Friday, July 28, 2006

Huh, A Success Story.....huh I never saw that coming

So I have run into a lot of people from my BC days. I think it is so funny when I tell them I am into God and am a Christian.... I mean if you knew me before I was saved, then you know what I am talking about. I was not nice, didn't care, and acted like I knew everything. I mocked God and acted like I was a god. Thinking about that time in my life is crazy...I have changed so much. Then there are those areas that are still the same...EEK I am definitely a work is progress and will be until I die. That is what I like about Christianity....God doesn't expect us to be perfect... He knows we are going to blow it sometimes....He is so gracious to forgive and importantly, forgets.

Then I run it people who think it is crazy to be a Christian and think that all it means is you can't do anything. That is silly, God doesn't require you to drop everything and BE A perfect person....because that is never going to happen. When you become a Christian, at least for me, let things that you did before you were saved was easy because now my focus changed, and my intentions and thoughts were different. Actually, my desires in life were different.

-just some thoughts to ponder

-be Diligent


Thursday, July 27, 2006

I can't believe it

So I have been thinking, about all that is going on in the world. It is so crazy to me that one little tiny country could be such a pool of hatred for so many. Israel is such a hotbed for controversy, and I often times wonder why it is so crazy. In fact, I often wonder why God is allowing such a crazy unsafe and completely violent country for His chosen people.
I mean the Jews catch so much flack, and for what?
What have the Jews done that is so horrible?
What have to Jews done that they deserve this harsh, bitter, and angriness around them?
I mean they have, in my opinion, been robbed of their land, and then when they get it back, the world gripes because the took it from the Muslims. I don't get it. I don't understand how someone could hate someone so bad that they are so mean just to jab them in the side constantly.
Then there is the fact that the Jews have been MORE than accommodating. They were forced out of the West Bank by their own country. I think it is a little ironic that not even 4 months after Ariel Sharon had the Jews move out of the West Bank, he suffered a horrendous stroke. I am not saying God made him have a stroke, but He had to allow it. Nothing happens that doesn't go through the hand of God. God also warns, in the Bible about respecting the Jews, and causing harm to them could cause harm to you. I don't know.

I am just an American, Christian, from Amarillo Texas with a point-of-view. We really need to watch out for this. I believe this is a huge indication that Jesus' return is not very far from now!

I mean the signs are everywhere. There are wars and rumors of war. The gross darkness is taken over the people. There are more natural disasters happening. It just seems like God is trying to get our attention. Are you listening?

-Be diligent

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

So I am happy to report

I love my life. I am happier now that I have ever been. My relationships are going great, and I am growing in God more and more with each passing day. It is times like these that make me feel like I really have the ability to so anything I want. I feel like I have the strength and courage to do everything.

I was listening to Ani Difranco, who is not known for her moral center, but there was a lyric in a song that really struck me to the core. Does that ever happen to you? It said: "I just want to walk through my life unarmed."

I think I need a little more of that. I need to not feel like I need to walk in this way. I want to not feel like I have to have all the answers or even defend myself. Why is that my job, I mean I don't really have the ability to do that. I really believe that is what God is showing me. I think it is His job to defend me, prove my innocence. I just want to be unarmed, and full of grace and love. I want to cover them, and I want people to know I have nothing but acceptance for them! That does not necessarily mean I accept their sin or problems, but I accept them!

Glad I go that off my chest!

as my friend Remoy always says and it resonates with me

-Be Diligent


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