Instagram Post, Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, That'll Preach Sayings
24 Feb , 2013 Gallery
Guest Speaking, Instagram Post, Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, Student Ministry, That'll Preach Sayings, Worship & Prayer
15 Feb , 2013 Gallery
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Instagram Post, Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, That'll Preach Sayings, Worship & Prayer
27 Dec , 2012 Gallery
God, where I am… I trust you with it all! I trust you as I stay where I am until YOU move me! #MorningPrayer #HeIsFaithful
God, where I am… I trust you with it all! I trust you as I stay where I am until YOU move me! #MorningPrayer #HeIsFaithful by Corey Gibson on EyeEm
Guest Speaking, That'll Preach Sayings, Worship & Prayer
19 Mar , 2012
This past Tuesday, I gave the message for theExchange Young Adult services as a guest speaker. The whole message was centered on being allured back into the desert by God – for LOVE. The restored bride will have a clear Bridal Paradigm and will ultimately understand her identity. We know this as the “Divine Betrothal” for the end of the age.
God wants to make our valleys of trouble a place (or opportunity) of hope, so there is a learning process that must begin. When God is seeing that we are learning… he holds back his decrees and judgment so that he can tenderly teach us. He allures us back into the desert (or wilderness). (Hosea 2:14-23) Allure means (for this scripture) “take my hand… I’m going to lead you somewhere. I’m going WITH you and I’m going to be in there WITH you!” It’s in the desert that God allures us to where we learn to desire and love him. Where He will teach us our new name and how we should embrace Him. This is a process we don’t want to graduate from as it will last until the bridegroom (Jesus) comes for his bride. (Church/God’s People)
Being allured to the desert is a tremendous feeling as it shows how much the Father loves us, but it also gives us a clear picture of Jesus loving his Bride. Jesus wants privacy with us, so He can romantically and passionately love us. He disciplines those he loves and loves those who he disciplines. We need to change our mindset concerning this word discipline… it’s not a bad thing, but a good thing. It is related to teaching and training. God doesn’t use this wilderness experience to expose us and make us naked, but rather to guard or protect our hearts as he desires us. Everyone’s desert experience is different, but we as Christians must go through it… Jesus went through it. Remember the Garden of Gethsemane. It seemed like a place of tremendous anguish but it proved to be a place (desert) God, the Father called him to. He understood the Father’s love, and purpose for his life.
Embrace the allurement to the desert that God is calling you to… I promise you – there are benefits for such people who embrace their Bridal Identity – if you don’t believe me… read Hosea 2:17-23 (while you are at it, look at Revelation 21) Enjoy your new identity — as the Bride of Christ!!!
** audio message – http://messages.mecoreyg.com/main/main/9965267
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Leadership, Randomness, Reflections & Introspection, That'll Preach Sayings
8 Jun , 2011
Ever since I could remember, my greatest weakness & fear was of the big R – REJECTION. Yep, you heard it right… as great, funny, cool and popular as I was and still am – my number one struggle was Rejection. I was scared people wouldn’t like me, that I wasn’t funny enough or even cool enough to be in the “popular in-crowd!” I guess the jokes was on me. This weakness and fear allowed me to not be as bold as I wanted to be in High School. Missed opportunities, missed and failed relationship/dating experiences, emptiness and neglected jobs… all of these things happened because of my fear or weakness of Rejection. Thinking back on it now, I realized how great my impact and influence would have been if I wouldn’t have been scared of what others would say.
At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become. [2 Corinthians 12:8-10]
I’ve learned something over the last 3 years that really has guided me when I feel rejection trying to creep up to the #1 spot —‘Even in my weakness, if I’m surrendered to Jesus, he still makes me Strong & when I’m in him, he never sees my weakness!’ Man, what a thought… Are you telling me, I can struggle with my weakness and Jesus still approves me? Good question, the answer is a great big YES // And he gives me strength in the midst of my weakness? YES, and better yet, He will help you overcome this weakness!
I have learned that in some areas I am weak. That in some situations, I am broken and frail. And guess what… I am okay with that. I know that Christ is my strength, therefore I can be weak. As a matter of fact, if I am in Christ, He has to be strong. Because my weakness would’ve killed me or depleted me to the point where I would have been taken out of the race.
Recently I had as situation where I thought I was the “the one,” but in actuality wasn’t chosen. The very minute the news broke, the mindset [spirit] of rejection tried to set me back with what God was doing. Immediately, I found myself in intense prayer over the situation and taking my mind captive to the negative thoughts. Needless to say, I was actually okay with the decision and am content in it. Here, I took another rejection situation, but instead of allowing it to beat me for a few days – I focused on the positives and Jesus’ strength in my life.
I’ve developed a joy in leaning on Jesus’ strength, especially when it comes to ministry and preaching/teaching. When I started in full-time ministry, I used to be afraid of networking with other youth pastor I didn’t know or preaching before large crowds. Now, that my joy in the strength of Jesus outweighs my frailty in my weakness… I like and enjoy networking with other pastors/leaders and speaking to the large crowds. It literally all boiled down to this – I rather be rejected before man.. then to be rejected by God.
Take a look at your life and see where you are weak! It’s in your weakness, the Lord is trying to accomplish the greatest victory for your life. YOU ARE WEAK, But because HE IS STRONG… YOU STILL GET THE VICTORY! I love how the message translation puts the scripture above.. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. This simple means, that His strength and power is made perfect when we are weak and rely on him alone. I’m weak… and that’s okay cause my strength is not in me but in Christ!
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Leadership, That'll Preach Sayings
18 Jun , 2010
We must subscribe to the leadership of the Holy Spirit!!! He is the leader Jesus gave us… Walk in his ways!
Leadership, Randomness, That'll Preach Sayings
11 Jun , 2010
What if, for one entire day – Jesus lives your life with His heart??? Your heart takes a day vacation and your life is led with Christ’s Heart. Your actions are his actions… his thoughts yours and what is said from your mouth was his words!
Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, That'll Preach Sayings, Worship & Prayer
23 Jun , 2009
All of my life is just to be Yours
All of my days there’s one thing it’s for
All that I’ve gained I count it as loss
There’s only One that I want the most
O just to be Your friend
And just to lean upon You
I want to know the secrets of Your heart
Jesus make me Your friend
Jesus make me Your friend
To bear the mark of my Savior
To share the wounds of my King
To know the glory of my Jesus
To have the heart of my friend
– “Friend” by Desperation Band (click to listen to this song)
These words are so rich and deep… just to be a friend of Jesus. This is a major heart cry for this generation of young people who are hungry for God. They want to be found as friends of the Bridegroom. These are not just mere lyrics to a song that motivates the heart – this MUST be the very LIFESTYLE for us as believers. We need to know the secrets of God’s heart. Every intricate detail, every emotion, every heartbeat… with a loud cry of ‘Jesus make me your friend’. True friendships are founded on the principle of understanding one’s heart and allowing yourself to lean deeply upon that person. When we lean, we are not in it for ourselves, but we are supporting each other. We’re simply embracing one another desires and strength. It is only then when authenticity and sincerity of the friendship are made whole.
The ending just comes to a crescendo in one’s heart – To bear the mark of our Savior, sharing in the wounds of our King, knowing the Glory of our Jesus… so that we will have the Heart of our Friend. Sounds a lot like Philippians 3:9-11 when the Apostle Paul was talking about the sincerity of Christ’s Love.
10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
If there is ever a time in history we needed to know the Friendship of Jesus – it is NOW!!! Jesus is looking and desiring that YOU become friends with him. He really really likes YOU. Will you be a Friend of the Bridegroom???
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Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, That'll Preach Sayings, Worship & Prayer
13 Sep , 2008
At the Feet: ONE THING is needed
The greatest account in the Bible concerning leadership, our time with God and wholeheartedly surrendering is found in Luke 10…
“Martha, Martha,“ the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 (NIV)
Martha was so concerned with the busyness of life and making preparations for Jesus that she didn’t even think twice about the Messiah being in her house. She begged Jesus to command Mary to help her, but Jesus gave Martha a simple answer and rebuke… “One thing is needed, and Mary has chosen what was better – it will never be taken away from her”
That “one thing” can be found in verse 39 (“Mary who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what He said.”) she simply SAT at JESUS’ FEET and LISTENED. What humility and brokenness to sit at the feet of Jesus… to surrender all that she had planned, all that was worrying her, and all of life’s busyness – and place it at his feet, merely to just listen. The Bible doesn’t records if she spoke and or ask questions, but it does tell us that she was there listening. And that my friends, will NEVER be taken away from her.
This reminds me of something that Jesus says in Matthew
Sermon on the Mount: Beatitudes – Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven”
Poor in spirit: are humble and meek. When you are poor in spirit you understand that your need for Christ outweighs your natural needs. That through you being poor, humility has filled your life so much that you begin to realize that you are weak, worthless and in desperate need of nourishment from the only one who can sustain you forever, JESUS. They are humble and lowly in their own eyes. There is no resource on earth that can solve their problem. The problem – they love darkness, sin, and wickedness. The only option is that they must submit and surrender… simply kneeling at the feet of Jesus, just listening. This is a process and it will last forever until time of the Bridegroom’s return.
Mary (Martha/Lazarus sister) is mentioned 3 times in the Gospel’s account. Every time Mary is mentioned, she was always found at Jesus’ feet. Her experiences there can teach us some valuable lessons about our own walk with the Lord.
We must cultivate and nourish a lifestyle of prayer, fasting, worship, and studying our bibles… it must be the main priority of our day. I urge you to wholeheartedly carve out time in your own schedule where you are seeking God, and spending quality time with Him… growing your Spirit. It will never be taken away from you – for you have done the one thing that is needed.
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