Friday, January 25, 2013

His Vastness

This is just one of the famous West Texas sunsets I get to witness. I love taking time to look at the these beautiful sunsets. The sky is filled with every color imaginable and you know no human could have made it. These sunsets sclience that world remind me of God's vastness. I see these colors to be His unending grace that flows over me. Where would we be with out this grace that God sent through the ressurection for us? Bluntly, life would suck. Without Jesus for taking this fall we would live a life of sacrafice for our sins. But because of Jesus' bloodshed we now can simply look up and repent of our sins. He tosses our sins as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12). This alone makes me want to exalt and praise Him more! What a gracious God we call our Dad. No words can ever describe Him, we can only be in awe.

I pray that I we all can recognize God's gracious hands. All that we are and all that we know is in your hands. Thank you God for sending your Son so that I may know you; you saved me. Continue to shape me and mold me to your ways. I am your's, take me away. Through your Son, Amen.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Tightrope

As Christians we have to live a life on a tightrope. This figurative tightrope is a place where we get to make decisions; to look down or look ahead. When we look down we see how far the fall is, we see how bad it would hurt if we slipped, and we possibly see our final resting place. I do this so often while walking on my tightrope called college. I worry about my grades, friendships, and God's plan. I worry about being a successful student and understanding the material so that I can pass the info to my future students. I am afraid I will not be diligent enough to have valuable friendships; especially my relationship with my girlfriend. Ultimately, trusting God's plan. It is so hard thing not to worry about my future when I cannot make my own path. But then I got woken up yesterday.

[For Christmas this past year my girlfriend (Sarah) go me a daily devotional called Jesus Calling, written by Sarah Young (not to be confused with my gf). It is devotional that Young has written to be the voice of God. It has been great for me so far and each devotional usually pertains to that day's struggles. I recommend this for all ages and stages of life!]

This particular day was about "weaning on God and from other dependancies...and depend only on Me." This tightrope of trusting God is hard to walk, like I've stated, but this when I have to remember to look ahead. Looking ahead I see the trustworthy, loving God that I gave my heart to years ago. I have to remember that my worldly dependancies only give me more struggles.  Even if I make a bad decision (slip) and suffer the consequences (falling), God will catch me with his safety net so that I may glorify Him.


The First One

Hello All,

Seeing the world through other's eyes is something that I have always wanted do. I have always wondered what others see and how they interpret it. So I thought I would put my sights and interpretations into words for others to read.

First some background.
Growing up in a small town in Texas life was pretty easy. The small town life can be pretty slow and boring for some, but those are the one's who don't embrace it. I grew up in a loving household consisting of 2 magnificent parents and 2 fun siblings. I also have an adventurous brother-in-law and a lovely girlfriend; both of 3 years. All in all, I couldn't ask for anything more in a family!

Going to school with 76 other students I got to partcipate in just about every extracirruclular activity; tennis, band, spanish club etc. I was busy but what else do you do in a small town. After graduating I decided to attend Texas Tech University where I entered as a Civil Engineering major. Through some regretful decisions, the conformation of friendships and the testing of my faith, I eventually found God's plan for myself; to be an educator.

And that's where we stand folks. This is where the journey begins. Wish me luck!