The Motions…My Prayer

22 11 2009

Great song from Matthew West …. the video is a testimony, the song is my life prayer

“I don’t wanna go through the motions
I don’t wanna go one more day
Without your all consuming passion inside of me
I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking,
“What if I had given everything,
Instead of going through the motions?”
— Matthew West from the song “The Motions”

Breathe In & Smile Out,
Chris





Steadfast Love

10 02 2009

Following God, being a true disciple requires committment, follow-through, and faithfulness. When you look in Chronicles, it’s easy to get all pumped up to make a turn towards God…a move to repentance. But, when we don’t lay it all on the altar, when we don’t look for all the false idols/distractions…when we don’t continue to crucify our selfish desires, we allow the enemy a foothold to creep back in. We fall back to being warm, not pumped up and hot for God.

As in Chronicles, it usually ends with a fall back to where we were. Which is always further away from God. It happens subtly, before we know it we are distant.

God’s love is steadfast…always red hot for us. His promise…is independant of anything we try to earn or achieve. His truth, His DNA, His charecter, is Love. We bow down to a God who is Love.

Breathe In & Smile Out
Chris





Hillsong United I Heart Revolution: We’re All In This Together Peek

17 01 2009

I have the honor and privilege to work with these guys. What I love about everyone from United (and the Hillsong church) is they all have an amazing heart for God. They have a heart for world. They have a heart for a generation to make an impact.

It starts with you and I, and it will change our worlds as we know it. As you will see in this teaser from the final installment of The I Heart Revolution, Hillsong United have taken a look at themselves first. They are very transparent here. They are not above anyone, and they know “We’re All In This Together!”

Breathe In & Smile Out,
Chris





What If…

3 01 2009

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of seeing secular companies, organizations, movements living out the great commandment from Jesus to love each other. It seems like everything they do is done with excellence and marketed the best. The media picks up on every news bite, while the church hardly gets any coverage.

I was paying my homage to Starbucks a few days ago, and saw their “do good everyday” campaign in partnership with the (red) organization. They have a social site set up here, and with a location on every corner just about…it’s going to take off and have a major impact.

I’m not knocking on (red) or Starbucks. I love them both. I think they are doing a great job to elevate this platform. My rub comes in when I see something like this:

I watch this, visit the site i linked above…and start to daydream of the Church stepping out like this in a big mainstream way. I don’t mean the Church, as in the building down the street. I’m talking about the church, the body of Jesus Christ followers who make it up.

I long to see something like (red) and a partnership with Starbucks that declares this brotherly love in the name of Jesus. What if all of the true Christians stepped out and used their God given talents to create a movement like this. What if every Christian used all their influence, position, relationships, and passion to make an impact in their community.

What would the world look like if every Christians made loving God with all their heart, mind, and soul a priority in 2009. What would happen if every Christian loved their neighbor (everyone that is, friendly and not) as Jesus loved them…with out expectations and whole heartedly….What if???

Breathe In & Smile Out,
Chris