Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Liars,Wolves,and the Swine


Ok, that was probably a pretty bold statement, but it's been on my mind the last few days. I started thinking about this the other day when I sat out at the lake and had lunch.

I don't understand the human
race and our lack of follow through. I remember hearing stories (back in the day) of how a person's words carried weight and how their actions spoke of their character. Where is thy now? I feel like that doesn't exist now. A person's words are only good in the moment.. We live in this false world we have created and in order to continue in it we continue to live and make false promises and tell half truths...I don't understand...

Actually, I do understand it, it's a heart condition. Our hearts are defective apart from the Great Physician. I think the thought of liars hits me so much because I am one, and I hate that. I strive daily, but I definitely fall short. I'm not writing so that you think to yourself," I'm a horrible person," but I do write this so that you say," I am a sinner in need of a Saviour!" I have been constantly hit with a few verses over the past few weeks that I am trying to live out...

"Let your speech always be gracious,seasoned with salt,so that you may know how you ought to answer each person." Colossians 4:6

" let your "yes" be yes and your "no" be no,so that you may not fail under condemnation. " James 5:12

But I think, no, I know that there is hope...

I think the change or transformation happens when we are connected to the Source. I was talking to my 11th grade girls in Sunday school about this. I think when we are daily going before the throne and laying our lives before Him then that's where change happens. We start to see things and people as Christ does, respond as He would, and feel as He would. It seems like the times when I fall into this liar category are times when I am concerned for myself first and only.

These are just random thoughts that were eating at me. I had to get them out so I picked this outlet.

What are your thoughts??

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Friday, March 26, 2010


Man, I've been very nostalgic the last two days, not sure why, but I went back to my old blog ( yeah xanga!)  and got this excerpt from there...

Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, There is freedom!
Wow, isn't that the truth? that song just speaks volumes. There is definitely Freedom in Christ. I am no longer held down by the chains a sin, because Christ broke those chains long ago on the cross. Which reminds me of a song.
Remember your chains, remember the prision that once held you, before the love of God broke in, remember the place you were without grace,
It is definitely true to say that there is freedom in Christ, but we also have to remember where we came from to know where we are going. ( i know very cliche) but God wants us to remember that so we won't have to repeat it.


Man, this post was good for my heart. It was good to be reminded of my passion for the Lord then and how it looks now. A friend and I were at the Children's park today talking life and enjoying the great outdoors of East Texas ( haha) We started talking about what it meant to pursue Christ and accept grace. It was a great conversation, but it reminded me of the Freedom that He has called us to, not a freedom to sin freely,but a freedom that causes us to walk boldly with the Lord.

I want to walk fully in the freedom that God has given me.. Galatians 5:1

What does walking in freedom with the Lord look like for you?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


This subject has been a theme in my life for a few years, but more so over the last few weeks. I feel like somewhere along the years we as believers have gotten the idea that true community makes up feel good. Who are we kidding? Is that all its intended to be? I have been looking at biblical living and what Christ calls us to when living in community, and I believe it is far more than comfort.  I have been trying to grasp what true community is, so that I know what to pursue and how to live it out,  and the journey has been hard. To be honest, it has left me lonely most of the time. I want to live out my faith with people who are crazy about Jesus, notice I didn't say perfect and have it together, but people who love Jesus and are a mess, haha.

But what I have found even in myself is the mess part, but people who love themselves more than the pursuit of Christ. I don't want that! I want to echo Psalm 63 "my souls thirst for you, my flesh faints for you" Psalm 63:1 This is legit stuff, oh to live with that mindset, man, my life would look drastically different.

So I guess that's where I start, instead of pursuing people in hopes of finding a community of faith lived out daily. I pursue my best friend, in hopes that he would change me so I could be a light to others.

This is one of many thoughts I had today, decided to filter through and only put one up.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I want to go camping...

It just hit me like two weeks ago, it was like my soul has been aching for it. It's almost like God is screaming "GET AWAY AND BE WITH ME!" So I'm trying to do just that. I think it has been easy just to put it off, but I know I just need to do it. Im in the process of ordering a tent, and the only reason I can do  this is because I received a dividend back from REI ( thank you REI!!) My plan is to go camping once in April, and then camp out  all of the month of May ( I am taking an internet class, so I will come back to the real world to take my test) I feel like this could be a good thing. I think this has been long.. Long.. LONG over due for my soul, Im excited to see what might come of it.

Here is a picture of the tent, it's pretty simple, and low key..

Im hoping that it will be used thoroughly! So if anyone wants to enjoy the great outdoors with me! Let me know and we can plan a trip!


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