There are so many people willing to pray for your needs here. We’re trusting God to answer your prayer requests, not because we have any power within ourselves, but because our faithful Father loves His children, and desires that they trust Him alone for all their needs. http://theiamgeneration.com/prayer submit away! && Reblog!
Can anyone get me a link to that song that is supposed to have Angels singing in the background?
On Gods Endless Love
Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.
Life has been booming, moving faster than ever before. With so many opportunieties to see Him move, I almost feel like if I don’t grab it and hang on tight I won’t be able to keep up. Thank God for that. At the moment, life is just wonderful. God’s blessings are as sweet as ever, and He seems to be pulling every thing together in my life right now. I’ll keep you guys updated as I get free time. :)
Would Jesus Be Republican or Democrat? America Needs To Know!
This morning I was recalling a debate that I found myself somewhat a part of in two of my classes Junior year. One side offered that Jesus would have been a liberal Democrat. Citing Christ’s love for the poor as proof, this view of Jesus’ liberalism triggered an abruptly inverse assertion that instead He would have been a conservative Republican. I expressly remember being assured of this due to the biblical ”eye for an eye” principal concerning the death penalty and the new testament ”don’t work, don’t eat” principal. A bit overwhelmed by the flawed assertions of both sides, I offered very little to defend either.
Now with political business at hand concerning the 2012 presidential elections, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my values and the cores of my beliefs. I’ll be freshly 18 years old when the 2012 elections roll around, and thus able to vote for the first time in my life. Knowing the importance of informed voting, I began to reflect on the type of candidate that Jesus would vote for, or even more accurately; that He Himself would embody. Tonight, I couldn’t help think back to that debate on Jesus’ political ties.
Jesus was not a Republican. Jesus was not a Democrat. Jesus was, is, and forever will be Lord. The problem with Christians and Non-Christians alike these days, is that they make Jesus into who they want to be instead of making the effort to experience Him for who He truly is. They use Jesus to justify their own imperfections selfishly, instead of the way that only grace and mercy allows. Forgive me for not being politically correct, but I think it’s safe to say that God would condone such assessment. Republicans are interested in wealth and preservation of prosperous stature. Jesus urges to be willing to sell all your materialistic possessions, give to the poor, and follow him. Democrats are interested in personal liberties and expression. Jesus offers that we deny ourselves, take up our crosses, and follow Him. If that’s not enough, the very institutes of political semblance, Pharisees, Jesus detested the most.
Jesus came to condemn the flawed institutes of man, with their pompous views and inability to see past their own opinions and self preserving beliefs. How Pharisaical it is to think that Jesus would embody the self seeking constraints of the American political system. How dare either group claim Jesus for themselves, molding Him into the cookie cutter image of a perpetually sinful system of American politics. I find myself sickened by the thought of that. Rightfully so am I sickened by the thought of seeking to support a candidate who isn’t averse to this type of egoistic and all be it political game that this world has set up to advance the idea of Democracy.
America needs leaders who so far defy the mold of humanized politics, that he or she wouldn’t think to adorn themselves with any other name than that of Christ. Christianity; How’s that for a party affiliation? I hold fast to the belief that this world has no reason for existence apart from one; and that’s to bring glory to the creator of it all. We’re so far removed from that agenda as a nation and as a humanity, that it’s no wonder we’re suffering. We place value in things that have no lasting substance, and have departed from recognizing
what who we owe our efforts to. We’ve perverted the ideas of liberty, in that liberation is not found through the blood of Christ Jesus as it should be. We’ve confined the principals of freedom, with constraints that only Jesus can offer emancipation from. We’ve diluted the essence of Hope down to the alluring emptiness of a campaign slogan, instead of clinging to the assurance of Hope that we meet at the foot of the cross of Christ. This is a problem. A problem that is mistakenly left to bail-outs, tax fluctuation, foreign relations, and social economics to fix. Instead it should be left in the hands of the King of Kings, who is the source of perfect liberty, true freedom, and limitless hope. A hope adorned in love and peace, permissive of endless mercy and boundless grace. That’s what the American people should be offered. That’s what the world should be offered.
We don’t need another comprehensive plan to combat an oil crisis or curtail a fiscal crisis. We need men and women who are willing to embrace the call of Christ to serve humbly in love. Men and women who seek God in all they do. We need men and women of Christ.
I don’t know if this post will ever be read. By anyone. I don’t know if this message will ever be spread. I do know that this train of thought is not popular with believers and non-believers alike, and I guess that’s the whole problem to begin with. People are interested in satisfying themselves, instead of putting forth the effort to seek the direction of God in their lives. What will be done to solve this desperate problem?
I’m about to order these six books.
Christian Athiest - Craig Groeshell
Radical - David Platt
Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis
Crazy Love - Francis Chan
The Pleasures of God - John Piper
Sinners In The Hands of An Angry God - Johnathon Edwards
I’m following Ben’s (A Light For Revelation) reading list, starting with these five books. I’m excited.
Alter call at a Wedding.
I was just thinking about the beautiful young lady that God has in store for me.
What our lives will be like, and such.
I couldn’t help but imagine a wedding with the attention set on Christ.
I mean alter call and everything. Before. After. I don’t care.
Just think how beautiful it would be to have someone give their lives to Christ as we commence to give our lives to each other. To affirm their vows to God, as we recite ours to one another. To be adorned in the presence of God with the beauties of mercy, as we unite under the wonders of unity. :) Hmm.
Just thinking. That’s all.
Far too many people know the Love of God but are ignorant of His just ways. Far too many people know the Sacrifice of Jesus but fail to embrace the New Life it offers. And tragically so, far too many people don’t know God or Jesus, the Love, or sacrifice. They choose ignorance over new life. Far too many.
Question is, are you living God’s love, reflecting Christ’s sacrifice, to point others to the New Life He offers? Because if not you’re letting far too many pass the opportunity to know mercy when experiencing God’s Justice. And that’s far too many.
Everybody thinks I’m crazy. The say “You take the Jesus thing too seriously” Well, I don’t know, but, Christ took me pretty seriously when He died for me on the Cross.
I love you Lord.
I just want to say.
I love you Lord.
As simple as it sound,
in you my heart is found.
I love you!
I’m totally blown away every minute of everyday by the love of God. I’m compelled to respond with a surrender of my own heart. I love Jesus. It’s through Him that i experience love, that I expel love, and that I am able to infuse every thing I do with the very love of God. So Relevent.
People are just beautiful. Everyone, we’ve all been crafted by the hands of a beautiful creator. We’re all searching for answers in a world where conformity and self satisfaction always seems to call our name. But beyond the internal desire to be accepted, to be love, to be popular, beyond the heart wrenching desire to grow old, to succeed, and to be some body, is a simple desire. The humble desire to know truth is in each of us. We were created that way. Christ is Truth, and in each of us is the desire for Christ. That’s just beautiful. Sure there’s some people who will never feed that desire, who will never exalt that need, who will never experience the fullness of a thirst quenching, hunger satisfying, mind blowing, life make savior. Yet the beauty lies in the select few whose life is drenched with a sheer will to seek the things of God. I think that’s just holds a beauty like no other.
I guess it’s important to know where this realization came from. Tonight, I got to talk to one of those beautiful people. A person who like all of us is stuck at the crossroads of self satisfaction and soul saving surrender. His name is not as important as is the reality that his personal struggle is reflected and replicated in each of our lives. The fight between carnality and a Christ centered mentality. But I cling to hope in Christ. My friend, this beautiful young man saturated with the desire to know truth, to be transformed, and to tread a path of righteousness, will one day know just that. Righteousness. His search is young, and his will is weak, but we all take baby steps before maturity. Yet his premature desire will one day be birthed into a life plan, and the Hope of Christ will nurture his hunger, and satisfy his thirst, searching will give way to surrender, and surrender to salvation.
The next time you pass a person in the hurry of life, stop and reflect on the beauty that was crafted inside of his or her. Slow down and take the time to nurture that beauty in everyone you meet. It’s through us that Christ works, and it’s through us that those little rays of hope hidden within the intricacies of human desire that people embrace the saving grace of the risen savior.