At points he gets frustrated when he doesn’t see growth. He begins to think, “Should I have thrown these seeds here? Maybe I should have chosen better ground. Maybe if I start elsewhere I will get the results I want.” Yet, he goes back out to the field everyday doing his duties.
In His Word God is constantly choosing people to do His work. He hand picked people. He hand picked me to fulfill a calling that only I can complete. He chose me despite my insecurities and failures. He calls us chosen no matter our past. He chooses to see our hearts, so that we can further His kingdom in our own individual and unique way.
Paul says in 2nd Corinthians 12:9-10, “But he said to me ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’ therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s powers may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” Paul is saying that in our weaknesses God moves.
If you have not read part one please stop where you are and go and read that piece first. My mom remarried when I was in 6th grade. She married a God-fearing man that wasn’t apart of the catholic church like we were. He grew up catholic, but was no longer apart of that realm. … Continue reading You did what now Lord? Part 2
When I was born I was diagnosed with the disease Cytomegalovirus or CMV for short. So with the doctors orders I began my first year of school at Sneed Elementary in Houston. My hearing was only a mild lost, but it was still a loss. My right ear was still at a 100% at the time.
In church today our guest pastor Kenny Ortiz spoke about putting Jesus first. That even as we are chasing other things that Jesus should still be first place in our life. God sent his son Jesus to die for us so that way we wouldn’t be separated from Him. Jesus wants us to follow him … Continue reading Jesus first, or me first? Reflection from today’s sermon
Round eyes stare at me from a 90 degree angle waiting for instruction. In a voice other than mine I bellow the words that they know all to well, and yet still they wait. When did I get here? I tried to avoid this route. So hard, tiring, and yet, even with all … Continue reading Where I am: Front & Center
A grey brick wall towers before me with a staircase structure laying against a cloudless morn. Behind the wall grey and green trees sway climbing up the mountain side creating a one of a kind horizon. A creek flows just south mesmerizing observers. A 5-inch-tall waterfall slides over weathered stones rippling from West to East. … Continue reading Mesmerized