This is video I shot from a concert on 7-19-10. Hope you enjoy!
This is a Re-post from my old blog:
As a human, I, like a lot of other struggle with a lot of things. Pressure to fit into a peer group, wanting to be noticed and accepted, struggle to look a certain way, struggle to keep grade high or to improve them. (like me lol) We struggle with some of the most simple things in life whether or not to buy an item, which shoes to where, or even to get out of bed.
In my observation, all of these struggles stem from the same root problem, and that is the lack of a real relationship with God. Many people are Sunday christians, they are holy saved and sanctified on sunday, but on Monday you will see the same person cursing others out, and constantly lusting after things and people. Lust to me is the desire to fill a need. So when you see people who constantly seek the “finer” things in life: the cars, money, members of the opposite sex, fame, power, its all in an effort to fill the most fundamental basic need of human nature. Acceptance.
So, I challenge, first myself, and then those who believe in Jesus Christ and aren’t afraid to proclaim the name of the Messiah to spread the good news, of a God who longs to be our everything, to those who need it. Who needs it? Anyone who walks the earth needs this news. Spread it like the gossip you used to spread, post the gospel on your status, throw it on peoples walls, post the bulletin on your myspace, text it to your friends, wear it on your clothes, speak it out of your mouth.
Secondly I urge those who are seeking satisfaction to taste the goodness of God. If your afraid, think of it as a new food your trying, the only difference is that this food is 100% guaranteed to be the absolute best you’ve ever tasted. I know you ain’t a punk, your not afraid to try something new are you. A lot of us voted for President Obama, who wants to bring change, Well Jesus will bring CHANGE! No doubt.
May the grace and peace of the sovereign and majestic King, the Lord Jesus Christ be with and abide in you.
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It is simply too easy to say to you, that you shouldn’t have sex, do drugs, etc. , it is however much more difficult to tell you what God has shown me just a few hours earlier. This is what separates a Sunday Christian from a true disciple of Christ.
You must truly appreciate the Love of God. That he would kill his own son, to give you the opportunity to repent and return to His fold. I don’t know of any parents, who would sacrifice their child, let alone their only child for the benefit of someone else. How many times have you actually thought about what Jesus endured during his beating and crucifixion. I still wonder, why he cared so much for us. He could have just said forget all of this torture and rejection that he KNEW he would face on earth, and just left us to fend for ourselves against the enemy, but he LOVES us, so he couldn’t just put his emotions aside, he sacrificed his life, so that we could reconnect with God and have an eternal fellowship with God.
So, how can you truly live for God.
First you must forget your own desires, motives, and ambition and submit to God’s plan. You can’t do what you want to do, to get what you think you should have. You must submit and cling to God, the only one who can always get what you need, be it money, tuition, a car, a house, a wife or husband, a child. God’s plan is not for you to sell drugs to get a house, car, or better life. That’s your interference in God’s plan, he will supply all your needs. It’s not his plan for you to have 5 babies by 5 different people, for God’s word is true, and his word is for one man to be married to one woman, to be faithful to your partner, and to be fruitful and multiply(which has many meanings, i’ll get into that on another blog).
Then you must pick up the desires of God, and his desire is simple, he wants you to seek him, and to serve him with all your heart, mind and soul. You can’t do this, when you have a boyfriend or girlfriend, because it takes your attention/focus and time away from God. Instead of reading your word, you are at the mall, movies, or dinner on your date. don’t get me wrong, it’s normal to be attracted to the opposite sex, you are to remain faithful to God, and he will supply your needs.
When Adam was created, he lived on earth alone, and wanted a partner, God was pleased with Adam’s walk with God, and blessed him with Eve.
Another example, when the Isrealites were freed from Egyptian bondage, God supplied them with manna and quail(food), while they traveled the wilderness.
And when Abram(Abraham) asked God for a son, God told him he would grant him a son, and Abraham out of ignorance/disobedience to God slept with Hagar, his wife’s servant and impregnated her with Ishmael, God’s plan was complete when Sarai(Sarah) conceived Isaac. Abraham interfered with God’s plan, but God still held his end of the covenant.
To serve God and live a Christ-like Life, is to trust completely and utterly to God
So, put away anything that may turn your sight/focus away from God. ie music, people, relationships, etc.
May God bless you, and keep you, remember to trust God and not man.
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Esau, Jacob, and the Birthright
30. And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
31. And Jacob said, Sell me this day your birthright.
32. And Esau asid, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this do to me?
33. And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
34.Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles, and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
You are probably wondering, what does this have to do with me. We as born-again Christians, have been given a birthright from God the father. Our birthright is eternal life in heaven and our holiness. Holiness is to be set apart, to be different from the world. Christ said “Be thou holy, because I am holy.” All we have to do is live a godly and just life while we are on earth, our temporary home.
However, every time we submit to our fleshly desires, ie. sex, drugs, parties, music etc., we are in a sense selling our birthright by allowing people to lump us with the people of the world, that’s why people are turned off by the Word of God, because the people who are in the church act exactly the same as the people who aren’t in the church.
So I charge and challenge you, my brothers and sisters in Christ, to strive to live Christ-like, ask yourself before you do anything, “Would Jesus (fill in the blank)?” more often the answer is NO!!!!!
God is not trying to cramp your style or keep you from having fun, He’s trying to guard you from becoming a slave to sin. That’s why when people do drugs, drink or have sex, it often becomes a habit. Today’s society would call that an addiction, or a disease. I agree with that, but it is an addiction or disease of sin, and Dr. God has the only prescription, acceptance of Jesus Christ as your savior and submission of your life to Him.
May God bless and keep you through these trying and difficult times.
“Life ain’t what it seems, but seems to appeal, to our appetite so just for a single meal
we sell our birthrights, now that’s senseless like, trading in your motorcyle for a dirtbike
earth’s aight but turn on a searchlight, and you’ll notice that a new pair of Jordan’s are some hurt nikes”
– Da’ T.R.U.T.H. “This Is For You”
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Death, it’s a word most avoid discussing, and tend not to think about. It is the end. the end of life as we know it. Most believe in some sort of afterlife, in which the deceased is rewarded for their deeds. Some even believe that death is the complete end and that nothing happens after death.
I believe that their is an after-life after the grave, but you are not rewarded for deeds, but by faith. Faith in what, FAITH in the Lord and Savior of the World, Jesus Christ. Those who refuse or fail to place their faith in Jesus will go to Hell, this is not a fate I wish on anyone. I don’t wish ill toward anyone, but it is a reality, the Bible, the Word of God spells this out for us.
I pray that the deaths of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, and others awaken you to the urgent decision that needs to be made.
Christ said those who spare their lives will lose it, those who lose their lives shall save it. Choosing Christ definitely means a sacrifice, some harder then others. You might have to take a stand against things loved one’s do. You might have to distance yourself from some things and people. But, it’s definitely worth it to serve Christ, the Godman, who died to free you from slavery to sin.
It’s either Christ or the world, there is no middle ground, gray area, fence sitting, or indecision. Make a decision today, I pray you make the right one.