I don’t know about you, but there is something awesome that takes place when we embrace a lifestyle that causes us to lean completely on the wall of faith in our Heavenly Father. I am glad that my trust is in the Creator of the heavens and the earth, therefore we should have no fear for whatever comes our way. Hebrews 11:6
God always provides above and beyond when we choose to refrain from choices based on self preservation. Meaning the choices based on our own framing of understanding or drawing from our own personal well of relationships or opportunities that make up our sphere of influence. Though by the grace of God and His goodness, God will always provide and take care of those who earnestly seek His face (No matter what). As for myself I want so badly to be in God’s presence and “perfect will” for my life, that I simply will not settle for ” the whatever”. I have come to one conclusion in navigating big decisions that are life changing.
“The currency of God’s Kingdom is prayer” !
Every time God is leading me to make a drastic change, I get a strong sense of excitement and vision to accomplish whatever it is that I am moving towards. It is usually something that I wasn’t expecting or the very last thing that I thought I’d be doing. But the gifts God has already given me will always be implemented. If you are like me and feeling that you are in one of those seasons observing a plethora of choices. I would encourage you to pray and fast until you have a clear vision or a strong sense of peace with wherever or whatever God is leading you towards. Do not settle for 2nd best. If you find yourself without choices and see a drastic change on the horizon. I would encourage you to go back over all of the times that God has provided for you, and how He has equipped you with various ministry gifts. Now you just have to pray earnestly and trust God.
Approach His throne with a thankful & humble heart, for The Lord is worthy of praise.
I have been allowing Psalms 139 to rock my world lately
Go check it out & have a blessed week.
Yesterday I was invited once again to skate and share my story with a group of kids at an elementary school near my house. It is an on campus after school ministry called “Kids Rock” that meets on a weekly basis. How awesome is that! I am always excited to be invited back year after year for their main event/outreach. It is so much fun to see these kids smile and have fun and learn about how much they are loved by God. The people who serve and put this program together with food, games & a short teaching time are all volunteer. I am super encouraged by these leaders and their heart for this younger generation. God is good!
People ask me occasionally what my favorite thing is about travelling, skating and preaching the Gospel. My answer is, “trying to be the Gospel in moments like these.”
Have a blessed week.
This pic is of a small group of skaters that live in the Charlotte NC area. A good number of them gave their lives to Jesus that night.
How, then, can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching the Gospel of Christ to them?
I was invited to speak and skate at Teen Challenge in Portland last night.
I was blessed by these men who are continuing to seek the Lord and freedom from the bondage of sin. We all come to God the same way. “Through the Cross”.
John 8: 34-36
Pray for Teen Challenge Portland!
I got myself a last minute plane ticket to visit my family in Rolla, Missouri this past week for Easter.
I was also able to connect with a good friend who films and creates content for an Action Sports TV show called XLTV that is aired on TBN. We created a “folk like” set underneath my parents back deck at their house. This is the same small pad of concrete that I grew up skating on as a kid.
We filmed a “Trick Tip” piece as well as a “Day In The Life” bit as well. I will be giving updates soon as to when this will all be aired. Thanks for checking this out.
I hope everyone is having a great week. God is good
Right after my trip to AK, I was on a plane and heading to Detroit, MI.
This was for one of my favorite kind of outreaches for a basketball sports program called “Upward”. The idea is for a church to build community around kids playing in a league that is Christ centered with weekly biblical devotions and planned curriculum. At the end of the season is a celebration time to thank leaders, parents etc.
This is where I come in
Churches who participate in these events usually go all out and budget for an entertainer/guest speaker to close out their season and preach the Gospel.
Some churches are different and have certain expectations.
I was encouraged that the Pastor of this Presbyterian Church took me aside to ask me what was going to be shared in terms of the Gospel message. I think the Lord gave me favor with this man and he could tell that I wasn’t going to use sophistry or manipulation to get a response. I was there to simply share my story and how when I received Jesus, I passed from death unto life. With that being said, the Holy Spirit showed up big time and parents were weeping and responding to give their lives to Jesus as well as the kids. It was an amazing night of ministry at Knox Church to say the least
I also had a great time skateboarding too
Thank you for your continued prayers.
This past week I was invited to Anchorage, AK for a slew of outreaches/skate demos. Pastor Howard and the MCA Student Ministry really went above and beyond making this trip a success.
Over the 3 days that I was there I had the priviledge to minister/skate 7 different times. We reached a very broad audience from regular church attendees,online viewers, schools, and people who had never received Jesus. I had such a blessed time. God is good!
The picture to the right is of me doing a triple kickflip while blindfolded.
And this picture is of the MCA Student Ministry.
Last Wednesday I was speaking at Grace Bible Church located outside Chicago. We had around 1,200 people in attendance. When I gave the invite for folks to receive and follow Jesus, we saw well over 100 hands being raised in a bold confession. I started feeling really sick too right before I got on stage to skate and preach. I knew God was going to do something awesome! Pray for those souls and for that church to love and follow up with our new brothers and sisters in Christ. The week before the same thing happened with a smaller gathering out in Forrest Grove at an A.G. Church. We had half the audience respond to the gospel! I believe this is a new season for Liz and I, and we are stoked on all that God is leading us to do as a couple and individually. Thanks for praying with us. Please pray for my entire month as well, I will be speaking and skating at a different church/conference almost each week.
Thank you again friends
God is good!