When I read this, I knew I just had to re-post it because its so true

Pastor/church leader…you have GOT to get healthy…emotionally, physically and spiritually. I will say that the overwhelming reason that many churches are not healthy is that the leaders in the church are not healthy. What are some signs that you are not healthy?

#1 – You cannot remember the last time you clearly heard the Word of God speak to you about an issue in your own life.

#2 – You no longer use the Bible to learn more about Jesus and hear His voice…you are simply using it to find your next sermon.

#3 – You actually begin to hate and despise the people in your church (who, by the way, are the very people you are called to love!)

#4 – You spend more time on the cell phone and computer when you are at home than you do with your own family.

#5 – You are so obsessed with pleasing people and putting out fires that listening to God and doing what He says is no longer the goal of your life and ministry.

#6 – You often dream of being in another church…thinking that if you were somewhere else you would have no problems.

#7 – You are spending time building up people of the opposite sex and having intimate conversations with them that SHOULD be taking place with your spouse.

#8 – You are often overwhelmed with feelings of intense sadness and you don’t know why.

#9 – You can’t sleep.

#10 – You keep telling yourself (and your family) that one day everything is going to slow down.

I could go on and on…but seriously…if any of these stuck out to you then PLEASE, do whatever it takes to get healthy. Call a friend, get a counselor…take a day to just get away from your normal routine and spend time with the Lord.

The church needs devoted, passionate and HEALTHY leaders!

So I just turned 24 not long ago and yes I do feel old now, people are saying once you hit 25 you're no longer a youth. Had an awesome time hanging out with my mates that came and the gifts that I got which I would post when I get the time, some are pretty cute :)

Have you ever had a day where you felt that 'wow today is the day that everything is going well and it seems you have accomplished a lot?' I was feeling like that today hearing a transformation and change from my sheep, getting revelations while I was imparting to people, meeting old friends and what really made my day today (besides hanging out with my cheeky babe) was as we were walking along Surfers Paradise, Angela and I saw this dude in the middle of Cavill Avenue preaching the gospel for 1 hour without a care of the people who were mocking him and making fun of Jesus and Christianity, I had an opportunity to talk to the people who were giving out tracts and it's amazing to see kids as young as 6 handing out tracts to people in the middle of Surfers from 7-10pm! I was flabbergasted to find out that everyone that was doing this are from different churches and their heart was to just win the lost.. wow! Made good connections with a youth leader who was only 19 (can learn a lot from him) and even a griffith uni student who was interested in prayer meetings in Uni.

I don't know, its exciting and encouraging to see people from different churches, different backgrounds, different culture doing this every Friday and Saturday in the heart of Surfers Paradise, the place where people get drunk and party like no tomorrow... wow! Talk about community! I was thinking of joining them every Saturday for at least an hour if I can, so if anyone is interested, let me know and we can join them every Saturday or every fortnight :)

Revival is coming, I can feel it!
I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord
I've been waiting for this moment, all my life, Oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord, Oh Lord

We all are affected by the recent events that are affected in the great country of Japan. It is crazy having the flood in QLD, earthquake in NZ and now the tsunami in Japan, lets not forget the earthquake in Chile, Haiti and the Tsunami in 2004. At the moment I feel helpless, what can I do? I would love to go there right now and help with the relief or even be in the search and rescue teams. How I wish I was there. However today God just brought me to a wonderful group of people by chance who are planning to do some fund raising for Japan by selling Asian BBQ food and giving out temporary tattoo. If you are interested please do come by Griffith University next week Thursday and Friday to help raise some funds for the people in Japan. If you are not on the Gold Coast then I'm sure there are organisations in your country like the Red Cross that are helping right now. It's the least we could do....keep praying for Japan.

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but to see to it you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains." [Matt 24:6-8 NIV]
So Semester 1 has officialy started and I'm on my second week of Uni and am feeling the stress. It was a blessing that my parents had saved some money for me to do my masters but I have to fork out the rest of the cash for myself for rent, food and petrol. It has been challenging at the moment trying to save every cent when you have to pay the crazy amount of bills that I get in my mail every week (oh and did I mention fines?) :( I have some money saved up from work last year but I rather not use all that savings, petrol prices has gone up and I still don't have a job. It's hard to try and not worry about these things, I used to be a person to not worry about money but seems like the transition from working to being a student again is a huge change and challenge for me.

I felt that my life has been a chaotic mess for the past weeks, and in my own head I was thinking that I was a mess but God always in His perfect timing delivered a message I needed to hear at the right time....
Thank God for a powerful preaching by Ps Lance on chaos and order

  • If we do not change then there will be no change in our life
  • If God can make the world into order (in Genesis when the earth was formless and empty) then God can turn my life to order.
  • His the author of our life.
  • God: the redeemer from Chaos
  • Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed everyday 2 cor 4:16

No, everything is not ok, this journey is still on going and tough but I believe that in time everything is going to be ok. I want to know your heart God

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