Archive for May, 2012

Lay it Down

May 31st, 2012

Sometimes as a believer you just have to go back to the words on the Savior himself.

If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives to follow me. 25 Those who want to save their lives will give up true life, and those who give up their lives for me will have true life. 26 It is worthless to have the whole world if they lose their souls. They could never pay enough to buy back their souls.” Matthew 16:24-26

So what do you need to lay down, and walk away from, so that you can truly follow Him?

Examples

May 30th, 2012

Following up on yesterday’s post about reflection and your response is this little thought I saw somewhere last week.  Again, this is a pretty good brain teaser.  Something that you should stop and really think about.  And make the proper changes, if need be!

If people thought Jesus was like you, what would they like about Jesus?

If you are a follower of the Christ, then this is something that should probably make you consider lots of things.  Lets make sure we are thinking like Paul when he says

11 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.1 Corinthians 11 New International Version (NIV)

How’s your example?

God’s Response

May 29th, 2012

Last night had a really strange dream. I can’t even go into all the details, but at one point, I was touring a home where this sentence hung on the wall next to the mirror on the wall.

“This is God’s Response”

Hm, that is so interesting.  just imagine, if as believers we took some time to think about how our response to situations should mimic Gods.  Now, let me be clear.  I am not saying that we are God.  What I am saying and thinking is that if we are reflecting God, then our response should mimic his response.

For me that’s pretty sobering, and pretty thought-provoking.  I mean, just imagine if that is how we really lived – remembering that we are the hands and feet of God, and living our lives to show others his glory.

 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ  Gal 3

 15 Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.  Eph 5

 

Happy Memorial Day

May 28th, 2012

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” – Albert Camus

45 I will walk in freedom,
for I have devoted myself to your commandments.  Psalm 119:45 New Living Translation (NLT)

 

Happy Geek Pride Day!

May 25th, 2012

It’s that time of the year again!  It’s Geek Pride Day!  Yes 35 glorious years ago Star Wars was released on this day.  I still remember being dropped off with my big brother at the theater in Westminster, MD to watch that show.

I hope you show your Geek Pride today, and if you don’t have any Geek Pride, respect those Geeks that hang around you! 🙂

And with that, we will once again share are verse in lolcat

Check everyfingz out; Keep de cheezburgers that yu getz given.22 No goes neer eevils, k? 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

and L33T speak

bu7 7357 7h3m 4ll; h0ld 0n 70 wh47 15 g00d,22 r3j3c7 3v3ry k1nd 0f 3v1l. 1 7h3554l0n14n5 5:21

and in Mandalorian

5:21    | Test  an  kebise,  bal  taylir firmly  ibac  meg is  jate.
5:22    | Abstain  teh every form  be  ori'dush.

and plain old boring English!

21 but test them all; hold on to what is good,22 reject every kind of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

Be Strong and enjoy the great weekend!

28 De cheezburgers of Happy Cat be wiv yu. Thxbai. ( The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.)