We are in the season of Thanksgiving,but I wonder how many of us take time throughout the year to be truly thankful? How many truly amazing things are happening all around you, but you miss because you have your eyes on the immediate?
My personality makes me want to see instant and fantastic movement and change, yet that is not always how God works. If I let that part of my personality control my life, I will constantly be upset that things aren’t “right” and I’ll be stressed out. Jesus did not come so that I could live a life of stress and frustration!
My hope and prayer for you this season is that you take some time and focus on all the good in your life, thanking your Creator for those things, and not letting anything else bring you down. Let His love cover you entirely, and just praise Him and praise Him.
Category: Discipleship, Life
Bryan grew up in Madrid, Ia., and is a 1997 graduate from Simpson College in Indianola with a degree in criminal justice. He is currently working on "the Journey", a network of simple/organic churches that meet in the Des Moines Metro area. Prior to that Bryan was the youth pastor at Adventure Life Reformed Church in Altoona, IA. Bryan describes himself:
"I'm actively seeking to find "The Way" that Jesus talked about. I haven't been able to find it in the religion and structure of modern 'Churchianity', and the church sometimes seems more intent on helping themselves than being the servants that Jesus called us to be. I want to follow Him, and I want to seek and find the better life that He promised. I want to be a force of change for the world that will point all glory and honor to my savior, and I want to walk so closely with Him that I can't move unless He tells me to. I want to have a rich, full, friend-filled life that shows people what it means to really live the life of Love. I yearn and long for the authentic Jesus to be put on display, and all the religious "crap" to be stripped away so that the world will truly understand who He was and is."