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Hello everyone, I wanted to give a quick update to all and let ya know I am no longer drumming for the Justin Teseniar Band. I am currently taking care of the adoption of a Russian orphan that God has on my heart. My wife and I will be in constant prayer and seeking his direction as we move forward with this awesome opportunity. After this journey I will return back to my music ministry with a new band. I will give updates as they come. Thank you all for your prayers and support and please remember to pray for us in the adoption of Sasha (Russian Orphan).
In His Grip!
I just wanted to let you know that Christmas is not about you, reindeer, sleds, cookies and milk nor is it about spending alot of money on gifts. Hate to burst your bubble but it is and always will be about the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ who came here to save each one of us. So you can cross me off your list Santa and know that I have already received the greatest gift of all.
December 21st 2009
This thought may have crossed your mind at some period in life, “If God is good, why does He allow bad things to happen?” Since the beginning of the human race, daily living has always involved adversity. Although life trials can be painful, knowing the Lord’s purpose for them can bring comfort and hope. God’s messages found in biblical verses make it known that suffering has meaning. The Wonderful Counselor is modeling His children to be like Him.
Romans 8:28-29 reads, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn, with many brothers and sisters.”
Here are three principal points to study, regarding personal trials of life:
First, when people become saved, they continue to hold many “rough characteristics.” The journey on the road to sanctification (growing in God’s grace as a result of being reborn), requires the process of becoming holy and few things in life will build character like grief. Unfortunately, people seldom acquire christian maturity during good times. Rather, pain causes ungodly characteristics to surface and forces individuals to reflect on their true nature.
Secondly, the reason why the Father allows tribulations is to test His childrens’ religious belief. Believers soon discover that tested faith is stronger and more reliable than untested faith.
Lastly, God allows difficulties so that His character, love, and power can be revealed. Throughout life’s hardships, people who remain with the heavenly Father will find Him dependable and authentic.
As life’s storms surface, remember His faithfulness from previous trials and rest assured that He is with you always. We aren’t left alone to battle and solve our problems. As we turn our lives over to the Great One, He directs the events in our lives for our benefit, even the painful ones.
No individual wishes to suffer needlessly, however, experience and sorrow will mature the christian believer. We can learn from books and from the experiences of others, but most growth occurs as a result of personal trials. As troubling events occur, sorrow and heartache may seem intense. But know that He has a plan for all trials of life.
Encouraging quotes and inspirational bible messages can be found in verses from the best selling and most popular book of all time-the Holy Bible.
Poor habits will drag a person down and keep them in the doldrums indefinitely. Good habits have an opposite effect. They allow people to gradually build living patterns that lead to a more peaceful, purposeful, abundant, and prosperous life.
Tragically, many believers and non-believers alike are being held captive to a materialistic lifestyle. It could be the pursuit of money, power, relationships or anything that can develop into a pattern of bad living. John 8:34 reads, “Jesus replied, ‘I assure you that everyone who sins is a slave of sin.” 1 John 3:9 states, “Those who have been born into God’s family do not sin because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning because they have been born of God.” Frequently, ungodly habits begin in a way that appears iinnocent and fulfills a temporary desire or need. But over time, the desire increases, leading to a habit that becomes uncontrollable. People become powerless to stop. Ironically, in any addictive state people often believe that they can stop the behavior. Unfortunately bad habits are tough to break.Neither human will power nor effort can overcome this bondage. However, what man cannot accomplish, God can achieve. Luke 18:27 reads: “Jesus replied, “What is impossible from a human perspective is possible with God.” Is there some habit, emotion, or dream that possesses you? The Wonderful Counselor, can steer you in the right direction and set you free.
Make it a good habit to begin or end each day with daily devotions or a short prayer. Reading encouraging inspirational messages and scripture verses found in the Holy Bible can dramatically change your life forever.
DAY #1 Drum Tracks are Now Finished, YEA!!
Check out this Video Jeremy did.
It is about 7:30 am Saturday morning, after a late night of driving here winding down and finally getting to bed we are excited to get to the studio and set up. The producer Mark wants us to have one song of drum tracks down before lunch. I am going to try and give him two. I am tired it’s a long drive here and I think I am pretty much running on excitement and “Jesus Power”. I hope you all continue to check in with us as we try to keep you all updated with blogs, pictures and videos. Pray for us these next 9 days. We are crazy excited to share with all of you these next five new songs.
The Justin Teseniar Band