Sunday, November 11, 2012

Teddy Bear or Church Steeple? the choice is yours

  This post today is going to be all over the map...  Get ready to laugh and learn with me as i delve into the depths of personal experience and God's influence in my life...  but first something to just make you laugh and play over and over...  BUT promise me that you continue to read my blog post AFTER you have finished watching this video...  I know you and i know you are going to watch this video AT LEAST 2 or more times so PLEASE promise me that it won't steal my thunder :)

   Ok well to be honest with you I have been perplexed absolutely at wits end with some of the latest happenings, posts on facebook, and distraught hatred and lack of hope and trust in God since the events of a presupposed election that didn't go the way many  Bible Reading people assumed it might...   I say Bible READING for a purpose...  not that doubts haven't entered the mind of myself and other Christians BUT lets turn those Bible Readers into Bible Believers...  GOD HAS THIS....  Think about it...

      What if God wants the "CHURCH" to be shaken....   When I say the "CHURCH" I mean the presupposed church that most think of when I say CHURCH.. Those people that make a habit of going to church on Sunday and think that by inviting friends to Church that will be enough....  

    That's, not enough....  REALLY ITS NOT...

Haven't you learned anything from those stuffed teddy bears that may yet adorn your bedroom...  and if they don't get some for you just might need to learn you are in a better place if you never outgrow that childhood bonding of love, security, and friendship...  You don't get it ?  well ponder the face of a poor,sick, or elderly individuals face when you share time with them....  Do you think you loved that teddy bear because of its construction, how evenly the eyes were placed, was the interior of your teddy bear fiberfill or down?,  all these things didn't matter so much as to the fact that your constructed companion was there with you....  To Laugh with, cry with, squeezable, with you through situations you may not ever want to discuss....   So when People need a "TEDDY BEAR" don't hand them a Church steeple"

How did I get to this point...  I know trying to figure my mind out can be a little confusing at times but hang on I am going to get this mental picture i have out to you...   

                                 I think the reason some have felt despair was because specifically certain churchgoers have lost sight of the relational functionality God intended for them...  Our direction is not to worry about our life, financial security, home, wealth, money, and materialistic well being... don't lose sight of God's calling.. 

Luke 4:18-19

King James Version (KJV)

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

First I am going to stop on these couple of verses... I used to read this verse but today i was just struck with new discernment through a fellow christian brother.. It is even more relational than I once thought... Do you understand verse 19???  the acceptable year of the Lord... a reference to the year of jubilee....   ok so if you are not familiar with the year of jubilee I will give you a brief description:

Year of Jubilee: a year of emancipation and restoration provided by ancient Hebrew law to be kept every 50 years by the emancipation of Hebrew slaves, restoration of alienated lands to their former owners, and omission of all cultivation of the land

   God is sooo relational....  here is another passage...

Matthew 28:18-20

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of[a] all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember,[b] I am with you always,[c] to the end of the age.”

And this passage:

James 1:27

New International Version (NIV)

27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

I have found in my personal experience with my Jesus Christ when I make it relational and look to fulfilling the calling our God has placed upon us that true freedom, joy, and less fear is there to make me distraught..  

So please make Philippians 4:6,7 so real and Do not be anxious ....  

Our life is not about feel good sundays for personal fulfillment while stifling the Spirit led life of interacting socially, and spiritually with ACTUAL PEOPLE that cross your path...  

I urge you to start giving yourself your resources and anything that isn't nailed down for what is yours anyways... REALLY...  is everything you are looking at in your room or wherever you are right now... truly YOURS???  

Everything you have been given is from God... everything...

So try redistributing it...  ha ha ha ...  seriously I am a warehouse guy.. I am sooo laughing right now because I know which I speak of...  Not only is my job distribution but I am currently asking God to make me a distributor or halfway house of all the inventory I have personally..

  Example...  now i give you these intimate examples not for accolades and atta boys..  I found just recently that maybe my life is supposed to be a real example upon display to encourage and get others FIRED UP showing them a real world application of CHRISTIANITY outside of the four walls on Sunday...

What you see here is a boy and his surfboard.... wait did i say his.... nope not in my possession very soon for there is an amazing guy "Nick" I had the opportunity to meet who I will soon be able to give it to so that relationally we will bond through God, surfing, and friendship..   Oh yess those people that don't understand come out of the woodwork quickly with responses such as "WHAT?????" you just spent lots of money why don't you sell it and then you could take care of personal issues or YOu worked hard  its not a sin to enjoy nice things ....  REALLY PLEASE......  I am telling yo right now I know God makes it personally really clear LIFE ISN'T ABOUT THINGS AND BEAUTIFUL CHURCH STRUCTURES....  You find just how personal a relationship with God is when you take up HIS mission to Disciple others in Love and real relational transparency... 

Pour yourself out let God fill you to pour out again...  BE CRAZY maniacal for the Messiah...  Its about the kingdom not OUR personal fun...  

I must express just how real you can make this and when you do I promise you God will reveal himself to you in ways that you will never imagine... NEVER EVER....

  Recently I thought about this quote from the book "crazy love" as I added it to my instagram photos ....  I thought hmmm how could i make this statement REAL in my life...  Well I called up my ex wife and asked her literally if I could INCREASE my child support per month... Also God brought another instance of adopting an family..  This is to be anonymous but realizing God might just have me show others the REAL world application of taking Him at His word and freely LOVE others...  There are many sick and oppressed that are waiting for JUBILEE...   And just to let you know I am not asking for any of you to think of me in any way that would "lift me up"  IT IS GODS all of it I AM GODS as well and HE is POURING HIMSELF out through me....  SO LOOK UP... Look to HIM the author and King of Everything

You want to find PEACE and Freedom .....   Cling to God and NOTHING ELSE...   

OK time for another happy feely WAIT FOR IT .... WAIT FOR IT......

God loves relationships soooo much He calls us His Bride.... The Church... "the body of believers"  


This picture is of a past family torn by divorce but just to show you more transparency about me...  

But the picture is to represent the beauty of the marriage and intimacy God designed as so beautiful...  so wonderfully amazing that God took us as HIS Bride...  Are you devoted as HIS bride...  or are you like me before God truly captured my Spiritual soul..Before God became real  I was very self devoted, self preoccupied, and a Bible toting man that needed God's Divine breaking of MY WILL ....   

One of the best years of my life I can HONESTLY say is the year that the God used the following events to Bring MY STUBBORN BEHIND back to truth and freedom in Christ...  

Mind you this happened in a little over a years time :

Back spasms unable to walk, Infidelity of my wife on a dating site unknown to me, Cancer found in my upper lip, wife divorced after moving her to Mississippi, friend taken to heaven by drunk driving accident, donated my house to bank, my cat died (long time pet see picture below) and gave the rest of my animals to shelter, moved into an apartment.

so you ask how that can be good????  Don't get me wrong... I cried huge and my selfish will was not easily broken BUT when it was it was soooooo beautifully sweet.... God showed me that I was HIS and I was Valuable to Him and His kingdom enough to Brake my Stubborn Self Will and through that I am saved not by my works of righteousness but by Jesus death on the cross and now I have the blessed opportunity to serve my Lord...  SELAH

Do you realize when you focus on the KINGDOM of Jesus all that matters is how YOU and I can be used for HIS GLORY...  

Lets Focus on the Hope of the Future while dying to our fleshly selfish desires to SERVE THE KING...  for comfort look at these verses 

Revelation 7:9-12

          9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.10 And they cried out in a loud voice:
“Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.”
11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,12 saying:
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.

Do you realize what this is going to be like ?????  No we cant completely fathom the amazing spectacle but here is a possible glimpse


Let God Show you HOW to make it your business to do HIS WILL...  you will find peace and comfort in HIS calling and focus on the HOPE of the Kingdom that is to come ..... LOVE TO ALL 

and please part of the relational interaction is simply commenting to me that you are here reading this blog so i can have the blessed opportunity to pray for you and love you as well ...  don't be shy... 



  1. I have to say mr Timothy, that every time I read your posts, they touch me so deeply..You share with us snippets of your life that make us (your blog readers) feel like we know you more and more each time we read what you share with us. And I agree about the church topic..what's going to church every Sunday but not living out the bible throughout the week. It's not going to church that makes us a better Christian. It's living out what God's word teaches..And it is so encouraging to read how God took you out of all those hard times and trials and brought you into His light again where you can smile and laugh and how you learned so much through it. I want to thank you again for such a thought felt post you shared with us today. I never tire of reading what the Lord has laid on your heart to share with us!

    And I have to say, that little video you first shared with us got a laugh out of me! haha!

  2. Rachel, you have no idea just how vital your comment was tonight for me... I was in deep prayer that I could convey God through my life as He justly deserved... Your comment literally was an answer to continue my posts ... And that video did it's job :) thanks again for encouragements and support.. It means alot... Humbled and praying God uses me

  3. Mr timothy, your posts are quite a blessing. I wish others could enjoy our morning conversations on our way to work. I have watched you grow from a place where I thought I was more rightous than you, seeing you go through your trials as though you must have been a worse sinner than myself, to a place where I find myself puting you on a pedastal. You are a wondeful man that will change the world. Love you brother.

  4. Troy, I have valued your friendship and beautiful giving heart to transport me without hesitation and the conversation has blessed my heart in ways type fails to express as the magnitude of our friendship has increased immensely through crazy incidents that bonded us because we both witnessed them and Gods hand in the outcome... your life has more honest emotion and brotherly love and is going to spill over as God uses you in His perfect orchestrated plans... Blessed to be your friend and have this time that our paths cross... Timothy