Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Purpose of the Elect(Chosen)

To live one's life to Coram Deo (in the presence of God) under the authority of God and to the honor and glory of God. As Jesus said, "If you love me, keep my commandments."(John 14:15)

From the age 13 or 14 I can remember struggling and wanting to discover my purpose in life. Why was I here, what am I to do? Is it about me? It was the wrong answer the that last question that lead to the end of myself. Fast forward several decades and now I yearn to be in his presence to hear Him say "Job well done, Michael!"

Saturday, November 30, 2013

To Hear God's Voice

This is an ongoing post so that I may truly convey to you how my life is effected most days by the Lord Jesus. This might be one of the most important posts I can leave with you. Why? I truly believe and have come to know that the Lord wants me to hear his voice of instruction almost every day if not more. In the following weeks I will explore my prayer time and how I practice His being in Jesus' presence. These conduits (spiritual disciplines) reveal His will for my life in such sweetness and sometimes in a direct rebuke of my behavior.

First, I want to say with much sadness that the church of today leaves many, if not all of its members vacant of this instruction. These are timeless spiritual disciplines and are as old as the 3rd century. What I will share with you is not something I made up, but something I was taught. It is these three tools that have truly impacted my walk with Christ. Stay tuned, more to come... :)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Morning Prayer: Ambition

Matthew 20:17-28 "wishes to be great, among you must be your servant"
Lord, today you have seen them in my heart those many wants to be ambitious and successful. My invitation from your Word is Mike you must take the path of serving others. Look at it from this perspective rather from a forceful taking perspective. Lord when I get ambitious I get where I force my life and I wish to remain in You and let you guide my life.

Monday, November 25, 2013

I am Back

I am not completely sure why I have not written here for over 3 years but it is time to grind through my heart, soul, mind, and leave here on these pages my Edification from the Lord.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I am a Christian

The words below were spoken back on September 13, 1980 by Charles Malik who gave an address called "The Two Tasks" at the opening of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. He was the Lebanese Ambassador to the United States. I have not read a more beautiful exposition of how I too have come to love Jesus and find my life worthless without His love and His pursuit of me. This is what I would tell you if you ask me how and what it is to follow Christ; our Saviour.

I speak to you as a Christian. Jesus Christ is my Lord and God and Savior and Song day and night. I can live without food, without drink, without sleep, without air, but I cannot live without Jesus. Without him I would have perished long ago. Without him and his church reconciling men to God, the world would have perished long ago. I live in and on the Bible for long hours every day. The Bible is the source of every good thought and impulse I have. In the Bible God himself, the Creator of everything from nothing, speaks to me and to the world directly, about himself, about ourselves, and about his will for the course of events and for the consummation of history. And believe me, not a day passes without my crying from the bottom of my heart, ‘Come, Lord Jesus.'

I am a dead and lifeless man without you Jesus. The joy you have set in my heart is beyond the words I can express in words or in speech. I only hope you can see it my smile, in the way I treat you and others. I am devastated that He gave me the ears and heart to hear His call. Amen