Random Thoughts…Life Again

Life is a process of living, it always moves forward and never backward! It is full of ups and downs, joy and sorrow! It has a beginning and an end… and a “middle” if I can say that. While living out the “middle”, we have to prepare for the end and what comes after the end.

Sometimes I feel we spend most of our lives living in the “middle” and forget to prepare for the end. Prosperity gospels have not done much to aid our preparations. We are so caught up trying to prosper ie make lots and lots of money, such that we forget about the most important things in life. We spend most of our time trying to fit in and be comfortable in our environment. Trying to be like the Jones’…The Bible talks about seeking first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto us. So why are we putting financial prosperity ahead of the Kingdom of God? We seek first earthly things and give God what is left of our time, if any is left at all. How much time do we spend praising and worshipping God, being grateful for the things we have and how far He has brought us? Or are we just caught up in requests and complaints alone?

I am not perfect and I have often caught myself in a cycle of “me” and not God. I have caught myself in a series of complaints and lack of faith. I have caught myself losing sight of the end. I don’t want to be so lost in the ways of this world such that I lose my place in the Kingdom of God.
God’s Word says He opens up doors that no man can shut and shuts doors that no man can open. Why are we trying to do the opening and shutting for Him? Let’s trust God to work in our lives for our good, while we earnestly seek His Kingdom.

What is your number one goal in life?

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The But Stops Here

Chris Martin Writes

There is a huge problem with Christianity today. It feels to me as if we have built walls around our beliefs when we should be completely open and accessible. We immediately get mad, irritated, or defensive if a person shares something that contradicts what we believe. We start shouting Bible scriptures and flog them with our judgmental whips. The sad part is, we do all of this while keeping the skeletons in our own closet locked away under a veil of darkness, where no one can ever see them. What bothers me the most is the “but” mentality.

We have become a generation of Christians who can’t love others unless there are conditions. 

Love the sinner, BUT hate the sin. Of course we hate sin, but why do we feel the need to state that every time we see someone doing wrong? (I am guilty of this, by the way.)…

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Keep Moving Forward

Keep pressing on!

Chris Martin Writes

Time is always moving forward. Whether we like it or not. It’s hard to believe this is January 1, 2014. Where did 2013 go? The older I get, the more time just feels like a blur. I thought it was moving pretty fast when I was younger, but once I got married and had kids, yeah, time was like “See ya!” It’s so easy for all of us to look back and wonder what might have been. Sometimes it’s good to look back, if only to see where we’ve come from. To see progress. My challenge to all of us this year is to keep moving forward.

The old cliche’s are worn out. “Live life to the fullest.” “Live as if today was your last.” “Don’t dwell on the past, live in the present.” I could go on and on, but you get my drift. And I’m not saying those…

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