Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Okay with okay.

I fear there is a academic that has swept morden Christianity away....
one of indie style and hippy thoughts.
Let me pose you this question.
What does it truly mean to love someone?

There is this saying among this young generation
" Love God, Love people"
Taken from John 15:12 and other scriptures in 1st John, this popular saying has missed the mark of what it truly means.
In the next few blogs I will try and break down this popular saying and point out its flaws.
If loving people for Christ means never telling them about Christ, did you even really love them at all?
If you only "love on" them but never tell the reason why, did you really still love them?

I will attempt to answer these questions in the most biblical response I know how.

I will go ahead and say this...
When you truly love someone that means you want the best for them right?
So wouldn't that mean equipping them with knowledge and teaching them about how to change for the better?
Now is not the time Christians to be okay with where you are, or ever for that fact..
It isn't the time or ever to settle for the love response, but actually knowing the weight of what love means and carrying on from there.
Wanna learn how to really love people?

next post coming soon.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Are you naked ?

Do you know why you exist on this earth?

It isn't to fulfill false desires that are temporary that lie to you in your heart and mind.

it isn't for me

it isn't for you.......

We are better than our mistakes.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Reason to Sing.

Revelation is one of the books of the bible that when you hear the title you grit your teeth.
Its popular among Christians and non- Christians and it carries the title of " hell fire and brimstone" you know, the book of "judgment"
well..... let me share a quick thought with you friends.

Revelation 4:3-11

"The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper and carnelian. And the glow of an emerald circled his throne like a rainbow. 4 Twenty-four thrones surrounded him, and twenty-four elders sat on them. They were all clothed in white and had gold crowns on their heads. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder. And in front of the throne were seven torches with burning flames. This is the sevenfold Spirit of God. 6 In front of the throne was a shiny sea of glass, sparkling like crystal.

In the center and around the throne were four living beings, each covered with eyes, front and back. 7 The first of these living beings was like a lion; the second was like an ox; the third had a human face; and the fourth was like an eagle in flight. 8 Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying,

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—
the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”

9 Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever), 10 the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,

11 “You are worthy, O Lord our God,
to receive glory and honor and power.
For you created all things,
and they exist because you created what you pleased.”

Day and night, forever eternity.
A song of praise is to God.
Holy holy holy is the Lord God almighty.
constant worship and praise.
This big beast rejoicing because of God and His beauty.

My mind can't comprehend

but what it can.. today is..
We should want to be apart of this song.
Do you know what God has done for you ?
-given His son to give you life
- seeked you out to save you
- He wants you to be apart of His will.
This big, masterful, all knowing God wants you to be apart of His works.
What if you are the future landscaper of the new heavens and earth
what if you get to help build the most beautiful waterfall?
What if you are the one giving high fives at the gate?

Do you understand that God said we are a new creation?
You and I had crimson stains....
scars from a past...
that sex and other people left,,,
family members tore into us....
hurt and pain and loss..
we all have wounds...
and Jesus made them white as snow.
You are brand new.
New today to lift your head, breathe in deep, and start fresh.

This is a book of praise to a God who makes us white as snow, praise to God who was..
and is to come...
He is eternal..
so when pain hurts for a short time...
joy will last forever.

I want to join this song.

God is good.
I don't feel the need to make this real deep or artisy
just real
from my heart.

Sing with me
for that......... is a reason........... to sing.....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

whoa whoa whoa ooo ooo

ten things I enjoy.

1. planting apple seeds
2. andrew belle
3. working hard in the yard
4. eatting a apple in my underwear
5. spraying off with the water hose
6. reconnecting with an old friend
7. finding out someone wants me to come love on their baby!!!! I love kids
8. happy praise songs that let you know everything is good with God
9. talking to trey woods and samuel bragg back to back
10. My newest best friend. Amina B.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Miss communcation between heart, mind, and soul.

Its always easiest to focus on what bad, tragedy, or mistake that has devastated your life.
Somehow when we stop, which doesn't happen often, when we give ourselves time to work through our thoughts , we find ourselves examining the parts we don't like.
The person that talked about us..
the person we lead on....
the choice we regret...

When focusing on these things leads to unhealthy thinking and self destruction.

So here, today, in this blog, I will share to you a victory and a victory in the works.
But I also won't share alot.
I recently heard this saying " your story is sacred"
So, I don't want to share that with everyone.
I want to save some of the wonderful details for a wonderful woman one day. Assuming there will be one.

Recently I have decided to rest.
Spiritually rest.
What that means is taking a break from ministry.
I found my cup empty and it needs filling.

I spent 2 weeks in Mo.
No computer or cell phone
I was forced to be reconciled unto God.

Here is what I found.
- He somehow wasn't my first love anymore
- That I have made pre conceived notions about how Christianity should look
- that I need a foundation and set some things in stone.
- that I need time to heal.
- that purity is a passion of mine again
- that as a man of God I should have tons of respect for women, in which that is His daughters.
- I need to love the Lord my God with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength.

I prayed that I would count everything a loss compared to the value of knowing Christ as my lord and savior. Phil 3
I'm so thankful that He heard me...
That God loves me enough to discipline me and re shape my heart

A friend told me that my church was asleep and I replied to him that my church was burning down...
This is what God told me.

" Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu put coals of fire in their incense burners and sprinkled incense over them. In this way, they disobeyed the LORD by burning before him the wrong kind of fire, different than he had commanded.

So fire blazed forth from the LORD's presence and burned them up, and they died there before the LORD.

Then Moses said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD meant when he said, 'I will display my holiness through those who come near me. I will display my glory before all the people.'"And Aaron was silent. Lev 10:1-3

God is refining me by the fire.
He is drawing me near.

God loves me enough to tell me in the mist of my hurt, depression, and at the end of my rope, that He wants me to be apart of my life.
That I'm going through this for a bigger purpose then what I can see.
He loves me and He wants to be my first love.

I will stop here.
When is the last time you viewed God as your first love?
Have you ever?
Are you allowing God to speak into your life?

You can't take someone somewhere you've never been.

I want to be in love with God and His word so deeply that it pours off of me.
I want joy of salvation.

I'll stop here.


love you .

p.s I dont go back and read these
sorry for mispelled words or run ons or anything weird that didnt make sense.