Month: December 2017

To seek God

There are those out there that are seeking God. They come from all facets of life, and all live in sin.
They know there is a God. They wish to know Him better.
Many seek Him in various religions. But all religions save one fall short of this. All religions, except the one, aren’t even half as old as the exception to the rule. Yet time after time people try to change these facts to suit their wishes and desires.
It is in human’s nature to seek after the least painful way. This is so they can feel comfortable with how they chose to live their lives as they come to a place of comfort with how they wish to exist.
In simpler terms they say they are seeking God, yet they stop from the pursuit of this very endeavor.
This one religion is Judaism, from this religion came Christianity. Many would say these are two different religions. However, they actually aren’t. It is just an action of denial on the part of those within Judaism that keeps them from accepting the Christian aspect. For they do not wish to accept that Jesus the son of Mary is the fulfillment of all the prophecies within the Torah.
This is one of the first step to truly seeking after God. That being to acknowledge and accept that Jesus is His Son. His Son made to be human. To live a human life. His Son who at the age of nine knew more about the Bible then all the Jewish scholars at the great Temple within Jerusalem. His son who when baptized had the Holy Ghost come down from heaven and enter into His body, which is free of all sin. His Son who told many in the beginning that He was the implementation and completion of prophecy. Yet they quickly rejected Him. For He was not the image humans had taught them to look for, but the total opposite.
Their rejection led to the complete and full fulfillment of all prophecies when they placed Him upon the cross. Then rose from the dead on the third day.
When seeking God all must accept that they can only find God through His Son, who is Jesus Christ. They must do this wholeheartedly and completely, with love in their hearts for Him who created all. With love of His Son, and a desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
If they do this with all their heart. Then their journey begins in actually seeking God.
But understand. If this is a true desire. Then you will experience pain. For you will struggle with your sin nature the rest of your life. There is no comfortable spot when truly seeking God. There is only respite between trials and tribulations.
There will be acknowledgment that you cannot live in certain lifestyles. And acceptance of this will cause many to live with some emotional pains the rest of their lives.
But it is required when truly seeking God. For if the Bible says you cannot get into heaven if you live in this manner. Then you must concede this to be the truth and turn from it no matter the personal agony you must experience.
This is what is required to seek God.

Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: as another year comes to an end

This year has been rougher than some, but nowhere near my year of Job. This is the nature of living within this temporal reality we are to live in.
On one hand it has been wonderful. As I share time with the woman that God has brought into my life. For the first, I am in a happy relationship that helps both within it to grow and be content with each other’s companionship.
On the spiritual front it has been a rough year. I feel as if the rudder of my ship has become damaged and at times I drift.
I know I am to seek out further sanctification, however I see a need to surrender more of myself to accomplish this. Is this not the ever ongoing struggle that we all must deal with? We are told outright. We must place God at the center of our lives. Yet time and again it is not God we place here, but ourselves. As I write these word I know without a doubt that is my problem.
To many, they already see me as separate from them. Yet I know I must in a way separate further. However at the same exact time I must draw others closer so that they can truly see Jesus within my life. Then ultimately they can be able to see God through the teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles, within the books of the New Testament.
One of my greatest challenges is trying to get people to understand that we are required to live our lives Biblically. This is a key element of sanctification.
Helping people to understand that we are required to follow the laws of the land that do not conflict with the Bible. Causing people to understand that they cannot rely upon humanity, thus the government, to care for them. That it is their responsibility to fix their own lives. Humans can’t fix humans, since all of humanity is broken. Only God can fix them.
There is only one way to see God. There is only one way to understand God. That is through Jesus Christ and His teaches which are the New Testament.
They need to understand that if it says to live a certain way they will not get into heaven. Then they need to accept this as the truth and turn from this live style.
These are the dilemmas that I am confronted with. It is a burden that is required by those that are told to be the light unto the darkness. We can only be a light if we do not reflect the world, but Jesus Christ. Yet too many reflect the world and think they are reflecting Jesus. Can any totally stop reflecting the world? No, however we must strive to ever be a brighter light. A better reflection of Jesus Christ.
These are things that I deal with constantly. These are things all that call themselves “Christian,” should deal with. Not just the Pastor, Ministers and or Priest, but ALL that call themselves a “child of God.”
For all get discouraged, especially when humans count on other humans to bear their burdens. None can bear their own. So how can they bear others as well?
Only God through Jesus Christ can bear the weight. Of this I have no doubt. For Jesus Christ has helped me with mine, and He can handle everyone’s. This was why He went to the cross. For the burdens of all that have lived, that are alive and that will live.