Saturday, August 29, 2009

Double Minded People...

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:8

You know something that I can't stand, people that are double minded. Like people who say others shouldn't judge but then they judge others. And people who say others shouldn't worry but then they worry. Come on people we are human we are going to worry. Oh something else I don't agree with is when someone says that they would or wouldn't do something. Number one question I have is how do you know what you would or wouldn't do? Until you are faced with something major you don't know what you would or wouldn't do. I hope you are right about certain situations, but you don't know.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bearing Fruit

I have been really busy this week going to church. That's the best busy that anyone could be into. We've been going to one of our smaller churches and enjoying some great preaching and singing.

My post today is about bearing fruit. I heard a statement a couple of weeks ago that I fully agreed with. I've even said it myself but I never associated it with a verse in the Bible. The statement was "that we can't save anyone only Jesus can do the saving." I've said this myself, maybe you have said it. But for some reason I always thought of bearing fruit (John 15:2) as getting people saved. John 15:2 says this...

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away...

After the statement was said my eyes were opened to a new world and I was like, "DUH!" So what does he mean by fruit. Well Galatians 5:22 and 23 says this...

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Galatians 5:22

Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:23

These are some pretty big shoes to fill and I hate to say that I haven't filled them. I can of this moment say that I've let down. I'm praying that God will help me but I've been annoyed and frustrated and the person I would always share my problems with I feel that they don't care for me anyone. I know God is there for me but sometimes it is nice to have someone in the flesh to speak to. My cousin Marcy was with me about a month ago and I broke down and started to cry (which is something that I never do in front of people) and it was very nice to have her there with me.

I have also been trying to decide whether Solomon had some annoying person frustrating him because he stated in Proverbs 25:17...

Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee. Proverbs 25:17

This is a true statement too. I try not to hate anyone but people need to give others their space. I've thought about giving this verse to the person, but I don't know what I should do. My fruits are barren because I've grown weary.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How is your heart? OH BATMAN!

I know, funny title. For those of you who might have noticed my Twitter post (to the right) the other day, I will explain. I've been going to North Moreland CBC (Paul Hagen's church) with my friend. I really love it there but anyways back to the story. I've heard and read many stories about the bat/bats flying around at North Moreland. I myself have never been there when it happened until the other day.

Paul started preaching and the main point of his message was how we would describe our heart and how others would describe it. I was really into the message taking notes then I heard Paul say "there's a bat." But he kept going not even caring. Well of course after the bat is flying around for a little while people are not going to pay attention so he started to crack jokes about the bat. Saying the bat wasn't God's will and it was the devil and he was talking about treasure. And there is four things that makes a item a treasure and they are rarity, duration, utility, and appreciation.

He said the bat wasn't rare. He said the bat didn't have utility and if they caught it then it didn't have duration and we didn't appreciate it. Our Sunday school teacher Greg kept trying to catch it with a net but couldn't get it. Then Greg thought they maybe could guide it out the door. So he went and gave the net to Paul's son-in-law Jeremy and Greg went and opened the side door. Well Jeremy went on the stage where the bat was and ended up catching the bat in the net. So I survived my first time being in the church with a flying bat.

Now back to the heart. Paul asked if your heart was hardened, a forgiving heart, a pure heart and some others things your heart could be. So how is your heart? When I look at my own heart I find things I don't like and I can't mend my heart only God can!