Wednesday, February 3, 2010
So, I moved into a town house in Kansas City Missouri, and got a job in Kansas City Missouri. Starting another semester of school and getting ready to get married. So, that being said I have a lot on my plate. I have a pretty fair amount of free time but I have a lot of growing up to do so that I can take care of my wife. A huge responsibility which I am accepting that responsibility with arms wide open (not to borrow a cheesy line from a creed song). I am really ready to see what the Lord has for me, but this time in my life could quite possibly make or break my relationship with my wife and my lord and my family I'm leaving to cleave with my wife. How you say? Whether or not I trust the Lord and seek him in my relationship with my wife could quite possibly be the deciding factor on whether or not I have a healthy marriage, not just healthy but thriving. If I do not trust the Lord in this new found independence and seek him and not my own desires could kill my relationship with my creator and savior. If I do not act patiently and and loving with my family in this process of leaving my mother and father to cleave to my wife I could hurt that relationship with my family. Not something I want to do, but being the deprave human I am, it is entirely possible! Its a big challenge but In sha alla (lord willing) I am up to the challenge. God bless me, sounds selfish but I am not asking God to bless me in a way that glorifies me, but so that he could be glorified! Praying constantly and getting into the word (hopefully more and more everyday) this assignment Christ has called me to... God be glorified!!!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
So, I have been thinking about salvation and what it is and what it means and trying to sort through it, not to rationalize it with my human mind but to realize how much I need it. I have been thinking about how much we need salvation, and how much we do not realize we need it. To be more specific we have no idea we needed and sometimes do not know how much we need it still. God designed a perfect plan for salvation and has had it planned for a long time! Even in the old testament he was setting up for the arrival of Christ! With things such as the priestly order of melchizedek and prophecies given. It makes you realize that God knows what is best for us and his timing is perfect! He realizes what we need, when we have no clue that we need these things! God always makes it possible for us to get what we need, and I am so thankful for that! All we need is what God gives to us! Lets imagine for a second that we needed a perfect government full of honest politicians who knew exactly what was best for us or if we needed family and friends who never let us down, I believe that we would never get what we need! I encourage you, think about salvation, read what the Bible says about it. Know that you need it and that you are not able to receive anything else like it from anyone!