Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Longing to be known

We all long to be known.  That's what we dream of as little kids, doing something that makes us noble and great in the eyes of the world.  You don't hear kids say, "I want to play basketball at the Y."  it's more like "I want to play in the NBA" or "Be the next Lebron James".  We want to be significant!  There is a part in every person that wants to prove ourselves to the world, that we are strong and courageous!  And sometimes we strive so hard for this we lose sight of everything around us, and forget that God loves us no matter what.  Yes He wants us to do our best, but He calls us to live where we are, to be significant for His name's sake, and to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength".  We work so hard to prove ourselves to those around us, that we fail to strive for relationship with God.  Don't let your pursuit of your desires drive you away from God, rather "delight yourself in the Lord; And He will GIVE you the desires of your heart!"

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Family Life Services Vision

This is what we are about and why we do what we do at FLS!

Family Life Services
We need Him!  There is a longing in every heart, the only difference in people is what we choose to fill that longing with.  And every last thing leaves a bit of emptiness, except when we fill that with God.  Even then we often still feel empty because we are not giving everything to Him.  We still find ourselves becoming anxious, desperate, longing, but at the point where we fully surrender to God, dying to ourselves, we come alive and experience true Joy and fulfillment!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Calling Out Lies

I have found that verbally calling out lies in my life has helped so much.  Satan slowly weaves lies into our lives without us knowing it, and slowly we begin to believe them if we are not calling them out.  Verbalizing these lies helps us to identify them and move forward.  This past week I sat in my room and just started verbalizing the many lies that Satan has led me to believe and it was so freeing.  As I started, more and more kept coming to mind, many that I didn't even know existed in my life.  Just begin calling them out and allow the Spirit to bring them up as you go, and slowly you will find yourself being free of the lies and you will no longer be blinded from the Truth.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

What is tolerance?

What has happened in the past week shows how intolerant people have become of Christians.  I have talked with many non-Christians about how people should stand up for their beliefs, yet when Christians stand up for their beliefs we are called intolerant.
John 3:18-20 - 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.