Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Children Stories & The Bible

simple childrens stories have nice little morals and meanings and virutes we learn and children.
even the little TV shows on nick jr. or sunday morning cartoons.
how to share
not to hate
to love
friends are valuiable
parents do the best for you
love your enemy
you're always a winner
and so on.

every onece in a while you may hear one of these stories.
one that you havent heard in awhile.
or land on a TV channel with a kid show on it.
maybe your reading it to another kid.
or maybe in a libiary,
or on the internet.
we have all, at one point, run into one of these stories or shows as an adult.
and we couldnt help but notice the moral or lesson it was trying to instll.

because it was meant for kids.
litte kids learning.
hearing the good, and the right way to be.

Most of us, looking at those stories think, how cute that has a good meaning.
good moral.
sometimes we get caught in that little moment.
like a kid.
thining: hey, that's something everyone should hear and understand, why don't ppl feel that way!?
we see these raw do's and don'ts that we only thought applied to children.

but we fail to realize we still are all children; learning, growing.
these same lessons are taught to us, in adult words, adult implications, and real life stories.
in the Bible.

but wait, on no, those are simple morals and virtues. we know those.
the Bible just pushes it too serious.
we know that stuff. we dont need some book to baby us like we havent heard that stuff before.

those lessons we learned as a kid, still apply.
and when we hear them, it itches at our little child inside.
God wants to show us that we are his very loved children.
no one is too old to learn a virtue.
The Bilble is full of them.

But i'm thinking then. why are so many 'afraid' of the Bible
or hesitent i should say, to read it and hear it?
is it taking those childish stories and making them too serious for you?
they aren't important enough to be put in a grand book.

maybe we are so oblivious to the bigger picture that the Bible has to offer here.
we are dumb sheep
babies, still learning.
soak it up.
don't try to grow up too fast.
you'll just miss out more.
jumping ahead, you miss the most fufilling things.
even if your 50 you are still growing
every time you hear those chld stories through older eyes you get a sense of being a child
growing up again.

Go back and be a kid.
read the bernstein bears
or watch an episode of little bear, or franklin
or barney
or whatever you grew up reading/watching.

The Bible is beautiful.
in that it is simply for us.
to live by
to learn from
an offering.
why pass up the opprounity to be taught the greatest lessons, by the smartest teacher,
and sit in aw
like your 4 again
in a circle, at the libiary for story time.

Friday, January 2, 2009


All i know is you can get lost in seconds
when you get off you keel
you dont think straight. crooked
letting things get into your head
you're torn apart quickly

you dont know where you've traveled to
your mind bends, and sacrifices it's morality for the now.
eliminating that Godly mentality that you hold onto only in your right mind
and satan steps in.

question. question the questions.
can't fix it, fix it on your own.
God gave you a way out! you didnt take it!

1 Corinthians 10:13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.

but that never crossed your mind.
and that's too far gone.
that would be the easy way out right. you're a fighter right
your fighting now. the heat of battle. with who?
a person? your self? evil?

Things happen quickly when temptation hits.
what you may have been taught to do in tempting situtations gets thrown out the door,
you first reaction, your first thought that crosses your mind
isn't usually what you were taught.
it's diffrent when it's right in your face.

why can't we slow down, let our thought's be His thoughts.
if they were, our first thought might be getting out,
or if it was God's way in your head, you wouldn't even give it a thought
for there are greater things you would rather concern your self with.

Colossians 1:10-14 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

There is a right time for everything

Ecclesiastes 3

"There's an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth:

A right time for birth and another for death,
A right time to plant and another to reap,
A right time to kill and another to heal,
A right time to destroy and another to construct,
A right time to cry and another to laugh,
A right time to lament and another to cheer,
A right time to make love and another to abstain,
A right time to embrace and another to part,
A right time to search and another to count your losses,
A right time to hold on and another to let go,
A right time to rip out and another to mend,
A right time to shut up and another to speak up,
A right time to love and another to hate,
A right time to wage war and another to make peace.

But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? I've had a good look at what God has given us to do—busywork, mostly. True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time—but he's left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he's coming or going. I've decided that there's nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That's it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It's God's gift.

I've also concluded that whatever God does, that's the way it's going to be, always. No addition, no subtraction. God's done it and that's it. That's so we'll quit asking questions and simply worship in holy fear.
Whatever was, is.
Whatever will be, is.
That's how it always is with God."

God has set a right time for everything. Be ready and open to it. you have to give up that controle. let it flow. don't miss out on what God has planned by being selfish. God gives you happiness. dont try to control it yourself.

you can do all things but it is not ok to do all things