Friday, September 17, 2010

Sweet Dreams

So last night I had a dream that I was being persecuted the way Jesus was when he was arrested.  Punched in the face.  Beaten.  Spit upon.  Rejected.  In my dream, the persecutors where people I knew and some of which I had close relationships with in the past.  And that made it all the more hurtful.
I awoke to my wife touching my arm.  I don't know, but maybe I was tossing and turning and she needed to wake me.  So what does this mean.  I'm not a dream interpreter but I am getting a reaction from this one for sure.  I believe we should never be ashamed of the gospel.  Of the good news of Jesus Christ.  As  christians we should be ready to share at a moments notice and never avoid a conversation that God could use to bring someone to know Him.  You see, in my dream I was bold.  Radical.  Not one of those that stands on the street corner with a megaphone, but one that would speak of Jesus in everyday conversation. I was so on fire for the Lord in such a soft, outspoken way that it got people interested in the Lord.  It also had folks angry.

So, what did Jesus do for me today?
Through my dream last night, He showed me I need not be afraid of the consequences for standing up for Him.  And that I should never be afraid to share my faith or have a conversation with someone about Him. Especially when prompted by the Holy Spirit.  Jesus help me to not be timid.

For God did not give you a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7.

Are you holding back today?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Strings of Mercy

Lately I haven't found the time at home to practice playing my guitar.  What, with the baby and all.  And yesterday at church, I found myself getting a little nervous over the songs we were playing.  There were a couple of licks I wasn't too comfortable playing live.  But when it came time to play them, the Lord was there to guide my fingers to the right notes.  In doing this, He helped me take my mind off playing and put it towards worship.  Talk about multitasking...

What did Jesus do for me today?
He helped me add electric guitar to the worship experience at church.
Praise be to God.

Friday, September 10, 2010


The Saints win their opener against the Vikings last night!  What a glorious day!  I don't think God helped the Saints win though.  I don't even believe God has a favorite football team.  I think God is interested in our victories on the spiritual battlefield in our daily lives. And there is victory in Jesus!  Amen?

I heard an old, old story
How a saviour came from glory
How he gave his life on calvary
To save a wretch like me

I heard about his groaning,
Of his precious blood's atoning
Then I repented of my sin
And won the victory

Oh, victory in Jesus,
My savior forever
He sought me and he bought me
With his redeeming blood

He loved me ere i knew him
And all my love is due him
He plunged me to victory
Beneath the cleansing flood

I heard about his healing,
Of his cleansing pow'r revealing
How he made the lame to walk again
And caused the blind to see

And then i cried "dear Jesus,
Come and heal my broken spirit"
And somehow Jesus came and brought
To me the victory!

What did Jesus do for me today?
He forgave me of my sins because the blood of His Son covers me.
Thank you Jesus.

~ T

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


God is good, is He not? Over the past three weeks, my wife and I have been a little low on funds.  Money was a bit scarce.  But the Lord provided.  We have been fed nearly every night by friends and family donating their time and effort into cooking us something spectacular.  Or they would just pick up something awesome and bring it on over!  Through this experience, the Lord reminded me how important it is to fellowship with others in the body of Christ and He reminded me to be thankful for the people He puts in our life.  Thank you all!  We love you!

And the Lord keeps providing.  Our good friend Farmer is bringing salmon tomorrow night!  Bring it on. Amen!

What did Jesus do for me today?
He provided us wonderful food when we could barely afford to eat.

~ T

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Counts 0-2

You ever have those days where you think you're just not gonna make it.  You want to just drop everything, get back in bed and sleep until the next morning.  Satan is throwing every curveball he has at you and you can't hit a one.  Today, I had one of these days.
But, just as that old prayer you said at the dinner table when you were five says, God is great, God is good.  Our God is bigger and stronger than any of our problems.  And Jesus endured all of our hardships and struggles.  And those curveballs?  Well, lets just say God never strikes out.

What did Jesus do for me today?
He gave me peace by reminding me He's there for me and all I have to do is turn to Him for comfort. That's a home run.