i'm so blessed with this brother..

i'm so blessed with this brother..

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The only thing I've learned about history is that we've learned nothing from history.

Remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.

Im so getting myself one of these one day! 
I got myself a date :D

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sadly I have endured, luckily I have gained experience.

Happiness dosen't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.-unknown

I've had so many conversations with people about God lately and the most common statement that has come up is 'This world is so bad' - If you think that then congratulations, because your right. The difference in loving God and submitting to the amazing life he has planned for you is that you don't have to face this bad world by yourself. The Person that will never leave you, the Person that has never doubted you, the Person who looks beyond all your discretions is the Person who's loves you the most. It is because of this love that you have a choice to live life by yourself, or with God. Some people decide it's not for them, I decided it the only thing for me.

There is always a choice. There is always 2 paths to take. One is easy, and it's only reward is that it is easy- unknown

My cousin's :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Justin posted this on his Tumblr 

"I want to take you on a journey where I rediscovered hope, faith and love through the hand of a stranger."
"I just went out to get petrol. It’s a standard week-to-week event where I just go wherever is convenient. However today I felt drawn to a particular petrol station on Coreen Avenue. I was drawn there for the sole purpose that they are always cheap, even though BP across the road can be 10cents/litre more expensive this petrol station know how to have a good business. Anyways. There I was at number ‘1’ filling up my tank and behind me was another green P plater doing likewise. I noticed that he must have selected to only put in a certain amount of petrol based on his money option he chosen (I later found out it was $10) and was trying to get the most out of the hose; every last drop. I finished filling up and he was already inside about the pay."
"I walked in to realise he was swiping his 3rd card through the eftpos machine but the same ‘error’ beep was being heard. To this he went to his car to try and find coins or cash to pay his bill. Inside the shop the line progressed and I said to the shop attendant “I’d like to pay for 1 (mine) and 3 (his).” The shop attendant was confused, he thought I had moved my car and fueled up at two spots so I said it more clearer, “I’d like to pay for mine and the man in the white car” and to that he understood and allowed me to." 
"I walked outside to the man in the white car, at this stage he was on the phone calling a friend to bring him money for his petrol and I just said to him “You’re free to go, I’ve paid for you.” The man was shocked, he immediately said thank you and a moment of joy was shared between us."
"Two complete strangers united together through a random act of kindness." 
"He shook my hand, said thank you again then I got in my car and left. But the revelation I received from God driving home was phenomenal. In that moment at that petrol station I touched the “lost”. Through a simple gesture in that of a handshake I came into contact with those that Jesus came to save. This is a rare occasion for me because my whole life I classify as “christian”, I study at bible college, I work at a christian workplace and when I’m not at either I am serving in my ministry. And yet today I rediscovered hope, faith and love through the hand of a stranger. I don’t know this man’s name or anything about him but the thoughts that followed were incredible."
"I ‘touched’ the lost today. But when Jesus died on the cross he touched the whole world. Although I haven’t shared a handshake with Jesus, through his hands he bore the pain of being nailed to a cross. And through this act of kindness, he touched my life."
"It was through Jesus’ hands that i discovered hope, faith and love - and now through my hands today I was able to show hope, faith and love through my life. Is this what we mean when we pray “God use our hands and use our feet…” - Justin Corbett
Fear Not' appear's in the Bible 365 times. One to have for everyday of the year.

Deuteronomy 1:21 Fear not, neither be discouraged.
Deuteronomy 31:6  Be strong and of a good courage, fear not
Isaiah 35:4 Say to them who have a fearful heart; Be strong, fear not: behold, your God... he will come and save you.
Isaiah 41:13  Fear not; I will help thee.
Zechariah 8;13 Fear not, but let your hands be strong.
Revelation 1;17 Fear not; I am the first and the last

 Isaiah 41;10 So do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God, I will strengthen you and help you: I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

 As I was driving home I heard the lyrics on the radio and they went 

"I looked up to the sky and tried to dream,,, but im just too busy waiting for nothing,,,, wasting away."

Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known. Ronald Reagan 

I want my children's generation not to stand on shoulders of 'nothing' or people that feel they are 'wasting away' but on shoulder's which prepare them the world and inspire them to fight for what they believe in. If our future generation will go further then our's is, will it go further downwards or upwards???

 No one's waiting for 'nothing' as we are destined for greatness. Thankfully, God loved us enough to give us a free will so in seeking greatness we have the decision to decide what its worth and how far we'll go to reach it. 

I was pretty inspired by my Youth Paster's message tonight.. He talked about the lyrics in the song 'Airplanes' by BOD and  Hayley Williams.
-Johno MacDonald 'People are so heavily impacted by music.... and so many youth identify with lyrics because they feel connected to that song in some way. Instead of wishing on an airplane.. people need to put their hope in Jesus Christ for it is in him that you find love which can heal your heart...Jesus and you are the majority''

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last. John F. Kennedy 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The only thing predictable about life is it's unpredictability.

Sunday, July 4, 2010