Monday, June 22, 2009

Faced with Lion's

Today is a new day, I keep having to remind myself of that. I find it easy to slip into a revene of self pitty. Have you ever been in one of those situations or just general times of your life that you feel your work is pointless and you are letting your true potential down?.....Of Course you have......we all go through those times in our lives......we are human.

I know I have an absolutely blessed life but what is it that always keeps me wanting and seeking for more? Is it the idea of "fun" or is the warm feeling of laughter and joy? Who knows......but what is it that we are always faced with when we start to question our "joy".......what we are ultimately faced with is a question of Faith. Every time I begin to feel sorry for myself I realize that my main concern in that moment is not who can I help more, what can I do to witness better, or even how can I devote more of my time to my relationship with the Heavenly Father. No, my concern in that moment is "ME" happiness, my joy, my comfort, my financial security.

How sad is that? My faith in my creator, my savior, my provider is limited to moments of happyness......As I read through Daniel 6 this morning and realized what faith Daniel displayed when the entire nation was suppose to only bow down and worship the king......Daniel continued to worhsip and honor God alone. As a result was cast into the lion's den and left for dead. The next morning the king awoke early anxious to find Daniel's mangled body, but when the king called for Daniel.....he recieved a response of Daniel telling him that his God, the Creator, closed the mouths of the hungry lions and did not even leave a scratch on Daniel. Talk about faith....this young kid sitting in a lions den in the pitch black, dark with hungry lions, but faithful and knew God would deliver him.

I don't know about you but I have been to the Zoo and seen lions being is not a pretty sight and even being on the safe side of the 20 feet tall fence is still intimidating. So my prayer today is faith like Daniel. Trusting that God will deliver us from whatever lion's den we are facing right now. Don't give up on him, he has never given up on you.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Step by Step

I don't know if many of you remember the era of "TGIF" which was a compilation of television shows on ABC in the early 90's which included shows such as Family Matters, Full House, Boy Meets well as a show called Step by Step.

Although this post is not in direct correlation to the show, some of the subtext will have a similar meaning. That show was a basic display two different families joined through marriage who have to start their new lives together and the steps they must take to work through their new family life.

As I sit here today writing to you, I am thinking about the steps each of us take to get to where we ultimately are meant to exist. After enjoying a great cinnamon crunch bagel this morning with Brian at Panera, I was reminded that life throws us curve balls and even sliders sometimes that are meant to build our character, make us work harder. I don't believe God ever meant for us to live life completely comfortable. If so, what would be our reason for seeking him?

Just recently I "tied the knot" with my beautiful bride Megan, we have started the whole process of creating our home. Well we had a minor set back yesterday when our dishwasher stopped working. Well we both worked on it for quite a while and I am ashamed to say that I am not the "All American Handyman Husband" still doesn't work......but I loved how we just sat there together and worked on it and were determined to have it running the way it supposed to once again. it was a good reminder that regardless of the steps we have to take to get somewhere, some maybe more difficult than others and some maybe be a simple snap of the fingers.......we are human and we were created with flaws and are meant to take things Step by Step to accomplish the task in front of us.

So keep working at your task at hand.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Getting Started

So, I decided to give this blogging thing a try....I am one of those people who constantly has thoughts and ideas running through my head and yes sometimes I speak them out loud although I do not typically have an audience.

So I simply titled my inaugral post "Getting Started" that is basically what I am doing. I recently got married and imagine I will be posting many thoughts on married life and my new lovely bride. So please check in every once and a while.