About this Blog

The purpose of this blog is to encourage your personal, daily walk with Jesus Christ, by seeing Him through the eyes of Mark Rodriguez. Updates will be made regularly so please subscribe. Most posts are taken from Mark's private journals or written by his mother unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

"God is Super Good" Ornament Benefits NCS Nicaragua Mission Trip

Norfolk Christian Schools is taking a group of students to Nicaragua this Summer on a Missions Trip.  To help the students raise money for this trip, these ornaments have been custom made and are on sale for $20.  Contact Leigh Ellen Rodriguez at lerbeach@gmail.com.  All profits will go towards the NCS Missions trip.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Defining Principles

From 7-19-13

It’s time for me to put the principles I preach in practice. 
Bravery over safety, Blind Faith,  Uncircumstantial Joy

Friday, November 7, 2014

You Stoop Down




You have opened my eyes to your glory.  I can get wrapped up in joy merely by walking down a path at sunset.  I have seen your beauty, your complexity, your infiniteness.

What amazes me is that, despite how beautiful you are, you love me.  While I am dirty and cursed and sick, you stoop down to cleanse, bless, and heal me.  You have made me into one of the beautiful things I admire.  Therefore, my sole purpose is to proclaim your greatness and worship your glory.  Open my mouth and allow me not to keep my wonder for you in my eyes, but also in my voice. 

You are beauty and grace.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014



We live in a world of changing and unchanging circumstances, but I believe that God has given each of us the ability to be joyful in everything. What areas of my life am I always complaining or grumbling about? I can change them.

Then Mark applied the above to a specific situation.  
1.  He asked God to show him what "had him so bummed"
2.  He wrote down the specific situation
3.  He admitted he had been complaining and grumbling
4.  He acknowledged that the situation was not within his control to change and that God had put him in it
5.  He thanked God for the good things in the situation 
6.  He asked for what he wanted and told God what he hoped would change
7.  He then prayed for other people related to the situation
8.  He asked for what he needed if the situation didn't change


Monday, November 3, 2014



When the veil broke, it wasn’t just that we could now have a relationship with God.  To Him, finally, He could have a relationship with us.


I am my beloved’s,
And his desire is for me

Song 7:10

--He loves me and longs for me
--I am a treasure to him
--I want to have that beautiful connection with him I see in people like Misty Edwards*
--I want to be so caught up in his love that everyone can see it
--I desire a real, romantic, relationship with God


--I desire an intimate love with you
--I’m opening the door, please come in
--I am your garden
--Come in, PLEASE
--Change me! Overwhelm me with your love
--I want to live a life of passion for you

*Mark admired the intimate relationship that Misty Edwards has with Jesus Christ. 

To Listen to Misty Edwards' "Garden" click here
To Listen to Misty Edwards' "You Won't Relent" click here