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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Box and the Giants

The Box and the Giants

     I recently went on a trip to Italy. My wife and I saw incredibly beautiful places and I was able to spend some time with the Lord. One night in particular, in a place called Cinque Terre, I had an eye-opening conversation with God. He showed me a couple of things that I feel really apply to us as worshipers, worship leaders and believers. 
    The first thing He showed me was a box and He began to take me through what it meant. He told me that the small box I was looking at, was very much how I view myself. I had forced myself into something so small and, at the same time, had put other people in this same type of constraint. I was labeling myself and others by only what we do, as if glancing at the cover but not reading the entire book. We put labels on people saying “he is the worship leader”, “that guy is our guitar player”, “that’s the funny guy”, or “she’s the good girl” and that about sums up who he/she is. 
      While these aspects of people are amazing and true, I believe that God wants us to see more. To look deeper in ourselves and in others and to see past the cover. It’s been said that we shouldn't put God in a box. I would say along with that, “Don’t put yourself in a box” because He has made you with limitless potential. We are going through life strolling from one place to another while God is encouraging us to not only run but to fly. God has put this potential in all of us because He defines us by more than what we do. We are defined by Christ, as His children and carriers of His presence. It truly unlocks a deeper level of existence when we view ourselves this way. Something I’ve learned about people is how incredibly deep every individual is if we can just see past the image, past the judgment and the stereotype. People are incredible. Why do we put constraints on ourselves when we have this spiritual authority?Sometimes I ask myself: “Why am I so afraid?” Even in worship, why is there a fear to react when the Holy Spirit is speaking? Why should we be afraid to lead with power? A power that is in all of us. 
We may look at ourselves as insignificant or irrelevant,but yet spiritually we are giants. For us as worship leaders, it’s a joy to be able to see the people we serve with and to call out strengths and challenge one another; to encourage what we see in them, and what God sees in them.  
So here’s my challenge to you: step out of that box, encourage others to step out as well and let’s see each other for who we actually are: GIANTS. 

If we think about our moments in between,
If we talk about the power of unseens,
If we would block the lies of image and shame,
If we would rise above the pointless game, 
If we would know the pureness of our heart,
If we would trust the Blood has done its part, 
We would be Giants.  
__Nico—

Monday, June 6, 2011

What do we live for?

I went on a walk today. Felt so great to be outside, around trees, wild life, Lakes, fresh air.
It was amazing i felt so in tune with everything around me. It Got me thinking on so many things, About who i am?, why am i like this? and the Big one What am i doing?

I know we all say we need to "Live for jesus" that we are " More that conquers."
When i think about those things it always feels good , but deep down i really don't even understand what those things actually mean.

So i guess i just want to ask what allot of us are afraid to ask
What are we living for? I am just going to explain what i feel God has been teaching me.
Please take it with a grain of salt, This is one dude sharing his heart. Thats it.

God has known u for a long time. Before time itself. (pause and think)
There is 4 billion people on this planet 1 you.
God says that you are over animals, sickness. Even mountains!
He says you have been set apart. He says that you are made like him.
He is pretty much saying He thinks your pretty freaking awesome!

God wants you to be you. Wants you to know your gifts.
I think thats hard to do now a days because everyone is trying to tell you who to be.
"A good christian looks like _____"
"A Good person does ______"
"Your cool if you do ______"
It can get pretty confusing

I know everyone has great intentions , but i fear we are hiding what makes us so special.
Our personalities, our gifts, Our voice.
Dont be afraid to be you.
If your quiet , loud , smart , artistic, a dancer, musician , teacher, mom ,
Whatever it is feel free to embrace it and to use it.

Love people.
Love how God made you
You have a purpose
Dont waste it.


____nico---









Saturday, June 5, 2010

The truth.


Im sitting in the Ihop prayer room. God has done so much to me these past months thought i should share. In a poem of course

The truth.

The truth i find
Deeper than the sea
Is that no matter how much i try to please
You really just want me

The truth i find
that i cant believe
Is with all my dirt and sin and pride
You really still want me

The truth i find
and what i praise you for
is even giving your son for me
Ur pursing me for more

The truth is that love drives me
Love strengthens me
Im alive because of the truth


__nico--


Monday, May 31, 2010

Love

Love

Love in the begging
Love in the end
Love with no boundaries
Love with no bend
Love that is faithful
Love that is true
Love that is deeper
Love thru and thru
Love that is wanting
Love that endures
Love that is saving
Love that cures
Love attainable
Love sustainable
Him.