Saturday, August 2, 2014

Where Glory Matters

You’ve been counting down the days to this very moment. Every inch of your being is tense, waiting, lingering. Since you were young, this was your goal, and you; after so many years of experience, growing, and struggling; have come to this point. You breathe deeply, and look this goal straight in the eye. Fists clench, as you mentally steel yourself… This is it. This is the end of chapter one… This is the beginning of a whole new beginning.

This could be anything, from a major performance, to asking for a young lady’s hand in marriage. We all have a final goal in sight. The question is; will we complete them? And if so; how?
This is my question to you.

I am preparing for a couple races coming up soon. If I don’t work my legs, than I won’t be ready to run all the way. If I am not ready to run all the way, then I'm are no longer doing everything to God’s glory. Let’s face it… doing something halfway has NEVER shown any respect to God.

However, when you really go at it, and I mean with every aching hour, working those legs, just so you can finish that race strong, there is such a feeling of finality, knowing that you have done well, as a faithful servant.
Realize this doesn’t have to do with working out only… this applies to every task you set out to do, whether it’s sweeping the kitchen, or building the Eiffel Tower.

Let me take this one step further. I read on Google+ or Facebook (perhaps both) a friend of mine had said something to the effect of “We spend so much of our time in worldly pursuits.” Sure we give God the glory and all, but are we only blowing hot air? Do we spend time getting to know the One we are so worried about making known? If we truly do desire to Give HIM the glory, then it starts in our personal lives. When we give Him our time, our thoughts, and everything we have, (They are His anyways…) that is when we can TRULY say everything we do is for His glory.

Just a snippet of what’s on my mind this evening. =)

Am I rambling? What are your thoughts?


-Jeremiah

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

What do we Defend?

Hey everyone!
A few months ago, I shared a blog post written by a friend about her thoughts on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The response I got was shocking. I’m not going to go into the details of everyone’s comments, but they were all to the effect of “That’s wrong! How dare you go against a movie that I enjoy so much!”

I was amazed, and saddened. Now, I’m going to point out, that those of you that did comment made some very interesting points, a few of which were valid. But the real issue that I saw was not that someone chose to speak out against what they saw as evil; it was that people chose to stand up for something that has no eternal value.

Answer me this: Why is my generation so ready to stand up and defend a film of this world, specifically created to entertain, but will ignore the pressing issues of today? Abortion, for instance; we all know it is wrong… why don’t we do anything about it? And yet, we get all up in arms when someone says something against a movie that they feel strongly against.

To put it plainly folks, you are speaking out of both sides of your mouths. (This is something that even I struggle with!) I’ll admit… I’m not the best example. But I pray that this post will make a change in you and me.

Take a stand people. Not for your favorite film, or the music you listen to, but for Christ! If you really want to make a difference in this world, you have got to get His word out, and you cannot do that when you are arguing that Lord of the Rings is a worthwhile pastime.

Anyway… this has just been on my heart for a while… Had to get it out into the open. Any thoughts? Comments? Reiterations? Rants?
Please comment below what you think!

As always,
God Bless!
-Jeremiah

P.S. If you were offended, either ask God why, or (to put it bluntly) consider leaving. I’ll be doing a lot of posts like this… and if you don’t like the sound of this one… this may not be the place for you.
Just sayin’ =)

Friday, January 3, 2014

I'm back at it!

Hello to one and all!
I might as well get back to blogging, as I've kinda had this urge recently to write.

This post will mostly be a quick 2012 recap, and then some of the changes that will be happening to this blog.

Biggest and most important change, I think, was that I graduated. What a relief, what a great step towards success, what a great milestone. For those of you that haven't graduated yet, hang in there! It is one of the most rewarding feeling you will EVER have.
I made a lot of new friends, and grew to know I already knew even more.
Everything else is rather pale in comparison with these two. (Besides, I would rater not talk about me... what did YOU all do last year?)

Now for the exciting part of this post. What direction will this blog be taking?
Well after a lot of prayer, and consideration, I feel like this blog should be used for encouragement, and insightful, optimistic information. (Don't worry, I'll still post some of my short stories, and videos at various intervals...)
I'm going to attempt a once-a-month regular post. (With a random smattering of stuff in the middle of the months)
I'm going to be posting more of what God is teaching me as this year progresses. Whether is be on the topic of which movies I should watch, what music I should listen to, or what He has been showing me spiritually.
I'll also throw in a few movie/book reviews in there for good measure.
What are your thoughts as to where this blog will be going this next year?