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What stirs your affections most for Christ?

The reading of His Word and enjoying the company of people. God saved me through reading the scriptures (Romans 5, specifically verse 8). The Holy Spirit opened my eyes to the gospel, to who Jesus is and who I am as the Father’s beloved son. I’ve come to know Him more as I love those around me, particularly, people who are much different than me.

How do you function as a part of your church body?

My wife Samantha and I are members of UPPERROOM Dallas, attending since June of 2018 after we moved to Dallas from Fort Worth. We are learning how to come into the Presence of God to hear His voice and respond through prayer and going out.
We go out in the power of the Holy Spirit to obey and see His Kingdom come, His will be done in Dallas, as it is in Heaven.

What does "In Dallas as it is in Heaven" mean to you?

A Dallas awake to the reality that as sons and daughters of the Most High, we have a responsibility to hear our Father’s voice (through reading scripture, praying, praying in tongues, worshiping) and be filled, empowered, and emboldened by the Spirit to obey!
The earth is is crying out with expectation for the sons and daughters of God to be manifested and revealed!
In part, I think that looks like a Dallas with love abounding. A Dallas with a Church living holy and righteous lives as salt and light in a dark and decaying world. A Dallas loving the least together. A Dallas loving the hurting together. A Dallas loving the broken together. A Dallas loving the strong together. A Dallas loving the poor together. A Dallas loving the old together. A Dallas loving the young together. A Dallas fulfilling the Great Commission by discipling and being discipled, striving for unity (racially, generationally, denominationally & vocationally) listening, learning, questioning, choosing life and loving their neighbor.

Who has [most] helped you look more like Jesus?

She encourages, uplifts, speaks life, corrects and loves me so perfectly since God’s love and Spirit is flowing though her. She teaches me to worship wilder, pray as big as God, turns my head to seek His face and not His hand and loves me through my many mistakes.