Monthly Archives: January 2013

Overcoming Sin

To overcome sin, you have to remove it as an option altogether. It should not cause “what if” thoughts, because it shouldn’t be in your thoughts other than to rebuke it when it knocks on your door in the form of temptation. Also, God has to be THE priority. The one and only priority of ones life, actions, thoughts, desires, etc. When God is the center of ones vision, the distractions in your peripheral won’t be granted a single glance.


Solomon, Wise?

While reading 1 Kings, I came across the part where Solomon asked God for wisdom, God being pleased with this request also gave Solomon “riches and honor.” Now, with God being all-knowing and what not, why exactly would he give Solomon riches, knowing that these riches would be apart of the reason Solomon would temporarily stray away from the Lord? My best guess is that the riches were apart of Solomon’s acquirement of wisdom, the quote “experience is the best teacher” comes to mind. Some things are best learned through first hand experience, and Solomon learned through his stages of being highly materialistic, chasing women, etc, that none of those things were of any value. He came to see that the only thing that is of any worth is your relationship with God, that is the most valuable possession you could ever have. So, God allowed Solomon to live and learn (grace is beautiful huh?), much like he allows all of his children. So, if you ask God for wisdom, expect to live through the lessons!


What is Love?

Love…
 
The joy
a baby’s laughter brings, the melodies birds sing, as the sun’s beams shine light on the one who helps your heart beat..a little faster..time seems to pass when you look back at memories that still make you laugh.
 
The compassion
one feels while walking past the homeless, thinking, “If only I had enough money to keep the world from being hungry.”
 
The pain
of losing someone close, 106 & Park getting rid of its’ original hosts (lol), seeing ancestors hung and burned on ropes.
 
The freedom
the truth  gives the blind, forgiveness gives the mind, blood shed in place of mine, hope to souls once chained to worthless goals, poverty-stricken victims of darkness now pure as snow, walking on streets of gold, singing songs of praise, as every knee bows to greet the One who took a vow to…
 
Love.