"Jesus created us to be untamed, to be wild, to be undomesticated for the cause of the King and His Kingdom, but we get into the cage of religion and we start to assume this certain persona. We become safe, nice and domesticated.” And then I heard Jesus tell me, "I did not give my life and rise again from the dead just so that you can live a nice, little, safe, comfortable, complacent, ordinary life. I called you to live a faith adventure. Your latter days can be greater than your former days, and the best is yet to come!" Jesus Christ is calling me and YOU onward to a faith-filled adventure!"- Christine Caine, 30 days to greater faith.
Well, it is a new year once again.The old year is behind us and the new year is upon. We have made our resolutions and we might actually keep one of them at least until March. But then what? Come February, the gyms become empty, the cigarettes fly of the shelf and that promise to God becomes just a passing memory full of regrets and maybe somedays. With the start of a new season, how do we truly commit to our desire to grow deeper in God? We have to start by stepping outside of our selves and look to God as our only anchor. The problem with "new year resolutions" is we are usually not willing to step out of our comfort zone because it is usually scary. I have spent the majority of my life in the shadows. I have always been "one of the crew", and it becomes very easy to just get comfortable holding up other people. But at some point, I know that I needed to go on a God adventure without my family around me in order to truly grow into the person that God has planned for me. Don't get me wrong, my family is awesome. Even though God has blessed me with a great family, this year I will try to push out of safety and walk into whatever God has for me. Wherever He leads me and whatever he instructs. I hope as you go into this year, you evaluate your walk with the Lord and ask him what areas of you life that need stretching and growing. I hope you journey with me as I pursue God's calling on my life.
Adam Semple- A Young Man on a Mission