Church should be a exciting, thrilling experience! Anytime we are able to be in the presence of God with other believers and worship Him, all is well. There is something about the anticipation of being with like minded people. Going to church should not be boring, routine or seem weird. It should come as natural as stepping out of your house into Gods house, only with more of expecting to feel and sense his presence. The upbeat music, the raising of hands and voices, the inward look at ourselves, all these sacred things make church a highlight of the week. It should be like icing on the cake of our relationship with our Creator. We practice His presence all week long and then on the weekend we celebrate Him with others. There is nothing more satisfying than watching the life transformation of a persons heart and life. It is why we do what we do. It’s the heart and soul of life!!

I look forward to being a part of a greater work in leading others to Christ. Life is not about ourselves, it’s about others. When we can invest in the lives of others, we can freely give what God has so graciously given to us.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!

The Waiting Father

In Luke 15 ,we have all heard of the familiar parable of the prodigal son.  One character we don’t hear enough about is the awesome father.  His young son blows all his inheritance, gives his dad the “I am outta here” and takes a voyage into his pleasures.  The father in this parable represents our Heavenly Father. He portrays the patience and forgiveness that our Heavenly Father wants us to rejoice in. In fact, he is waiting and looking for the young son to return one day.  When he does come home, the Bible tells us that he runs toward his son and gives him a kiss.  How indecent of a father to run toward his own kid and then give him a sloppy wet kiss on the cheek.  But that’s the heart and emotion of a dad who is beyond thrilled to see his son return!  The Father was “filled with love and compassion” when he saw his son. In my humanness, I would not have been filled with any of those emotions. My words would have been, “its about time and I told you so.”  But not God, that’s not how he rolls.  My prayer is that WE would be “filled with Love and Compassion that would lead us to Action“.  Our hearts would overflow so much that we can’t help….but do something.  Take some action for God.  After all, look at the action that he took out of his love.  He sent Jesus to die for us on the cross.  That’s a “love and compassion” that led to some serious action.  Action that we can be thankful for every breathing moment of our lives.