Wednesday, February 25, 2009

God answers our prayers...

Your prayers for us have been so powerful and effective! We have been praying about various ministry opportunities within the entertainment industry, and God has been revealing His will to us!

With regard to one of the films, the actor who was my connection to get on the set was suddenly let go just 3 days before rehearsals started! That's almost unheard of, but it was a clear sign that this movie was not where I was supposed to be. The Lord clearly let His will be known!

Another film had an unexpected development. I was talking with the director and he told me that the film planned to shoot in the fall and that he and the producer wanted me to be on location with them. But not only that, he also said that they want to put me into the budget of the film and pay me for ministering there!! Thank you Jesus!

And with regard to a music tour we were praying about, God clearly showed me and Holly (as well as some other people) that I was not to go. But not to worry, because there is now another tour that might be a possibility and I think would be a much better fit. Please keep praying!

I hope that these things really encourage everyone to keep praying. It's exciting to see God work on behalf of His kids!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hollywood Pastors Unity Prayer...

Every month for the past year and a half, I have gathered together pastors from around the Hollywood area for prayer. When we first started, I wasn't sure how people would receive it. Would they take time out of their busy schedules to come? I was pleasantly surprised at the feedback that came from those who did attend. But after a little more than a year of meeting together, I sensed we needed to take the next step in the unity process.

What would it look like for the Hollywood area if we went beyond just praying together to actually working together? What if when we prayed, we fervently asked for the Holy Spirit to raise up a powerful, unified army in Los Angeles that went beyond a single man or a single church? Over the past few months, we as the spiritual leaders in Hollywood have started down that path.

I would humbly ask you to pray that as we meet this Thursday at 12pm PST, that we would hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to the church at large in Hollywood. May God be glorified as His Church finally begins to work as ONE...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


One of the more difficult things about when I first moved to Los Angeles was thinking that every person I met was a contact that was going to lead somewhere. And then, when nothing would happen with that particular person, I would be discouraged and wonder why God didn't do anything. But over the years (and hopefully through maturing in the Lord), I've learned that my job is not to worry about "contacts" as much as it is just being obedient in every relationship He presents. I try not to set expectations regarding any relationship - I just try to love and serve the person as the Lord teaches me.

Well, this past weekend I attended a seminar where I met some very interesting, passionate, and in one case, powerful people involved in the entertainment industry. My prayer is that God would teach me to be obedient in these relationships, leaving the rest up to Him.

God, please give Holly and I pure hearts in all that we do....

Monday, February 2, 2009

Speaking in Orlando, FL...

I will be leaving tomorrow to speak at a men's Bible Study/luncheon in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday. My good friend Jeff has graciously invited me to come and encourage these men who really want to grow in the Lord. Please pray that God gives me His words to speak, and that the Holy Spirit moves the hearts of all of us there! Thanks!