Friday, May 22, 2009

Where two or three are gathered in My Name

So I just graduated yesterday, and it really hit me that time is passing by.

Its a time of change for everything. My routine activity was that of a student, (although my parents may disagree lol). It was repetitive; registering for classes, exams, hw, finals, coming home on the weekends, etc.

Speaking for solely myself, other things need to change as well. In general, people have a core group of friends that never change with the scenery. You pick up friends along your life's time-line. You have your high school friends, your college friends, your study group friends, your ''lets chill'' friends, and hopefully for some of us, a lot of these categories have the same people in them.

I received the blessing of being able to read and discuss the Bible with some friends a couple of days ago, as we were just relaxing on a normal summer day. I was so happy to be able to openly speak about the Bible and our spiritual lives, and not be afraid of doing so.

Do we have friends like these? Do we want friends like these? Do our friends bring us down, or help us in our spiritual struggle?

As you may notice more easily in kids from the age of 10-15, but still shows in us on a more 'mature' scale so to speak, we see that kids like to talk the same, dress the same, like the same things, etc. And we see this happen to really close friends. You see them maybe even finishing each others sentences. Now why can't we do this with God?

If we become close to Him, and make Him our best friend, we will start SETTING OUR EYES on the same things, 'DRESSING' ALIKE, LOVING the same things, etc. Why not let God finish our sentences?

Lets not have this zeal to do better things and change our ways, and put if off till tomorrow. "This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Ps 118:24
(I kind of like this translation a little better, which says WE WILL rejoice.. as opposed to LET US rejoice).

So let us SET OUR EYES on the same things (..And looking up to heaven, He blessed them and broke them - Luke 9:16), DRESSING ALIKE (Take off the old man... ... put on the new one - Ephesians 22-24), and LOVING the same things as God (Love one another, as I have loved you - John 15:13)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My first post!

So this is whats going on in my head:

1. Just finished my last college exam yesterday
2. Don't have a job yet
3. Trying to get my spiritual life back on track
4. Just realized that the 3rd thing going on in my head is working on my spiritual life, which is probably my problem because its not my first priority lol
5. What better way to feel grown up than to pretend my thoughts matter :)

So first thing, I did not know what a blog was until a friend who will remain nameless (Nader A Abadir), created one. I thought it was corny at first, but it actually helped my spiritual life.

I'm not a mentor, spiritual advisor, or anyone for that matter (hence the name of my blog).
A laborer of the eleventh hour - I come at the last minute to God, and expect to receive the best treatment. Lo and behold, He gives me that treatment, but I dont deserve it.

I'm a struggling Christian that blames it on the environment around me, but I know it has nothing to do with that.
So I'll post my thoughts and experiences, and thats about it. :)