Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Spiritual Backbone!

I have never used my blog as an avenue to vent anger or frustration but there is something weighing on me, and I just have to lay this burden down. 

Where have all the real men gone?

Where are the men with "Spiritual Backbones?" Men like my grandfather, who knew how to take authority over satan and lead his family - not hide behind friends so he could? 
Double-minded, weak men with no spiritual spine are just puppets on satan's strings! 
Let's hear some teaching on this, "Church!" 
Now men have to have accountability partners so they don't cheat on their wife or look at porn on the Internet.
Please, give me a break! 
Do you not know that when you stand before God on judgement day, your "accountability partner" will not be there to hold your hand. You will stand alone before an Almighty God and give an account of every action, every word, and every thought you every had. 
Go ahead with that lame excuse of 'no one's perfect,' and it's true, no one is -  but stop using that for an excuse to fail in your walk with Christ. There was nothing weak or frail about Jesus and He certainly did not need someone to tell Him to 'Just say, No.' 
Men, God looks on the heart, therefore He knows your intentions... He knows your misguided mistakes from your calculated sin.
Jesus is returning for a bride that is spotless and without blemish. We are expected, even commanded, to seek after 'righteousness' not 'excuses' for carnality. 
Men, stop depending on someone else's faith and lead your family, your church and your life... 
Do the world a favor and grow a spiritual backbone!

*Disclaimer: This was not directed towards anyone specific. This is a generalization from my perspective. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Poem In Your Pocket Day

April is "National Poetry Month"

Today is 'Poem In Your Pocket Day.'
This is my favorite poem so this is the one I choose to carry with me today to share with my family and friends.

Our Greatest Fear 

it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

—Marianne Williamson

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Friendly Obstacles

For every hill I've tried to climb,
For every stone that bruised my feet,
For all the blood and sweat and grime,
For blinding storms and burning heat,
My heart sings but a grateful song
These are the things that made me strong!

For all the heartache and the tears,
For all the anguish and the pain,
For gloomy days and fruitless years,
And for the hopes that lived in vain,
I do give thanks, for now I know
These were the things that helped me grow!

'Tis not the softer things in life
Which stimulate man's will to strive;
But bleak adversity and strife
Do most to keep man's will alive.
O'er rose-strewn paths the weaklings creep,
But brave hearts dare to climb the steep!