Getting things done.

Alright, I have so many things to do that I’m now at my overwhelm point. The two biggest things with lists are Small Group and our Poland fund raising. So, I will now be delegating much of this, since I must get regular house and work things done. Thankfully I know of key people who I think will be willing to help me out on these things.

Lord, please help me to express your heart for Poland, may your words and heart be heard in our fund raising efforts.  May you give us new and unique ways of raising funds, may we continue to hold onto the truth that we are not to be under stress, and instead rejoice in your love.  Thanks for your patience, and peace.  Amen.

My Creed Part II

My Creed Part II See Part I

Specifics; I can and most likely will change it.

Sin is the denial of the Holy Spirit; blasphemy is the denial of the Holy Spirit forever until death. I believe we all inherit sin because of the fall of Adam and Eve. We all have a natural desire to sin, because it is fun in the moment. But I truly believe true peace and happiness comes from denying sin from our lives, it?s hard in the moment but the effect is life lasting.

30 Anyone who isn’t helping me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.

31 “Every sin or blasphemy can be forgiven–except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which can never be forgiven. 32 Anyone who blasphemes against me, the Son of Man, can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come.

[Matthew 12:30-32]

If we follow the Holy Spirit?s guidance, which for me comes in the form of an emotion which I can?t explain right away, then we will feel God?s peace. We should all focus on listening to God?s Spirit. What does it sound like to you, us, and me? All sin is equal; the consequences are different, which in our linear lives may make sins appear they have different values.

Instead of fretting over weather or not you are sinning, or if this is sin or whatever, just love God and Love people. Ask your self; are my actions showing God?s love? Are my actions loving of others? If you mess up, from your heart ask for forgiveness, God will grant it, and his mercy will be yours. I believe Jesus was telling us the ultimate way in which to live was to love God and to love others. If we just filter our lives with through those verses then we can live a life which glorifies God and which God can bless us. No matter where your passion is, sports, technology, people, any kind of movement, filter it with love of God and others and I believe with all my heart, and I know it to be true, our lives will be blessed, maybe not a bed of roses but we will grow and become better humans, and later rewarded in heaven.

~ to be continued ~

My Creed Part I

My Creed

Completely open to debate, interpretation, questions, and I can and most likely will change it.

I know Jesus Christ is the son of God; he was born of Mary a Virgin in the ancient town of Bethlehem. The reason he was male is because the culture at the time did not allow the education of Women, therefore to have a daughter of God would have been ineffective in that culture. I believe the entire Bible was inspired by God, but just as we do today, was filtered through the cultural knowledge of the writers, this is why it is so important to study the biblical culture so we can interpret God’s words accordingly; this is why I read the New Living Translation. Jesus came to Earth to set the story straight, he came to let us know God loves us, and more than anything he wants us to love him.

34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

[Mathew 22:34-40]

The person asking this question was referring the Ten Commandments, of which you can break into two parts, one part is about loving God and the other is about loving others.

I absolutely believe that if every Christian followed these commandments from their hearts, not because they want to please God, but because they want to love God, which in turn will please God, then the world would come to know Christ.

I believe that all humans have a spirit, some dead, some alive, and some stagnate. In order to grow your spirit, and become closer to God (because he is always calling us closer), we must make an effort to fellowship with other Christians who are stronger than ourselves. In fact, I feel so strongly about this, I challenge anyone who reads this to make that a commitment in their lives, get to know stronger Christians, and don’t expect them to approach you, just like learning to walk, you must take the first step on your own.

~ to be continued ~

Part II

So I’ve learned

So I’ve learned

I’ve learned that you can’t have everything your way…

I’ve learned that people are really cool once you get to know them…

I’ve learned that I get obsessed about things when their cool and new…

I’ve learned that blogging is an awesome way for me to express my self, my thoughts, and to talk to God and read his word!

Amen to that brothers and sister!