Why RiveraLife?

“his word is in my heart like a fire,
a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in;
indeed, I cannot.”
—Jeremiah 20:9

I didn’t get debated in to salvation. I didn’t get shamed in to salvation either. I was a horrible person and then I met Jesus and His love was so incredible that I didn’t want anything less after that experience.

That’s why I started RiveraLife. He’s too good to shut up about. I can’t do it. His word is in my heart like a fire…. And that word is a sword of truth wrapped in a blanket of love. Everything He’s done in my life has slain me with this beautiful knowledge of who He is and who I am in Him.

That’s what this entire journey is. It’s me putting my life on display so you can see how Jesus moves in someone’s life. I’ll bleed out publicly so that someone else can be saved. I’ll look like an idiot, so that someone else can feel free to ask questions. I’ll make mistakes, so that someone else can see what grace in action looks like.

If it helps me love His people better, it’s worth it.

The journey with the Holy Spirit is never ending. It’s the most beautiful encounter we can ever have. I want people to see that, so they can know what’s possible. I can’t encounter Jesus for somebody, but I can help them see how God is already moving in their life. Everything I say, every word I write, every message I preach, it’s all to help people know Him better. Sometimes I do a really great job, and sometimes it falls flat, or I mess it up. That’s all just part of it. We can debate theology and practice all day long, but I’ll die for Love.

That’s what I’m here to do. Die to myself, piece by piece, day by day, word by word, to love people better.