And so here I am again, happily blogging (if there is such a verb) on a Saturday evening, with very unpredictable weather. It’s been a little over two weeks since I started at Mellow and I can very well say that I am happy! The people are nice and I really feel that I am well-taken care of.
What happened to me the entire week? I have recovered 87% from being sick and I feel so energized to work. Doing traffic for Crossover, Dream and RT couldn’t get any better. I’ve pretty much adjusted to the working sked and I might go back to ministry when things are really really smooth. My relationship with the Lord so far, is A-OK. Although I must admit, that there are times that I doze off while talking to Him (I know–BAD), I appreciate His love for me and His death on the cross.
A lot of realizations came to me this week. Ah, the things you learn from the school of life—they never expire and you can always use and look back at them. It helps to use a little notebook and jot them down, couple it with Bible-reading and I tell you, you retain what you learn.
From time to time, God allows us to go through some periods of pain, sadness and desperation. Sometimes we wonder why we experience things again and again, unless you get what the Lord is trying to teach you, you’ll never move on to the next level. Look at life as a series of modules. Once you get past let’s say, level 23, you move on to the next.
So next time you find yourself in a confusing situation, try to theologize things and ask God what he is trying to teach you. Is there any sin that you must confess? Any behavior you need to get rid of? Seek the Lord and you will find him. Let him fill you with His mercy. It is you he was thinking of when He died on the cross. Before coming to earth as man, He knew that He would have to do the ultimate sacrifice.
Some months ago, I came across a sound byte while browsing the internet. The author claims that the sounds are from hell and that it came from a digging in Siberia. Being the scaredy cat that I am, I didn’t want to listen to it at first. But curiosity got me and I checked it out. It was taken from a live radio broadcast somewhere in the United States. For 30 seconds, the announcer allowed the clip to play. I heard screams and grunts. it appeared as if the voices were in pain and anguish. I am not scaring you, whether the clip was authentic or not, I only had one thing in mind at that moment–Jesus died on the cross to save us from eternal damnation. It is a free invitation, you only have to admit you are a sinner and accept Christ as the only one who can bring you back to the Father.
Now I might be freaking you out with all this Jesus talk, but I am serious about this. I base my beliefs on the Bible for it is inspired by God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work
For the past two weeks, I have been attending a Bible class by Jim Davis called Theology 1. The truths I have discovered are amazing. The questions I’ve kept in my 16 years of being a Christian have been answered. Some of them include:
1. How do I know the Bible is authentic?
2. How can I be sure that whatever was written by the ancient writers remains the same?
3. How do I know that the Bible hasn’t been tampered with?
(Deuteronomy 4:2 Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.)
(Deuteronomy 12:32 See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.)
(Revelation 22:18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.)
(Revelation 22:19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book)
More things in the coming days! I’ll share what I learn with you all. Take care!