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Mistaken People

Last night after Impact at the BCM, the two Brads and I went out witnessing to folks on campus. It was so great to see the amazing work God is doing on our campus! In almost all the conversations I had will lost people, they agreed that they needed to turn from their sin to the Savior and that they would not inherit eternal life unless they took the gift of God, which was Jesus (Rom. 6:23). One thing that really interested me however was that every single person I talked to didn't know what the word repent meant! When I asked them what they thought it meant, they all said, "ask forgiveness" when the word actually means to turn from sin to the Savior. That means if we are dishonoring God with our words, actions, where we go, what we think, how we spend our time and are walking away from God, then to repent would mean to do a 180 degree turn and to start honoring God with our words, actions, where we go, what we think, and how we spend our time and to walk toward God....th…

My God Reigns

Its great to see how much bigger my God is compared to this world's many small 'g' gods. This past sunday night, some friends and I decided to go out sharing out faith on campus and we invited a few guys who don't normally go with us. It was great to see their obedience to God's command even though they were very uncomfortable doing this with people they have never met before. Just as normal, we prayed before talking with anyone....except for Clay, who couldn't hold it in when he saw an oppurtunity to talk with a girl about Jesus....and one of the things we prayed for and always pray for was that God would go before us and prepare the way, prepare their hearts, and soften them so that the seed of His Word could be planted there. We also prayed that God would go after us and water that seed after it has been planted and eventually bring forth the harvest in His Kairos (God's due time). The four of us that prayed then decided to split up into twos and De…

Being Set Apart/Sanctified

I have grown to have a passion for being set apart daily with my words and attitude and actions and overall personality. I no longer am satisfied with simply asking people how their day is and leaving them to go on without my encouragement....I am also no longer satisfied with complaining when there is something to complain about just because there is.....I also am not satisfied with laughing at things that are not pleasing to God or doing things that are not pleasing to Him either. My friend Doug has challenged me recently to not say anythign if it is not meant for edification to others. I really want to apply that to my life and to not simply live for myself and make things about me. I want to turn all my conversations to the eternal not the physical. I love the fact that I have such a great group of fellow believers who are there to help encourage me to pursue Jesus with my thoughts and words and actions. I have been struggling with a lot of different things mentally and God …

Witnessing On Campus Rocks!

So I went with Clay and Brad the other night witnessing and we were waiting at the crosswalk to go over Oak street when 4 girls caming jogging up behind us and stopped. I decided to teach them about what life is all about for the few minutes we had. So in order to start up a Spiritual conversation I showed them my curved illusions tract. It was great way to switch to Spiritual and they soon all got into what I was talking about. They share their thoughts about God and I got to tell them what the Bible, which was the first thing to talk about the eternal God, says about God. They were all so very interested and I got to ask them if they knew if they would go to Heaven when they died. They each answered "no" and I was soon able to go through the whole law and the grace of Jesus Christ and explain to them that no Bible verse says to ask Jesus into your heart, it says to repent (turn) from your sin (the thing that separates you from God) and take up your cross daily to fol…

A new year

I write this after having been in Valdosta for only about a week and seeing God work in some amazing ways through our obedience to Him. A couple days ago I got to meet a now good friend of mine, Brad. Brad, Clay, and I had intended on going out witnessing together but it rained on campus, so we said lets go to the mall. For about 2 hours we were outside of the mall talking with people coming and going about the shortness of their life and their need for a Savior to cleanse their sins before a Holy and Just God. At one time, Clay was talking to about 15 guys about Christ and they were all paying attention. Every person I talked to was very interested and wanted to make sure that they were not leaving earth without a Savior. As the mall closed and everyone was leaving, I walked out the door of the mall and a guy behind me was talking with friends about going out partying. God told me to turn around and talk with this guy, so I did. The guy was now by himself and I was able to as…

God Provides Oppurtunities

This week I have been at my parent's house in Atlanta and thought it would be a week of laziness and comfort, but God had other plans. I had actually kind of gotten comfortable here and thought that there would be no way for me to share with anyone about Christ because my brother has taken my car for the week....his is messed up. Today, I was listening to Mark Cahill on the internet as he challenged believers to step out and share with the lost around you and then it came...God said think of whose around you. So I did and I immediately thought, my neighbors who don't know Jesus. So God said, go and tell em because just as Ezekiel 33:1-11 states, if we don't share the guilt of their eternity will be on us believers who don't share. So I prayed for them, then walked across the street to share with them....I knocked three or four times and they didn't answer even though their cars were there. As I was coming back to my house, I noticed a FedEx bag with a box in …

If Jesus is worth anything, He is worth EVERYTHING

My friend Clay and I talked yesterday for a long time....of course if your talking to him its gonna be long, in a good way. Anyway, he suggested to listen to the Mark Cahill message online that is called Lukewarm no more and so I did. I have gotta say it is exactly what God wanted because through God's message in which He used mark, He told me through Revelation 3:19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent." I know that I have been so lukewarm lately. I have acted as though the Christian life is a playground instead of the battlefield that it is. Everyday I've woken up this past week or so I haven't woken up to the reality of the Christian life and the urgency of the matter of eternity. By making excuses to grow lazy instead of absolutely giving the Lord every fiber of my being, I have realized that when you are outside of God's will for you not only in your life, but in that day, you will become lukewarm and will grow…