Friday, February 10, 2012

How He Loves

As I was riding in the car today, a song came on the radio that you may or may not know. It's titled "How He Loves" by the band David Crowder. The lyrics to this song really took hold of my attention and I began to connect it to this upcoming Valentine's Day.
A portion of the lyrics read...

"And heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss
And my heart turns violently inside my chest
I don't have time to maintain these regrets 
When I think about the way...
How He loves"

On one end, these lyrics brought to mind the relationship that I have with my girlfriend. We've been dating for SOME years now, so I can say with confidence that I do love her. So this isn't one of those fairy tale, we've been dating for 2 weeks, ooohhh I think you're the one type circumstances. There's some validity to the relationship. Christ has given us this awesome opportunity to have companionship and to love in our lifetime. Having that connection with someone is a remarkable feeling, I'm sure most of you would agree.

The first kiss moments that are unforeseen, leaving you breathless. The raw emotion that leaves your heart violently overtaken with joy. And when you find that love, you let go of the past and no longer maintain regret when you think about how that person loves you!!

BUT, there is a love that far exceeds any feeling or emotion that another human being could give us.

In our human minds we cannot begin to fathom the depths of God's love for us. That "unforeseen kiss" when Jesus bared the sin of the world and died for you and me. He sacrificed His life for us so that heaven could meet earth. When you have a true relationship with Christ, hope swells in your heart and in turn beats violently inside your chest for all that Christ has done, is doing, and going to do! And when we embrace His love and capture a small glimpse of how He loves us, there's no choice but to abandon our regrets and pursue HIS LOVE FOR US!

So this Valentine's Day, cherish the blessings of your relationships. Their special each in there own unique way. God gave us this gift of love and we should use it to honor Him. However, never lose sight of the ONE LOVE that will never leave you or forsake you. It's precious and more valuable than any human relationship. That's where we find our true happiness, in the fact that no matter what...

"OH, HOW HE LOVES US!!!"

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

It's All About The DASH

Have you ever had a thought to somehow leave your imprint on the world...?

Well welcome to mine!


T-take
H-hold
E-effectively


D-dedicating
A-ability
S-sacrifice
H-honor

The idea behind "The Dash" is to create a vision for your life that allows you to live daily with higher expectancy. Take a moment and picture this in your mind. At the end of our life, there will be two things that all people will see. First, your beginning birth date and second, your ending death date. In between those two dates is a DASH. The importance and value of that DASH far outweighs those dates. And that's my goal...

I want people, specifically the youth to understand and grasp the fact that the journey is beautiful. It doesn't matter where you started or even where you finish. What you do in the MIDDLE of all that is what counts!

Through this blog I hope to inspire, motivate, and develop people's lives. Create a new way of thinking beyond the thought of merely just surviving. I'm just a kid but I got a pocket full of dreams hoping to leave an imprint on this world. Not so that I can boast but to create a cycle of people imprinting people that changes the world.

As I'm still learning and growing, I hope that we all can TAKE HOLD and EFFECTIVELY DEDICATE our ABILITIES in order to SACRIFICE ourselves and HONOR God and those that are in our circle of influence.