What is Your Bridge to Cross?

Friday, March 27, 2015 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Selma, Alabama | March 25, 2015
We have benefitted from the sacrificial love and efforts of our ancestors and many people who joined in the cause of justice for our people. Don't forget that a lot of those people where white and Jewish. I felt humbled walking across the Edmund Pettus bridge while thinking about my responsibilities to my family, community, congregation, nation, and to the Lord.

I have determined to cross every bridge of challenge and higher purpose in the service of God and other people...regardless the cost.

We cannot expect to live only with benefits and carry no responsibilities.


Inspiration Image: "Blessing for the Thirsty"

Thursday, March 26, 2015 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


God's Air Traffic Control Tower

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Proverbs 29:18, (NIV) Where there is no revelation [vision], people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. 
We would never consider running through a forest at night. We would not think of servicing the wiring in our electrical panel without knowing how it works. We would not buy a car or a house without carefully considering costs and budgets. What we will do sometimes is make a major decision without praying and consulting the word and wisdom of God.
These four scenarios describe the importance of “revelation” or vision. The New Living Translation uses the phrase, “divine guidance.” Understanding and insight are obviously very important. When you see chaos, confusion, and broken lives, this is usually evidence that “restraint” has been cast off. Not many people, especially children and youth, can restrain themselves from foolish and bad behaviors if there is no guiding influence.  No one is born with revelation, vision, or divine guidance. It’s like education––everyone needs it.
One year, we had our church parking lot seal-coated, but the contractor was not able to paint the parking stripes before Sunday service. On Sunday morning, people parked their cars in strange ways, even those who had been parking on the same lot for years! The absence of lines contributed to a lack of restraint, not because of any kind of rebellion, just a lack of structure.
God’s wisdom provides “lines” and a framework for our lives. None of this is designed by God to restrict us. In reality, we are empowered to reach our full potential by being distraction-free. It is comparable to how the airport regulates when/where airplanes take off and land. Pilots don’t shout at controllers in the Control Tower, “Hey, I want to take off NOW on that runway over there!” Everyone’s safety and efficient travel is ensured when pilots follow the instructions of the Control Tower.
God wants to help us in the same way through wisdom and instruction.

[Article from "The House of Wisdom" Devotional by Bryan Hudson]


A Space With No Roadblocks or Traffic Jams

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

(Took this picture of a beautiful Cardinal perched in my back yard.)

Yesterday while reading a book, the author made the following statement:
"There are no roadblocks or traffic jams on the extra mile." (Brian Tracy)

In every day life and work, we face disappointments and frustrations. We all have to deal with the demands and expectations of others, which are sometimes unreasonable.

However, when you're going the "extra mile" you're operating in a space where you are free to function at your highest level. There are no roadblocks or traffic jams on that road because so few people go there. You won’t find the same disappointments and frustrations in this space.

This idea is not just about more effort, it's about tapping into the grace of God in your life. You have more potential and personal power than you realize.

Go the extra mile and you’ll find it!


From Possibility to Reality

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

From http://inspirationimages.zenfolio.com
Mark 9:21 So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?”And he said, “From childhood. 22 And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

This text from my devotional reading today shows the power of unconditional love and conditional faith.

Both Jesus and the father had unconditional love for a boy who was terribly afflicted. The father was desperate to get help for his son. He pleaded, “If you can do anything, help us.” He didn’t say, “Help the boy.” He said, “Help us,” which revealed the pain they both were experiencing.

Jesus did not say, “It’s done, your boy is healed.” He said, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Jesus ALWAYS requires faith from people who ask Him for something, no matter how desperate the situation.

When we believe in what God CAN do, we only have possibility and expectation. When we become convinced of what God WILL do, we possess reality and manifestation through faith. The father showed his honesty and confidence in Jesus,  “Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)

That loving father went from Possibility to Reality when he allowed his pain and desperation to dissolve into confidence in the One he asked to help him and his afflicted son. His simple act of faith activated the power of God in Christ and the boy was healed.

Jesus always WANTS to help us. More than anything else, He wants our confidence and trust. Faith in God is the reality of a relationship with Jesus that releases power.


"From Cope to Hope" Six Part Teaching Series Messages & Resources

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

 Life Changing Six Part Teaching Series Messages & Resources by Bryan Hudson