Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
so last night they had the Passion 2011 live link thinger. there was a group of people from Uk that we went to passion with that were going to be viewing it in the basement of my campus ministry. and to be honest i didn't wanna go at first, i didn't really know what they were going to be doing for the live link and i didn't really know how i felt about the whole live web access worship thing. but i love passion so i went. and i'm really uber glad that i did! what a blessing it was to have an unexpected time of worship in community in the basement on a random monday night. esp since it had the fire of passion behind it. and what was really neat was that all over the WORLD there were little groups of people or individuals gathered together sharing in the same worship at the same time. it was incredible. it helped energize me for my week and helped me remember what it was like to be at passion while also getting me excited for the next passion and to just LIVE out the passion kind of life here in lexington kentucky.
also way OFF topic i click on Amazon today and it suggested this book for me about cakes that go wrong and i looked at the front covered to see what was wrong with it, it took me a little while to get why it was a fail and then i realized what had happened and i died. like later i thought about it and just started laughing to myself.
Friday, March 5, 2010
so today's my utmost really hit home for me. it reminded me why i am going to csf at 3:30am so i can go serve pancakes to danceblue at 7am. have i received a ministry from the Lord?? Yes. then i had better be loyal to it and count my life precious only for the fulfilling of that ministry. i really like my sleep, but sleep is part of my life and compared to the ministry that God has called me to it means little. so i will joyfully go. :)
here is My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers for today...i highlighted the parts that really hit home from me...
March 5, 2010
Is He Really My Lord?
. . . so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus . . . —Acts 20:24
Joy comes from seeing the complete fulfillment of the specific purpose for which I was created and born again, not from successfully doing something of my own choosing. The joy our Lord experienced came from doing what the Father sent Him to do. And He says to us, "As the Father has sent Me, I also send you" (John 20:21 ). Have you received a ministry from the Lord? If so, you must be faithful to it— to consider your life valuable only for the purpose of fulfilling that ministry. Knowing that you have done what Jesus sent you to do, think how satisfying it will be to hear Him say to you, "Well done, good and faithful servant" ( Matthew 25:21 ). We each have to find a niche in life, and spiritually we find it when we receive a ministry from the Lord. To do this we must have close fellowship with Jesus and must know Him as more than our personal Savior. And we must be willing to experience the full impact of Acts 9:16 — "I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake."
"Do you love Me?" Then, "Feed My sheep" ( John 21:17 ). He is not offering us a choice of how we can serve Him; He is asking for absolute loyalty to His commission, a faithfulness to what we discern when we are in the closest possible fellowship with God. If you have received a ministry from the Lord Jesus, you will know that the need is not the same as the call— the need is the opportunity to exercise the call. The call is to be faithful to the ministry you received when you were in true fellowship with Him. This does not imply that there is a whole series of differing ministries marked out for you. It does mean that you must be sensitive to what God has called you to do, and this may sometimes require ignoring demands for service in other areas.
Monday, March 1, 2010
while doing some research for class i stumbled across this article about a database which was created to help customers find resturants that serve humanely raised animals for their meat! :) yay! i suggest to start small, buy only free range/cage free eggs! they tastes really good too!