Friday, November 16, 2007

FALL - The Season

Earlier this week I noticed for the first time how pretty all of the colors and everything was around campus right now. I have been soo busy that I haven't even taken the time to notice it. I went on a walk and took my camera with me to take a few pics. God really has created a beautiful place and I'm so glad I was able to be apart of it. ENJOY!!
Caleb :)

This is out of my dorm room window

This is what I see as I drive into campus

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wired for Worship

Today IMPACT led worship for River of Life Ministries here in Mobile and the pastor spoke a message about being Wired for Worship. I forgot my note journal in my dorm so I was only able to take a few notes but the ones that I got were the main points that stuck out to me about worshipping with our lives. He reinforced the fact that everything, EVERYTHING that we do should glorify God, and if it doesn't, stop doing it.
The scripture was ,

1 Corinthians 10:31

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

The next verse talks about how we shouldn't cause anyone else to stumble.

The points that I wrote down said,

-Worship - anything that you do that glorifies God
-Stay in a constant mind of worship
-One of the greatest acts of worship is doing a good job at a bad job
-We want to be representative of the King

Basically all of those notes can be summed up into the same thing. We should live our life as a life of worship. He also talked about how people watch you. People are always watching you. I know I am always watching people to see how they do things, how their attitudes are, and how they react to things. As a Christian, I know that it is part of my duty to live a life of worship so that the people that may be watching me will see God in me. That's where the scripture about not causing people to stumble comes in. If I do something wrong or "un-Christian" and could have handles it differently, it may cause someone to stumble. I would rather be an encouragement to others with my actions that to do something dumb and cause someone else to fall. It happens to people all the time.

Anyways, we also had an amazing time of worship. They also gave us breakfast w/ COFFEE!! They are the first church all year that has given us coffee which we really need at 8 am in the morning!! It was amazing. God really moved in the service and there were several salvation decisions as well which is AWESOME!!
After the service we went to eat lunch at the China Ocean. Put IMPACT together with Chinese food and you get some pretty crazy outcomes. Especially by the time we got to our fortune cookies. It was so hilarious. And after today I have officially decided that I am going to make an album on my computer that is called "The Many WaCKy Faces of Bethany and Jackie" examples below...

God Bless,
Caleb :)

The girl that took this thought we were dating... LOL :)

Three of the "Many WaCKy Faces of Bethany and Jackie

Our car group

Sunday, November 4, 2007

It's just a ride...

It's just a ride, it's just a ride...

One of my favorite songs ever. Some people look at life as being "just a ride" in many different ways. They all say that life is "just a ride" but there are many different variations of the "ride." I too have my own look at life's "ride." My way of looking at life as a ride is of course what I just said, "just a ride," but I see it as a ride on my way to the place that God has prepared for me in Heaven. As I have stated in my little "about me" section, I am a Christian. I accepted Jesus as my Saviour when I was in 7th grade on February 21, 2001. I was later baptized on March 21, 2oo1. Since then my life has been spent doing the best that I can to live for God and do what He has called me to do. So I look at my life as a ride that will end when I finally reach Heaven. On my ride, I am doing my best to keep God's will the focus of my life, and seeking out an intimate relationship with Him. Now of course I am human so I DO stumble. Boy do I stumble, but I know that I the Lord is always with me bring me out of anything and I don't forget that. I continue to praise Him through all of my trials and don't forget His benefits.

Just like Psalm 103 says...

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all you iniquity
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love
and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the
Psalm 103:1-5 ESV

So sure my "ride" is bumpy just like everyone else's but God is there for me through it all and my prayer is that anyone that reads this will seek the same "ride"

What do you describe your "ride" as?

I would love to hear comments from you, so feel free to respond.

It's been a really long time since I kept up with a blog, but I always find something about it that I like. One thing I like is all of the interesting comments that I sometimes recieve and all of the interesting people that I meet and correspond with. I also find something very intriguing about sharing my thoughts, feelings, and life with people that I have never met and/or may never meet in person. So that is why I guess that I have decided to begin a new blog here. So leave me comments so that I can meet you.
God Bless,
Caleb :)