Category Archives: Purpose

Are You Seeking God’s Best for Your Life?

I’ve mellowed out a lot. In the old days I’d be quick to tell people they were going to Hell if I didn’t like what they were doing. It didn’t even matter if it was sinful or had anything to do with salvation. Sure, in the church I grew up in, we were taught the plan of salvation and that people only miss Heaven by not accepting Christ’s gift, but we were also heavily indoctrinated with the idea that people were lost because they didn’t adhere to our specific legalistic standards. That was wrong.

There’s a different way of looking at things.

Is what you’re doing bringing you closer to God?

Now, if you’re saved/born again, Heaven and Hell are not the issue, but God’s blessing and will for your life are. So, no matter where you are in life, you should constantly be asking yourself if your actions and behaviors bring you closer to God, push you further from God, or just leave you hanging in the middle of nothing. You should always be striving to reach the greatness that God has planned for you.

Is the relationship you’re in bringing you closer to Him?

Does living with someone instead of marrying them bring you closer to Him?

Is the job you’re in the one God really wants you in?

Are you going to the church where you feel God wants you to be?

What about the books you read, tv and movies you watch, and music you listen to?

Your hobbies?

At every step in life, ask yourself and ask God, is this the right place? Is God blessing this?

Praying on a Different Frequency

Prayer is important, but don’t just get settled into only one way or place for prayer. Get comfortable talking to God anywhere.

My boys, for instance, thought it would be cool to say their nightime prayers through walkie talkies.

You might be wondering if God can pick up our frequency? Don’t worry. Of course He can. He invented it, didn’t he?

Dead People in Church

I’ve been in Portland, Oregon for the World Domination Summit 2012 this week and have entered into some interesting conversations with Christians from all over the world. One of the most simple, yet profound comments I’ve heard all week centers on how we tend to blindly follow tradition in our church practices.

My new friend James from Nashville remarked that “church has to be more than just doing what dead people did”.

It’s true, and that’s what we’re trying to do at The Pilgrimage.