I thought this was a great description of what I means to get “closer” to God. It’s not a measure of distance. It’s about how much experience have you had with Him. Do you take time to experience Him more and grow in intimacy with the father. Getting closer to him is more about your time getting to know him through prayer, reading his word and worship than it is anything else. #Devotional #awtozer #pursuitofgod

I thought this was a great description of what I means to get “closer” to God. It’s not a measure of distance. It’s about how much experience have you had with Him. Do you take time to experience Him more and grow in intimacy with the father. Getting closer to him is more about your time getting to know him through prayer, reading his word and worship than it is anything else. #Devotional #awtozer #pursuitofgod

Today’s #mediateam view is an extra special one to me. @cheatdizzle was my youth pastor growing up and I’ve known him my home life. It’s people like him and @missfierce that poured into me as a kid that I’m still here today and do what I do. #littleteardrop #elc #elevatelifechurch #lovegodliftothers

Today’s #mediateam view is an extra special one to me. @cheatdizzle was my youth pastor growing up and I’ve known him my home life. It’s people like him and @missfierce that poured into me as a kid that I’m still here today and do what I do. #littleteardrop #elc #elevatelifechurch #lovegodliftothers

Many people talk about what they have read but not many talk about what they have seen. Until you have actually stepped into His presence you can’t really know Him. Is he a pen pal or do you actually spend time with him. #Devotional #awtozer

Many people talk about what they have read but not many talk about what they have seen. Until you have actually stepped into His presence you can’t really know Him. Is he a pen pal or do you actually spend time with him. #Devotional #awtozer

UFC 172 Predictions

I have been watching UFC events since I was in High School Honestly cannot recall the first event i watched. Eventually I caught on to the Ultimate Fighter shows. And my love for the Sport grew more. I spent waaaaay too much time reading, watching, and listening to all things MMA. I usually have some Good predictions, so with that said here are my predictions for the upcoming fights.

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Jones vs Teixeira

Jones is obviously the heavy favorite, and I have to agree with it. Jones is versatile, as is Teixeira, but I think that the champ has a Bone to pick with a certain Swedish Fighter and will not let someone stop him from that.

However I don’t expect Teixeira to go out easy. A man with a 20 fight win streak is no slouch.

Jones by TKO 4th Round

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT
Davis vs Johnson

Davis is an excellent fighter. Well rounded, smart, great shape….. but he tends to play it safe until he sees an opening. Johnson is not the greatest of all time, kimbo is, but Johnson is hungry for a win coming back to the UFC and in the division he needs to be in. I believe he has grown up in his time outside the promotion. ANNNNNND BOY CAN THIS DUDE HIT! With his record and recent fights, he may be a win away from a contender fight. If he wins he should fight Cormier (if cormier beats HENDO) to fight winner of Jones/Gustafsson 2 (If Jones beats Teixeira)

Johnson 1 or 2 round KO (KO of the night)


MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT
Rockhold vs Boetsch

Rockhold wants a win and can get himself into title talks with a good fight and a solid win after that, or better yet can get himself his rematch with Bellfort. Boetsch is a tough dude and has proved that he can never be counted out but I believe Rockhold is too well rounded and can get the decision.

Rockhold Decision

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
Miller vs Medeiros

Miller wins, why because I don’t know the other dude well enough.

FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT
Holloway vs Fili

Holloway has been getting better and better. Kid is tough and well rounded. When he smells blood he finishes the fight.

Holloway 2nd Round TKO

FLYWEIGHT BOUT
Benavidez vs Elliott

Benavidez is fighting out of my hometown, I always bet my Hometown people. Not just that, he is a great fighter and has allot to prove if he ever wants to fight for the belt again.

Benavidez Decision

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
Gomi vs Vallie-Flagg

Vallie-Flagg TKO 3rd

WOMEN BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT
Duke vs Correia

Duke Decision


LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
Castillo vs Brenneman

Castillo Decision

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

Beal vs Williams

Beal Decision

Had to prove to Aubree’s nephew (may as well be my nephew) that I was cool. I didn’t do very good but he was impressed.