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Find a way to do Kingdom stuff every day (sharing the Gospel, praying with people, interceding for the lost people in your life, etc.). It will bring Joy to the heart of Jesus! Even little things are significant…

“His Master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your Master’s happiness!'” (Matthew 25:23)

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Divine focus. Everyone I admire had/has it. The ability to stay focused on Jesus and the Kingdom, and to keep these as their priorities, in the midst of many trials and distractions.


“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)

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Want God to take the ORDINARY WATER of your life
and transform it into GLORIOUS WINE?
“Do whatever He tells you.” (John 2:5)

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One of the simplest, most profound, most transforming revelations I have received in my life is that I am never alone, and that because of this, I can have no secrets.

It makes a huge difference when you’re thinking you might do something like look at porn in “secret” or formulate a lie in your mind in “secret”, if you are also aware that at that same moment, the eternal, omniscient, Living God who created you and bled for you is with you and aware of absolutely EVERYTHING.  The idea of “getting away with it” becomes hilarious foolishness, as your plans are revealed and consumed by the Light of His Presence.

And when you finally, really “get it” — when it really sinks in that deception is not an option — then an incredible weight is lifted off of you — and you begin to experience true, lasting peace and rest, as that scheming, lying part of you realizes it has nowhere to go…and just dies…even as something else glorious begins to flow in and take its place.

And I believe that as you enter into this reality with your whole heart — as you really walk in “the fear of the Lord”, then God begins to reveal to you the deep things of His own heart…

“The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him,”
(Psalm 25:14)

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We all have this desire in us (put there by the Holy Spirit) to adventure with God.  To lay down our lives and run to the battle and spend our time and energy making a real, eternal difference in the lives of our fellow humans, for the glory of God — to “go into all the world and make disciples.”

So here’s the deal:  It will never be easier for you to take risks for God and his Kingdom than RIGHT NOW.  This is ESPECIALLY true for single 20-somethings.  You may think that later, somehow, things in your life will be more conducive to serving and adventuring with God.  But the longer you live, the more likely it is that you will invest your heart in the things of this world.  And as you do this, you will feel like you have more and more to lose by running after Jesus.  It will seem like you have fewer and fewer options.

You will NEVER have fewer hindrances (in the natural) to adventuring with the Holy Spirit than RIGHT NOW!!!

So go for it.  When you look back from Eternity, you will be INFINITELY more happy with this choice!

“The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.” (Matthew 13:22-23)

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Music is not something that God created.  It is not primarily a construct or experience or entity He came up with so that our lives and worship experiences would be more delightful or enhanced or anointed.

But rather, true Music is an uncreated reality that has flowed from the heart of the Trinity for itself since eternity past.  It is and always has been, first and foremost, a unique and organically Divine manifestation and passionate expression of love and adoration from the Father to the Son and to the Spirit, and from the Son to the Father and to the Spirit, and from the Spirit to the Father and to the Son.

And when God created Creation, He included aspects (shadows and types) of this original glorious music in those things He created — and most powerfully and importantly, He included it in us.  And that is why music — any kind of music — in one way or another, is so powerful.

But by far the most powerful experience is when we surrender our instruments (especially our hearts!) to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to express His Music through us.  For when we do this, it is not just a type or shadow or echo or created ability that is pouring forth worship to the Father and to the Son (although even that can be wonderful, and is truly appreciated) — but rather it is an uncreated, glorious, infinite flow of eternal adoration that flows from the very heart of God.

“For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.  To Him be the glory forever!  Amen.”   (Romans 11:36)