The Christ-Centered Christian

Trust In The Lord

The discipleship process at U-Turn For Christ involves training men to abandon their fleshly attitude and behavior and turn to God for the wisdom to see things His way.  So often, as men, we feel the need to take situations into our own hands, acting on what we think needs to happen.  The problem is that we often do so based on our own ideas and perceptions.  We use this as an excuse to react in the flesh and rely on our own resources to solve our problems.  What we need to do instead is allow the Lord to lead and guide us to handle difficult situations in a godly manner. 

“5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

Proverbs tells us to rely on God completely, surrendering even the deepest part of our soul to Him.  We are not to depend on what we see and how our mind naturally processes things.  Remember that God sees all things and knows all things; this includes but goes far beyond what we see and know.  We need to seek His will in everything and be willing to follow His instructions.  When we submit ourselves to God, He will protect, lead, and guide us through all of life’s difficulties.

CC Central Texas Men’s Retreat

In October, we were blessed to join Calvary South Austin, along with several other Calvary Chapels from across Texas, for their annual men’s retreat.  The theme this year was “The Christ-Centered Christian,” in which we examined five roles Christ plays in our lives as believers.  First, we recognized Christ as the King, understanding that Jesus is everyone’s King in His birth, life, death, rising, and return.  We have access to the Father because Christ is our Pioneering, Sympathizing, and Helping High Priest.  Then we considered how God chose to reveal Himself to us in the Prophetic ministry of Christ.  The traditional societal pyramid was turned upside-down when Christ came as a Servant.   Finally, we considered Christ as our Savior, and that we are not only saved from sin, but we are saved for holiness, as we walk worthy of the Lord.  What a blessed, refreshing weekend!

On The Ranch

Winter is coming and we are getting ready for it on the ranch.  We received a grant from McCoy’s Building Supply for the materials we needed for skirting our trailers.  When we walked in to see what they had, and explained who we were and what we were doing, they were willing and eager to helping us out any way they could.  If you’re in the area, be sure to thank McCoy’s for supporting U-Turn For Christ.

We are also making progress again on the tile in our new kitchen, once that is done, we will be ready to move in, hopefully by Christmas.  After having to cook in an old, cold school bus for many years, an indoor kitchen will be a very welcome improvement to the ranch.

It is our desire to glorify the Lord and blessed the brothers here with the property He has given us.  Please continue to pray for us as we seek the Lord’s will for this ministry.