A Letter To Covenant

Hey Guys!

If your anything like me, then your week gets filled up pretty quick. A job to do, kids to run around(or after), people to meet up with, life to be lived. And if your also anything like me, it seems as if there are never enough hours in the week to accomplish all of  the things on your “to do”, list. So with that in mind, we decided it would be a great idea to start a blog. Every few days I will be posting spiritual challenges, leadership thoughts, information about Covenant, thoughts about relationships and marriage etc. etc.

I don’t always have time to sit down and have a conversation with everyone, but this way you can at least get to know whats on my mind, and on my heart. I’m always a bit leery of blogs, cause it often times seems to be a showcase of someones ego, and a showcase for all of their, “wisdom”, (insert sarcastic and devious laugh here) But I assure you, i’m not claiming to know everything, not even close. However, as God lays things on my heart, I will write about them, and my prayer is that they will be an encouragement, a challenge, and a resource for you in your daily walk with Christ. So check back often, and  tweet or facebook a link to a blogpost if you feel like it could be of use in someones life, and I will type away!

God Bless,

Pastor Travis

Move

If you are a Christ follower, then you must constantly be on the move. Most people stand still in their Christianity content to live in failure. But why would you want to live in failure? Why would you want to live in defeat? So often we as believers live our lives in a so, “woe is me”, attitude. I believe God is looking for warriors. I believe God is looking for fighters. I believe God is looking for strong men and women who are not afraid to stand up, push the limit, fight, and move ahead in victory for the cause of Christ.

We as followers of Christ were never called to live sub-par lives, we were never called to live in bondage to our sins, we were never called to live as slaves of this world. The moment you put your trust in Christ, is the moment that you were called out of slavery, it’s the very moment your chains were broken, you were and are called to not just live in victory, you are called todominate this world for the name of Jesus.

And that is why you need to move.

Domination never comes from standing still, domination always has a plan, a strategy, a clear path to victory. Domination doesn’t just win, it embarrasses, and humiliates, and leaves it’s competition in a cloud of dust. Domination doesn’t just run past it’s opponent, it runs over it’s opponent and leaves the cleat marks on it’s face. Domination is what we are called to live in as believers.

In order to dominate this world for the name of Jesus Christ, we must move. No longer can we as believers afford churches were we stand still or act scared. Where we fill our pews with complainers and whiners, and divisive people that tear at the very fabric of Christianity. No longer can we afford to be hypocrites, adulterers, and thieves of Joy. No longer can our churches stand to be watered down, nominal, boring, irrelevant places that we call God’s home, yet God calls empty.

It is time for us as believers to put up, or shut up. Play ball or go home.

It is time for believers to take the victory that was given to them by Jesus Christ when He hung on the cross and said, “It is Finished”.

I don’t want to live my life letting those words that Christ uttered in anguish from the cross, be said in vain. I wont live my life letting that act of selflessness and total grace go down for nothing.

I will fight

I will have victory

I will strive

I will move

I will dominate.

Not for myself, not for my ego, not for my church, but for my King.


For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”-Deuteronomy

Focus

One of the greatest things a leader can give his staff is the permission and thefocus to not do everything. You don’t need to create outlets for every need out there. When we get to busy with the “everything” we lose the focus of the “one thing.” What is the one thing you are most passionate about? Find that thing and run, don’t look back, don’t even look to the side, run as hard, and as fast as you can forward. Put all your energy, all your time, all your passion into making that one thing great. And when you find yourself at a crossroads in your leadership, when you find that that one thing begins to branch into other things, empower others.

Christ could have spent his entire life healing people, or bringing people back from the dead. he could have spent years of his life performing miracle after miracle after miracle, and in the process He could have made alot of people very happy, wealthy and healthy. So why did Jesus not spend the vast amount of His time doing this? Because this is not the reason He came. He specifically came to, “seek and save that which is lost.”

In fact what Christ spent the most time dong was leading and empowering others, one in the same I believe. He knew that if His message was to truly become successful He must pour His life into others. Otherwise when He left, His message would follow suit shortly after.

You are too busy doing ministry and not reaching people

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