Thursday, November 13, 2008


I mentioned earlier that I had the pleasure of reading Heavenly Man. I was talking to a couple Christian brothers about the book, and while we were talking about the book, I came to a realization that I shared with them. In the book it talks about trying to unite all the house church networks in China, and the problems they were having. They called a meeting of all the leaders. One of the leaders attending received a word from God telling him to wash the feet of the others there before, any talks or prayers started. The brother did not, the talks began, and the meeting began to fall apart in disagreement and aggression. The brother immediately sent for a towel and water and began to wash the feet of the men at the meeting. Seeing this other leaders began to help wash the feet of those in attendance. As they served each other the animosity was melted, and over the next several months they were able to unite. I was thinking about this, and thought, what would happen if the members of all the denominations of Christianity in the U.S stopped trying to one up each other, but instead looked for ways to admonish and encourage one another, perhaps this would lead to the love and unity in the body that God expects from his followers.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Writing God's Word on our Hearts

I have had the priviledge of reading a book called Heavenly Man, it is a biography of a Chinese preacher and the hardships he has endured for the cause of Christ. At 15 years old, he fasted and cried out to God begging for a bible, when he finally received the bible he began to memorize it a chapter a day, in less than a month he had memorized the entire book of Matthew.
Reading the book, caused me to ask myself how my life would be different if I had memorized an entire book of the bible, particularly a gospel. Just think how much easier he would be to share Jesus, if you even just had the sermon on the mount memorized. With all of that being said, I don't think it is necessarily beneficial to memorize scripture out of obligation, or out of a desire to please men, but I would love to feel that kind of hunger for God's word. I would point out that memorization of scripture can be a good thing, but if you make it an obligation to memorize one passage or book, and poor all your energy into that one passage, you may ignore promptings from God to look at other areas of scripture. In conclusion I think it is important to spend time meditating on the scriptures, and memorizing them, but to have balance, so that we are still free to vary from one passage to another.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Politics again

Well Obama will be our 44th President. So even though disappointed in the result; I would encourage every Christian in America to pray for Barack, that God will use his presidency according to his will. The scriptures tell us to respect those in authority (see Romans 13). It also says that God places them in the position, so even though I am in a worldly sense fearful for our country, I know that in the end God is in control and we as Christians win eternally after this temporal life is over.
Quick question. Is it okay to move to another country if you don't like the president in your own? I won't go that far but have heard alot of people say that they are moving to Canada. I am not panicing about the outcome and have serious doubts whether things will really change all that much. Also see 1 Tim. 2

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sorry, but this is more political, than any thing else.

People say they want change, but we are wasting our time looking for a president to bring it about. If we really want change for the better then all of the people who profess belief in the God of the bible, need to stand up and stop being the silent majority, it is time to be the vocal majority. I see so many people voting for people, because they promise change, but history shows that presidents almost always fail to make good on their promises. It is time to stand up for the change we want and see it happen from the grassroots stand, the government is supposed to be based on representing the people.