, & then turned back to straighten her hang up bag.With everything finally in order, she was ready to eat her Kit Kat candy bar. But to her surprise, as she started to reach for it, she saw the man in the next seat unwrapping her Kit Kat candy bar, & she watched in utter amazement as he broke off a section & ate it. She thought, “Well, my goodness, I’ve never seen such gall.” She glared at him, & he looked at her, but no words were exchanged. She was so furious at what he had done that she decided that if he was going to be that brazen about it, she could be brazen, too. So she reached over to him, broke off a piece & ate it herself. Then he broke off another piece & ate it. It became almost a duel between the two of them to see who would get the most. Quickly the candy bar was consumed, & she sat there just boiling that someone would be so rude & so presumptuous as to eat half of her candy bar. Well, after a few minutes of silence, the man got up & left & then came back with another Kit Kat candy bar. He unwrapped it, broke off a piece & started eating. She thought, “Well, since he ate half of mine, I’m going to eat half of his.” So she reached over & broke off another piece & ate it. Once again the same scenario was repeated until the whole candy bar was gone. She sat there thinking, “This is the most ridiculous thing that has happened to me in my whole life.” She continued to glare at him, & he looked at her, with neither one saying a word. Just then, over the intercom came the announcement that her plane was ready for boarding. So she opened her purse to get her boarding pass &, to her utter embarrassment, there was her Kit Kat candy bar. She had eaten half of 2 of his candy bars, & her candy bar was still in her purse!”

There are times, I suppose, when things really start to go wrong. Your whole world seems to be crumbling around you & you wonder what is going on. That is probably about the way the apostles are feeling as we come to the 14th chapter of John. Their week had begun gloriously with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, & people waving palm branches & shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel!” (John 12:13) Even the Pharisees & the chief priests who had been plotting against Jesus had cried out in despair, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after Him!” (John 12:19) But Jesus had not come to establish an earthly kingdom, & He refused the crown. Disappointed & thwarted in their dreams of a Jewish kingdom with Jesus as their miracle-working king, the fickle crowd began to change. And soon the priests were once again seeking someone to betray Jesus into their hands. So as the 14th chapter of John opens, we see Jesus & His apostles in the upper room where they have eaten the Passover meal together. Jesus knew exactly what the next few hours would bring. He knew Judas would betray Him. He knew about the illegal trials of the night, & how troubled the apostles would be. He knew of the cross and the borrowed tomb. And He tried to prepare the apostles for all that. So He begins to comfort them. Is there anyone who reads this that needs comfort? I know that there are. We lose loved ones. People lose jobs. Some have physical problems. Others are lonely & depressed. We experience all kinds of troubles. But Jesus says that part of the solution to a troubled heart is trust, & He tells His apostles to trust in 3 things. “First of all, trust in My presence. Secondly, trust in My promises. Thirdly, simply trust in Me.”  

First of all, Jesus tells them, “You can trust in My presence.” In Vs. 1 Jesus begins by saying, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.” What is Jesus saying there? Is He saying, “You trust in God, now it’s time to trust also in me?” Or is He saying, “I know you trust in God, & you also trust in me. Now remember, when you can no longer see me, don’t stop trusting in me.” You see, we have always found it easier to trust in things that we can see & touch. We have a little bit of Thomas in us, don’t we? Remember, Thomas said, “Unless I see the nail marks in His hands & put my finger where the nails were, & put my hand into His side, I will not believe it” (John 20:25). So Jesus shows him & he believes. “Then Jesus told him, “Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen & yet have believed” (John 20:29). The Bible teaches us that the things we can see are only temporary. The automobile in which you rode to church today is temporary. The Church building, the pews on which you sat in, all are temporary. All are subject to decay. We look in the mirror & see our aging bodies, & realize that they are temporary, too. All the things you can see & touch are only here for a little while & then are gone. But the things you can’t see last forever. This is a hard lesson for us to learn, isn’t it? Yet it is an important lesson, because when we face troubles & difficulties in life, we need to remember as Christians that Jesus has promised, “I will be with you always. I will never leave you nor forsake you. Trust in My presence.”

Then Jesus tells them, “You can trust in My promises.” In vs’s 2 and 3 Jesus says, “In My Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go & prepare a place for you, I will come back & take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” God gave many promises both in the Old and New Testaments. He promised the children of Israel a land where there would be milk & honey. It took a while for the promise to be fulfilled, but finally it was fulfilled. He promised a Messiah, & that took a long time. But it, too, was fulfilled. Jesus the Savior was born. Now God promises that He is coming back for us. Someday we’ll be with Him forever & ever. Sometimes we grow impatient, but the scripture says, “You can trust the promises of God. This promise will be fulfilled, too.” The Bible uses a lot of different words to describe heaven. In one place it is called “a country” indicating the vastness of heaven. In another it is called “a city” indicating a large number of inhabitants. It is called “a kingdom” indicating that there is a governmental structure to it all. It is called “paradise” indicating its beauty and desirability. But here it is called, “My Father’s house,” & that is another way of saying, “It is home.” Home is a place where you can be yourself. Home is where you can take off your necktie & kick off your shoes. Home is where you can say what you are thinking. Home is where you’re always accepted & loved. You’re not just a guest. You are a resident. You live there. That is home. Jesus is saying, “I’m going to take you to My Father’s house, & it will be your home, too. You’ll be a part of the family. You’ll be home where you belong.” He says, “In My Father’s house are many rooms.” The KJ version says, “many mansions.” We like that word. But “mansion” is not the best translation of the Greek word Jesus used. Probably the best is “dwelling place” or “rooms.” You see, the word that Jesus used comes from the eastern custom that when a son grows up & gets married, he brings his bride back home again. And the father adds another room onto His house for them. Then when another son grows up & gets married, they add another room. The house just keeps getting bigger & bigger, as the family stays together. “In My Father’s house,” Jesus said, “are many rooms… I am going there to prepare a place for you… I will come back and take you to be with me….” We’re almost there, people. Don’t become discouraged or fainthearted. Stop & think about heaven. Much of me is already there. My name is written there. My citizenship is there. My God is there. My Savior is there. My inheritance is there. My grandparents are there. So much of me is already there. Soon His promise will be fulfilled, & we’ll be in our Father’s house. We’ll get new bodies, & we won’t have to worry about getting old & sick & all the other things that plague us here. “Trust My promises,” He says.

Thirdly, Jesus is saying, “Trust in Me.” In vs’s 4-6 Jesus says, “`You know the way to the place where I am going.’ Thomas said to Him, `Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus answered, `I am the way & the truth & the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”  What a wonderful promise! He is saying, “I’m not just going to show you the way, or tell you the way, or write out the instructions on how to get there. I’m going to come & take you by the hand to My Father’s house. Then you’ll be home.”

Do you have burdens while reading this that you think you cannot bear? Are you troubled? Are you worried or anxious? Do you feel empty inside? Do you feel lonely? Do you feel lost? Confused?

“A few years ago Dave Galloway told of a soldier who returned from Viet Nam. His parents were socialites, very well to do. It was near Christmas, and they were getting ready to go out to the first of the round of parties of the Christmas season. Just then the phone rang, & it was their son on the phone. “Mom,” he said, “I’m back in the States.” She said, “That’s wonderful! Where are you? Will you be home for Christmas? Can you get here in time for the parties? Everybody will just love to see you.” He answered, “Yes, I can be home for Christmas, but I want to ask you something first.” “What is it?” she asked. “Well, I have a friend with me from Viet Nam. Can he come?” “Oh, of course,” she answered. “Bring him along. He’ll enjoy the parties, too.” “Wait a moment, mom,” he said, “I need to explain something about him. He was terribly wounded, & lost both legs & one arm. His face is disfigured, too.” There was silence on the phone for awhile. Then the mother said, “That’s all right. Bring him home for a few days.” “No, mom, you don’t understand. He has nowhere to live. He has no one else. I want to bring him home & to let our home be his home.” The mother was quiet again. Then she said, “Son, that just wouldn’t do. What you’re asking would be very unfair to us. Why, it would disrupt all our lives. I’m sure there are government agencies that would be more than glad to take charge of him. Look, just you hurry home for Christmas now, & then maybe you can visit him once in a while.” “Darling, I’m sorry, but we’ve got to rush or we’ll be late for the party. Call us again as soon as you know when you’ll be home. Goodbye.” When the parents returned home from the party that night, there was an urgent message from the California police asking them to call. They telephoned, & the officer said, “I’m very sorry to have to call you, but we have just found a young soldier dead in a motel room. His face is disfigured, & he has lost both legs & one arm. From the documents on him it would appear that he is your son.”

Whatever your burdens are, the solution to a troubled heart is still the same, to trust, to trust in His presence. “I’ll never leave you,” He said. “I’ll always be beside you. Don’t forget My presence.” Secondly, “Trust My promises. When everything seems dark & gloomy, when everything seems to be falling apart, remember My promises.” “Then trust in Me. You won’t get lost. You won’t go astray. I’m the way, & I’ll take you by the hand & lead you to My Father’s house.”

Go Vols and God Bless

Published in: on December 16, 2013 at 4:55 am  Leave a Comment  

Being A Better Man

As a young man I struggle with things! As a young Christian I struggle with things! We all as people, as followers of Christ have our struggles. Our Demons if you will. For me personally I struggle with putting God first in everything I do, I struggle with prayer, and a I struggle with judging others for their past mistakes. 

I have come to the realization over the past couple of days that I do struggle! We all struggle! At times we need to make a phone call, a phone call to God! The tragic, inescapable reality of a believers life is that he or she will never totally and finally conquer sin. The Lord has transformed us, replaced our hearts, and reoriented our lives, but we still can’t completely escape the grip of sin.The apostle John recognizes that believers do fail and fall into sin. As a matter of fact, he began his epistle with a series of statements stating the truth that no one can claim any degree of perfection in this life: “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us” 1 John 1:8. And, “If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.”When we sin, however, Christ is our advocate with the Father as well as the all-sufficient sacrifice who has paid the price of our sin. Therefore, we can know true assurance, despite all of the sinful tendencies we all struggle with. Go read Paul’s testimony in Romans 7 about his own frustrating battle to overcome the sin that remains in each one of us as long as we inhabit fallen flesh. We all sin all the time, and we wage the very same struggle Paul describes in Romans 7. But notice that Paul ends that discussion with a celebration of his own assurance: “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!” From there, he devotes the entirety of Romans 8 to how a believer can have security in the Spirit. 

It’s vital to understand that Scripture expressly refutes all forms of perfectionism. Even when the apostle John writes, “No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God” 1 John 3:9. He is clearly not making perfection a test of salvation, because as you can see, he recognizes and even emphasizes very clearly the inevitability of sin in every believer’s life. Further proof that we all sin and deal with struggles. 

The point of 1 John 3:9 has to do with our attitude toward sin and righteousness, our response when we do sin, and the overall direction of our walk. In other words we don’t test the genuineness of our repentance by the perfection of our lives or the perfection of our walk, but by the direction of it. What is the true moral object of your affections? Is it sin or righteousness? If your chief love is sin, then according to 1 John, you are “of the devil.” If you love righteousness and practice righteousness, you are born of God, 1 John 2:29. 

This is not measured by the frequency, duration, or magnitude of one’s sins, but by the inclination of the heart. And the true mark of a redeemed heart is a spirit of repentance, mourning over our sin when we do fall, and a deep and abiding dependence on God’s grace as we wage the warfare against sin. When we discover sin in our lives, we are not shocked or astonished, but we nonetheless hate the fact that it is there. We trust Christ, our Advocate, for forgiveness and cleansing. And far from becoming tolerant or comfortable with sin in our lives, we become more and more determined to mortify it. As 1 John 2:21 says, “I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin.”

In other words the desire of repentance ought to characterize the life of every true believer. The repentance that takes place at conversion begins a progressive, lifelong process of confession and forgiveness. I am a sinner! I deal with struggles (prayer, putting God first, judging others) I am working on them! Is it easy to deal with sin? No! Can you overcome sin and be perfect? No! But you can target sin that you deal with and over come them! That doesn’t mean you will be perfect, but it does mean you will become more and more like Christ! I’ve prayed on my knee’s every night for the past few days that God would make me the man I want to be! And I know that he will make me the man I want to be if I earnestly desire to grow closer to him! And the same can be said for you!

God Bless, Jesse W. Dunn

Published in: on December 27, 2012 at 7:38 am  Leave a Comment  

You Never Know

 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.  For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.  Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.  So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time, and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”-Matthew 24:36-51

Everyone just knew Peyton Manning would play his college football at Ole Miss. Funny thing about that. The Ole Miss bloodline in the Manning family is legendary. Dad Archie is the schools most famous football player at the time, who when Peyton was a senior headed up a big fundraising campaign. Mom Olivia was a Rebel homecoming queen. Older brother Cooper made what seemed like the inevitable choice to plat in Oxford; everybody thought Peyton would follow the leader to Ole Miss.

Certainly that is what his parents would have liked, but they decided early that pressure form family, friends, and from Mississippi would not be an influence on Peyton making his decision. Peyton instead took his usual approach to things and thoroughly researched the situation and both schools. He would learn that Ole Miss was coming off of a 3-5 record in the SEC from the previous year and hat rumors of a NCAA investigation were swirling. In short they were not about to make a leap into National Prominence.

Peyton’s research eventually led him to choose the tradition rich Volunteers, with the big stadium and 100,000 screaming fans filling it on Saturdays. When it came time for his decision he told his parents he would play for Ole Miss if that was what they wanted! Thankfully they replied, “No, go where your heart tells you.” That was Tennessee, and well the rest is history.

Just as nobody expected Peyton to play for Tennessee, no body knows when our Lord Jesus will return. The Bible states that he will come like thief in the night. Over the past 2000 years many people have tried to predict the end of the world and every one of them have been wrong! Nobody knows when it will happen, but one day it will. The Bible says to be ready at all times, so now comes the question? Are you ready?

God Bless, Jesse W. Dunn

Published in: on June 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

Balance: The Guide To Growing The Church

What is the future of the Church? Can you foresee what will happen in 50 or 100 years? How can we make the Church grow? How can we insure that the future will be stable? These are a few questions that have been on my mind lately. When my Grandfather, Roger Baskette, passed away in February he was very focused on the future of the Church! The many talks I was privileged to have with him about the future got me thinking, what can we do to make the future better?

The Elders at Bellevue Church of Christ gave me a book titled “Balance: A Tried and Tested Formula for Church Growth” by Ira North (one of the greatest Preachers of all time in the brotherhood). I have studied and studied this book over and over and the one thing that stands out in this book is Balance! You must have a Balance in everything! In the next few paragraphs I will point out a few key points in how to grow the future of the Church!

“A Strong, Solid, Positive, Sensible Pulpit Is Essential” So much can depend on the Pulpit. If the educational program is to be strong and vibrant, it must have encouragement from the Pulpit. If members are to grow spiritually and be inspired and uplifted in their worship, they need to hear a message from the pulpit calculated to that end. A weak, or hostile, or insensitive pulpit can destroy more in a matter of minutes than can be built up in many hours of dedicated labor. I must say at my home congregation we have a strong Pulpit! Out wonderful preacher preaches the truth every week and tell it like its supposed to be told! A strong pulpit is essential to growing the Church! “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16

“Away With The Funeral Home Atmosphere” I have visited many congregations over the past year and one thing that I have found in many of these congregations is that they have the funeral home atmosphere! The feeling is so cold and you could cut the tension with a knife. You might be asking what I am talking about? I talking about not feeling welcome! Many times I have visited luke warm congregations that don’t make you feel welcome. There is no-one to greet you or speak to you, people walk right by you and don’t even know that there is a visitor there! I might not be overly smart, but I am convinced that from studying the New Testament that the Churches of Christ in the first century were not this way! If the book of Acts is studied correctly you will see that the tone of the New Testament Church was one filled with Joy, an atmosphere of Joy! The Apostle Paul teaches us to “rejoice, and again I say Rejoice.” Our worship services ought to be a celebration of great hope, a celebration of great love, and a celebration of the goodness of God! A few things that I personally thought would be good ideas were 1) Have an usher at every door at each service, greeting people when they come in. 2) Have different couples assigned to every door at each service at the close to speak to all who are there. 3) We take time at Bethel Church of Christ (about 1 minute) and ask everyone to stand and great there neighbor, I have met many new faces this way! “Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you are doing.”-1 Thessalonians 5:11

     “A Strong Youth Educational Program Is Essential” Many people do not understand what Youth Program can offer a young teenager or child! The idea of a Youth Group came around in the 1970’s so many people growing up never had a youth group! I spoke on this at my home congregation last week! A Youth Group can offer a child many things, an escape from the world. Children today are faced with many obstacles and temptaions and they need an escape! A youth group offers that! Did you know that on the average, an involved child spends up to 250 hours a year with the youth group. That may not seem like much, but thats 250 hours that they are away from the world and all its temptations. A youth group also offers encouragement! When a child attends a strong Christian, faith based youth group they will be encouraged to do good and to come back! A youth group also offers Instilled Values, my youth group personally taught me a lot about whats right and whats wrong. Now I know the home is ultimately responsible for that, but a youth group offers an extra boost! So again a Strong Youth Educational Program Is Essential to growing the future of the Church! “Train up a child in the way that they should go, and even when they are old they will not depart from it.”-Proverbs 22:6

     “A Praying Church Is A Growing Church” I have been to Churches that prayed 5, 6, 7 times in a service, but I have also been to Churches that pray once or twice! Praying doesn’t only have to be done during a worship service though, it can done anytime, and where! James 5:13-16 state “Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must PRAY. Is anyone cheerful? He is to SING PRAISES. Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the ELDERS of the Church and they are to PRAY over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and PRAY for one another so that you may be healed. The effective PRAYER of a righteous man can accomplish much.” I believe wholeheartedly in prayer! I know that a Praying Church is a growing Church, the growth in this aspect doesn’t necessarily mean growing in numbers, but they will grow in faithfulness! A Praying Church Is A Growing Church!

My goal one day is to be a full-time preacher of the Gospel! I pray everyday that this “dream” of mine will come true! I want to personally help in anyway to grow a congregation to its full potential and help the members grow in faith. Faith? Faith is my last point in this article, Ira North is his Balance book has an entire chapter devoted to Faith and the growth of the Church! Its a short chapter, but it hits home. He states “God does not require that we be big or wealthy, or powerful or even super smart. What our Heavenly Father requires is faithfulness. The important thing and the absolutely essential thins is for us to be faithful. The Apostle Paul teaches us that faithfulness is ours to plant and water and cultivate, but it is God’s to give increase. Let us not be too interested in numbers or bigness, but let us be vitally interested in faithfulness.  I do believe that if we are faithful, God will bless us, and the way to build a growing Church is to be faithful. Our success must be measured in terms of faithfulness. We must never lose sight of the value and preciousness of an individuals soul. It is good to be goal oriented, and it is good to strive to do better everyday in every program. I am often asked how many do you want in Bible School. The answer is simply, One More.-Ira North. Lets be a faithful Church. “Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” Revelation 2:10

For Grandaddy, Jesse W. Dunn

Published in: on June 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ain’t Back Yet

     I leave for Freed-Hardeman University in 5 days. It’s just now hitting me that I’m actually leaving! My childhood is over. I now have to bcome a responsible college student. This is an exciting, but very scary thought. Some people tell me play time is now over, but on the other hand some people tell me play time is just beginning. My “childhood” is over, and let me tell you, it’s been one wild ride to get to this point.

    The wild ride I have taken can be compared to a roller coaster. There has been ups and downs, highs and lows, times when I felt I was on the top of the world but also times when my stomach was in my throat. All the wonderful, sad, happy, and terrifying events have led me to where I am in my life.

     I’m scared. The thought of leaving everything I’ve ever known, the only life I’ve ever lived is like stones in my heart. But I know that even though I’m leaving my small town of Joelton, I’m about to discover a whole new world! A world that I have yet to see! I’m scared to leave, but I’m also excited because I know God has big plans for me. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 say “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;  a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones and, a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep; and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”

     There is a time for everything. There was a time for me to be a child, and it is now over. Granted, I’m still a kid. I don’t think thats ever going to change, I think I’ll always have an “inner four year old” side of me and I will embrace it proudly. But my time as a child, as an immature, irrisponsible child is over. Now I have to take respoinsibility for my actions and decisions that I make.  Over the next few days, I’ll say alot of goodbye’s. But also alot of hello’s. With that being said, I’ve enjoyed my rollarcoaster ride, but I’m standing in line till saturday for the new ride!

          “Looking back at the moments, black and white, I would’nt change a thing that changed my life for the worst or for the better. The laughs, the smiles, the trials, and the tears aits hard to hate what got me here”

                                                                   God Bless, Jesse W. Dunn

 

Published in: on August 16, 2011 at 2:33 am  Leave a Comment  

Predator or Prey?

                   “The Whole world is under the control of the evil one” 1 John 5:19

       The lord blessed me with a family that loves the outdoors. They love to hunt, fish, camp, hike, and play every sport imaginable. Well being around a family that loves to hunt I learned at a very young age that camouflage is a very important part of hunting.   Camouflage is an essential part to hunting and many aspects of fishing.  We read in the bible about a hunter—an evil one who is very good at it.   “Your enemy the Devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” 1 Peter 5:8 

       There’s an author named C.S. Lewis, he wrote the chronicles of Narnia Series.  But he once said. “The Devils greatest trick is convincing people he doesn’t exist.”   Satan hates us because we are made in Gods own image.  His goal is to kill or destroy as many people as he can.   To make someone believe you’re nowhere near them is a terrific form of camouflage.

            It’s difficult for many of us to believe that Satan is hunting us, but the bible cites many examples of people he’s brought down.  Luke 22:1-6 describe how Satan entered Judas Iscariots heart to give him the greedy heart that would drive him to betray Jesus; “Now when the Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, and the  chief priest and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people, Then satin entered the  heart of Judas, called Iscariot, one of the twelve.  And when Judas went to the Chief Priest and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus.  They were delighted and agreed to give him money.  He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.”  Mathew 27:3-5 tells the end of this story; “And When Judas saw that Jesus was condemned; he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders.  “I have Sinned”, he said “for I have betrayed innocent blood.”  What is that to us” they replied, “that’s your responsibility,”   So Judas threw the money in to the temple and left.  Then he went and hanged himself.”

     The bible often compares followers of Christ to sheep.  Sheep are not the smartest animal in the world.  If you look up how to round up sheep and you will find out you can’t do it from a horse like you would cattle. And you can’t approach them real fast or else they will scatter in panic.  But if you approach them real slow, allowing them to get used to you can nudge them closer and closer to the fence until eventually they are willing to walk in to the pen on there own.

      I once had a good friend tell me that sheep when threatened by an attacker will literally lay down on there backs exposing there stomach to the danger that lies ahead.   Sheep do this because they don’t know how to defend themselves. How many times do we as Christians do this?   We just lie there and let temptation fill our hearts.  But we don’t realize that just as sheep have the Shepard to defend them we also have a Shepard, the good Shepard, and his name is Jesus. John 10:11 “I am the good Shepard.  The good Shepard lays down his life for the sheep.” A Shepard is willing to die for his sheep just as Jesus was willing to die for our sins. After reading this you might think sheep are pretty dumb animals, but remember how often God compared us to sheep, and realized how we are like sheep. We have to realized not only does God compare us to sheep but he says that Satin is a sheep in wolfs clothing. (Camouflaged)

            We as Christians often run away from the sins that present obvious dangers, but we are less careful with compromising in little ways. Satin tempts us to lower our standards or put our guard down in the small areas of life. As we read with sheep, gradually accepting things we ran from initially can lead to serious consequences.  Everyday we have to be on guard against the little temptations, asking God to give us the strength to obey him fully.

            Scripture is very clear about Gods love for us, about his plan to free us from the punishment of our sins, and his desire to bring us to an eternal relationship with him. To keep us from pursuing this relationship with God, Satan might distract us, hurt us, and make us doubt God, or even get angry with God. But the Bible tells us; “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” Acts 2:21

            Life is like a bow hunt or a rifle hunt; we have only one shot to get it right.  Most of us will live to be 70-80 years, then die and face judgment. Why not do this life right?  Let God direct your life starting today, rather then waiting until the end comes. Hebrews 9:27-28 “Just as man is destined to die once, and after to face the judgment, so Christ was sacrificed one to take away the sins of many people”

                                                               Jesse W. Dunn

Published in: on April 26, 2011 at 1:04 am  Leave a Comment  

“Meant To Live”

   I have recently come across a very inspiring song. It’s an older song released in 2003, its titled “Meant to Live” by Switchfoot. The words in this song are to me very inspiring. The words, the theme, everything about this song grabbed my attention the first time I heard it. The words in this song have really made me think, what are we “Meant To Live” for?
  

  Well from the information and the knowledge I have, I have determined that there are many reasons that we are “Meant To Live.” But to me the biggest reason we are here, besides bringing glory to God, is service. We are put on this Earth to serve others and not ourselves. As Christians our biggest example setter is none other than Jesus Christ and he even stated himself in Matthew 20:28 “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” He even washed his deciples feet, which back then this was the ultimate act of humiltiy and service. Yet he did it anyways. He even washed (served) Judas feet even though Jesus knew he was only hours away from his betrayel he still did it anyways. See John 13:1-17.

  But to first serve someone we have to know what service is. So what is service? The dictionary defines service as an act of helpful activity. This is a great definition of service, it literally means to help someone while benifiting them at the same time.  A Biblical definition is basically jsut that. To do something to help them. In Romans 13:9-21 it says “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulations, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Bless those who persecute youl; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peacebly with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil wwith good.” I dont know about your Bible but the heading in my Bible above this passege reads ; “Marks of a True Christian.” Many of the things, if not all of them, have to deal with service not only to others but God also.

  From the passege listed above, you can show service in many ways; by showing love, devotion, compassion, feeding the hungry and giving the thirsty drink. In many ways these can be looked at as metaphors for showing people Gods Word. And that is the ultimate service you can do for anyone is to show them what a true Christian example is and exposing them to the Good News (Gospel) of Jesus Christ! As my good buddy Trevor would say; “The only thing worse than going to hell is bringing somebody with you, but the only thing better than going to heaven is bringing somebody with you.”

  “Go therefore and make disciples of all the Nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold I am with you always, to the end of age”-Matthew 28:19-20

                                                                     God Bless, Jesse W. Dunn

 

Published in: on April 6, 2011 at 1:37 am  Comments (1)  

Motivational Words

    “I’m sorry. I’m extremely sorry. We were hoping for an undefeated an undefeated season. That was my goal, domething Florida’s never done here. But I promise you one thing: a lot of good will come out of this. You have never seen any player in the entire country play as hard as I willplay the rest of the season and you’ll never see someone push the rest of the tam as hard as I will push everybody the rest of the season, and you”ll never see a team play harder that we will the rest of thi season. God Bless”-Tim Tebow, September 27, 2008

    This was Tim Tebow’s motivational speech made after a loss suffered to Ole Miss. This, in my personal opinion, is one of the most famous motivational speeches of all time. Tim Tebow on this day challenged his team to become better and rise to the challenge of becoming the best in the nation. Well they would do this later on in the season by winning the BCS National Championship.

  On September 27, 2008 Tim Tebow to an oppurtunity to influence his team, through his words, to become better which made me think, “How often do we miss oppurtunity’s like this”?  Oppurtunities to influence and motivate not only to become better Christians but to help others become Christians as well. God wants us, he commands us to take oppurtunities to motivate each other through not only our voices but our actions. We are to set an example, by living the Godly life that commands us to live everyday. One way we can do this is by not passing up oppurtunities to do his will, by not passing up oppurtunities to influence and motivate each other to become more like Jesus.

   We have each been given a special talent, something so unique that it sets us apart from everyone else. Tim Tebow’s talent is football and anyone can tell you, that be whether they hate him or the love him, that he does set an example by living the Godly life both on and off the field. He has taken a talent in which God has blessed him with and used it to futher his kingdom by influincing and motivating others.  Why don’t we do the same? Is it because we are scared? Embaresed? Or are we just afraid of standing up for whats right becasue whats right usually isnt the popular thing.

  God put you and I here to live for him. He wants us to use oppurtunities to do great and mighty things for Him. We are his ambasadors and he chooses to show his will through our lives. So let us go and motivate others with all our hearts and do great and mighty things for his glory. For if we desire to motivate others God will surly give us the oppurtunity to do so.

“May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans suceed”-Psalms 20:4

Published in: on March 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm  Comments (1)