Wednesday, February 10, 2010

i've had some random thoughts floating in my head. here, i write. i shall put everything into 3 points.

  1. Mazerick... hilarious, growing up, learning new things, figuring things out on his own. Yesterday, we went sledding. When we came in I helped him get all unbundled... We do that in the kitchen, so we don't drag snow through the house. Anyway, he was all unbundled before I was, so he came into the living room before me. He turned on the tv, got it on the right input, and turned on the wii. (this was a first) I heard the wii, but didn't figure he really knew what he was doing. All of a sudden I heard animal crossing. I could tell he was actually in the game, and he yelled... "Hey mom, i'm you!" I didn't mind so I let him play on my character. I didn't figure he was actually doing anything. He had rearranged my furniture in my house, and went to the city and bought a lawnmower out of Redds shop. These are all very complex things to complete. I was like, "Aw, I didn't want that lawn mower." And, he said, "Well, you got it anyway." Dude, my kid is growing up. He's funny.
  2. My thoughts on this blog... I write because my mind is cluttered. I like to write. It helps my mind unclutter a bit. Sometimes, I write pretty specific posts, but just know this... they are not meant for any one specific person. If they were, I would just talk to that person. Makes sense to me.
  3. God. Is. Good. So, the church that my family attends is great. It's been growing like mad, though, and I've been having these growing pains. Which is weird, because I grew up in a mega church. So, you'd think I would be used to it. Anyway, I just have been bogged down. But then yesterday, God spoke to me through his word. I LOVE the message! I felt like I got like a million nuggets from this one chapter last night. I've decided it's my life chapter for a while... It really helped me to put things into perspective.
Collosians 3~the message
1-2 So if you're serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that's where the action is. See things from his perspective.

3-4Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you'll show up, too—the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ.

5-8And that means killing off everything connected with that way of death: sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it, and grabbing whatever attracts your fancy. That's a life shaped by things and feelings instead of by God. It's because of this kind of thing that God is about to explode in anger. It wasn't long ago that you were doing all that stuff and not knowing any better. But you know better now, so make sure it's all gone for good: bad temper, irritability, meanness, profanity, dirty talk.

9-11Don't lie to one another. You're done with that old life. It's like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you've stripped off and put in the fire. Now you're dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete. Words like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing. From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ.

12-14So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.

15-17Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Melissa, I needed that in that version today.