keep a look out…

•Monday, 2008 January 7 • Leave a Comment

7 Jan 2008 Scripture:  Genesis 18:1-5

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The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day.  Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby.  When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.  He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by.  Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.  Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way—now that you have come to your servant.” 
“Very well,” they answered, “do as you say.”

Observation

Abraham sat at the entrance of his tent even in the heat of the day as he kept a eye out for his coming blessing.  Abraham knew that he had found favor with the Lord and he knew that something was going to come his way and finally change his life forever.  Things were going well for Abraham and he was blessed and yet there was one thing lacking that I am sure, no doubt, that left a hole within him–he wanted an heir, he wanted a son to carry on his name. 

When Abraham saw the three men coming he perceived that it was the Lord coming his way and he made sure to make room for them within his came and particularly within his tent.  Abraham showed these men the utmost hospitality and gave them his best that he could offer. 

I see in this passage that Abraham knows how to give his best and is always prepared to give his best.  Although Abraham gave a tithe of all that he had to Melchizedek, giving and offering this way was not the only way that Abraham knew how to give and offer.  I believe that Abraham knew that with the measure that he served and gave, he knew that it would be returned back to him in like manner and fashion.  Abraham met the needs of these men by giving them drink and food, shelter and a chance to clean their feet from their long journey…and rightfully so Abraham sought to find favor in their eyes that he may be blessed–for it was all he knew how to do.  He sowed serventhood and faith and in return he received the promise of his ultimate blessing.

Application

I have to always keep a look out for the blessing of the Lord as it is most definitely coming my way.  I want to be prepared when the blessing arrives and I want to be able to have room to receive it.  There is nothing that I can do to make the blessing come my way and pass by my home, I just have to always be willing and ready with my eyes set on the horizon, willing to run out and meet my blessing head on when I see it.

In the meantime I will continue to serve and sow seed into my future.  If there is but one thing I know, it is that not sowing is not an option for me.  I give knowing that one day I will receive in return–in like fashion or not–I will reap from that which I have sown.

Prayer

Lord, thank You for heading in my direction and for always thinking of me.  I thank You for always meeting me exactly where I am and for meeting every one of my needs.  You are amazing and I wish I had another word to describe You.  I love You a lot and not all of my words can express it…but I know You know what I mean 😉 .  Amen.

wanted…

•Tuesday, 2007 December 18 • 3 Comments

This was just too good not to post…I laughed to hard with Renee on the phone that I weezed for like 2 minutes straight without taking a breath…Tori sent this to me today in an email…comments?!? 

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i’m still a hero…

•Tuesday, 2007 December 18 • 1 Comment

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Many of you may not know this but I was cast in the original pilot episode of Heroes as one of the “heroes” but I didn’t make the final cut…

So much for my secret superpowers.  Despite this major setback I am not discouraged.  Perhaps someday I will save the world as a fun afternoon activity.  😉

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patience is not a gift, it’s a fruit…

•Wednesday, 2007 December 12 • 1 Comment

12 Dec 2007 Scripture:  Hebrews 6:13-15

When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”  And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

Observation

The Lord made a promise to Abraham and swore on Himself because He was and is incapable of lying.  The promise did not come immediately, but Abraham waited patiently for it and then eventually received that which was promised to him.

Application

I can’t be the only person that has received a promise from God and then questioned at some point if He forgot about what He said.  If I am going to be totally honest here, I would say that I am trying to be like Abraham–patient–but am finding it very hard to wait.  Perhaps my lack of patience is due to the fact that everything comes and moves at such a fast pace nowadays, or perhaps it’s because my lack of seeing the promises of God come to pass in my life in a way in which I expect makes me impatient.  Whatever the reasons, I am working on bearing the fruit of the Spirit in my life–I am working on growing my patience and knowing that God has not forgotten me and the words of comfort, hope and promise that He has said.

Prayer

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Lord, please help me to be more patient in waiting for You.  You know that I do not only look to you as a provider of the promises, but I first and foremost look to You as my God, Father, companion on my journey, best friend who is always there, protector from all harm and so many other things.  Sometimes I can just focus on Your promises that You have said, and for that, I am sorry.  Thank You for never changing and for always remaining that one constant in my life.  I give You all of me, and I give You all of my love forever.  Amen.

an acoustic love…

•Wednesday, 2007 December 12 • Leave a Comment

I’m falling in love.

I’m falling in love with an acoustic sound that has surrounded me my whole life.  My ears are naturally inclined to the lows and bass in any song, but for quite some time now my ears have picked up on another sound.  This sound is rich and warm…one that I liken to biting into a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie straight from the oven–one that is still soft and gooey.

I can close my eyes many times and the chords will strike deep within me, within my spirit and send shivers up my body.  It makes the hair stand up on my arms sometimes.  You know what the awesome thing is?  The acoustic guitar can stand alone or accompany a myriad of other instruments.

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YEAH!!

travel channel academy…

•Tuesday, 2007 December 11 • 2 Comments

The Travel Channel Academy

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I was watching the Travel Channel all day yesterday and man was it amazing!  This 4 day school provides and offers everything that I have been looking for and gives me the opportunity to pursue a passion of mine.  This school is something that I have been looking for without knowing that it was available. 

Read below for more information…

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Students who sign up for our course will receive:

  • Valuable filmmaking skills that will propel your creative and career ambitions
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  • Direct contact with the executive producers of such hit shows as Bizarre Foods, 1000 Places to See Before You Die, Most Haunted Live, Trauma: Life in the E.R., Police Force, Made in America and Flip That House
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Lord, Your word says that “a man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.”  Going to the Travel Channel Academy is something that I want to plan for and something that I want to do–it is a deisre of my heart!  I know that You will always direct my steps not matter what.  I will always follow where You lead.  Amen.

power in words…

•Tuesday, 2007 December 11 • Leave a Comment

11 Dec 2007 Scripture:  Hebrews 1:3

…Sustaining all things by His powerful word. 

Observation

God spoke the world as we know it into existence and only He sustains is with the power of His eternal and unchanging word.  First God spoke and then what He said happened…all by His powerful word.

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Application

There is power in speaking the word.  Looking back and reflecting on my life I came to realize that I was not much of a talker.  Yes, I could hold down conversation and always talked, but much of what I said was in my head.  There was not a lot of verbalizing how I felt as a youth nor about what I was thinking a lot of the time.  I have come to realize that with words things are created.  We have been blessed with the ability to be creative, much like our God.  With a word He spoke and there was light, the earth was created, planets formed, etc.  With my words, the same thing can happen.  I can speak to my debt and can speak prosperity into my life.  I can rebuke sickness and demand it leave and people be healed.  Words have power to either be creative or destructive. 

You have three options today: Option #1:  Speak life into your situation, speak life into other people, speak life! (through encouragement, positive words, blessing others)  Option #2:  Speak death into your situation, declare death over people, speak death (by cursing other people, telling them they are good for nothing, etc.)  Option #3:  Say nothing and nothing is created..good or bad.  Which will you choose today?

Prayer

Lord, thank You for giving me and blessing me with the ability to create things with my words.  The Bible says that life and death lie in the power of the tougue, so please help me guard my tongue and what comes out of my mouth…I only want to speak life.  I know that what I say in faith and and by declaring it causes something to happen in the atmosphere around me.  Although I may not see in the flesh my words, I know that they are working for me and will bring something to come to pass.  I love You and I thank You for everything that You have done…for everything that You have blessed me with…for being my God.  Amen.