Posted on August 27, 2015
What is up everybody! Graham here today. I hope you all are having a great week and are getting excited for one of our last summer weekends. Today what I want to talk about is how focusing on serving others is way more beneficial to you than focusing on what you can gain from others. I know that may seem backwards but just stick with me here.
Jesus is the God in human form. He came down to earth as the creator of the universe. You’d think he’d be dressed as a king expecting everyone to serve him and feed him grapes and stuff like that right? Well that is what the people of his time sure thought would happen when the prophesied messiah came to earth. Well wrong. Jesus came to serve others. Others who were less than him and in reality, the whole entire world was less than him. But he didn’t care, he came to serve. He washed people’s feet, he fed them, healed the blind and sick, spent time with tax collectors and prostitutes. Jesus was not a typical man.
If we want to follow him and have eternal life with him in heaven, he calls us to do the same. Put others before ourselves. The Bible says, those who are first shall be last and those who are last shall be first. He is talking about when we get to heaved. Those who are only worried about themselves and if they are first or not, will be last after this earthly life. Did you know that you can often gain more for yourself by having the mindset of serving others. This is not something you should focus on but it works! If you are constantly seeking out what is in other people’s best interests they will notice that and more often than not it will come back to you.
Bottom line is, serve with a joyful and excited heart. That could be you spending time with your siblings, or doing community service, or cooking a meal for someone who is sick, or giving someone a ride who doesn’t have a car. The options are endless as to how you can serve others, but if you do Jesus will bless you greatly in the grand scheme of things. If you have not been tuning into my blog check out what you have missed here.
Posted on August 19, 2015
To be a light in this sinful world, you have to stay firm in what you believe. A great way to do that is to read God’s word, the Bible each and every morning. It is a great way to start of your day. He gave us the Bible so that we could learn from him and have direct access to his teachings. It is our main source for getting to know and learn more about God. If you have never even picked up a Bible before, that is okay! Try it. Just pray, “God please speak to me through your word and help me to take something away from this today, even if it is small.” Sometimes the smallest of things are the most important. A great place to start reading the Bible is in the book of Matthew which is the beginning of the four Gospels in the new testament. It is the story of Each of the four Gospels is a different account of Jesus’ life and what he did on earth.
Reading the Bible will encourage you, keep you strong in your faith and not let the world bring you down. I highly recommend you try it!
Posted on August 18, 2015
The blessings of God were not meant to be hoarded but to be shared. Have a bigger vision of life rather than bonus checks and vacation plans. Materialistic things fade. There are never Uhaul trucks at cemeteries. Do not worry about the stuff that will parish. People are what matter most. Now I am not saying, that it is wrong to enjoy the things on earth, it is not at all but your relationship with God and others are the only thing that will last after you are gone from this life.
Posted on August 18, 2015
Prayer is often over looked in todays world. If you are someone who desires to be a light for this world and share Jesus’ love and great news then you gotta be able to pray! Here is some advice and knowledge on prayer. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to pray, you are simply having a conversation with God. Throughout the Bible, Jesus prays first for himself, then those closest to him then out to everyone who believes, the world. He prayed big. Pray big! Pray for others who need it. Let your prayers go around your world. Jesus had a passion for his Father’s glory. He prayed that everything he did would glorify God. Pray that God will shine through you so that other people will see Him in your lives. Live as though you are living for Gods reputation because you are.Most of us our more concerned with our glory more than God’s. Be more concerned with Gods reputation than your own. When you really know him, you want people to see God as he is. Read More
Posted on August 16, 2015
Welcome to my new blog! This is a place on the web where people can come to feel encouraged and uplifted! I want to help people become lights that this world needs! I am a follower of Jesus Christ and will be sharing with you many of my life experiences and his teachings and his love through this site. Whether you are a Christian or not, that is okay, this blog is still for you. You will find it encouraging I promise you that.
Please check back in soon for more posts and encouraging words and messages. You all are awesome!