Pour It All Out

Day 14….

I have definitely not been keeping up with my writing at all. And again ironically today when I am taking the time to write, the daily reading is about being more, being our best for God.

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

One of the biggest struggles I have is dealing with the future. There are so many options on what I could do, both in the church and outside of it. I could easily sit back and just keep going with what I have. But is that doing my best for God? If I am not putting any effort into my life, my ministry and my job, what am I doing to give God the glory in my life?

I recently had a conversation with one of the owners of my company. He knew I wasn’t happy at work and wanted to know what was up. We sat down, part of it is the way the company is being run, but I told him the simple fact that is I want to do more with my life. It’s hard to have that conversation with a man who doesn’t believe in God, to him success in business and financial gain were more than enough to measure his life and accomplishments.

Me, I don’t want my life to be measured in numbers. Even in ministry I don’t want to count the people I know, or numbers in my church. The only number that really matters is how many find Jesus and His life changing love. I want my life measured by more. Like, Paul couldn’t have done anymore. Paul had no more to give. I don’t want my life and ministry to come to a close with anything left in the tank. I want to give it all, because God can always give me more.

I’ve soaked it all in, now I want to pour it out. -Braille


Let’s Go Fly A Kite

Day 8…

A little behind on my writing. Been reading all along, ironically other things have kept me from my thoughts. I will try to post Day 9 tomorrow morning/afternoon and Day 10 in the evening.

Passion: Live The Way Jesus Intended

Talk about life-draining. Being involved in so many people’s lives often has you going in a million directions. Add to that your own life, and your job, and all the relationships that go along with them, and it’s easy to see how the passion can seep out of our daily life. But what about when the life-draining activities can’t be avoided? Like the workplace or people you have to deal with, but just suck the life right out of your existence. These are realities for me.

The only solution I can come up with is to ensure that the time for the life-giving activities is available. I thought about the things that give me life, that bring me joy and passion. The non-spiritual things. Because I do believe its alright to have fun. Golf, I need to get out and golf with friends, by myself, whoever, however, whenever. Baseball, I need to take a timeout and listen to a game on the radio, or watch a game on t.v. or grab some people and head downtown Detroit and catch a Tigers game. Coffee, I love coffee! And how relaxing and recharging it is to go sit at Courage Coffee in Hamtramck and enjoy a cup of coffee! The point is this, the things in your life that bring you joy, God has put them there so that your passion, joy and zeal for life can be sustained. We are social beings, and having the social interaction these life-giving activities brings helps refill your passion. So go fly a kite.