Tuesday, February 19, 2013


I have come to find the heart is an odd thing.  One day it sings with joy and the next, it cries with pain. What I find so odd is that I’m not sure what causes the switch. As I walk this journey of life, I have also come to find that there are few anchors for the soul. There are very few things that you can place your hope in. And even fewer people that care enough to help you along the way. I’m not saying that there aren’t kind people, for on my journey I have meet many. But what I often find is that they are either too busy, they beat down themselves, or they’re not sure how to go about helping.

Or maybe I have looked to people to do that which only Jesus Christ can do. Maybe the anchor for my soul is that one who died for my soul. Maybe my heart is telling me that I need to have an anchor that cannot be moved, one that is constant in the storms of life. Maybe the highs and lows of life are just God’s way of letting me know that there is only one true anchor in life, and the people I have met along the way were never meant to be the anchor, but are there to help me see my need for the only true anchor of the soul, Jesus Christ!!! Yes life is an odd thing, but there is one who can make sense of it all.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Spur One Another

Over the past few weeks I have come to understand, one simple truth about myself, I am not the greatest at spurring others on. In Hebrews 10:23 &24 the Bible says,

(And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.)

This verse has impacted me so much, that many years ago it became my life verse. I thought in my heart, I have failed so many people and have hurt people with my selfishness,  I wanted to change that, I want to encourage and spur people on to love and good deeds. I wanted to become someone that loved people and built them up in Christ. Well I have come to realize that loving people and spurring them on means that you must truly care for them. It cannot be about you or even what you get out of it. It must be a Christ centered love and you have to work at it all the time. Now I have become better at encouraging people and even loving people. I’m not saying I’m perfect at it; there are times when I really fail and there are still times that my selfishness gets in the way. There are still times when I let people down and hurt them, but I’m getting better.

But this bring me back to my opening statement, I’m still not where I should be. I have to pray that God would help me to be more Christ like in the area of spurring others on towards love and good deeds. I can’t just encourage them, I have to find things that spur them on. I have to try to find those things in people that will cause them to fight for love and good deeds. It is not enough to just to love them and encourage them I have to find the things that will stir them up and spur them on. You see I have gotten better at encouragement, but the verse also tells me to spur one another on towards love and good deeds. So my prayer is that God will continue to change me, so that I can do just that and not allow me to remain selfish and love myself so much that my love of self will ultimately cause me to have the ability to not become the person I want to be. I want to be more like Christ and I want to spur people on towards love and good deeds.