Food and Shelter

I am sorry it has been so long… please accept my apologies blogospere…

I have been traveling and busy with busywork… which is no excuse, I know that…

I will try to be more diligent with taking the time to write, I need it for myself…

I had the privilege of worshiping with an amazing church in Austin, Texas… Westlake Bible Church… amazing people… great pastor, great worship pastor, just a true joy…

I was there for an event that I am involved with called Ignition Conference and Showcase, it is an amazing event that sows into the life of artists… It equips local and regional artists with knowledge, networking opportunities, and constructive coaching… I was blessed to have the opportunity to be involved with the event…

The first morning started with a worship time… and I heard the voice of God speak to me… there was this thought running through me… “I want to bless you, but I need you to give me all of you”

Being the good little Christian boy that grew up in the church, I thought… what does that mean? what is “all of me”?

The next morning we went to Sunday morning worship, and I don’t know about you, but whenever I go to a church in this circumstance, I don’t expect anything… I just intend on smiling and nodding and being polite… Like eating bad food when I am over at a guest’s house, just to be polite…

Boy was I in for it… We ended up in this church and the message was on money… and it was like I got slapped by the hand of God… and the light bulb went on “oh, all of me… got it”

The part of the message that really stuck out and hit me is where the pastor talked about the scriptures promising us food and shelter… He had just returned from a third-world country and said that they all look at Americans as if we are all millionaires…

He listed this laundry list of “you are rich if; you have cable, have internet, have running water, have a car, etc…” this hit me square between the eyes… I always get on people that act with an air of expectancy… like they deserve things… when I know in my heart, that what I truly deserve is death for my sins… I couldn’t pay that… I needed help…

I am currently restructuring my life to live within my means… it is a challenge, because I am making a very small amount of income as it is…. but, isn’t there something about being faithful with a little… if I can be wise and sacrificial with the little that I am making, I know that God will show up in a mighty way in my life… He told me so…

This is not easy and Satan is having a heyday trying to beat me down… so if you read this and are the praying-type… I would love the support

Again, sorry for the long lapse

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2 thoughts on “Food and Shelter

  1. On similar lines, I’ve learned a lot about the kinds of blessings we have that aren’t monetary. I still fall into the category of trying to live way beyond my means and have to pay for it, literally. It’s hard, but I know it’s possible to change this. I’ll pray for you on this as I try to keep myself in check, too.

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