To know God

My adventure with Jesus has been one giant G L O R Y bomb! Exploding with tons of love, and break through.

|| Week 8_Co-Create_Joseph Avakian ||

Life is like a blank canvas. We have so many options and decisions on how to fill in the frame. Myself as a photographer I get to choose the subject in front of my lens. Yes I will make mistakes. Yes I will fail..and from every failure there’s a lesson that is taught. Joseph taught on his success with the Lord, and how simply he pulls Jesus into his art work. He taught us to co-create with God. How? Invite Him. Ask for ideas, ask to see what He wants you to see. Give me your eyes Jesus. This week has opened my eyes. Opened my eyes to dream big, and to capture the beauty this world has to offer. 

T U N E into His Voice

 

Week 9 & 10| Outreach training

In only 6 days, I’ll be leaving to Brazil.. wow. My lecture phase has flown by. Week 9 was cooperate week, were all the DTS came together. We learned how  to make disciples, and to keep the gospel simple. To Go, Gather, Pray, and Guide. || Cross Culture with Andrew + Terry York || This past week made me so pumped for Brazil. I learned much about culture and how my culture defines ‘who I am’. More importantly that “There is beauty in being different”-Terry York. They taught on how to respect others and how our comments is how we judge the culture. In the amidst of it all my heart is to honor and serve.

B.R.A.Z.I.L get ready, we are coming for you! 

Why the separation?

|Week 6| Mathew Toller| Messianic Rabbi| Bible Overview

Why is our view of God so important? Can I even answer this question.. For all I know is, I need a role model in life. A purpose for life. Mathew had fun testing us on God. Asking questions like Do we believe God is the same now, or how come we feel guilty when calling upon the Lord (when we’ve sinned). I believe the bible is for us to question. It is healthy to break the bible down. Chew each book verse by verse. From this I get a greater meaning of God's word, His word is the truth in my life. I know this book is the instruction for L I F E. 

M A N has caused a separation from God. Our sin causes us to flee from God. What really happens is as we sin God draws closer to us. 

But the Lord God called to the man, Where are you?
— Genesis 3:9

Mathew taught on how the Lord is our shepherd and we are the sheep. I found out how dumb and stupid sheep we can be. Sheep are: directionless, defenseless and need T O N S of attention. If a sheep ever falls over on its back, the sheep will accept it’s fate. All it takes is for the shepherd to rub the tummy and the sheep will flip over. I’m so thankful for Jesus being the shepherd of my life. Even when I’m lost in the waves of life. 

|Week 7| John Leach| Father heart of God

We create a reality around us, according to the reality in us
— John Leach

This one quote encourages me. Pushes me to be a better person, to put others before my needs and wants. How can I/we bridge the spiritual to the secular reality. By showing people grace, hope, and love found in the father. How? by simply a smile, hug, words of affirmation, buying someone coffee, and so much more. 

|| Am I living ||

F O R Gods approval 

OR

F R O M Gods approval 

To be transformed, I must renew my mind daily. 

  • First speak the will of God (first thing in the morning)
  • Read the word (full of promises) 
  • Meditate on God (listen and be still before Him)

This is something that won’t happen over night. It’s a life style. I have to live, breathe and yes renew for the rest of my L I F E. Is it worth it, is HE worth it. 

"The one that you give authority to, is the one who is calling you towards a destiny". -John Leach

| Balance in Life |

You cannot get ‘fruit’ without being in balance. Mind, spirt, and body. All three need to be in balanced. If you don’t take the time to rest in any of the three. You will have a blow out. 

Work hard><Work smart