Saturday, October 30, 2010

It Will Cost You Everything

Here are a series of videos that have greatly challenged me this week! I pray that they will not only challenge you as well, but that we will apply their message to our lives!

It Will Cost You Everything from Steve Lawson-11 minute video on the cost of following Christ.

Do You Desire God? from Paul Washer-7 minute video, challenging us to examine ourselves and see if we truly desire God.

The Revival Hymn- 35 minute video of a compilation of preachers including Leonard Ravenhill, Paris Reidhead, David Wilkerson, and Ian Paisley on the subject of revival.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Joy of Suffering by Francis Chan

This morning, I listened to a very challenging and powerful message from Francis Chan on the subject of suffering and wanted to share it with you all! Enjoy!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pictures from my Photo Shoot

A couple weeks ago, Keilah gave me my birthday present: a photo shoot! She is such a talented photographer, so it was SO much fun to do a photo shoot with her. Thank you Keilah!

Disclaimer: I hope this doesn't seem vain...I'm not posting these pictures because I adore myself. I'm putting them up for family and friends who have requested to see them. =)

Also, in some of the pictures I don't have my glasses on. That's because I have Transitions (where your glasses turn into sunglasses when exposed to UV rays), so I had to take them off when in full sun.

So, here are some of the pictures she took:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Quote Thursday - Alistair Begg

The only true conqueror who shall be crowned in the end is he who continues until war's trumpet is blown no more.... Christian, wear your shield close to your armor and cry earnestly to God, that by His Spirit you may endure to the end.

~Alistair Begg

This is such a good reminder of our purpose here on earth. We are soldier's in Christ's army, as 2 Timothy 2: 3-4 reminds us.

"Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the One who enlisted him as a soldier."

Also, Ephesians 6: 10-11 reiterates this fact, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil."

This week, may we not lose sight of our King's banner, but may we in all diligence and steadfastness seek to conquer the domains of darkness and spread forth His glorious light; in His strength, for His glory!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Quote Thursday - John Piper

So, here is the quote of the week.

"God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes him look more like the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that he really is. This is what it means to be created in the image of God."

~John Piper

Will you accept the challenge with me-the challenge to display Christ's greatness in our lives? We can never do this on our own; only the Holy Spirit working in us can change our selfish and prideful hearts to display any trace of God's glory through our lives.

"Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children." (Ephesians 5:1)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quote Thursday - John Flavel

As I was looking at different quotes for a research paper today, I found a quote that I wanted to share with you all. I think I'm also going to start Quote Thursday, where I post a new quote every Thursday. Here's the quote:

No husband is so undying and everlasting a husband as Christ is; death separates all other relations, but the soul's union with Christ is not dissolved in the grave. Indeed, the day of a believer's death is his marriage day, the day of his fullest enjoyment of Christ. No husband can say to his wife, what Christ says to the believer, "I will never leave you, nor forsake you."

-John Flavel

Hallelujah, what a Savior! This quote brings to mind Romans 8:38-39.

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."