Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The One True God

Lately, I've felt sort of distanced from God. And I know that part of the problem is I've allowed other people and what they think to come between me and God. I've let some of the hurts other people have caused me to get in the way. I've let some of my expectations of things get in the way. I've let my emotions get in the way.

I heard this song the other day on K-Love and it's been on my mind ever since. And I can't help but think it was God's way of telling me to put aside everything else and come back to him. I'm trying, but I'm finding it really hard to do. There are a lot of hurts that need healing, and a lot of wrongs that need righting.

Please listen to this song. It's called One True God, by Mark Harris. I hope you enjoy and can find meaning from it as well.

There's only one true God. Focus on Him, because nothing else matters more. Everything else will just lead you astray.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Just A Little Update

Okay, so I have a bunch of ideas I’ve been working on, but nothing that’s completed just yet. My next post should be a follow up to the one I did a few weeks ago titled Separation of Church and State. I’ve found there were a few things I wished I’d talked about in that one, but just wasn’t thinking about at the time.

I also wanted to point out that along with changing the look of my blog (I think this was the third time now that I've done that), which I hope everyone likes, I’ve added a poll on the right side of the page, just below the links section. I plan on asking different questions periodically, and based on responses I may incorporate results into possible future articles. The current question is “What do you think about gay marriage?” If you get a chance, please let me know what you think.

On a personal note, I’m in a weird place right now, so I’d like to ask for some prayers. I don’t feel bad, but I do feel rather frustrated about a lot of things going on. I kept wondering awhile back why God wouldn’t want two men to be together. I found an answer in that it’s not my place to understand. God is so much wiser than I could ever hope to be, so if he tells me it’s wrong, I’ll have to accept he knows best and leave it at that. That alone should be good enough.

On another matter, I realize I’ve not been doing my part concerning my relationship with God. Two things in particular I’ve known I shouldn’t be doing. Yet, I’ve been doing those things anyway. Okay, and yet I’ve wondered for some reason why I’ve felt distanced from God and confused about a few things. Well, that’s what happens when you push God away in order to do your own thing. I feel like I’ve done that. So, I’m in the process of working out with God how I can get back on the right track. I’m feeling rather certain a part of this process is going to require me going to a different church. There’s just been way too much friction there for me to be able to handle it all spiritually and continue going there. It’s just weighted me down much more than what’s good for me. So, please be praying for me about that.

Other than that, school’s great this semester, I’m enjoying the flurries of snow we keep getting—though I wish it would accumulate some, and a four year long family problem finally seems to be working out in everyone’s favor, which goes to show patience is a good thing.

Other than that, I hope everyone’s doing well, and I promise to post something a little better next go around. God bless.