G.O.S.P.E.L

A powerful spoken word regarding the gospel. Listen to it, really listen to it…but do not just listen, take it in.

Trying to prove God is like defending a lion, it doesn’t need your help…just unlock the cage.

God

Our

Sins

Paying

Everyone

Life

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Should Have

When we look at our lives, we are often faced with the “should haves.” You know what I mean, the things you wish you had done because it may have just happened to change the course of our lives. But for one reason or another, we did not do them…and they became “should haves.”

When I started thinking about this idea of “should haves,” I tried to think of some examples from my life. Here are a couple things that sometimes I think about, and I wonder: how would my life be different if any of these were on my “done” list, rather than my “should have” list.

  • Should have been been more involved at Cornell, especially since I was blessed to have a Christian roommate
  • Should have gone on roomies freshmen year
  • Should have gone back to Mexico, or gone on another missions trip
  • Should have gotten on the 4:00 Am ferry
  • Should have gone to China to study
  • And in some cases, it’s as simple as: should have said yes/no

But here is the thing…no matter what we have or have not done, we are where we are in life because of it. Every time I start to think about these, or other “should haves” I remember something powerful: God has a plan for me and although I do not know what it may be, I know it will be great. As people, we are naturally flawed, and we often think this gets in the way of God’s plan for us. But, I assure you, God has a plan for each and every one of us.

So although we may think of the “should haves” and wish we could go back, remember that because of them, you are who you are today. And if you are not who you want to be, remember that life is a journey and you are getting closer to who you are meant to be. You cannot change the “should haves” in your life, you can only look forward and take advantage of the times to come.

On a different note, whenever I think of “should haves” I always think of this song. Brings back great memories of the RlazyS Ranch, that’s for sure!

Give Him Glory

Today, I choose to give Him the full glory He deserves.

Who do you give glory to on a daily basis?

I give it to Him who it belongs.

We give You glory,
Lifting up our hands and singing holy,
You alone are worthy
We just want to touch Your heart, Lord, touch Your heart
Glory, lifting up our voice and singing holy,
You alone are worthy
We just want to touch Your heart, Lord, touch Your heart

One Year Out

Well, I have now been a SPU alum for one year. Almost exactly a year ago (rounded by a couple hours) I heard my name being called and I walked across the stage to receive my undergraduate diploma. And what a year it has been indeed! If you were to go back in time and tell me everything that was going to happen in the next year, there is no way I would have believed you.

If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, I hope you can see some of the twists and turns my life has taken; the last year has been a roller coaster for sure. But no matter what may have happened, life continued on and I am now where I am. That does not mean I do not have any regrets, cause I may, but I try to learn to live with them. From jobs to dating to school to other decisions it definitely been a full year.

However, through everything I choose to trust in God and that He has a plan for me and my life. While I may not have any idea of that plan, I still choose to trust Him. I look forward to the day that I look back and see how all the pieces have fallen into place…some day.

Well, that is really all I had to say…one year down as an alumni…hopefully many more to come!

Congratulations to the graduation class of 2012. To my friends who graduated from high school, college, and graduate school, please know that I am so proud of you and this momentous occasion. You are now starting a new chapter of your life, I hope and pray you take full advantage of all the opportunities that come your way. Remember the great times you had and look forward to the times in store. It may not be the easiest, but I know you will pull through and will succeed through the strength and perseverance that God can provide.