Thursday, October 23, 2008
"I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me."
So lately, I've been praying for God to bless me like he did Joseph. There is a promotion coming up that I want, but as with everything, there are politics to it. What do you think of praying for God to improve your situation when you don't need it? I want to be able to represent God in everything here, and I want Him to increase my sphere of influence. I also want Him to give me a roommate who doesn't snore. Do you think those are legitimate prayers? If so, please keep them in your prayers, along with strength and joy through this entire deployment. I love you guys. Please stay in touch.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Isn't that a neat perspective? What can you say to someone who thinks like that?
Could you imagine being one of the guys trying to intimidate Paul?
"You quit talking about Jesus, or we'll beat you up,"
"I would count it a privilege to suffer for Christ"
"You quit talking or will put you in jail"
"Put me in jail, and the word of God will spread more rapidly"
"You quit talking about Jesus, or we'll kill you!"
"For to me, to die is gain... I get promoted, I'm excited about the day I die."
Seriously, what would you say to someone with that perspective? Nothing else would matter if we could get to that mindset. No suffering, nothing would compare to the privilege we get in Jesus! That is so cool.
Alright, that's all from me for now.