Keep It Simple!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Sometimes life can seem, and actually become, complicated. Our foundation and mindset has a lot to do with how we handle those seasons.

David's words might seem simplistic, but these simple words are actually full of insight. Simplistic represents a naïve perspective, but simplicity relies on a great design made easy to use.

Keep it simple! Jesus paid the price to make all things possible and to make God's grand designs accessible to us!

Psalms 37:3, Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

One Thing

Friday, July 20, 2012 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Simplify your focus and make sure that the Lord is at the center of it.

Psalm 27:4, One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Benefits of Being Yoked With Jesus

Thursday, July 19, 2012 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Matthew 11:28, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

The yoke of Christ is an invitation to partner with Him. Yokes are used to link oxen together so that they, with less effort, can do the work of plowing fields.

When you take His yoke upon you and begin the work of plowing your fields of life, you will notice that this yoke, unlike any other kind of yoke, is easy. You will also notice that this burden, unlike any other burden, is light. When you ask yourself, “Why is this yoke easy and this burden light?” Look over to your side, and you will see Jesus in the same yoke with you and bearing the same burden with you!

Only when yoked with Jesus will you find rest for your soul – for your mind, will, and emotions. Nothing short of receiving Jesus as Savior and Lord, and learning of Him, will make a difference.

What is REST?
R - Repentance from sin, labors and heavy burdens. “Change Your Mind”
E - Expectation of a new life through faith in God and the obedience to the Gospel
S - Salvation by grace through faith and not of yourselves. Receive the gift of God.
T - Testify of the goodness of God. Confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

Advice for God's "Excellent Ones."

Monday, July 16, 2012 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

You are one of God's "excellent ones." Go out and live like it today!

Psalm 16:1 Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. 2 O my soul, you have said to the LORD, “You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.” 3 As for the saints who are on the earth,
“They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”


"Life is Good" by Youth in our Media & Arts Camp

Thursday, July 12, 2012 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Advice from Psalms Chapter One, pt. 2

Thursday, July 12, 2012 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

  • Don't be like chaff (the outer shell or husks of wheat)
  • Chaff has no root and no fixed place.
  • Chaff is at the mercy of the elements. 
  • Chaff-like-people are attached to nothing; they lack stability and cannot endure. 
  • Chaff-like-people appear to be free, but in reality, are only slaves to their environment. 
  • People who are attached to God grow and produce fruit.
  • Chaff-like-people have a freedom not worth possessing

Psalm 1:4 But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. 5 They will be condemned at the time of judgment.  Sinners will have no place among the godly. 6 For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction. (NLT)

Advice from Psalms Chapter One, pt. 1

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

  • Don't take life advice from people who don't listen to God.
  • Don't hang out with people who are up to no good.
  • Enjoy God's word and think about it all the time.
  • Be like trees planted in a healthy place
  • Then you will succeed in all that you do.

Psalm 1:1, Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.  2 But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. 3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither,and they prosper in all they do. (NLT)

Go Shine for Christ Today

Saturday, July 07, 2012 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Philippians 2:14 In everything you do, stay away from complaining and arguing, 15 so that no one can speak a word of blame against you. You are to live clean, innocent lives as children of God in a dark world full of crooked and perverse people. Let your lives shine brightly before them

In a world of darkness, it should not be difficult for believers to stand out in a positive way. A Straight line in the midst of divergent and crooked lines should appear obvious.  Even a dim light becomes very noticeable in the midst of darkness.

Paul indicated that it is not difficult for believers to have a positive impact in this world. It is not as difficult as you might suppose.

Our primary challenge is to do nothing to distract from the testimony of Jesus Christ. People have come to expect the worst from Christians and preachers many times. However, in their hearts they long to see a people who reflect the integrity, power and grace that they sense is in Christ Jesus.

Today and everyday, allow the Lord to help you to be the person that the world needs to see.