Monday, February 27, 2006

Romans 1:16-17

I am not ashamed of the Gospel. How can I be ashamed of what sets me free, gives me life?

It’s a hard concept to explain, but I guess the Bible talks to me like some movies do. You know how sometimes you can be watching a movie and something happens that makes you re think what you had previously though about something? Well it’s kinda like that, but applies to your life, in a way only you can understand.

I’ve not been the best at reading the Bible. I’ve sought spiritual insights through all manner of things, but the Bibles always been hard for me.

That’s really why I’ve started this blog, and even though I’ve only just started, and it’s hardly been consistent yet, I’ve been rewarded.

So I’m not ashamed.

Monday, February 20, 2006


[Hebrew selâ.]
The word selah is found all throughout the book of Psalms, and it’s meaning comes down to this: To pause and reflect on what has just been said.
As well as looking at God’s word, I’m reading a variety of books in my morning time with God. The book I’m reading at the moment is Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Meditations on Psalms.
On July 15, 1928 Bonhoeffer preached on Psalm 62.
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah.
Bonhoeffer goes on to say something very interesting; Fear is a symbol of our time. We busy ourselves because we fear the silence of having to pause and reflect on life. On our life. It’s too scary, it’s uncomfortable. But if we don’t, how can we really connect with God?
It seems to me that today we are too a society based on fear. The media promotes fear, and pushes us toward the selfishness of consumerism to find fulfilment. We’re too scared to even spend ten minutes a day in silence, to focus on God because we’re too scared of what we might see in our selves. But if we don’t, then how can we push through all of our baggage and begin to engage in God and find our inner peace?

John 4:22-24

Worshipping God has nothing to do with Church. Church may be an important part of any Christian’s life, but as Jesus points out in this verse, it’s not about where we worship but how.
It’s all about your attitude. It’s all about how you come to worship. It’s about how honest you’re being. Church on any given Sunday can be full up of people who are there for any number of reasons, but what God wants is people who truly desire Him. Who have no other objective than to want to be with Him.
He doesn’t care weather it’s in Church on a Sunday, He wants you as you are, where you are, but he wants you to be real, honest, not only with Him but with yourself.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Luke 6:46-49

Today’s verse is all about being real. If you read God’s word and tell others about it, it’s worthless. You’ve got to apply it to your life first. It’s kinda like the whole plank in your eye thing.
Read God’s word, apply it to my own life, way before I try and apply it to anyone else.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Jeremiah 29:11

The main focus of this verse is that God is in charge. But it’s not the control freak kind of in charge, more the don’t worry, I’ve got a plan, it’s gonna be alright, type thing.
God is never going to abandon me, he loves me too much. Now it’s up to me to take note and try to listen to what he’s saying. To figure out what His plan is for me.
Lord, help me to stop all my fussing, and to start tuning into to you. Help me figure out all the awesome stuff you have planned for me so that I don’t miss out.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

An Experimental Journey

Life is a journey, and I'm about to embark on a journey exploring my faith. You're invited on this journey and are welcome to comment.