Colton Says; "One day I decided that I wanted Jesus to be my everything. I wanted more of Him. As Christians we should long to have more of Jesus. There are people in this world who are killed for loving Jesus. In America you can own thousands of Bibles, you can pray out loud, and you can freely go to church- without being persecuted. In other countries around the world, people don't have that opportunity. They are thirsting to learn more about Jesus, and then there are some Christians who have their Bibles on the shelf collecting dust. That's not how it should be at all.
Our Bibles should be open twenty-four/seven and we should be praying every waking second of the day; we need more of Jesus. We are an empty glass and Jesus is the water; we need His divine intervention to come and fill our empty glasses to the point of overflowing with Him. Simply Jesus. That's all we need. More of Jesus and less of us. He's all that we should desire, He should truly be our EVERYTHING. So often these days, He's not our everything; that's gotta change. It's not OK that we all sit back and expect Him to do the work for us. We, as Christians, are His hands and feet. We should be out there, reflecting the love of Christ, beaming the grace and mercy of God, showing others the Lord's redeeming grace. We become content with the patterns of the world, the Bible clearly tells us to 'not conform to the patterns of the world.' Then why are we conforming? Why are we compromising our Jesus time for time in the things of this world? Jesus should be the center of our lives. He should be the thing that we all revolve around. Jesus should be everything. I'm going to say it again. Jesus should be everything. We need more of Jesus and less of us. More of Jesus and less of us. We simply need more of Him."
Meet Colton Dixon. The Tennessee native travels across the globe, boldly proclaiming the love of Christ through his music. To explore the first part of our interview with Colton, check out page 50 of the Mission Issue!
John 3:30 ~
"He must become greater; I must become less."
Colton continues, "Our lives are billboards. We may be the only Bible that some people read. We may be the only hands and feet of Christ that people will see. You have the opportunity to speak Truth and Life into that person. What message will you be putting on your billboard? For me, my message is simply 'I am a child of God'. God is my Heavenly Father. He loved me enough to send His Son to die for me. Jesus didn't just 'shed blood'. Jesus died. He died for me. He died for you. He died for every single person who ever was, is, or yet to come. Jesus died to save me. He died to rescue me from the horrors of Hell. Jesus didn't stay dead, we are alive because He is alive. HE IS ALIVE! He died to save us and He rose again in glorious triumph to save us. I can say that I am of Child of a wonderful God. I have confessed and He has forgiven me. He lavished his love and forgiveness on me. He told me that I am free. He told me that I am loved. He told me that I am a Child of God."
Romans 8:37-39 ~
"In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who lavished His love on us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
MR. DIXON TACKLES THE TOPIC OF RELATIONSHIPS...
[Relationship with God]
"Sometimes when going through life, we don't always find it easy to keep our relationship with God on track. Over the past few months I've learned that God needs to be my anchor. I can't just run out on stage, head-banging, and ready to sing songs of Him when my relationship with Him is suffering from busy-ness. I've learned that God is the only one who can keep my life on track. I could try, but it would be futile. I'd end up no where. I need God to steer my jeep, car, ship, plane, boat, train, and (insert vehicle name here). I need more of Jesus, I can't stress that enough, I need Him to be my anchor. I need Him to hold me steady. I need Jesus to be my rock, sword, and shield."
Exodus 15:2 ~
“The Lord is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise and exalt Him."
[Relationships with Boys]
"Ladies, I just want you to know that you are priceless. You are worth so much more than any guy could ever tell you. Please don't settle for just any old dude. You are worth so much more than that. You are precious in the sight of God. Remember, Jesus gave His life for you. He lavished His love on you, so you could live. Give Jesus your everything and He'll breathe His desires in your heart. He's already handpicked a guy just for you. He's already written your love story, much better than any highly acclaimed author could do. Just trust in Him. Girls, lose yourself in Christ. Become so in love with Him that a guy has to find God just to get your attention. Dance with Jesus and He'll let the right partner join the dance."
Proverbs 31: 25-31 ~
"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."
Crown of Beauty: Favorite Fast Food Place?
Crown of Beauty: Score! You are now on our favorite people list! Go Chick-Fil-A! :D
Now what's the story behind the hair?
Colton: I went to a Christian High School. They had a rule that your hair had to be trimmed above your ears and shirt collar. I decided that instead of going down with my hair (which the school did now allow), I would go up with it."
Crown of Beauty: And our last question. It's the classic. We ask everybody this. Who is your favorite Disney Princess?
Colton: Queen Elsa!