Spiritual Leaders we Need, Not Boys.


Screenshot of John Wayne from the trailer for ...

Screenshot of John Wayne from the trailer for the film Wake of the Red Witch. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hello all!!! Its been a while since I have posted, I’ve had some much need Godtime, ya know, spending time with Him, and how awesome it is that He loves us!! Just a little update, I am finally working on my résumé and getting it out to some hopeful employers next week. When I was laid off in May I decided to take a couple of months off to just be still and listen to God, and boy has He been speaking. That’s always a wonderful thing when God speaks and we can actually hear Him, but the trick is to do what He says. I have followed the news lately, different news outlets and blogs and I have realized this important truth: This world of ours needs Jesus more than ever. The one thing I am passionate about as some of you may know is  learning how to be a Godly man, a courageous man and put those two together and hopefully a Godly, courageous husband and father.

We just finished up our 8 week courageous bible study and here’s a quote I want to share from the book The Resolution for Men: When you break it all down and track it all back, the key to any man’s success–as a husband, a father, and everything else—-is his own personal walk with God. 

This pathetic society tells us to work hard, go to school, get good grades and you will be a success. Those are all fine and dandy but the one truth that everyone needs to know and understand, if it’s not done for the glory of God, its worth nothing, period. Schools give us an education and training for a career, but who trains us to be a real man and a real father? Who teaches us to stand up for whats right and good and who shows us how to really treat a woman? In my opinion, only the one who created the heavens and the earth. I really get fired up about this topic because I see so many men, who thin their men, but in actuality their only a child still sucking their thumb. How in the hell can you lead your family if your on the couch playing video games all day? You can’t!

When the so-called men in this country, who are actually boys in a mans body decide to take a stand for Christ, and become the men they were called to be and develop their own walk with God, then and only then will we see change. A walk built on Christ, one that shouts out to all the world by your actions alone that you’re a Christian and you settle for nothing less than the best, that’s when we see change. The old “John Wayne” days are over, you cannot pull yourself up by your boot straps because you’re the only one pulling. We have to let Christ live in us and develop a strong walk with Him, then and only then do we go from pathetic sperm donors sitting on the couch playing video games to true “MEN OF HONOR.”

Thanks for reading!!! Be Blessed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Obedient Mind.


Cover of "CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK"

Cover of CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK

                 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  Colossians 3:1-3

The other morning as I was reading I came across this verse and its been pounding in my head ever since. I love it when the Holy Spirit moves scripture across my heart because there’s usually something God wants me to do. By reading this scripture several times, I have come to the conclusion that I need to set my mind more on Godly things rather than worldly things. I know this is something we all struggle with, but its imperative to growth.

When we come to Christ, we are to put all things that we used to do down, and start living a holy and blameless life. So, how do we change our thinking, or let God change our thinking? I know in my own life I had to stop hanging out with unsavory people and ask God to bring quality, Godly people into my life. I used to hang out with some rough, negative, and unpleasant people and when I came to the Lord, I knew that had to change. Especially when I first sobered up, my mind was fried and I had no idea what was going on, all I knew was I need to stay sober. Hanging out with people that still drank every night, and did the detestable things that I did, wouldn’t help me at all.

I started hanging out with quality people, sober people that were on fire for the Lord, and my way of thinking began to change. I’m a firm believer that God puts the right people in our lives, but we have to decide whether or not we will form a relationship with them. I new I had to because I didn’t want to go back to the life I lived, the bottom of hell, or Satan‘s hatchet man were not things I wanted anymore. So I set out on a journey and what I have found is some of the most phenomenal people I have ever met.

I also had to get into the word. Easier said than done, but when you don’t understand what the Bible is or about, you get lost. So I had to ask questions, many questions to understand scripture, but most importantly I had to ask God to open my mind to understand His word. Every time I get into scripture I pray for guidance and understanding of what God wants me to do. He does just this and more when were sincere about it.

The bible isn’t just some outdated book that has no meaning or reference to today’s culture, it’s exactly what this culture needs. With babies having babies, kids joining gangs to feel like they belong, homosexuality and same-sex marriage considered to be a normal lifestyle,(which it isn’t), but with all these things, the bible don’t apply anymore? Sad. I heard a guy the other day say “He was going to live the way he wanted to live,” and this philosophy is no different from what the “Hollywood Culture” says today, live your life for yourself. Let me know how that works out for you.

If you want to change the way think, if your mind is bombarded by earthly things, turn it to Christ and see what happens. He will “change the way YOU think” because its not about us, it’s about Him and what He did for us. Has anyone else ever died on a cross for you?

Thanks for reading!!! Be Blessed!

 

I Wish, I Wish.


Screenshot from the trailer for the film King ...

Screenshot from the trailer for the film King of Kings. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Have you ever wished upon a shooting star that the one you loved, the one you lost, was standing next to you to venture into a life only ordained by God? How about skipping rocks on a river with that special someone, while the sunlight hits her hair just right, there’s sparkle all around? Longing for that first kiss, butterflies in the stomach, shakes, cold sweets and nervousness brought on by the true beauty of a woman, I know I have and its wonderful.

This longing we have as men, to be the warrior and fight for the beauty has all but alluded society and what we have is a society of weak boys. Men wishing they could do this or that, wishing they could fight for that one true love, but are to coward to do anything about it. The men I see today are nothing like were called to be, and I wish they were. I wish they leaders would lead, and I wish men would be men. I want to be the man God called me to be and I want to love wild and free like Christ loved us.

Please, understand I am not perfect nor do I want to be. I tried to pretend I was perfect once and it got me into a lot of trouble. But i will tell you that this life God has blessed me with, is by far better than it used to be. I’ve wrote a few posts about the men of this country and the severity of what is to come if they don’t change,if we don’t change. I include myself because I’m no different, the advantage I have is I try to follow Christ. I have a deep love for the King of Kings because He turned me into the man I am today. He took this dead man walking from the streets of hell and given me more than I could ever wish for.

We need more Godly men. We need more God fear, Christ following men instead of the punks we have today. Strong language? Probably. Truth? Absolutely. Take a look around, men pile up at the video store to grab the latest porn or video game instead of being home loving their wife and kids. Their falling off of bar stools and chasing woman other than the one they should be chasing all the while getting a phone call from another woman saying she has a baby on the way and its yours. These are the men that this country holds on a pedestal and says their just being men, and these are the things men do.

I wish more men read the bible and they would see that these types of behaviors are far from being a real man, in fact they give real men a bad name. But its not to late to change. Its never to late to accept what Christ has to offer and become the Godly man you were called to be. When He offered me the free gift of salvation, and He told me to give Him everything I had I was in awe! To think that the Majestic King of Kings, wanted me, it brought me to my knees with a tear in my eye.

So, I wish and I pray, this message pricks your heart and spark’s your mind because we need more Men of God.

Thanks for reading!!!! Be Blessed!!!!!!!