Beauty in the Moment

15 09 2009
I think we can all agree that paintings are beautiful to look at when they are completed and final.  That is, of course, unless you hate paintings and art, but lets assume you dont.  I imagine though, that if we were to look at the painting while it were being painted we might find it somewhat less appealing, since all we would be able to see is a portion of the whole.  Only the painter himself (or herself) would be able to see the whole work, for they would see the pieces that had yet to be painted in their mind, it is their painting after all.  We might perhaps ask the painter to either hurry up and finish the painting or ask him to reveal to us what the final portrait would be, out of anxiousness and impatience.  This would happen from our lack of ability to see that which the artist can already see, which is the beauty that exists in each detailed stroke, or the love he pours into every instance the brush comes into contact with the canvas.  For you see, it is the painters’ work, and not ours, it is not the paintings’, it belongs to him and him alone (or her).  If you havent picked up on it yet, I find our lives with God quite similar.  Many times we are in such a hurry to get through the trials in our lives, and we know that God has a reason, and that He sees the end result before us, but we forget that there is much beauty to be found in those moments when He is painting the portrait.  I think if we found beauty in the moments when we just wish life would hurry up, we would find joy in our walks, and peace that we dont have to know the final product, but simply know that God is pouring out His love and mercy with each amazing, artistic stroke of the brush.




Coffee Macs Music and More…

15 09 2009

In Dallas it seems there is resurgence of a music scene, but its taking place in the uprising of mom and pop coffee shops. As I sit in a coffee shop in Frisco, listening to a local musician, it dawns on me, that this is simply another part of this new generation called the “emerging”, or “post-modern” generation, young people today want to listen to their favorite artists unplugged and in intimate settings while sipping on their favorite cup of brewed deliciousness. Perhaps this is also a great new way for God to spread His message of grace and mercy to a generation that seems to be in desperate need of exactly that. As our country becomes increasingly, and almost exponentially less and less “Christian”, this seems to be an amazing avenue for His chosen people to spread the most amazing story ever told, whether through music, through spoken word, or through simple conversations, it is clear that God has something amazing in store!!!





just me…

8 08 2008

hello world,

Let me introduce myself, in case you and I are strangers…my name is Rob.  I am a worship leader, and I am incredibly passionate about the pursuit of God.  My desire is to long for Him and His role in my life more and more and more, till the point that it flows out of my life and on to all those who might come in contact with me.  I love to pursue God through music, writing it, playing it, listening to it, or however (is it possible to eat, sleep, and drink it yet?) I love studying and reading books that make me think about theology and life, and push me deeper into my understanding of my Creator, and the reason for my creation. Currently I am enjoying reading books on the emerging church, and what it looks like, and how it all works.  I love churches that passionately teach the Word, and that arent interested in glitz and glamour to entice the world in, but teaches the Gospel in a way that equips and enables the people to go into the world and be ministers to the people in their lives…currently I find myself listening to a lot of John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Coldplay, Switchfoot, Phil Wickham, and many others, but right now those guys rock!!! So, now you know a little about me, and hopefully you will find out more soon…

good night world…

Rob