God In Everything!

Where do you see God?  I use to only feel and see him is certain situations… in certain places.  I have come to realize he is everywhere.  In the music we listen to.  In the trees… in the clouds… in every part of the world around us.  He is in the  smallest of insects to the largest of animals.  He is in the smiles… the frowns… of every person we see.  He shines in everything we experience, or feel.  He made everything and is a part of each person no matter where, no matter who.  We were made in his image so that our soul and spirit will know him. Regardless of whether we acknowledge it or not.  Delight in that assurance.
Colossians 1:17
I Love You!
Perry

Defining Yourself!

 His question, that I have been asked a hundred times in my life was simply: “what do you do”?  How many of us would have the courage to answer: “I worship God every chance I get and share his story with everyone”! Just like always we judge our lives and others based on what we do for a living.  Just like always I answered as everyone does by telling him how I earn money.  If we are going to live authentic lives. Lives of worship to Jesus. Lives of service to others. Don’t you think its time to move beyond our daily tasks?  Time to move beyond defining ourselves by what we do and define ourselves by the one who made us.
Ephesians 1:11
Romans 8:15
I Love You!
Perry

The Light of Christ!

As this week has brought continue conversation and reflection on the life of my dad it gives me pause.  Conversations have been about his integrity… his kind ways… and mostly about his love of Christ that shined in his daily life.  He made my people his people.  He made others feel important.  He lived in service to people without worry of himself.  As I pause to reflect it causes self examination.  Does the light of Christ shine from me?  Does it shine from you?  When we are called home one fine day will gentleness, integrity, love and humility be said?  Will others have been blessed by knowing you… knowing me?  God measures such as these.  I pray, that just like my dad. I will hear Jesus say   “Job well done my child.”  I want nothing more!!

I Love You!

Perry

Do You Ever Hide?

Do you ever hide?  Are you ever in a crowd or a situation where no one knows you love Christ and you’re okay with that?  I had so much respect for him.  His passion for Jesus showed in the visible tattoos on his arms and hands.  He explained each one to me and told me how proud he was to wear them.  He can’t hide.  He can’t blend into the crowd.  Without shame he is professing the love and glory of our Savior every minute… every day.  How many people have I known that won’t even wear a Jesus shirt because they don’t want to be confronted with questions about God.  We need to proclaim our love for our Savior.  We need to shout our love for him.  When we do he will shout his love for us when it will matter the most.  On the day of judgement.