I heard that line and connected with it. There were some initial thoughts that came to mind when I first heard it. – No matter what neighborhood you live in, you’re still to love your neighbor. – That means I … Continue reading
I recently heard a talk about mistakes. The main point of the talk – mistakes lead to deeper understanding. I kinda like that. I like that better than this being a problem. Don’t get me wrong. I think mistakes can … Continue reading
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There are other one word questions I can ask about the oil spill going on right now? I can ask all of these questions and direct them to BP, the government, and many other entities that won’t give me an answer.
It’s been going on for weeks. It’s a sad story. But of all the one word questions that I can direct to multiple entities, I have to stop and ask myself these 2 questions.
What? What is my perspective on this? What is my role in this? What should I take a stand for with this? How? How can I help? How can I teach through this? How can I connect to this as a human being?
What are you doing? How are you making this yours?
Sounds like a headline for a newspaper article, but there’s something about the inconsistency that we as Christians sometimes demonstrate.
Yesterday, I was praying with a friend. We were praying that the Holy Spirit might help illuminate our minds and hearts on some things. When I prayed, I prayed directly to the Holy Spirit and asked Him to reveal. My friend prayed to God to ask the Holy Spirit. Don’t get me wrong – honestly – intentional prayer to the Holy Spirit is a relatively new thing for me, and when I asked my friend about it, his response was honest. It was not easy for him to pray directly through to the HS, and I know that he’s working on it.
It’s just so backwards right? We as Christians hold to the Trinity – each person as God, and we won’t pray to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the one that helps us in prayer, yet we don’t pray to Him. He prays on our behalf, and even prays for us when we don’t even know what to pray for. We get all Jr. High on God and ask Him to ask the Holy Spirit for us.
Most Christians would put God in Heaven and Jesus next to Him (another interesting idea seeing as we also would hold to the idea that God has the ability to be omnipresent), and where’s the Holy Spirit? With us. Walking along side of us.
Some of you are already thinking about this idea, and you might be formulating your argument – that’s fine. We can sit and argue about it, or we can make a difference in the Kingdom.
Come by and let’s ask the Holy Spirit to move.
It was cold today in San Diego – 60′s I think. I came home tonight, and it was cold tonight – nevermind that I was in a t-shirt and shorts, it was cold. When I came into my house, it was warmer – 71 degrees. It felt warmer compared to what the temperature was outside.
By the time I went to check the thermostat, it read 71 degrees.
My first thought was – 71 doesn’t really feel all that warm.
My second thought was – when I lived in Minnesota a few years ago, 70 was super warm. Of course, I remember seeing my indoor/outdoor thermometer telling me that there was a hundred degree difference. 70 degrees inside and -37 degrees outside makes 70 degrees pretty warm. 71 didn’t feel warm tonight. What a great lesson in perspective.
The lesson 71 degrees can feel both warm and cold depending on the temperature difference —- and the month —- and the state you live in I guess.