Sunday, January 22, 2006

Yesterday, Today, and FOREVER

I was listening to The Heart of Worship on PULSE this morning and heard the song, Yesterday, Today, and Forever. They had a short interview with the artist telling why she wrote the song. She had come across Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." How cool is that!!!!? No matter what we go through - good or bad or so so - Jesus NEVER changes. It was just something cool that I learned this morning and wanted to share with you all.

Now, I just need to be real (and for those of you that know me, I love to be real). I haven't been obedient lately. God totally put it on my heart to do this blog, and I have ignored him. He has been speaking a lot of things to me to share, but I havent' really felt like it. I have been going through a kind of "self-pity/selfish" stage lately. I just kept asking "why do I need to keep putting myself out there in ministry? why do I have to be a listener? Why can't I just have soemone to listen to me?" And God said, "Because that is not what I want for you right now!" Well, despite all the struggles, some super cool things have been going on. Basketball season is underway (I coach 8th girls). I have had opportunities to share the Gospel and just be a light for some pretty awesome kids. I get to spend lots of time with my dad and live a Jesus life around him as s testimony. I am youth sponsor who is blessed with working with 15-20 FABULOUS young peeps every week. I have gotten to share some amazing scripture with a friend who is going through a separation and divorce (even share some of my testimony).

Through all of this I am constantly asking God, "Why me? Why do I get to be in ministry when I am so selfish?" All I know is that God designed me to be this way. He knew me at the beginning of time. He knew that Dina C. would be a blunt, in-your-face person, he knew that my heart wants to serve him despite all the blemishes that may surface.

People, God is talking - ALL OF THE TIME. He never changes! He wants us to be like his son. and the coolest thing is that once you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you look just like Jesus in God's eyes, because you are covered in blood and made as white as can be.

Listen, I bet God is telling you something. And remember Jesus is the same YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER.