Colossians 3:1-4

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.  For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in  God.  When Christ, who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.  (Colossians 3:1-4)

I am so thankful for this truth that Paul shares with the Colossian church.

The things they are commanded to do are possible because of what Christ has done and who they are in Him.
Seek things above
If you have been raised with Christ.
Set your mind on things above
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Finally, when Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

God, help your church to live life in the reality of who you are and what you have done.
No matter the circumstances help us to live life and find our hope in these past (you have been raised with Christ), present (your life is hidden with Christ) and future (you also will appear with Him in glory) realities.


Preparing for graduation...

In less than 36 hours I will graduating from Baptist Bible Seminary.  I am so amazed at how God has been working in our lives throughout these last five years.  As I think about my time at BBS and my internship @ Emmanuel, I have been reminded over and over again of the great salvation I have from God through Jesus Christ.  I have also been amazing at the great things God does through his people.
I am reminded of a quote I read in a book entitled The Gospel Primer
The more I experience  the gospel, the more there develops within me a yearning affection for my fellow Christians who are also participating in the glories of the gospel.  This affection for them comes loaded with confidence in their continued spiritual growth and ultimate glorification and it becomes my pleasure to express to them this loving confidence regarding the ongoing work of God in their lives  (p. 22)
I am so thankful for the church, the specific churches I have been a part of and the universal church.
As I continue to grow closer and closer to God I pray that my love for Him and His Church would continue to grow.


The Future is Out There...

Graduation is coming up soon.
Internship is almost done.
Resumes are being sent out.

I just finished reading a book entitled Just Do Something by Kevin Deyoung.
There were some great things to think about as we prepare for whatever God has for us next.
One of the quotes that really struck me was "We can stop pleading with God to show us the future and start living & obeying like we are confident that He holds the future."

Not sure where we are going to be but I am sure God is amazing!!


The boys rooting for Pittsburgh!
Daddy practicing some green screen video recording!!