Friday, November 27, 2009

Broken Down

In our lives we set out with our own goal and ambitions. We are willing to set out and seek them with a baltent disreguard for everything and everyone else. We not only allow this to happen for our life goals but also our day to day schedules. I know that i am not perfect and set forth a plan for my day, & want it to go accordingly. This is honestly one of the largest areas of sin in my life because when my day doesn't go the way i feel it should I begin to feel furious. The Lord however my have other plans for me through that day.

When I began writing this entry (eight hours ago or more lost count) I had a whole different direction I intended on taking this. The scriptures that jumped out to me this day almost pictured God as a Drill SGT in the marines. Because when you come in you have your own way of thinking but, you get introduced to this person who shows you all of your faults, then teaches you how to make them into strengths. God took a man who could not speak actually had a pretty bad speach impediment and sent him to Pharoh and used him to lead the people of Isreal. Or how about when you come to boot camp you are rather weak, however through the process you get stronger because you have had to use muscles you never knew existed in your body. Well that is like our faith in Jesus when we first accept him as our Lord and Savoir we have no idea how to persue life, so he teaches us. That first trial shows up, for me someone went into my car and took almost $900 worth of photography gear, now we have a choice to fall back to our old life or believe that the Lord will provide. Especially since I had to have a camera for my classes. Then we grow stronger and our faith becomes stronger. All I am really trying to say is we never know where Jesus is going to take us, and it can be a little difficult to want to trust him but he is the master on the pottery wheel, we just need to be a little more pliable. So please do not look at one another and question what Jesus is doing in them because he has something special in store for all of us.

Beloved recieve the gift of God which is eternal life only given by the sacrifical death of his son Jesus Christ, who was born of a virgin. Lived a sinless life, was crucified on a cross, died and was buried, but on the third day was resurrected. He now lives at the right hand of the Father, confess your sins to Jesus and have that new life today.

But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory— 24 even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? (Ro 9:20-24 ESV).
And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do. (Je 18:4 ESV).

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Well lets see today i thought we were going to give Lucy back to the Chesapeake animal control. That didnt happen. God chose to use his providence and taught me somethings on my ride home with Lory, Richard, & Lucy. He reminded me that everything worth having takes work. Like my marriage, my kids, and my future career path. He also took me back to the story of Joseph in the pit his brothers wanted to see harm befall him but the Lord had other plans. It allowed Joseph to become the leader of Egypt only second to the Pharoh.

So maybe Lucy can turn things around & be the dog our family is looking forward to having. Also i might need to learn a little more perserverance in the end, while helping my family with the stress of another knuckle head. The Lord is always good and he has good things in store for us at least i hope so.

For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

(Ro 8:24-30 ESV).