NAVIGATION
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in my life? What’s the missing piece
Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Shalom, translated in the verse above as “peace”  is a Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity.  
About David 
      I am a teacher, coach and motivational speaker from Kelowna BC. My vision is to see Christian people living out a life full of love, joy, and peace. I dream of a world where Christian marriages, families, values, and morals/ideals are the standard that the world looks up to. I desire to see my fellow brothers and sisters living out there lives in a whole and complete way, nothing missing and nothing broken. God has guided me through my failings and my successes to help me see some of the missing                                                  connection between knowing what to do, and knowing how to practically live it out.  I believe that Jesus came to earth and died on the cross and rose again 3 days later. I believe that until an individual accepts Him as Lord and Saviour in their life, they will never be able to truly feel complete and whole. I believe God wants to have a deep, close, and intimate relationship with every human being, and that nothing disqualifies someone from that choice, regardless of race, class, gender, or past.     I believe Jesus died so that we can have access to the Father and that His Holy Spirit can take up residency inside of us if we so desire.   Personal benefits of my relationship with Jesus I became a Christian on 2009 after God showed up in my life and revealed His unconditional love for me. It radically transformed my life, and I was able to forgive myself for things that I never thought I could. In the coming years I went to church regularly and read my Bible regularly. I grew and matured, and I slowly started to see benefits in my life. In the area of self worth and intimate relationships, let’s just say my growth was stunted. When it came to my overall peace of mind and dating relationships, I felt the same way I did before I became a Christian. I struggled through depression, shame, acceptance issues, and unhealthy relationships. I attended church and heard many great sermons. However, I struggled applying what I learned practically to my life. I remember hearing ample sermons of peace and joy, forgiveness, or the best ways to behave and make choices for myself. Again, let’s just say I tried my best applying what I learned. But what was I missing? What was the missing piece in my life? I learned that I should have joy. I learned that I should not get angry with my partner if they upset me. I learned that I should not live according to the way the rest of the world did. But when it came to my Monday to Saturday lifestyle, I could imagine anyone close to me would have a hard time distinguishing me from anyone else in the world. Shouldn’t I be standing out? Did Jesus call me to be light in this dark world? When then did I feel like I projected the same things I did before I became a Christian? This gap and disconnection is a prevalent problem I see many of us in the body of Christ struggling with today. One of the reasons I believe Jesus died on the cross is so that He can come and live on the inside of us through the Holy Spirit. I believe that is what the detention of a blessing is; us being a carrier of the love of Jesus Christ Himself. So if I meet ten people, and you meet ten people, those twenty people have now experienced a piece of Jesus’ nature. That saves time and makes light work, and His love can then be quickly multiplied throughout this world. But the problem I see today, which I myself experienced for over five years, is that the people I met tasted anything but the love of Jesus through me. This gap and disconnection can’t occur if we expect to see revival in our broken world. If we as Christians don’t show others we encounter the love of Jesus, who else will? I feel there is a gap in our understanding of the point of Christianity. Part of the benefit is getting to spend eternity with Jesus in Heaven. But to me this is only half of the equation. I believe that the other side of the coin is bringing Jesus’ love to earth, and creating an atmosphere of heaven here on earth. I believe we as Christians are chosen to live out this mandate. My approach then is to make sure both of these goals are being met when I live out my life and when I teach.
My Faith
NAVIGATION
Content copyright David Van Trump.com ©  2017 Website design by INM
in my life? What’s the missing piece
Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Shalom, translated in the verse above as “peace”  is a Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity.  
About David 
I am a teacher, coach and motivational speaker from Kelowna BC. My vision is to see Christian people living out a life full of love, joy, and peace. I dream of a world where Christian marriages, families, values, and morals/ideals are the standard that the world looks up to. I desire to see my fellow brothers and sisters living out there lives in a whole and complete way, nothing missing and nothing broken. God has guided me through my failings and my successes to help me see some of the missing connection between knowing what to do, and knowing how to practically live it out. I believe that Jesus came to earth and died on the cross and rose again 3 days later. I believe that until an individual accepts Him as Lord and Saviour in their life, they will never be able to truly feel complete and whole. I believe God wants to have a deep, close, and intimate relationship with every human being, and that nothing disqualifies someone from that choice, regardless of race, class, gender, or past. I believe Jesus died so that we can have access to the Father and that His Holy Spirit can take up residency inside of us if we so desire. Personal benefits of my relationship with Jesus I became a Christian on 2009 after God showed up in my life and revealed His unconditional love for me. It radically transformed my life, and I was able to forgive myself for things that I never thought I could. In the coming years I went to church regularly and read my Bible regularly. I grew and matured, and I slowly started to see benefits in my life. In the area of self worth and intimate relationships, let’s just say my growth was stunted. When it came to my overall peace of mind and dating relationships, I felt the same way I did before I became a Christian. I struggled through depression, shame, acceptance issues, and unhealthy relationships. I attended church and heard many great sermons. However, I struggled applying what I learned practically to my life. I remember hearing ample sermons of peace and joy, forgiveness, or the best ways to behave and make choices for myself. Again, let’s just say I tried my best applying what I learned. But what was I missing? What was the missing piece in my life? I learned that I should have joy. I learned that I should not get angry with my partner if they upset me. I learned that I should not live according to the way the rest of the world did. But when it came to my Monday to Saturday lifestyle, I could imagine anyone close to me would have a hard time distinguishing me from anyone else in the world. Shouldn’t I be standing out? Did Jesus call me to be light in this dark world? When then did I feel like I projected the same things I did before I became a Christian? This gap and disconnection is a prevalent problem I see many of us in the body of Christ struggling with today. One of the reasons I believe Jesus died on the cross is so that He can come and live on the inside of us through the Holy Spirit. I believe that is what the detention of a blessing is; us being a carrier of the love of Jesus Christ Himself. So if I meet ten people, and you meet ten people, those twenty people have now experienced a piece of Jesus’ nature. That saves time and makes light work, and His love can then be quickly multiplied throughout this world. But the problem I see today, which I myself experienced for over five years, is that the people I met tasted anything but the love of Jesus through me. This gap and disconnection can’t occur if we expect to see revival in our broken world. If we as Christians don’t show others we encounter the love of Jesus, who else will? I feel there is a gap in our understanding of the point of Christianity. Part of the benefit is getting to spend eternity with Jesus in Heaven. But to me this is only half of the equation. I believe that the other side of the coin is bringing Jesus’ love to earth, and creating an atmosphere of heaven here on earth. I believe we as Christians are chosen to live out this mandate. My approach then is to make sure both of these goals are being met when I live out my life and when I teach.
My Faith
David Van Trump
David Van Trump