Run Free & Stay Young!

Happy Saturday Friends!

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday… hope to see you at Destiny Family Center- 10am! 

I just watched a video on Jonathan Woodard’s blogsite… and thought to share it with you guys! When I first experienced this video about six months ago, I remember thinking to myself, “How much of what I am doing every day is outdated and unproductive?”

The Bible is NEVER outdated… prayer is NEVER outdated… building the church is NEVER outdated… reaching unbelievers with salvation is NEVER outdated… but HOW we are going about our mission is always being challenged with our EVERY CHANGING SOCIETY! 

Here… watch the video and I will be back with a few closing thoughts.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY&feature=player_embedded

Riveting aye? I think so! It makes me wonder how much of my time each and every day is wasted attempting todays and tomorrows mission with yesterdays methods.

Sadly, our world is filled with so many protesters of change. There is a STRONG undercurrent of YESTERDAY always ripping the trailblazers down.

Jesus explained it like this in Luke 5, “No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.

If you want to make a BIG difference in tomorrows world… you’re going to have to stay clear of small minded people and paradigms. Yes, hold on to sound doctrine… never forsake the timeless message about Christ… hold tightly to the routines of prayer, devotion, and fellowship that keep you drawn NEAR to God! Just get away from anything that backs you into a corner… things that suppress creativity and consume your days in meaningless activities. 

As Christians, we should have great concern over the spiritual state of todays world. We should SPEND much more of our time apart from the political bickering that keeps us FRUITLESS. We should be walking by FAITH and LIVING by FAITH… INNOVATING the quantum leap concepts that will lead to the modern evangelization of this empty society. 

Our message is FAR TOO AMAZING to be so UNAPPEALING in this world of broken people! 

I believe that God has a BEAUTIFUL PLAN for this generation! And I’m determined to keep pressing into it, not swayed in the least by the dangerous undercurrents of yesterday.  

We are trailblazers my dear bloggers! Stay fresh… run free and stay young… reach in to the love and mercy of God that so easily snaps the choke chains of fear and judgment… and don’t get distracted for more than a week or two. We are the church of tomorrow… and no matter how things look today… we can still emerge as the FINEST CHURCH TO EVER GRACE THIS EARTH! 

I pray that todays blog acts as a catalyst of change in your amazing lives! I pray that my dear bloggers will clearly identify those distractions that keep them going backwards… and they choose to reclaim their destinies in Christ! Have a tremendous Easter everyone!! Love you all!

Adaptability: The ABILITY to Change :)

Good Morning Friends!

Hope you’re all enjoying the New Year. This is day two… time to activate your resolutions!

This morning I want to share something with you about the subject of change. In Luke 5:37-39 Jesus talked to his disciples about the need for people to be flexible… adaptable.

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine must be stored in new wineskins. But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.”

It’s a very sad thing to watch forerunners conceive, birth, raise, and release something glorious into the earth… and eventually reject what they once adored. So many humans lack the ability to adapt. As we age, we loose our flexibility. We get set in our ways and we become stubborn. We long for “the good old days” and we despise the taste of progress.

Watch generations as they age. In their early years, they are the revolutionaries. They make the world a better place through their innovations. They make ancient revelations relevant to modern generations. And it’s hard to conceive that so many of these revolutionaries end up as the primary obstacles to the next revolution.

Adaptability: the ability to change or be changed to fit changed circumstances

Do you possess the ABILITY to CHANGE or BE CHANGED… to fit CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCES? Or, are you already getting left behind… are you already FADING AWAY into nothingness? Without adaptability, we can be assured that even the BEST OF US will be left behind. So, check yourself today… make sure you are teachable, flexible, open to new ideas, easily led, and always humble enough to learn from the younger innovators of your world.

So far in my own life, I feel like I’ve been able to make somewhat of a revolutionary difference. The real challenge of my future is taking this revolution beyond my generation… and that will require adaptability.

I’m petrified at the thought of becoming an obstacle in the pathway of tomorrows progress. I dont want to miss new opportunities because I’m so personally awed and attatched to some antiquated way of doing things. So with this New Year, I’m spending quite a bit of time asking God to MAKE ME ADAPTABLE AGAIN!

Have a super day you guys! Chat with you tomorrow!