Sunday, June 29, 2008

I'm Back.....again

Ok, I've said it before, but here we go again.....I'm back.

I've neglected my blog for too long, but I have undergone a mini-revival (is there such a thing?) of sorts, and this blog is one of the things that I really feel impressed on by the Lord to update and get into gear with.

This post will be short, and to the point.

I have been neglecting the call that God has placed on my life. Now don't get me wrong. I have been preaching, and studying, and praying, etc, etc, etc. But I have also let to much "stuff" get in the way of the calling that God has placed on me.
I have come to the conclusion that I have adopted more of a "westernized" view of christianity and that a biblical view of christianity is needed.

I have just read three books that have impacted my head, my heart and my life. They are, in no particular order:

Secret Believers by Brother Andrew

secret believers

Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Crazy Love


The Beautiful Fight by Gary Thomas (thanks to my wife Deena for directing me to this wonderful, life changing book!)

The Beautiful Fight

All I can say is that if you don't want to change your life, if you're happy with the status quo of your walk with the Lord, if you are comfortable right where you are, then DON'T READ THESE BOOKS!!!

But, if you feel like something is missing, and that God is calling you to something deeper, something radical, something life changing, then READ THESE BOOKS!!!

I really cannot put into words the change that these books, (along with the word of God and time in prayer), have made in my life. I am fired up. I am ready to go. I am ready to lay my life down, and pick up the cross.

I invite you to come and join me.

Please keep me and the church I pastor in your prayers. I beleive that God is at work and on the move in our little church.

I plan on blogging three times each week....Friday, Saturday & Sunday. More if it is possible. If you are a reader, drop me a line. Leave a comment. Email me. Let me know if these ramblings of a 50 year old pony-tailed pastor are worth reading.

Above all, live for Jesus.

By grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

Pastor Dave