Friday, July 17, 2015

"habit will finally make it easy".

How do I get a closer walk with Christ on a daily basis? I've been asking myself that question. 

It's hard for me to keep a close walk with God when I'm busy going about my day.

But if I'm trying to follow Him, then it is essential to keep a strong connection with Him! 

It takes self denial to keep bringing my mind and thoughts back around to Him. 

"If we would develop a character which God can accept, we must form correct habits in our religious life. Daily prayer is as essential to growth in grace, and even to spiritual life itself, as is temporal food to physical well-being. We should accustom ourselves to often lift the thoughts to God in prayer. If the mind wanders, we must bring it back; by persevering effort, habit will finally make it easy. We cannot for one moment separate ourselves from Christ with safety. We may have His presence to attend us at every step, but only by observing the conditions which He has Himself laid down."—The Review and Herald, May 3, 1881. – {DG 81.3}

I love how it says "habit will finally make it easy". It seems real easy to form bad habits but good habits seem to come with a little more time. 

It's amazing how God keeps holding on to us when we keep leaving Him. 


The other day, I was thinking about how Daniel prayed three times a day, and it says that he let nothing come between him and his time with God. 

"Daniel appreciated the privilege of praying to the God of heaven, and he so valued the opportunity of prayer that he would allow nothing to come between his soul and God".

What would we be like today if we set aside three times a day just to talk with God?

We say we love God but how are we treating Him? 

Are we showing that we love Him and want to be His disciple?

When Jesus said "take up your cross and fallow me" He wasn't saying it would be a easy task. 

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Mark 8-36

The reward of denying self and laying aside time for God and abiding under His will, will pay off in the end!

It's a choice. A choice between God or self. 


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Grace..........

Thee other day I was reading this devotional and it gave me a whole new outlook on grace!

Hopefully you find it as powerful as I did. It's just so awesome how God keeps giving us grace when we really don't deserve it.


For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. Titus 2:11. – {AG 10.1}
By disobeying the commands of God, man fell under the condemnation of His law. This fall called for the grace of God to appear in behalf of sinners. We should never have learned the meaning of this word “grace” had we not fallen. God loves the sinless angels, who do His service, and are obedient to all His commands; but He does not give them grace. These heavenly beings know naught of grace; they have never needed it; for they have never sinned. Grace is an attribute of God shown to undeserving human beings. We did not seek after it, but it was sent in search of us. God rejoices to bestow this grace upon every one who hungers for it. To every one He presents terms of mercy, not because we are worthy, but because we are so utterly unworthy. Our need is the qualification which gives us the assurance that we shall receive this gift. – {AG 10.2}
But God does not use His grace to make His law of none effect, or to take the place of His law.... God’s grace and the law of His kingdom are in perfect harmony; they walk hand in hand. His grace makes it possible for us to draw nigh to Him by faith. By receiving it, and letting it work in our lives, we testify to the validity of the law; we exalt the law and make it honorable by carrying out its living principles through the power of the grace of Christ; and by rendering pure, whole-hearted obedience to God’s law, we witness before the universe of heaven, and before an apostate world that is making void the law of God, to the power of redemption. – {AG 10.3}
Not because we first loved Him, does God love us; but “while we were yet sinners” (Romans 5:8) Christ died for us, making full and abundant provision for our redemption. Although by our disobedience we have merited God’s displeasure and condemnation, He has not forsaken us; He has not left us to grapple with the power of the enemy in our own finite strength. Heavenly angels fight our battles for us; and co-operating with them, we may be victorious over the powers of evil. Trusting in Christ as our personal Saviour, we may be “more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37). – {AG 10.4}

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The hand that never lets go.....

I wasn't feeling the best today so I stayed home and this is what I read for my time with God!

Hope you find it as good as I did. 

The hand that never lets go, August 31

For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Isaiah 41:13. – {FLB 249.1}
The sun shone brilliantly on the dazzling snow of one of the highest mountains of the Alps, as a traveler followed his guide along the narrow path.... He had confidence in his guide, and followed fearlessly in his footsteps, though the track was entirely new to him. Suddenly he hesitated; for the bold mountaineer stepped across a narrow but very deep chasm, and then, holding out his hand, asked ... [him] to take it, and step across. Still the traveler hesitated, but the guide encouraged him to obey, saying reassuringly, “Take my hand; that hand never lets go.” – {FLB 249.2}
Dear young friends, One greater than any human guide calls upon you to follow Him over the heights of patience and self-sacrifice. The path is not an easy one.... All the way along, Satan has prepared pitfalls for the feet of the unwary. But following our Guide, we may walk with perfect security; for the path is consecrated by His footsteps. It may be steep and rugged, but He has traveled it; His feet have pressed down the thorns to make the way easier for us. Every burden we are called upon to bear, He Himself has borne. Personal contact with Him brings light and hope and power. Of those who follow Him, He says, “They shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” John 10:28. – {FLB 249.3}
We are to live only one day at a time. We do not have to do the work of a lifetime in a few hours. We need not look into the future with anxiety; for God has made it possible for us to be overcomers every day. – {FLB 249.4}
By the exercise of living faith today, we are to conquer the enemy. We must today seek God, and be determined that we will not rest satisfied without His presence. We should watch and work and pray as though this were the last day that would be granted us. – {FLB 249.5}
If you are right with God today, you are ready if Christ should come today. – {FLB 249.6}

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Why? Why me?

Why? Why me?

That's what I've been saying to myself the last two weeks. 

It all started about three weeks ago when I was working on a truck. As I had my head under the hood, this incredible sharp pain came into my chest! It knocked the wind out of me for a minute but I just shrugged it off. 

A few days later I had the sharp pain again. 

But the way I am, I just said, "oh I'll be fine! I'm a tough guy".

And then it hit me last week when I was in town.  

I was having the sharp pain every few minutes and was on the verge of passing out!

Upon further evaluation I found out that I have a resting heart rate of 110 which I guess is not good. 

And then sabbath I went for a walk and was dizzy and felt terrible and so I took my heart rate and it was at 170. 

My heart has been going anywhere from 50 to 170. 

The hard thing is that I'm trying to hold a full-time job right now and the way I'm feeling is not so awesome.

I would really appreciate your prayers as I try to find out what is wrong with me.

Its crazy that I'm young and having heart problems.

Thank you all for the prayers, and thanks to you all who have taken the time to see how I'm feeling!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sabbath....

As the sunset over the hills as I'm driving my car down a back road, my mind thinks of what a wonderful God we serve. 

We so oftentimes do things that we know are not in accordance with God but yet he still cares more then we could ever know!

When we stumble and fall, he's right there to pick us up. No matter what we have done he's always ready to forgive and lift us up!!

Let's think this sabbath on how we can repay God for what he's done for us!! 


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Always on the move.....

I'm sure that if you read my last blog then your probably wondering where I'm at now. Well at the moment I'm in Montana in a travel trailer with my parents for the Sabbath. 

It's been a beautiful day!

This last month my parents sold there house so I'm helping them with moving to Alaska. 

After that I have a job back east so that's where I'll probably be till God moves me on somewhere else. 

All of this moving has had me thinking. Why is it that God keeps moving us? 
In my life, me and my family have moved more then I can count. 

I've moved my self this last year many times. 

Well if you think about it, Jesus was always on the move. He was always going about helping people and leaving a example for us to follow. 

I think the lesson is that if we stay in one spot to long, we start to get to comfortable with life and we tend to forget why we are here. 

I appreciate all of your prayers!! I know God has a plan for me. So all I need to do now is follow his will and do what he tells me!



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Still on a journey....

Happy Sabbath to you all!

I'm attempting to write this blog post on my phone. So we'll see how this goes. 

Most all of you know now that I've been here working at MissionTV. I've been here for about two months now helping with various things. 

Within the last few weeks though I've been feeling like God has something else in store for me then working here at MissionTV long term. 

So tomorrow morning I'm leaving here to set out and try to find what it is that God has in store!

I would appreciate your prayers as I look for a new place to work. 

On the good side, I feel like God brought me here to teach me patience and endurance. It's been a real faith builder to be here! After leaving GYC I was the most depressed I've ever been. But when I look back I can see how God was working in my life to make me stronger and more able to work through the things that lie ahead.