Aug 31, 2009

Tears of the Saints featuring Leeland and Delirious

What an awesome privlege and and responsibility we have been entrusted with.

Our heart beat at Eastside has always been to Win our world for Christ and see people developed into fully devoted followers of christ.

May this video have inspired you to share God's love with your world... for no matter where we find ourselves we are all in full time ministry.

Godspeed & Kaizan

Aug 24, 2009

Do the Spirited Dance!!

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 talks about living in a way that pleases God. The Message Bible puts it like this...

One final word, friends. We ask you – urge is more like it – that you keep on doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod, but in a living, spirited dance. You know the guidelines we laid out for you from the Master Jesus. God wants you to live a pure life.

To live in relationship with God – and in a way that pleases Him – doesn’t mean to live a life of boredom and glumness!

Living in relationship with God is exciting – you never quite know what He’s got planned next! He gives amazing joy and fulfilment like nothing else can bring! Go on... grow your relationship with Him - and do life with a ‘living, spirited dance’!!

Aug 20, 2009

In Honour Of...

It's very exciting that we have Bob & Mara coming on staff to run Elevate (our high school ministry) and to oversee Noise (our intermediate ministry).
So in honour of the new crew coming in...

I (Clive) will be focusing on life groups in Eastside. So if you're not connected... give me a holla and I help you get connected with the fine people of Eastside.

Aug 11, 2009

Enlarge Your View

I’ve been thinking lately about the phrase “magnify the lord”.
Now for some this would seem very straight forward, however as I was pondering I had this image of a person holding a magnifying glass. That takes me back to primary school looking for insects in the school gardens for our biology projects...

Anyway.....the thought being that God has given us free will, the right to choose what we want to focus on, he doesn’t demand or force us – he just welcomes us and gives us clues in his direction.

Therefore in life with our magnifying glass we have a choice....What will we look through our magnifying glass at?
Ourselves, our problems, our financies, our imperfections...there’s so many options....however David encourages us in the psalms to “magnify the lord with me”.
In other words – take your magnifying glass and fix it on Him...everything else will become it’s rightful size and in it’s right perspective when we focus it on Him.

The truth is it’s not to make God bigger – cause God is way to big to be made any bigger – it’s more for us, so that we can walk through life with confidence knowing that God is for us anT as we0fix our eyes on him all other things become in their right place.
And as Ps Martin Steel so brilliantly spoke about giving Lordship of our lives to God...this is one way of doing about today you choose to let God big the biggest thing in your world and allow all the other things that seek your attention to shrink to their rightful size compared to God, and let his peace surround you!

Aug 2, 2009

Will You Join The Slow Dance?

I have just finished reading The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss. At the conclusion of the book I found a beautiful and wise poem that was sent to Tim by a terminally ill girl in a NY hospital:

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?

When you ask: How are you?
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done,
do you lie in your bed

With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?

You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?

And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die

Cause you never had time
To call and say, "Hi"?

You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower.

Hear the music
Before the song is over.


What words of wisdom!
I fear if I try to add anything I'll just ruin it and get in the way.
Well, maybe just one more quote:

"There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living; there is nothing harder to learn."

Please leave a comment and share your thoughts with us.

Godspeed & Kaizan

Aug 1, 2009

Make Everyday

Most times... less is more. So let me be brief and leave you with this fantastic quote:

"Make everyday your masterpiece."
John Wooden

How do you put this into practice? Comment and let us know.

Godspeed & Kaizan