Classy Gold ft. Alexa

God Gold of the day

‘And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” ‘ -John 3:19-21

Slow Down to Speed Up

God Gold of the day

As we are on this journey of “movement,” together, seeking and learning how to move forward in our lives past the things that have been holding us back and into the MORE God has for us. There is a few key concepts that we need to understand before we can even think about there being any movement happening in our lives.

  1. SPEED TRAP/”To progress is always to begin again.” – Martin Luther

First, we see that just like any road trip the main goal is to get to our destination as fast as possible. In our human ways of doing things and thinking, the solution is to always go faster right? Well, that’s not exactly the case as followers of Christ. We can’t keep going faster and faster if our vehicles, (bodies) are running low on gas. Just like you’d have to stop and get gas, use the bathroom and eat on a road trip, we have to spend time slowing down, being still, and get fueled up by God’s truths in the Gospel. Faster isn’t always going to get you there quicker, it will just get you stuck, stranded and needing fuel quicker. If we spend time daily returning to the Gospel, returning to Jesus, He gives us all the fuel we need to keep moving forward.


John 3:16 says Jesus came to give us eternal life, so that we wouldn’t perish. And Romans 6:23 says; “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

We have to slow down and spend time with these truths that have changed our lives and saved us from the beginning because they can and will do the same each day as we walk out this journey of life. These verses help us see that without God’s gift and what Jesus has done for us, WE WOULD PERISH!!! But God sent Jesus to save us from that life of death that we deserved to have. You see, the wages of sin is death, and sin can be defined as any time we decide to go our own way and reject going God’s way. If we continue to try and go fast, we can find ourselves running on our own power and things of this world. But anything not of God is sin, and going this way will always lead to death. BUT God has given us a FREE GIFT, nothing we could do to earn it, it’s literally ALL GOD’s work and none of our own. He has given us the chance to walk in His ways, to live daily abiding in Jesus, which results in life and life ETERNALLY! God has given us so much fuel to live on and move forward in our lives but have we slowed down long enough to spend time with Him to take these truths in? When we slow down and go to God, He will give us all we need and then some to run this race of life faster than we could ever imagine. Going farther doesn’t start by going faster, it starts by slowing down and spending time with the God who is in control and has given us this life to live to start with!

How are you slowing down today and spending time with Jesus?

On the Fence: Mirror Reflection (ft. Dylan Suber)

God Gold of the day

Take time to step back and reflect. Come to God, in His Word, in prayer, He will remove the veil from your eyes and allow you to see your true reflection in the mirror.

You want to be able to reflect on these questions; “Where have I been? Where am I currently? And where am I going?”

If we don’t take time to be still and come to God, we will be blinded by the busyness of life and not able to see who we are and who we are becoming risking the chance of one day looking back to not even recognize the person staring back at you in the mirror.

What goal should our vision be set to and focused on when reflecting? Being transformed more into the image of Christ daily! It’s our ultimate goal in life, as we walk through this process of following Christ, the process takes moments of reflection to check ourselves in the mirror to see if we are becoming more like that of Christ. Are you taking time to reflect on the daily?

If not start by stepping back and coming to the Lord, He will remove the blinders from your eyes and show you where you’ve been slack, what lessons are to be learned that He’s placed right in front of you and how to not only learn from those lessons but apply them to your life moving forward as you begin to look more and more like Jesus! That is the goal, to get there, we have to take time to step back, look in the mirror and reflect!

But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.’

2 Corinthians 3:16-18

Nature Joe: Deep Breaths, Mirror Looking, and Nature Boogey

God Gold of the day

‘Thus says God, the Lord , who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it: ‘

Isaiah 42:5