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Introducing Micah Tyler

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I would like to introduce you to a Christian artist that I stumbled upon earlier this year. I really enjoy his music, and I want to give you the chance to, as well. Micah Tyler is a singer, songwriter, and musician who is fairly new on the scene. Before becoming a singer, he was a youth pastor who also drove a sausage delivery truck in Texas. He felt God calling him to the music industry, and he replied, 

“I don’t know how to be a professional musician, but you’ve taught me to be faithful.” 

He says his music comes from the heart, and describes his songs as “battle-tested.” 

He released an album in 2013 called The Story I Tell. The next year, he released an EP called The Kitchen Sink. His most recent music is from Different, the EP he released at the end of last year. Some of his songs have been in faith-based movies, and his hit single Never Been A Moment peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs. Micah Tyler is currently on tour as the opening act for Big Daddy Weave. 

As I often do when I find an artist I like, I will be sharing edits of my favorite lyrics from his songs. I will put links to each song as I post. His music is available on iTunes and Spotify. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think!
{Quotes and tour information found on his website}

What the Church is Getting Wrong About Purity {video}

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If you have made decisions that you regret, and you feel impure, and you feel as though you had this gift that you gave away, I want you to know that when you come to the Lord and you give him your hurt and your wounds, his forgiveness and his grace makes it not about what you did with your body, but about what he did with his!

Katie Gregoire

Watch the video here

 

Cru Study Abroad Israel​

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The time has come to tell you about my extraordinary plans for this fall. I will be studying abroad on mission in Jerusalem, Israel for four months. This is an exciting opportunity for me and I wanted to share some details with you. My study abroad program is through my university. However, I am partnering with Cru Study Abroad so I can live missionally while I’m in Israel.

The main reason I chose to study abroad in Israel  is that I am minoring in Hebrew. Of course there are so many benefits to studying in Israel. It is the Holy Land, and I look forward to experiencing the land where Jesus walked and taught.

I recently received my Missions Toolbox from Cru Study Abroad, and I was thrilled by what was inside. I’m going to give you a peek inside to help you understand what I’ll be doing in Israel. If you are familiar with Cru, you know that they have a lot of resources for starting spiritual conversations and sharing the gospel. Among these are Soularium, Perspective Cards, Knowing God Personally, and Satisfied. (To learn more about these, visit crupress.com) I have had at least a little practice with all these tools, and I look forward to putting them to use in Israel.

Another tool in my Missions Toolbox is my Study Abroad Playbook. With help from my coach, I will be able to take advantage of all the information in it. My coach is going to lead me through the book and help me learn how to live on mission while abroad. They will be my sounding board, my encouragement, and my kick in the pants. As much as I want to share the gospel while I’m in Israel, I know it won’t be easy. I will need some accountability.

God has blessed me with the financial means necessary to live comfortably in Israel for 4  months. I would love it if you would consider supporting me prayerfully. Opportunites like these come with inherent risks and obstacles, so I can use all the prayer I can get.

I will try my best to keep up with this blog while I’m in Israel. I know I am going to have so many adventures and stories to tell, so stay tuned. I leave for Israel in about a month and a half, and there is still so much to do. I ask that you please start praying for me now. I trust that God will provide for me once I am in Israel, and that he will get me there safe and sound.

If you would like to talk with me about my trip, you can email me at godgirl98@windstream.net.

Yours in Christ,

Callie

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

-Acts 1:8

A Funny Quote

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“Be salt and light, not salty and lit.”

-The assistant youth pastor at my church

A Realization

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Disclaimer: This post may be offensive to some people. Viewer discretion is advised. 

There’s this problem that I’ve had for a while that I didn’t recognize as a problem until recently. The problem is that when a person says or does something that reveals that they aren’t a Christian, I think to myself, “Well, they’re going to Hell.” The problem is not that it’s not true. The problem is that it’s not nice. I shouldn’t think like that. I should feel bad for those people and want to help them change the fate of their eternity. Instead, I feel a twisted sense of pride, as if I’m better than them because I’m going to Heaven, and their stupidity and ignorance are being rightfully punished by them going to Hell. It’s basically like, “What they believe is wrong, so they’re going to Hell. Good, it’s what they deserve.” See? Not nice. That’s definitely not how God thinks, and it’s certainly not how He wants me to think. Because the truth is, I deserve to go to Hell, too. I’m not any better than those people who have it wrong just because I got it right. I’m no more righteous or deserving of Heaven than they are. God sees me as righteous not because I am, but because Jesus in me is. It’s true that I’m going to Heaven because I believe in God and have accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. It’s not true that that gives me the right to consider myself better than anyone else, because I’m not. My sin killed Jesus just as much as theirs did. Their sin didn’t make him any more dead than mine did. God sees all sin the same. And he loves all sinners the same. 

“Give me your eyes for just one second. Give me your eyes so I can see everything that I keep missing. Give me your love for humanity. Give me your arms for the broken-hearted. The ones that are far beyond my reach. Give me your heart for the ones forgotten. Give me your eyes so I can see.” ~Give Me Your Eyes, Brandon Heath

Rejoice-Jordan Feliz lyric edit

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Watch lyric video here