Saturday, December 17, 2011

Technology, the new Idol?

I think true socializing is becoming extinct and replaced by technology. Why so?

Reason 1:
There are three people in this house right now and here is what it looks like inside: IN THE LIVING ROOM--I am on my computer blogging with headphones on listening to music. My 13 year old cousin is on his laptop watching trailers / previews of the new game "Saints Row the Third" on youtube. Our eyes drift back and forth from our computer screen to the television which is tuned on to Disney's Phineas and Ferb. UPSTAIRS--My 16 year old cousin is playing MW3 on his PS3.

Technology is powerful in this house. For the past 3 days it has replaced the communication between my cousins and I. HOW SAD AND HORRIBLE! Technology is the new idol LOL. I guess that's not funny... Oh Lord Jesus....

Saturday, August 13, 2011

" new man..." (Ephesians 2:15)

We hear about certain things that happened in history or that happen around the world but sometimes they don't seem real until they actually happen to us. Racism is something I have heard about all of my life. I have ONLY heard about it. Yesterday, for the first time, I experienced it. My skin color was a VERY BIG PROBLEM for this random dude and he made sure I knew this.

The only affect this had on me is an appreciation of morning revival, enjoying the Lord, and being in the church life. Morning revival and enjoying the Lord allow us to be saturated and infused with Christ continually, which is awesome because then He can express Himself through us. OKAY the church life. When I am with the saints Colossians 3:11 IS a reality: "Where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all and in all." When I am with the saints, race/color is irrelevant. I only see Christ as the one new man (Eph 2:15) So when this man came at me with this racist talk, innerwardly I was like "WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??" Seriously!! It did not faze me at all because I was enjoying the Lord and I realized that I am apart of this one new man.

My flesh kept whispering to me "Jye, now this man just told you to go back to Africa, called you out of your name, he is yelling at you, and he doesn't like your skin color." Dear flesh, JESUS IS SO LORD!!

After walking off I happily went back into the meeting hall where all of the saints were and continued enjoying that Christ is the one new man and that this is a reality in the church/body life.

P.S. Lord Jesus what about this man? Save this man Lord!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SLAPPED Back into Reality

So after rethinking my entire class schedule for this Fall Semester, I decided to simply write my current thoughts. I praise the Lord that my goal in life is not school or a career. But my goal in life is to be filled with God and be built up and into the church ultimately fulfilling God's desire. When I tell this to myself and Satan, all anxieties flee away and I am filled with joy.

(NOTE: This blog is in no way wrote/formatted in a professional way. Punctuation, maybe even spelling, is off.)

I am so excited about this Fall semester. Why? Well..... This summer, I feel like I was slapped across the face with reality. Life is short. College is short. Looking back at last semester...WHAT WAS I EVEN DOING??? Wasting soooooo much time on things that don't even matter!!! But, you know, it is a huge blessing to know in a subjective way "WARNING!! DON'T TOUCH THAT FIRE, YOU WILL BE BURNED." The Lord is faithful to break us and correct us but He always supplies and strengthens us with Himself. Even though I have many other lessons to learn, I've learned a few lessons this summer. And ohhhh how I want to cooperate with the Lord so that He can fully use me whenever and wherever He needs. To sum this up "Count the cost. Pay the price. Live a life of no regret."

"And the God of peace sanctify you wholly, and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, who also will do it." (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)

Monday, July 18, 2011

First Day of Truth School

I found my spirit again today at a bible camp called Truth School!! Praise the Lord for creating us with a spirit so that we can enjoy and contact Him! (Zech 12:1, John 4:24)

Monday, July 11, 2011

I am not...BUT THE LORD IS!

We stray away from people who seem weird or abnormal. People who do not present themselves like the average person we look away from. We skip over these kind of people to turn to those who carry themselves in a proper way. To us they seem more qualified for our attention. Are the "proper ones" only qualified? Jesus took up pretty much only impossible cases. But we search for seemingly possible cases. I say we because I also find myself stepping back almost immediately from those who seem "out there" or "crazy" to rush to someone who fits my acceptable stereotype. Lord break through our nature! EVERYONE NEEDS CHRIST! Not just the person who carries themselves in a "normal" way or who behaves generally in an acceptable way is qualified. Even those who are not like you, who are different from you are qualified. If you are a're qualified. If you are a human are a sinner....guess what? YOU'RE QUALIFIED. Qualified for Christ. Qualified to be shepherded, labored on, brought into the church life, whatever! i am sooo burdened for this. I want to take up those impossible cases. I want to strongly go after those who are not like me. Who seem "out there". I want to go after those who I naturally stray away from. But I AM NOT capable of doing this. BUT THE LORD IS. Lord break through my nature and express Yourself. You are not bias or stereotypical. You have a heart for ALL MEN. "Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the full knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:4)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

We say CHRIST, Christ says THE CHURCH!

It seems like the more I love the Lord, the more I love the church. Two years ago, I had no vision of the body of Christ. My vision was just Christ, Christ! Now its Christ and the church! I feel like the more I go on with the Lord, the more He instills me with His heart for the church. I feel like David now "One thing I have asked from Jehovah; that do I seek: To dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Jehovah, and to inquire in His temple." (Psalms 27:4) I just want to dwell in the house of Jehovah (the church) ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE!!! It is here that we behold the beauty of the Lord. Wow, let me tell you...there is truly no where else that I could POSSIBLY be.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

"To whom will you liken me, that I should be compared? says the Holy One" (Isaiah 40:25)

It's amazing how the "soldier" within me rose up today as my childhood friend compared some religion (I won't say which one) to the Almighty God (who is filled with awesomeness), Jehovah. Inwardly, my whole being was like "WHAT?? You don't know what you're saying!!". I took this specific situation and dissected it.

What can lead someone, who has been saved since they were a child, to find delight in something over God?
My guess, darkness and lack of satisfaction.

We were all made for God. And because of this He has put eternity in our heart (Ecclesiastes 3:11) so that NOTHING is capable of satisfying us but the Eternal God Himself. We will NEVER be satisfied until Christ and the Church becomes our life. We truly don't get it man. We were made for this ^. Whether we believe it or not, nothing else will do.

God is no stranger to the things we deal with in our every day life. He is no stranger to our thoughts, struggles,etc. We think He is though lol. We think he doesn't know anything! Be REAL with God!!! We don't have to be fake with Him. He knows all things! Praise the Lord for this truth because I am soooooo tired of acting like something I am not; acting like everything is all good with me AND IT JUST AIN'T. I need God to get all involved in the DEEPEST HIDDEN part of my being. People...We can tell God EXACTLY how we feel about certain things.

 I would like to tell my friend: Be REAL with how you feel girl. If you are starting to not believe God isn't real TELL HIM THAT. If you are not satisfied with Christianity and don't understand the bible TELL GOD THAT. If you are considering to search for answers in other places TELL THE LORD THAT TOO. Challenge God. He says in Isaiah 44:6 "I am the First and the Last, and apart from Me there is no God". Tell Him to prove Himself to you. God prove to her in a real way that You are the only God and You cannot be compared to anything else. He is sure to answer!

On that note, I would like to end this with Isaiah 44:8 "Is there a God besides Me? Or is there any other Rock? I do not know of any". With everything within me I can declare with assurance JEHOVAH GOD, THERE IS NO OTHER GOD BESIDES YOU!!!