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Hilinaʻi #8: Worth 1,000,000 Words

If a picture is worth one thousand words, then your life story is worth millions. The "You do you" attitude is prevalent among this generation. With an overall expression of acceptance towards who you want to be, your life story has never been more powerful. My heart for this post is to encourage you to write down your own testimony and be prepared to share it at all times.

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Hilinaʻi #7: Faith Through The Flames

  A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of speaking at our church's Men's retreat. It was an amazing few days spent in creation and in God's word. We dove deep into the book of Daniel, and I was tasked with sharing Daniel 3. In this chapter three young Hebrew Men have been taken captive by the Kingdom of Babylon have been told, "Bow down or die." Take a listen and be encouraged to: 1. Stand when no one else is standing 2. Stand with unwavering faith 3. Stand through the trials. --- My hope is that Hilinaʻi: The Believer’s Blog will be a way I can share what God has done in my life, and what God is...

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Hilinaʻi #6: The Problematic Phrase

Identity in Christ. It’s a phrase many of us have heard, but I’ll be honest the first time I heard it I was very confused. Overtime I’ve gained a grip on what this phrase should mean. Sadly, more often than not, I hear it being used in a way that can be misleading to young believers. I’m here to set the record straight. Your identity in Christ is not something that you have to find, it’s something that has been given to you. My distaste for the misuse of this phrase came to a point at a young adult prayer night. It was a small group of about 10-12 young adults from all over the island. We went around the...

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Hilinaʻi #4: Confuse Or Confirm

I knew what I was doing those first couple years of college. I would party on Saturday, and be hungover at church on Sunday. One Sunday I distinctly remember being in tears before God. Completely ashamed of the life I was living. I knew being drunk was wrong, but had no clear explanation why. “Jesus did it.” My college roommate would exclaim just before he guzzled down a glass of wine. Justifying drunkenness through Jesus is problematic, but the overall concept can be confusing. Jesus did drink right? Why do some Christians drink and others don’t? Is a glass of wine with dinner ok, or is alcohol in a Christian’s life forbidden?I grew up without a drop of liquor in...

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Hilinaʻi #3: Give Up Or Get Up

I’ve been there. Where I messed up so badly that I feel ashamed to come to God. There’s been times where I would look at my Bible and think, “I can’t pick that up now. I’ve failed”. Feeling like running away from God would be better than coming to Him. How silly to think that I could ever ditch God?! My perspective on failing and moving forward has changed because of a few key verses and a couple history defining characters. Peter & Judas. Both Peter & Judas walked with Jesus. They saw Jesus walk on water, feed over 5000 people, Heal numerous people, and continually outshine the esteemed religious leaders of the time. Both stood with the greatest man...

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