It’s amazing the things that God lays on your heart after spending time with Him. After going through my first day of reading through 1John, I had it laid on my heart to give someone a phone call to apologize about something I felt was a bit presumptuous. I say this because a good portion of 1John talks about them importance of living in the light and in the love of God. When ever this is mentioned, only two things are made clear; we must be of God and love Him with all our hearts, and we also must love our brothers. It can not be one or the other, it must be both. If you have someone on your heart that you need to speak to, ask forgiveness from, give forgiveness to, or what have you, let me encourage to do to it now.
There was one other thing that particularly stood out to me, and is an amazing piece of scripture -
We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our hearts before Him in whatever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our heart an knows all things. 1John 3:19-20
The condemnation of your heart is of no match of the power of God. Have I messed up in the past? Absolutely. Have I done anything remotely close to be called worthy of the grace of God? Absolutely not. These thoughts and “feelings” are not of God, as you are of God though. Push past them, bask in the glory of the grace of God, and grow. John doesn’t leave it there, he continues to challenge us into growing. Be in God, as you have been called into the light.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted on here, but the longer and longer I go without writing(or typing, as it would be), the longer I feel confined within myself. Earlier this week, at a group I get together with, I was challenged along side everyone else to read 1John every day for an entire month. Starting tonight I’m going to take up that challenge, and I’m going to take you, my dear tumblr, along side me in that challenge. There’s a rumble inside and around me to glorify the one who created me and to life my life as He would dictate. I pray this experience transforms me.
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It’s been a while since I’ve wrote, which was the original intention of this blog. I’ve decided that to the best of my ability, for the month of November, to write at least each and every day. A lot of this may come out in the form of poetry, some in the form of theology, and other in daily musing, but I feel one of the biggest things God has blessed me with, that I’m not using, is writing. This isn’t to say any of it will be “good”, just that I feel that I need to do it.
I would love any/all input on suggestions, requests, critiques etc. I pray this is a growing process.
I am an iron suitcase with leather locks
Letting nothing in, everything is on it’s way out
I am a mirror reflecting so gracefully what’s coming in
But only out those who approach, all else would be a sin
I strive so hard to change this world, to offer rest
When instead my heart should strive to change not this world, but the next
“Can you hear me, carrier of the iron suitcase?” I call out!
“Can you see me through the wind, my insides want to come out!”
But no my yells come out as feint whispers
My cries go as far as a rain drop on the back of a bird’s feathers.
This life was meant to be shared like loaves and fishes to the thousands
Instead I’ve built myself into an idol, an idol, an idol,
When all my heart wanted, was to be tranquil.