Thursday, April 19, 2007

Obedience, it's that simple

You don't have to be smart, good looking, or even brilliant to do that which God desires most, obedience. Anyone can qualify, but few choose to. This idea of God before all things is the simple test that demonstrates to me whether God is first or not in my life. If he is, then I am beign obedient. If He is not in some areas, then I'm not being partially obedient, I'm being disobedient, period. May we learn from those who have gone before us and shown us what not to do. I believe that there is much to be learned in the successes and failures of those that have gone ahead of us. Often times, i have discovered that God honored obedience. That obedience resulted in innovation and success. You don't have to be smart to obey, but you would be stupid not to. Obedience, it's that simple.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Good things

i know that it's been a while, but it's been a pretty busy ride since we got back from Spring Retreat. Easter came, things changed - pretty much, life happened. all in all, it's bee pretty good with a couple of curve balls here and there. tonight we finished our series at ZEAL entitled colors. we shared about major social issues that have been ignored. personally, i think we walked away more informed and pumped towards involvement and change; both locally and internationally. we collected enough money to help build a well in africa - that in itself is enough to brag about. the cool thing is that the people that we are helping won't ever meet us, we are doing it because it's the right thing to do. also, some of our students have begun a ministry towards helping some of the homeless in miami. as for ZEAL, we too will be joining that work on the last sunday night of every month, especially now that ZEAL is going weekly in may.

may 6th is the next one. next series: Be Noticed. i think it's going to be awesome

anyways, that is what's up. to all you bloggers, make a change where you are. that is your first responsibility for ministry. don't wait for tomorrow, you and i are not promised a tomorrow. act now. work where you are. minister in your reality.

"good things. good things. mazel, mazel."
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