Citizen of Heaven
Thanks for checking out UpNorth. You won’t find a list of fancy accolades or titles here because one, I don’t have any and two, if I did I wouldn’t list them. However, God has graciously seen fit to be bless me with an amazing wife and 5 children. So a father and husband I am. Ultimately what men and women of the Faith are remembered by though, are their contributions to the Faith, in the context of glorifying God, our Creator. It is this idea that I strive for daily. Chasing the glory of God to be used by God because God first loved me.
I’ve been asked why many times as it relates to the work that I do with UpNorth. Frankly, I believe it is something I must do. I’m compelled to do it by the Spirit of God and that compulsion precedes the desire to do it. However, my desire to make the truth of God known is inescapable. The story is I was saved by God’s grace alone by Christ alone. Not only has He saved me from spiritual death He has also faithfully saved me from physical death more than once. Like David one can easily reflect on God’s security through His faithfulness;
Then David said, “The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine. — 1 Samuel 17:37
Before I was saved I was aware of God’s hand in my life. And like David we all have a purpose for being born. Recognizing this fact and just how great God is essentially fueled my desire to make His truth known, which is sorely needed in an age of post modern thought and moral decay. For some, tackling life through an apologetic lens is an academic affair. For me it is personal; an issue of light vs darkness.
It doesn’t take a PhD to realize the earth is a fallen place. Even non-believers recognize something is horrifically wrong with it and the people within. Death, disease, war, poverty, destruction, decay and outright evil all loom over the head of every human which is striving to survive at all costs. Humanity has committed itself to eradicating these concerns since the beginning of time. Why? Because humanity inherently knows life should not be this way.
My hope is that I can play my part to awaken and embolden Believers to move their cross in this fallen world, allowing God to use me as a conduit for His truth in a world full of deceit. Seriously, what else could be more important than God’s work? What else could be more devastating than God’s creation spiraling towards an eternity of Hell because people have exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshipped it? Contrary to popular belief we’re not here to live our best life now and Christianity comes with a heavy cost and burden to bear when rightly understood. UpNorth exists to elucidate both of these realities. It’s time to move the cross.