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BLOG RESURRECTION II

So this “BLOG RESURRECTION II” was not my New Year’s resolution. So, maybe it will stick? We’ll see. But I do have a lot of things to keep you (whoever “you” may be) updated on. My life is about to be pretty different than it has been recently thus I feel the need for this second installment of the BLOG RESURRECTION.

So, right now it is 8:05am. I have been up for about an hour and have had one cup of coffee. Feeling really good about today already. Tonight is Rush Hour and FUEL at LifePoint Church and I can’t wait to see all the kids that show up. I pray that the Lord would draw a ton of them to Himself tonight. That would be cool. I believe it will happen.

SO YEA. I’ll be talking to you soon.

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The Artist’s Life

“Are you a born writer? Were you put on the Earth to be painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action.

Do it or don’t do it.

It may help you to think of it this way. If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don’t do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet.

You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along its path back to God.

Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. Its a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”

from The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

As of about 3 weeks ago I started this fresh new way to do my quiet time that helps keep me and my closest bros accountable to getting in the Word. Here’s a few scenarios that show how it works.

I wake up in the morning. Grab my Bible (or hit up this place) and flip to the selected chapter of the day (today was Galatians 5. Yesterday was Galatians 4. Tomorrow is Galatians 6. You get it). I read the chapter and pick out certain verses that resonate with me and really speak to me. Then I grab my phone and start a new text message to my four close accountability dudes. In the text message (or 2 or 3) I will respond to the text with something like…

“I love Galations 5:1. We should be so thankful for the freedom that we have in our Lord Jesus Christ. He has redeemed us out from under the law that we could experience true and abundant life by His Spirit. I also love Galatians 5:16. This verse should encourage us to seek the Spirit in order for us to be able to deny the desires of ourselves and accept the desires of our Father. Let’s make sure we do that today. Say YES to our Father and NO to ourselves.”

The format is to just pick out a few key verses and tell why they speak to you, and then have a short challenge at the end of the text message for each person to impliment into their life that day.

Another scenario… I wake up late for work. I have to hurry and shower and get ready and get out the door (notice the quiet time skippage). I get 4 texts on the way to work from the guys with their key verses and challenges for the day. I obviously cannot forget to do my quiet time because I have been confronted with the fact that my 4 accountability dudes have already done theirs and I am the only person that has not. BUT say I am stubborn or ridiculously busy and go on without spending time in the Word… I should get a text from one or more of the guys shortly after lunch or sometime in the afternoon asking me why I did not send my verses.

An accountability factor is huge sometimes when it comes to doing a quiet time. Sometimes its just easy to justify not spending time with a God you cannot see. I have found that taking necessary steps (i.e. text message devotional) is a tremendous push to get you into the Word and spending time with your Saviour. I sometimes ask myself when I just don’t feel like reading or praying.. “Scott, how many times do you get up in the morning and read the Word and pour your heart to your God and still wish you were laying in bed?”

The obvious answer is never.

Time with our Saviour is priceless.

Summer Update #1

I know I said I would try to update this thing a few times a week, but I have totally been forgetting/extremely busy. For all you older people with “real” jobs out there this is going to sound lame.. but working full time, like the real deal 8-5 5 day a week thing is hard! Geez, I feel like I work all the time, but I love it. For one it is keeping me busy and definitely plugging me further and further into our church. Also, I have been loving waking up at 7 o’clock and enjoying a nice long day instead of waking up at 12 or 1 and only seeing part of it. It’s like I am living twice as long! So its kind of late now and I am going to head to bed, but I am going to outline a few things that I want to write about this week. Hopefully me doing this will keep me accountable to do it.

They are: text message devotional, “I See The Poor”, the morning of 6-7-09, journaling, Camp Whatever 09, and A day in the life of Scott Mills (hopefully complete with a time warped video of my day).

xoxo

That Time of Year

Graduation is in the air! Which for me means absolutely nothing at all as far as academia goes, BUT means a great deal as far as my job at LifePoint goes. This Sunday is Senior Recognition Sunday where we recognize all the graduating seniors in front of our church family during our Sunday worship times. The exciting part for me is that I will be leading our Worship in the Auditorium in the 9 o’clock and 10:45 hours. If you are having deja vu right now it may be because of this post.

I loved it last year and I am sure I will love it even more this year! Can’t wait until Sunday!

Lurv.

Today I Am…

-wondering when I will get my driver’s lisence back.

-reading A Little Exercise for Young Theologians.

-singing.

-eating at Toots (duh, it’s Wednesday!)

-writing thank you notes.

-leading students in worship here.

-playing Halo 3 on XBOX live with Canaan.

-sleeping.

Blog Resurrection

Exciting times are coming! I am about to start my summer adventure of working full time at LifePoint Church! Many of you reading this know about this because of the support letter that I sent out to you. For those of you who don’t know what’s up I will give you a quick run down.

-I have been given an opportunity to work full time with the LifePoint Students Ministry team this summer.

-I will still continue to lead worship for our student services throughout the summer, but instead of working part time in the offices I will work full time.

-I am already bent of working my butt off this summer and believing on God for him to do some BIG DADDY things in my life. I want to be a sponge this summer as I soak up everything I can from my pastor and the rest of the all stars here at LifePoint.

So as far as the title of this post goes… I will be resurrecting this blog so that you all can keep up with me on this journey. I am going to post a schedule very soon that will outline different things I will write about each day. Please check back regularly so you can know what is going on in my life and how to pray for me. I can promise you this: you will not be dissapointed!

Love.