Its hard to believe its already been a week since TEC 129 started! As I reflect back on the amazingness of TEC 129 I want to share with y’all a few of the wonderous things that God revealed to me. Without further ado, here are some pearls of wisdom from the Most High Himself (and the people He spoke through on TEC):
“God will take you as deep as you want to go…but don’t cry out that you don’t know how to swim when the water reaches your nose” – Cory
As the deep cries out to deep, we sing, come Lord Jesus, come…
“So faith, hope, and love remain, these three, and the greatest of these is love…because God is love. The greatest of these is God, He always remains” – Deacon Steve
Because Jesus was God, Jesus’ death was infinitely harder. He didn’t have to do it, He could have walked away, flown out of the Garden of Gethsemane. How sad Jesus must have been to see and watch His friend, Judas, betray Him, to watch Peter deny Him. His agonies make His death that much more difficult, and therefore infinitely full of love.
How many miracles have come from the love of Jesus? And when did they come? AFTER His horrific death. Joy, miracles, conversions, love, peace come…after deaths, after we die to the things that keep us from Him. Let us die with joy, if only for the hope of rising to Easter morning.
Jesus, Lord of Heaven, Your love has no bounds, Your love has NO bounds.
Heaven starts NOW, not after we die. After we die we will have the fullness of heaven, but we get glimpses of heaven while we are on earth…they motivate us and give us reason to live for eternal life with Jesus.
“Forgive and forget isn’t Christian” – Father…the scars are there. Forgive? Yes. Forget? No. Move on, but don’t forget, those scars make us who we are, they unite us with Christ’s suffering, they make us beautiful. When Jesus rose from the dead His scars remained with Him. Thomas doubted and believed because he saw Jesus’ scars; may our scars bring others to believe in Christ. May the survival of our scars witness to His love. Unite your scars to His, His brought life, mercy, peace, miracles. May ours do the same.
Jesus was stripped of all that He had, stripped of His garments so that He would leave this world the same way that Adam came into it: out of love alone.
Holy Trinity, draw my heart to You. Love’s not easy, but its worth it. Love won’t let you hide…God is love, God won’t let you hide.
Jesus, You’re all this heart is living for. Open the flood gates of Heaven, You are all I’m living for. Let it rain, You are all this heart is living for.
Catholics are in the process of being saved…it is a process that involves sacrifice. Jesus did it to show us how.
Your blood runs in my veins, my heart burns with Your grace. I’m alive in You and You live in me, hope of glory.
“God made you first, He’s totally got dibbs” – Josh
The Bible = infinite notifications, which are way better than facebook notifications.
In God’s professional opinion, you are worth dying for.
Jesus, You’re all this heart is living for. Lord, take my heart, absorb it into Yours, make Your love my love, Your words my words. Everything I am is for Your glory. AMEN.
Go on TEC. TEC hasn’t just changed my life, it changes my life, every moment of every day. http://www.rockymountaintec.net/