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Me and My Son

For the past three years Cody and I have started a tradition where we take a MAN TRIP and do something exciting. It's one of the highlights of my year to be able to spend this time with my son. In case you haven't picked this up from my blogs I love my family! I am a blessed man, with two awesome and amazing daughters, a very cool son, and a babe for a wife! Anyway, enough about that. So what are me and Cody doing for the next few days on our man trip? We are taking off for Florida and chilling at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS! So that's it! I'm shutting everything down and totally going to hang with my son. See you later BLOG WORLD, you won't be missed, lol!

All or Nothing

I don't know what you think of when you hear the phrase "ALL OR NOTHING" but it reminds me of one of the things the Apostle Paul said in his writings to the Romans Church. Romans 12:1, " And so, dear brothers, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living sacrifice, holy -- the kind he can accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask?" I wanna be the guy who leaves it all on the field for Jesus, because He gave it all on the cross for me. I get one shot, one chance to make a KINGDOM IMPACT, and I don't want to blow it! Everyday is a new opportunity to do something that will last forever, and I don't want to miss my chance to make it count. I want to follow in the footsteps of my SAVIOR and leave it all on the field, THANK YOU JESUS!

Radicalis Declaration

Today I am stepping across the line. I’m tired of waffling and I’m finished with wavering. I’ve made my choice; the verdict is in and my decision is irrevocable. I’m going God’s way. There is no turning back. I will live the rest of my life serving God’s purposes, with God’s people, on God’s planet, for God’s glory. I will use my life to celebrate his presence, cultivate his character, participate in his family, demonstrate his love, and communicate his Word. Since my past has been forgiven, and I have a purpose for living and a home waiting in heaven, I refuse to waste any more time or energy on shallow living, petty thinking, trivial talking, thoughtless doing, useless regretting, hurtful resenting, or faithless worrying. Instead I will magnify God, grow to maturity, serve in ministry, and fulfill my mission in the membership of his family. Because this life is preparation for the next, I will value worship over wealth, “we” over “me”, character over comfort, service over sta

BREAKING BARRIERS

One of the things I AM CONVINCED of is that God has called our church to THRIVE, not survive. I believe this is going to be a BREAK OUT YEAR for our church. Our leaders are excited, our church is excited and lives are being FOREVER CHANGED every week. We need to keep DREAMING BIG believing our God can do MORE THAN we could ever imagine. How do you dream big? Learn to use the phrase "WHAT IF" when talking about our church. Not the negative what if, but the "WHAT IF" God showed up question, believing in your heart "WHY NOT". We must dream dreams that require God to show up, or why would he? If we can plan things in such a way where we have it all figured out, and don't need God, then guess what, we don't need God. Let's not go there. So I ask you team, what "WHAT IF" questions are you asking, I would love to hear them.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

To all my blog world followers (I believe there are 10 of you) I have something to share. Today is my awesome wifes birthday! So because a friend of mine has encouraged me to do some lists on my blog (Steven who is jealous of my writing abilities apparently) I want to list just ten things out of the million I love about my wife: DRUM ROLL PLEASE.............. 10. Creative 9. Sold out to Jesus and His church 8. Makes me laugh 7. Amazing mom 6. Golf champion - Won the first annual Milas family vacation par three tourney! 5. Sensitive 4. Dedicated 3. Sweet 2. Beautiful outside and inside 1. My best friend So there ya go. This may not be a life changing or ministry changing blog, but she has changed my life and made me a better man. I love you CHRISTY LYNN MILAS, HAPPY 45th BIRTHDAY .

How to Develop a THRIVING Ministry

I'm want to blog a little bit about how to THRIVE IN ministry as opposed to SURVIVE THE ministry. Just in the last 5 days I have had two people I have personal TRIED to encourage in their churches FAIL. One church closed its doors, and the other has quite on the "DREAM OF JESUS" and will more than likely be closing their doors as a POTENTIAL GOSPEL WITNESS to their community. In both of these scenarios I am convinced: That it wasn't the Lord who failed His church That God did not make a mistake in leading these churches to be birthed in their communities That God's heart is broken over the fact that the church failed in their mission So probably more for me then you I want to talk about why I believe God has blessed GRANITE UNITED and our NETWORK CHURCHES. THRIVING MINISTRIES are fueled by CLEAR VISION. It is VISION that gives churches their PURPOSE push the limits and pay the price that is required to flesh out God's dream for the community among them an

PUMP YOU UP!

So how does one get PUMPED UP for Sunday? Seek God Expect great things from God Pray all week Think about people experiencing life change Get your worship on Get to sleep early Saturday Get up early Sunday Sunday morning pre-game warm ups See it before it happens Hug some leaders

Ministry "CHOICES"

My Great Friend PERRY NOBLE asked (haha, no Perry has no idea that I exsist, lol) what are you doing right with your life thats going to matter 100 YEARS FROM NOW ? When I heard him ask this I smiled because it reminds me of a "CHOICE" I have made in my life... "CHOICE" #5 - TO POUR MY LIFE INTO OTHER LEADERS One of the things that has always concerned me when I look at most ministries is that many are one person away from EXTINCTION . I heard a leader say many years there is no SUCCESS without a SUCCESSOR . For me there is no GREATER MODEL of this than JESUS ! Think about it, from the very beginning of His public ministry He began pouring Himself into OTHER LEADERS . WHY? Its simple really, because Jesus knew that in just a few short years He would leave planet earth but the MISSION OF GOD needed to live on. So by POURING HIMSELF into other leaders, those LEADERS continued the PURPOSES and MISSION of God after Jesus physically left earth. I have