Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tool or Weapon?

In the sixties the Supremes sang, "Stop in the name of love before you break my heart." If you listen closely you may hear the Supreme Being singing, "Stop using My Word as a weapon rather than a tool of love before you break my heart."

It is widely believed by many folks, myself included that the Bible was written for specific purposes other than simply a historical record. My strongest belief lies in the thought that every book of the Bible starting with Genesis and ending with Revelations draws on an implication of life that is applicable to the teachings contained within. Meaning that from the teachings in the Bible one can apply its words and meanings to any present day issue they may face whether or not it's a negative or positive one. To further clarify the obvious what I'm stating is: the answers are in the book.

Having said all that it still baffles me why so many people throughout the times have used "The Greatest Story Ever Told" as a weapon of choice rather than its full intended value as a tool. Tools that can and should be used to build up not destroy and tear down.

When you are in need and dealing with issues that come from living pick up your Bible and read as well as study the scripture that relates to your particular circumstance and I ensure you the answer/solution is written within, all you have to do is invest the time.

Going up against a giant, read about David, having problems with your faith, read about Job, think you're having a bad day, read about Jesus and the day he was slain for the sins of the world.

Contained in the Bible are tools that will guide, teach and lead anyone that takes the time to pick it up, open the cover and READ.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Introduction of a first-time blogger.

As an aspiring author I have often had this question posed to me. "How come you don't write a blog?" To be totally honest with you I didn't have a clue about blogging. I had never read one nor did I know anyone that had written a blog. So of course my answer was pretty consistent. I said, "I've never given it any thought."

However the more the question was presented to me the more thought I began to give to looking into blogging. And look I did. I googled and read page after page about blogging, blogging websites, the pros and the cons of writing a blog and reading other folk's blogs. Finally I made up my mind. I too would participate in the wonderful world of blogging and become a blogger.

So with that long-winded dissertion out of the way allow me to give a brief insight to what one can expect from me when they take time out of their busy day to read my blog. I will be dealing with issues of taking the Word of GOD and applying it to our daily lives. I want to deal with issues that are whispered about in the church and give a loud voice to them. This forum will not be one that bashes any religion, denominations or preachers. I will simply give my opinions to issues that I have dealt with over my 40+ years of life as well as living a life centered on spiritual values, beliefs and standards that may have grown over the years but, they always remained rooted and grounded in one fundamental belief and that is simply that, "In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth."

If a person has a problem with that then every word that follows it probably doesn't make much sense. I hope that anyone that takes the time to read my future blogs can be inspired, helped and is given food for thought that will feed the brain and spirit with power and impact that will ultimately lead to transformation of the mind, body, soul and life.

As I sign off may the GOOD LORD keep you in HIS grace, shower you with HIS mercy and bless you with HIS everlasting love!