17 agosto 2005

Ah, humanity.

I depress myself: i just viewed my blog, saw i had a comment, got excited and then found myself rather crushed as it was spam offering me the chance to invest in hardwood trees.

original thoughts, i promise.

thought one:
how much would it take for my existance to be justified?

thought two:
1 corinthians 13 love for God... man... to be patient with Him (His timing), spontaneously kind to Him, to be content with/ in Him and what He has given (Heb. 13:5), to boast ONLY in Him, to be humble before Him ("a meek and a quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God"), to have faith in Him... as a gift- of love. hmmmm.

thought three: (possible devo topic someday)
~what does it take to be a Christian? ... to "believe" in Jesus? truth, but that word's got to go or be redefined. let's reference james 2:19, shall we? "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. " ...which is more than some of us do! so believe beyond intellectual consent, yeah, yeah, yeah...
assuredly, we're not to judge others, but we've got to have a working definition, if only for conceptual purposes.
how 'bout good ol' bro green:
*going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than going to McDonalds makes you a hamburger... praying doesn't make you a Christian; people of all religions pray... what's a Christian? i've got a really good definition for you: someone that's bananas for Jesus. SOMEONE WHO LOVES THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL HIS HEART, WITH ALL HIS MIND, WITH ALL HIS STRENGTH. and don't forget the second part... AND LOVES HIS NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF...*
with above definition of "love," that makes being a Christian pretty exclusive indeed...