My crazy life

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Song I heard today

I heard a new song today on a country station that blew my spiritual socks off.

It's called "I saw God today" by George Strait.

Here's the chorus and you can see what I mean:

I've been to church
I've read the book
I know he's here
But I don't look
Near as often as I should
Yeah, I know I should
His fingerprints are everywhere
I just slowed down to stop and stare
Opened my eyes and man I swear
I saw God today


Awesome huh?

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Recent happenings

Wow a lot has happened the past six months.

My baby girl will turn one this week. Boy the time has flown by. She is a blessing to us.

I was ordained as a deacon at Gateway Baptist Church back in December, I feel honored to be chosen by my church family.

I'm still struggling with a daily quiet time, but I've started reading Proverbs with stepson every morning.

Our church has a biggest loser contest that ran from September thru January, that I won. I lost over 40 lbs and 16% of my bodyweight.

So that is just a few quick things, I hope to start a regular blogging schedule as time permits.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Coming soon

I know it has been almost seven months since my last blog, but I am planning to start back soon.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A humble and responsive heart

2 kings 22:19

Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people, that they would become accursed and laid waste, and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I have heard you, declares the LORD.

The context of this verse is that King Josiah was read the book of the covenant when it was found and this was his response to the Word of God.

What it speaks to me today is the question: Is my heart responsive before the Lord, His Word and His will for me today? Will I humble myself before Jesus and turn to Him for my needs today?

I'd like to answer that and say Yes to both questions, but more times than not I haven't been doing that. For me this life get busy and the time to slow down and hear from Jesus through the Word and prayer is hard to find.

But I've made a committment to set the alarm everyday at 5:45, to get up and spend time with Jesus every morning. Please pray for me that I can get used to the earlier wakeup time, and that God would meet with me in a powerful way.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sin

I ran across a quote from Tim Keller about sin today:

'Sin' is not simply breaking rules but is building your identity on things
other than God, which leads internally to emptiness, craving, and spiritual
slavery and externally to exclusion, conflict, and social injustice.



That about sums it up doesn't it. I basically believed that, but seeing it defined this way really drove the point home - That anything not of God is sin. We must build our lives on the Christ the Rock.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Food for Thought

If we could reduce the world’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, the demographics would look something like this:
The village would have 60 Asians, 14 Africans, 12 Europeans, 8 Latin Americans, 5 from the USA and Canada, and 1 from the South Pacific
51 would be male, 49 would be female
82 would be non-white; 18 white
67 would be non-Christian; 33 would be Christian
80 would live in substandard housing
67 would be unable to read
50 would be malnourished and 1 dying of starvation
33 would be without access to a safe water supply
39 would lack access to improved sanitation
24 would not have any electricity (And of the 76 that do have electricity, most would only use it for light at night.)
7 people would have access to the Internet
1 would have a college education
1 would have HIV
2 would be near birth; 1 near death
5 would control 32% of the entire world’s wealth; all 5 would be US citizens
33 would be receiving --and attempting to live on-- only 3% of the income of “the village”
Does this help us see the world in a different light?


[HT] Worldconnex.org

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Monday, April 23, 2007

God works in mysterious ways

I've come down with the stomach crud.

My stepson Morgan, age 6, came down with it Saturday morning. I took care of the baby up to 5 pm yesterday. I let Sherry, my wife, take care of Morgan, so I wouldn't be exposed to the germs. That didn't work and praise God that Sherry or Reagan (12 weeks old today!) haven't come down with it.

But here is the interesting part. As I have dealt with the symptoms, it parallels the symptoms my Mom has been dealing with under chemotherapy (she's been fighting stage 4 lung cancer for over a year). I guess God is giving me a little glimpse of what she is feeling and dealing with. I'm getting a new perspective and a little empathy for what she has been going through.

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