Sunday, December 30, 2007
Didi you know that Acts 1: 8 was a challenge? Here I thought it was a command but according to the GBC (Georgia Baptist Convention) it's a new program we're going to guilt people into telling others about Christ.We're supposed to sign up and go to a conference and learn How we can carry out Acts 1:8, not only that but they want us to pay for it as well. Why do we need a flippin challenge? Why can't we see the greatness of what God has done in our lives and be so excited and relieved that we can't wait to tell others what He has done in our lives? Accepting Christ is a life changing event. Are we that paranoid and lazy or is apathy taking the place of excitement. Let's get off our bollocks and give people the good news; You don't need to feel guilt in order to take action like Nike says " Just Do It"!!!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
My favorite Christmas memory is of the year that my sister and I got up at 12:30 am and began playing with all the toys Santa left and our mom getting up @ 2 am to get on to us and make us go back to bed. But we got up an hour later and played until dawn anyway. What a great memory! The next year though Santa left all our presents in our Mom's room and locked her door until 6 am.
Wherever you are this Christmas day, I hope it is most enjoyable and memorable. I look forward to experiencing all the Christmas memories with my family and I hope you do with yours as well.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
"Stop! Don't do it!"
"Why shouldn't I?" he said.
"Well, there's so much to live for!"
"Well... are you religious?"
He said yes.
I said, "Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?"
"Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant ?
Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?"
"Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?"
"Baptist Church of God!"
"Me too! Are you original Baptist Church of God, or are you reformed Baptist Church of God?"
"Reformed Baptist Church of God!"
"Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?"
He said, "Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915!"
So I said, "Die, heretic scum", and pushed him off.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
So last weekend in my praying and wallowing in self-pity I decided(yeah, like it was me) that I needed to focus and pray more fervently about what direction the Lord was going to lead me in. I concluded that I needed to give up some things this week and focus on my prayer needs/wants.(I always tell the youth that God is not our cosmic Santa Claus ) This week I have not listened to the Radio @ work or while I have been driving (a major accomplishment) neither have I watched television. My time has been spent praying, reading and thinking about what direction I need to go in. (I'm never happy , always looking for direction)
Miraculously( not really, it was just God being God)I was given an answer!!! I know which way I'm headed. I have been given the ministry that I have been praying for. One that will allow me to minister to others, one that will give me an opportunity to teach/preach and change lives. I am so excited that I can hardly stand it!
In my time of fasting this week it has come to me. The opportunity that I have been praying for, has been sitting in my lap for the past 2 years. What!?! Yes, I have been blessed with an opportunity to change lives and minister. I am not bound by anything and can take this ministry as far as the Lord wants me to take it. I can not believe how darkened my eyes have been to the opportunity, waiting for me to grab hold of it and let the Lord use me to grow both the ministry as well as myself.
Sometimes I can't believe how ignorant I can be. I haven't just been teaching Sunday School and Wednesday nights for the past two years. I have been laying foundations for a ministry that was waiting for it's Earthly leader to wake up and smell the coffee(Preferably a dark roast breakfast blend).
Rock On. God is Good. Start a Revolution <><
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thanksgiving is not my favorite time of year however there is something to be said for nostalgia. I remember going to my grandmother’s house in Georgia and the times that were spent there. My grandfather was alive then, so were both of my uncles. My cousins would be there and it was a time that I couldn’t wait for, neither could I wait for Christmas time there either.
After our Thanksgiving meal everyone would usually lay around and nap, at least all of the grown-ups would anyway. I was usually off in my grandmother’s woods exploring or hunting with at least one of my cousins.
The morning after Thanksgiving, My dad, his brothers, my cousins, and I would all get up early and go hunting. After the hunt we would gather around my grandmother’s table and eat breakfast and tell deer stories/lies (whichever you prefer) and I remember looking at the men seated around that table and wanting to be just like them. Burly, strong, hunters, and well maybe not overweight, but definitely like them in most attributes. That’s how I remember Thanksgiving. It was only like that for one year that I can remember but I wish that’s how it always could be.
I hope your Thanksgiving has been one of memory and thankfulness. Ours was this year, and as long as I have my wife and son with me it will always be a fond memory.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Why does discipleship have to be a program? Maybe Discipleship is just living your life like God wants you to and helping others along the way. Bro. Robby said it well last night. Witness is not a verb, its you. Discipling needs to be done with God's people( even the ones who don't know they are yet) and it starts with me.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
And it's 1,2,3 strikes your out at the OOOOLLLD BBAALLLLL GAMEEE! Well I can't say that I'm sorry to hear that old Bonds is gonna need a bond to get his butt outta jail. I am not the biggest baseball fan but I do believe if you cheat, that should be grounds for removal from the record books. with everything being said about this situation I went back and pulled his rookie card. Don't tell me by looking @ this photo that he hasn't juiced up. You decide. Nuff said.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Jesus said to enter the kingdom we must be like the little children. This thought comes to mind as I recall back to what it was like when I was in children's church and my mental state back then. It wasn't clouded with all the junk and preoccupations that are in my mind now. How good it is to know that we can focus on Him, forget about everything else, stop worrying, and just be like a little child towards Him.