Tuesday, April 25, 2006

enlargment of the heart

no... not the medical condition... the spiritual one! God is really doing a lot in me right now... he's giving me so much clarity regarding my personal purpose in life. everywhere i turn i hear God speaking the same message - "i called you to love you first and for you to serve me second! seek me, not ministry!" it sounds so simple... it's just the great commandment and great commission in their proper order, but Jesus is drawing me to such a deeper place of purposeful intimacy and it is revolutionary for me. i'm amazed at what God is doing.

i'm mentoring a couple of high school guys right now... jesse underwood and adam eubanks. jesse is in 9th grade and is a guitarist/singer/songwriter. adam is in 10th grade and he is a bassist. both of the guys are in a worship band called "crossing 47"... which is INCREDIBLE. jesse and adam have such phenomenal hearts for God; they love to pray and worship and are becoming passionate in their pursuit of Jesus. i'm supposed to be mentoring them but they really encourage me! i meet once a week individually with each of them; we also attend our tuesday morning "youth prayer" meeting at 6:30AM in the youth worship center at our church and the monthly "school of prayer" that happens on the last monday evening of the month.

my request of Jesus is this - "show me your heart. i want to really know what's in your heart toward me." i know academically that God loves me, but i want to walk in his passion every day of my life because i know that i cannot love him unless i am experiencing his love for me... and i desparately want to love Jesus more.

3 comments:

Woody said...

It good to hear things are going so well at Heritage. Rachel and I will be in Moultrie for the month of June and hope we can see you guy!

john said...

Hey Eric,
How's it going man? I haven't spoken to you in forever, at least forever. How are you?
I'm a youth pastor now too. I'm working in two church of scotland churches. Got pics of some of it on my blog and myspace (myspace.com/john_robertson)
Here's my email address: jrobertson922@yahoo.com

Barrett said...

hey buddy,
I was going through some old stuff from high school and came across some lyrics to songs you wrote. I guess I got them at Living Waters.
One of the ones i remember seeing was Strongarm......remember that ol' tune?
How have you been? are you on myspace?