Saturday, January 24, 2009

Are you willing to stand up and be hated?

David and Goliath!

Gianna and Goliath?

I've struggled to come up with a title for this blog entry that would entice men to watch this two part video on YouTube.  It runs 16 minutes total.  Gianna Jessen is an abortion survivor and she faces living life for Christ like David facing Goliath.  She stands strong for Christ like few men I have met and few I've heard of outside of scripture.

Men...if you mustered the courage to stick it through both parts of the video.  How are you challenged and what will you DO with Gianna's challenge?  Abortion is certainly an atrocity that we need to PRAY against and educate the world about.

...but more to the point of our lives as believers - Are you willing to stand up and be hated for Christ by delivering his truth unwaveringly and with great love, passion and compassion?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Struggling with prayer

I have been having a hard time with "prayer".

Very distracted and not connecting...simply just not praying.  I wake up at 4:30 this morning feeling that God was telling me to get up and pray.

Of usual fashion I thought "I'll check my email first".  In my inbox is a YouTube video subscription update.  I notice a John Piper video on prayer of all things:

It is time for me to pray...right here, right now.  Pray for me and my simple dedication to talking to our God in Heaven.  Thanks.