THE jl14 VISION
SEEING PEOPLE EMPOWERED AND DRIVEN BY LOVE
The most transforming power is love - God is love. I pray that through this message I can inspire others to love like Jesus loved us! Nowhere else can we find such a life-altering and fulfilling energy. He loved us first therefore let us love on humankind more and more as He does. May our society be changed for the better by it. Without love, our efforts are in vain. Therefore we operate by it so that every act or service will multiply and increase every soul's dignity. Love amplifies our very lives' purpose!
SEEING PEOPLE ENCOUNTER GOD'S HEAVENLY REALITY
Fundamentally, God's grace is the beginning and end of our salvation. Nothing we have ever done or could ever do weighs as much as His unrelenting grace towards us. We do not deserve it, we did not earn it. And yet God once more wants for every human being on earth to taste and experience the heavenly realities. There is no better life as He breathes life and each person that rests in Him inevitably encounters His glory.
SEEING PEOPLE USE THEIR VOICE TO IMPACT OTHERS FOR JESUS
Each one of us is blessed with a God-given voice. We are called to be light and to use it to invite others to join in. It is the most amazing journey. My prayer is that all of us become more and more united in Christ, us representing His bride and emanating His glory onto others. It is a kingdom free for all, the cost has been paid by Jesus blood. He remains the alpha and omega throughout time. His principles are everlasting and full of godly wisdom. We are sent out as His ambassodors to help one another to walk by His standards. His ways are always higher than our own. That is why we gladly give up our lives to take up the new life we find in Him.
WHAT INSPIRED jl14?
Basically it all started with an interest. I wanted to learn more about how to have a positive influence on people. I wanted to be someone that tried his best to change society for the better.
As you probably are aware, having a dream is one thing but putting it into reality is a different thing altogether. I stumbled my way through to where I am at right now. Looking back I would have never thought that I'd be doing what I'm doing today! I'm loving it! However, it's all by God's amazing grace, isn't it?!
So many times I wanted to quit. So many times I felt exhausted. So many times I thought to myself: IMPOSSIBLE! But... the story goes on :)
God knows what He does when He puts dreams and desires into our hearts, doesn't He?! We may not always know how but He does! The only way, though, you will see your dreams come to pass is if you start believing again and surrender all you have to Him!
That's exactly what I did - starting out as someone who had little confidence, knowing nothing at all about making a difference. One of the first steps I felt prompted to was to start posting instagram quotes. But guess what... no one cared. No one seemed interested...
And I still did it! I believed that somehow God could use the little I had and turn it into more! And so He did :)! That's why you're reading this today!
I kept on going even when it seemed as though it didn't matter what I had to say. And that was the best decision I ever made. I chose to step out and try!