25 March 2012

What A Girl Wants

This post is more for the fellas than it is for the ladies. However, if you girls want to read and chime in, that's quite alright with me. ~:-)

not-to-mess-with

Why do women seem to find non-Christian men, who are jerks, more appealing? Because the men seem to exude confidence. Honestly, girls usually find us more attractive in our sin, then when we become Christians. Why? Because most Christian men are sissies.

Girls are looking for a man who is strong and confident. However, what they usually find is mostly fake. They know what they're searching for, but they haven't quite found it. They keep searching for something real, but they haven't seen many good examples. However, that's all about to change when they see the man you're about to become.

Not too long ago I went to a church at a Christian-based drug and alcohol rehab center for men (about 45 mins from my house). As soon as I stepped into the place, I knew it was where I needed to be. I learned so much about God's love and grace. I found the freedom to be myself and grow.

17 March 2012

Why Are You Here?

When I used to help with the girls and boys in Moldova they would always tell each other, "If you are born, God has a plan for you. You are not a mistake." They would tell each other this constantly. It was one of the first things they would tell the new girls and boys as they first stepped into their new safe home. And, they started to believe it. These kids literally had nothing and absolutely no one loved them, but now they know they are loved...by their real Father. They know they're no longer orphans. How is it that these orphan girls and boys from a third world country know better than we do that God has a real plan for us?

Do you know your purpose for being here? I know the answer and it's not what you think. So many churches tell you that your purpose is to spend your life praising God, doing good work for him, and/or doing your best to make a real difference. None of this is true. These are just by-products of your real purpose.

God designed you, just the way you are, because he was lonely. This God of yours is huge! He can do so many great things and we'll never see his full glory. It's limitless. If this is true, then why would someone so great want anything to do with little ole you or me? Honestly, he didn't want anyone else. He chose you. He has created you just the way you are and he thinks you're perfect. It's not what you or anyone else thinks. What he thinks is all that matters.

09 March 2012

Stop Telling People How Bad They Are


Example of how not to do it.

Why is it that people generally feel they're going to heaven even if they don't know Jesus? These people feel this way because they actually believe they're a good person in spite of all they've done wrong. Everyone makes mistakes all the time. Everyone sins. Everyone knows this already.

So, again, why do people feel they're good enough to make it to heaven even if they don't know how to get there? Because the Holy Spirit tells them so. He is constantly telling all of us how good we are in Jesus.

Jesus paid a high price for sin once and for all (Rom 3:19-31). Then, that must mean that he died for all people, everywhere. You're not forgiven just because you've accepted Christ. You were forgiven a long time ago and all your sins were washed away; even your present and future sins. He paid the price for your sin whether you accept this fact or not. He did this for all mankind and it's part of what Paul calls, the "Good News (Col 1:21-23)."

01 March 2012

Email From Hell

A friend of mine recently sent me this in an email and I wanted to share my response. I'm going to continue to share with you what Law looks like. What religion tries to teach you, not what Jesus teaches. What most churches preach is not the truth that's in the Bible you read. Like the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, it looks good to eat, but it only leads to death and more sin. Read the attachment below first:

Email attachment sent from a friend. Click article for larger size.