There I was sitting down waiting for Alyssa to get ready. A decision had to be made. Not “The decision” like Lebron. It was an important one for me though. I had no plans, nothing to do, and nowhere to go. She was leaving for a “girly” party. You know the type right?… The kind that only women go to, because only women would ever want to go. Imagine this… Here is the invitation… Alright Men, Save the date because this friday we are going to get together and sit and shop in my living room. Alright who is in!!! Yea that’s never going to go down. But the ladies love it so more power to them. So my dilemma had nothing to do with the party actually.
She said she was going to bring my son Julian with her. Sweet right? As I sat and thought about it, I knew that this would be an opportunity for me to prefer my wife and be a little less selfish… Continue reading
I was listening to the radio the other day and heard something interesting. The broadcasters were talking about a show that they were watching and how awful it was and subsequently, what they ended up watching instead. They posed the question “what did you watch instead?”
Caller after caller talked about the useless things they flipped the channel to. It begged the question inside of me, Why not just turn the tv off? I have to wonder how many people just watched any useless thing because they were already there in front of… What else but their Tv.
I am guilty of it too. Once the tv is on there are so many choices to waste your time watching(even without cable). I have at times, got caught up with watching something I really didn’t want to just because there was nothing else on at that time. I know now and even then that I could have done something far more productive, but I got sucked in. Of course I’m talking about Tv here, but we all have our vices. I can waste an entire day online, gaming, facebook whatever it is… and never really do the things that really matter. I am not trying to say these things are wrong. In the words of Paul, “everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial”.
The bible tells me to seek first the kingdom of God but most times I don’t even choose to seek him last. I instead choose not at all.
What Are your choices today?
Is it tv, tv, or tv? If your so busy you don’t have time for God but plenty of time for all these other things, then it is time to re-evaluate your choices, then… Choose Christ!
“If it means so much to you that you would be crushed without it, then it’s an idol”…
>My Brother had asked me to come over on Thursday to watch Smallville, for those of you not familiar. Smallville is a TV show about how Superman came into being, well, superman. I used to watch this (and many other shows) religiously and practically arranged my life around them. I would tape the shows sometimes (By tape I mean an actual Tape not DVR) when I absolutely could not be there in time. I could see the anticipation in him as we chilled out waiting for it to come on and it reminded me how I had felt the same way at times. I am not at all saying that what he was doing was bad, Don’t get me wrong. But it just made me think about my own life. When was the last time I was that excited about God? Still you can sit back and say “well TV is entertainment and God is just God” I was sitting last night at a High School football game and there was hundreds of people around me, Mostly teenagers! I began to look around and just wonder about them all and just what it is that they are all going through! I believe God is real. I know it. Do they know? Can they see the excitement on me about a God that is so amazing that he can save each of us. And do it in a personal and unique way with us all. Am I displaying the Love of God that people think I am crazy? I want to be that person. I truly do and yet at the same time. It scares the heck outta me! I have to ask myself this question. What is there to be afraid of? Here are the answers I came up with
-People will look at me like I am crazy
-People will reject me
-I might seem like an insane Jesus Freak
-I may be associated with Christians that are a bad portrayal of Christs Love for us all
When I look at each one of these I realize one thing, And that is that they all are concerned more with what People think, Than with what God thinks! I say I am a follower of Christ, I say he is with me always, But it makes me a wimp when I care what people think. I am too much of a punk to tell anyone about the Truth. His is a kingdom that can not be shaken! My prayer today is that we would all lose our lives for him. Especially me,
Now I think what might happen if I say nothing, show nothing, stay seated
-Someone might never know him
-People may go to Hell
-God will be ashamed of me, Just as I was ashamed of him
-I am NOT like Christ, He loved too much to let people continue to live destructively, I pray I can be more like him!
Romans 10:13 For whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved,
14-How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?