I had breakfast this morning with a close friend of mine. He is a Pastor. I always enjoy our conversations, because we share the same heart and vision for life. He isn’t your typical clean cut, seminary trained hipster pastor. His redemption story is a remarkable one. His stories of God’s faithfulness and goodness always leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more. His talk is backed up by his walk.
He challenges me with his life. He encourages me with his stories of his adventures. We need people like that in our lives. People that ask the tough questions or challenge us. He inspires me to dream bigger, expect more. He really stretches me to live bigger.
I left our time together this morning with my heart stirred up. I’ve been living in Asia for three years now and I’ve seen God to do some amazing things. I’ve spent the last two years being equipped to further expand my ministry in Asia.
It was on a three week vision trip in 2010 that I clearly felt the Holy Spirit impress on my heart to move to the Philippines to be equipped in New Life School of Ministry and help Pastor Paul Chase the fulfill the vision God gave him and Sister Shoddy.
I’m finished with school, so now its time to continue ministering and pouring my life into the lives of those in the Philippines and Asia. Like a computer its time to reboot and refresh to ensure all the updates take effect..
I’m thankful for the people I have in my life that propel me forward in the things of God. We all need these people and need to be these people to others. Pay it forward. Invest in lives, its the best investment you’ll ever make this side of heaven.
Its time to get to work, roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty.. There are lives waiting to be transformed by the Gospel..
“So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.” - Galatians 6:9-10 (MSG)
I am a "PHENO-TYPE", a direct result of my "GENO-TYPE" :-) wich in fact refers to both my physical and spiritual inheritance and being.
Gen. 1:26 "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness"
Psalm. 139:14 You truly are "fearfully and wonderfully made"
John. 3:6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit"5:17 " Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new"
2 Cor. 3:18 "But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord"
The story of our creation from the message translation.
Gen. 1:26 God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself,
and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.”
27 God created human beings; he created them godlike, Reflecting God’s nature.
He created them male and female.
28 God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”
29 Then God said, “I’ve given you every sort of seed-bearing plant on Earth And every kind of fruit-bearing tree, given them to you for food.
30 To all animals and all birds, everything that moves and breathes, I give whatever grows out of the ground for food.”
And there it was.
31 God looked over everything he had made; it was so good, so very good!
on reaching out to people. a man with experience enough to share it boldly