Faith

My Invitational Prayer For God To Bring His Order In My Life

My Invitational Prayer For God To Bring His Order Into My Life

2014 was a challenging year for me. I had recently shut down my company and begun a new journey in freelancing. There were also difficult personal and relational challenges I was facing. Six months into the journey, I wrote this little prayer.

Lord, you are in control of what feels completely out of control. Establish your order in me and my life. 
 
Thank you for using this opportunity to develop my character.
 
I need to be someone I cannot be. I need to see what I am unable to see. Do for me what I cannot do for myself. Empower me to be what I cannot be on my own. Go before me and look where I am unable. 
 
God, life seems crazy and I don't know how to make senses of it. I want to trust you, I want to hear you but I can't figure out how. 
 
Please comfort me while I endure for your sake and mine. 
 

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3 Problems Churches Will Solve In The Future With Their Content Online

3 Problems The Church Will Solve With Their Content Online

Thanks to my parents, I've been involved in different denominations and sizes of churches since I was born. I've also discovered the church has lacked in their potential to truly connect their powerful, but digitally neglected , content with their people in a personal and relevant way.

Churches are usually focused on the next Sunday service and tend to devalue the past messages. Since churches are busy with this focus, I thought I'd make it easy for them by pointing out the problems.  By illuminating these problems, the church can take the steps towards resolving them. They can then help the body of Christ where they need it and  when it matters most. 
 
Here are the top three problems I see with church members accessing content online to help "bring them along".

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Are You Working Every Day And All The Time?

Are You Working Every Day And All The Time?

Growing up, I was taught to take a day of the week to rest, release and worship God. For Christians, we call this the Sabbath day. It's so important, it was given as one of the ten commandments to Moses.

"Remember The Sabbath, and Keep It Holy"
The first several years in Atlanta, I adhered to this command. As our marketing company journey progressed, I began taking more control of my destiny and trusting God less. When things got worse, I worked more. This workload was also a way for me to escape the things in my life I did not want to face.
 
Unfortunately, when business would get better, I did not cut back my workload so the amount of time I worked grew over time. One Sunday turned to two Sundays, turned to every Sunday. Before I knew it, I was working every day all the time.
 
This road led to chaos, burn out and an overall bad existence.
 
My way of doing things was not working. I prayed that God would show me a better way.
 
Then, a friend reminded me of the Sabbath, and asked if I was honoring and practicing it in my life.
 
NO, I was not.
 
I decided to take back my Sabbath and began down a road of working less and trusting God to do more. While it seemed backwards, life began to get better and I became significantly more productive.
 
So, like my friend asked me, I'll do the same for you.
 
Are you remembering the Sabbath and keeping it holy?
Hills and Valleys

Hills & Valleys

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” - Psalm 23:4

Right now, I feel like God is far from me. 

Last year I went through a season of, I would describe as, being on the mountain top with God. Once I got to the top, I took another step, and I fell off and into the valley of darkness. This is the valley I am walking in now. I am grateful, I have not had to walk it alone. I keep moving, and I keep walking. 

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