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Changes 01/26/2010

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“You are everything I want, cause You’re everything I’m not” -Taking Back Sunday

“Will you remember me, because I know I won’t forget you” – Simple Plan

2 lines in different songs, but if you take it out of the context of it being from mainstream non-christian music, and put it into the context of Christianity, it’s crazy how these lines can mean much more than they’re supposed to. Instead of “girl, babe, baby, etc. if you substitute those for God or Jesus, some songs would be awesome songs of worship. Just a thought.

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Anyways, spring semester has started, and so far my classes seem alright. The professors seem awesome, and apparently I have a evangelical devout Catholic teaching my sociology class… Will be very interesting. My music teacher’s last name is McCool, and yes he seems pretty “cool.”

So lately I feel that God’s telling me to share His love with my friends who have strayed away from Him. I know they have because I have been friends with them for a while, and trying to help them on their journey back to the Lord. I shared this video with some last night : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhX7m3rF20c [The Fire by Nate Pfeil.] It’s intense stuff that left a couple of my friends in shock. It’s time for them to make changes, changes in their lifestyles, changes in their homes, changes with the friends they hang out with, and most importantly changes in their spiritual life. The time is now, and not later. Just as Obama said, “Change[s] we can believe in” and “Yes [you] Can!”

As stated above, music plays a huge part in my life. I listen to music everyday, and I don’t think I’ll be able to go through a whole day without music. Either playing it on the radio, on my phone, or just picking up a guitar and playing a song I know, or even just singing it when I’m all alone. Music is great!

“You say you love me, you love me again but if you love me- where have you been?” – Reel Big Fish

Where have we been? We tell God we love him, but then the very next day we sin and do things that don’t glorify Him. But the amazing thing is that He still loves us… no matter what. We are all his children.

I’ll admit, my life hasn’t been perfect. It’s been a rough life, dealing with obstacles that I hope that I won’t ever encounter again. I’ve made mistakes, made poor choices, but remembering and realizing that Jesus still loves me brought me hope to be able to finally let these past decisions go.

I hope you will be able to read this… It’s quite a hefty read, but it’s really good.

http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Ab4hVeBeoDUxZGZrdjNnOThfMmY1NXd3Z3My&hl=en

Thanks Lisa and Jenn for that email. Quite an eye-opener.

And if you read this, and you’re not part of the KPCR church, I would like to invite you to the renewal gathering being held at our church this Friday at 7:30. If you need the church address or directions, email me at nicklee24@gmail.com.

Have a blessed day 🙂

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Finger of God 01/24/2010

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Not much to say, just watch these videos… amazing crucial stuff going on.

thats part 1, watch part 2,3,4 etc. should be 10 parts?

enjoy.

(double click the video to open it up on a separate tab//window)

Marvelous Comrades 01/23/2010

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I’ve decided I’m truly going to attempt to write a blog everyday, or if I cannot accomplish it everyday, catch up on the previous days that I’ve missed. 😀

What a day… who knew that on a Friday that many of the youth would sacrifice their Friday nights with their friends and come to church instead and worship the Lord. In my high school years, honestly, I would have rather gone out and hung out with friends rather then spend my crucial Friday night at church. After all, I really only had 2 days to enjoy being off school, because Sundays were family days, and church day. I can’t believe how much of a fool I was in high school.

After Friday night service, we decided to go to IHOP, and dine with each other and enjoy our company. While there, I have to admit we had the best waitress because she made John Shin, Khoi, and Moose all blush, and make their situations more awkward. I’ve never seen them so embarrassed. It was a great time of fellowship among the leaders, and the two youth who accompanied us.

I have come to realize the love that is so prevalent in our church. The love that the leaders have for the youth, and the love the youth have for the leaders. Everyone seems to get along in perfect harmony. Pastor Wellington’s comment about us needing to be Marvelous Comrades is really being put into play. We are Marvelous Comrades. It really makes it easier for newcomers to be able to transition into our youth, because they are so extremely welcomed by the leaders and the kids. I know this for a fact because the first day I came to KPCR, I was greeted by literally the whole youth group, and got the know the entire youth group before the day ended. I already felt like I belonged, and I felt that something great were to happen if I stayed here. So I did. One of the greatest decisions I’ve made. 🙂

There’s so much more I want to write about, but it’s 2 AM, and I need to sleep. I’ll continue on later.

1/21/2010 (Includes 1/19,1/20) 01/22/2010

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Welcome!! If you’re reading this, I hope you enjoy my blog! I have decided to make a blog where I can write about experiences, good and bad, to keep a record, and to help me stay organized. 🙂

So one of my new years resolutions was to create a blog, expressing and sharing my thoughts and memories with myself, and those who choose to read this. I decided that waiting 20 days to start this resolution was too long, thus, here I am, with my very own blog.

Since the beginning of the new year, I’ve felt some huge changes in my life, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I know that God is going to do something amazing this year, and I am so eager to find out what He’s going to do.

God has been so good to me, but I have been so ignorant that I oversaw all the wondrous surprises that He has set before me. I have regretted making haste of these wonders, and living my life how I see it, when I should have been striving myself to live a life how He wanted me to live it. He’s given me so many leaders, mentors, and Pastors who genuinely care about my spiritual life, and I have really come to appreciate it.

On Tuesday, 1/19/2010, during the prayer meeting held weekly at our church, while being prayed for, the spirit just overwhelmed me, and my body couldn’t maintain itself, so apparently I got knocked out because of the presence of God was just all around me. I have never manifested, or have experienced anything like this before. But during this time, I had a vision, but it was a extremely vivid vision, like I was there. In this vision, I saw my Savior, Jesus Christ. However, I didn’t see Him the way many people dream of seeing Him. Sitting upon His throne, glistening with light, and looking majestic. I saw a vast desert area, and when I turned around, I saw Jesus on the cross, looking straight at me, and He smiled. I dropped to the ground and started to cry. He said something like this to me. “My son, do you see how much I love you? I loved before you were even born. I loved you so much that I gave up my own life, in order to save you from your sins. I love you.” I then woke up, and I started to cry and laugh at the same time.

Oh man, the things He does to bring us back to Him. That night, I read the word, shared this experience with some close friends of mine, who are now starting to see that God is doing marvelous things in the world today, and prayed. I prayed, and prayed, and prayed.

After this day, I’ve felt rejuvenated, like a new inner-me was released and was running wild. The following night, we had another huge breakthrough, and watching the video about those amazing miracles and the willingness and humility shown by those people who went out and prayed for random people depending on what they received from God made me realize that I have to strive to bring my friends who are non-believers to Christ.

I love how God does so many HUGE things in such small ways. I really cannot wait for what this year will bring, and the joy and adventure I’ll experience this year!! 😀