Nothing Without You

I am Nothing without You, God.

Do we understand how useless –how incredibly vain– our jobs, dreams, desires, are in the end? I know that when we are without God, all is so meaningless.

When I get distracted by things, by cares, I get so restless, like I was looking for the meaning of things again.

Sometimes, it’s good to take a step back in my life, and figure out if I’m really doing what I should be.

Am I meant to be a writer? So why am I skipping so many days?

Am I meant to make games? Where is the productivity?

But ultimately, whether or not I’m meant to do these things, Am I doing these the right way? Is it for God’s glory? Am I asking for His plan before I start with mine? And is the final product worthy of Him?

But when I realize I’m unable to do things by myself, when I realize that by myself nothing is eternal, when I realize that I am Nothing without You, God.

That’s when God can use me; That’s when the work I do has eternal value; That’s when I am Something great. It’s all because of You, God.

I need You always in my life, for without you I am nothing.

Do be something; I need to dedicate all of me to You. Do be productive; I need to be always doing things for Your Glory.

Whether that’s writing, game development, singing, eating, drinking, sleeping, talking, or praying. All I do needs to focus on You and be for You.

Because I am Nothing with You, God.

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The Dark Side of the World.

The Dark Side of the World.

 

The Devil, his fallen angels, and demons are a real threat.

And whether you think that’s nonsense, or are deeply involved with their kind, you’re in danger of getting the ‘raw end’ of the deal.

 

Let me start with one fact. Everybody is a Conspiracy Theorist. If anything else, that’s what the recent presidency has proven. No matter what side of the issue you’re on there, you know that somebody has come together and conspired to do something.

We all have our theories about those around us secretly working together to do wrong.

 

Now one thing that many of us wonder is why there seems to be such a connected effort on so many different fronts to destroy and hurt people. Especially when you start paying attention to a lot things that nobody talks about, or where the official story differs from what eyewitnesses or victims say.

 

It’s because there’s a force behind them all. Whether these people know it or not, Demons are everywhere, we live in a Spiritual War.

 

And if you don’t have some power on your side, you’re in trouble.

 

Recently at the library, last Wednesday in fact, we had an encounter with somebody who was possessed. It was very creepy, and the moment I noticed him, I started praying. God protected us, and the man was removed from the library by security due to the constant stream of things he was saying (though when confronted by the Library, every time he acted quite sane and as though he had no idea what they were talking about.)

 

My mother had many experiences with demonic people, as well as my Pastor. But this newest experience was what prompted me to write this.

 

We Christians need to be on Guard, There’s a Very Real Dark Side to the world that Constantly trying to destroy us. We have the power of the Holy Spirit on our sides, and as long as we live connected to God in everything, we’ll be able to defeat them.

But if we try to do things on our own strength, or we go our own ways, then the Devil is going to defeat us.

God’s Love

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:6

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I was thinking today about God’s Love, and how Jesus came to save us from our sins.

And you know, there are so many false, Evil, religions out there! Just think of those cults where everyone kills themselves, or the religions that require thousands of people to be sacrificed, or even the ones that say that you can do anything you want… They all have a darkness, and way of ruin. They allow people to  murder, steal, rape. And it’s okay to them.

But that’s not God’s way. And never will be, and if you follow those evil religions, even if you think you have no religion, you aren’t heading to God. You’re going the evil path.

That’s all for now.

A Knock on the Door

Writers have a thing that that they call a writer’s prompt. It’s simply something, like a picture or sentence, that ‘prompts’ them to write something based on the idea. This can be used as an exercise, or when you don’t have any ideas on what to write.
Here’s a prompt for you:
Somebody is knocking on your door.
What does that put into your mind? What’s the idea that you get?
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Is it the police coming to arrest you? A monster pretending to be something more innocent? A lynch mob wishing to come in?
Or is it a friend who came by to visit? Your family coming home? An invited guest coming to dinner?

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20

A lot of people treat God like He’s out to get us, like anytime now He’s going to ‘arrest’ us for our sins, or He’s some powerful monster waiting to destroy us, or a raging force ready to kill us.
So they certainly don’t want to open the door of their hearts and let him in.
But God is not like that, He’s a loves us, and He wants to come into our lives and become our Friend, or Family, Our Guest.

He’s ready to change us for the better, by joining us in life forever.
And all we need to do to open the door of our hearts, accept Him, and all the benefits of being a friend, being family, and having God as our honored guest will be ours.

So, God is knocking on your door. If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your savior, and want to know more, contact me.
If you consider yourself a Christian already, don’t leave Him out of your life. He should be your constant companion. Whether you’re eating Dinner, fighting a battle, or waking up in the morning.
There are monsters out there, devils and demons who would love you to open doors. But God isn’t one of them, with Him inside, none can stand against you.

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31

You are Lightning

(Note: this post was Scheduled.)

(If you’ve accepted Jesus’ offer, If you are now an Adopted member of God’s family, If you’ve been born again, This is for You.)

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The world will hate you, it hated me (Jesus in one of the gospels…)

I have chosen you to be my peculiar people (Isaiah?)

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This world doesn’t understand true Christians.

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I’m not talking about liberals or fundamentals, Catholic or protestant.

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I’m talking about Real, Born-Again, Christians. Those who’ve been baptized with/by the Holy Spirit. The Children of God. His new creations.

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How can the world understand us?

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Nobody understands the work that God does from beginning to the end (Ecclesiastes)

It’s difficult for even for US to understand who we are, and what we mean.

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But here’s a clue, the World fears us. The god of this world, the spirit of the air, the forces of darkness, they all fear what we can do.

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We’re more then conquerors. What does that mean? How is that possible?

MORE then Conquerors. . . We’re unconquerable; when we put on the armor, when we wield the sword, hold the shield; Not even the gates of Hell can stand before us.

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Because of Him, because He is IN us. His power is freely available to Every Single One of Us. His Spirit dwells in us.

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We’re God’s Army. And He provides the power. He gives us Strength, Power, Energy. We can simply tell the devil and his angels to leave in our Savior Jesus’ name, and they Have To Leave.

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, We are Lightning. Lighting up the darkness, making all seem as though it’s day.

God is here, in each one of the Church, His Body. His Family. US.

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Stop letting Satan lie to you, as though he can do anything without our agreement, stop giving in.

Be the Light, and Darkness will have to flee.

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Mouths and Politics

(Note: this post was Scheduled.)

Politics sometimes makes us seem stupid. It certainly causes a lot of people, both public figures and everyday citizens, to talk way too much. And the Bible certainly warns us of talking too much. In fact…

In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,
But he who restrains his lips is wise. Proverbs 10:19

 

Politics also has a way of keeping a lot of ears closed; it’s just so easy to label Your Opposition as Left-Wing or Right-Wing as soon as they disagree with you. But that is also the way of sin, James admonishes us to…

 

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: James 1:19

 

I would emphasis all three commands in that. Be a Listener, Keep your mouth shut for a while, and don’t go all Hot-headed and ready to mouth off something foolish. Notice that both the last two are easily interconnected, often in anger we are quick to say something evil.

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him. Proverbs 29:20

 

It’s time we start being Quiet, I’m not telling you to agree with something evil, I’m saying we have to stop ourselves from becoming something we shouldn’t.

 

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. Proverbs 17:28

 

Christians should be loving, and sometimes that means we have to be quiet and listen to both the other person and what God is trying to tell us to do about it. It’s way too easy for us to be Like everyone else in the world, and just mouth off our political views (even though we don’t often consider whether we’re correct!).

 

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12

 

There are a lot of liars out there. And there are a lot of fools. Let’s avoid being like the world.

 

For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. James 3:2

 

Lead Me to The Cross

Lord, help make me more then myself, rid me of my sinful self.
Forgive my frequent transgressions, Help me to Be Quiet and know You Are God.

Let everything I’ve valued, everything that I’ve held dear, be yours.
Make me into what I am meant to be, let me value You above all others.

I thank you for taking me, for making me Your Child. When I was spiritually orphaned in a dark world, You took me in. When I was physically hungry, You kept me Fed. When I was mentally exhausted, You gave me rest.

Lead me through the darkness of my pilgrimage. Lead me towards your light. Lead me to the Cross.

Another prayer by Nenen

Inspired by the NewsBoys song “Lead Me to the Cross” from In The Hands Of God

Blessings of the Lord

(Note: this post was Scheduled.)

“The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.”

(Proverbs 10:22)

 

I was studying proverbs, when this verse kinda stook out.

You know, many of us would certianlly like to be rich. And as Christians we understand that Being Rich isn’t the goal of our life.

In fact if we love money too much, loads of evil will come out of it. Also we know that we cannot serve both God and Mammon (earthly treasures. A.k.a. Money).

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And yet this Holy Scripture verse tells us:

The Blessing of the Lord makes one rich, AND He adds no sorrow with it.

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So not only is there some sort of riches that come with God’s blessing, (and it may not always be Money we usually interpret,) but also There Are No Problems that come with the riches!

When we wish that we could be rich, we usually have to consider all the problems that come with it. For example, most Lottery winners end up worse off After they win then they were before.

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But God’s blessing doesn’t have that problem. No Sorrow added!

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I suppose the moral of this Bible verse is to seek God’s blessings, The riches you’ll get won’t have any sorrow attached. And we do know how to get God’s blessings right?

You Are All I Need

God, You are all I need in my life.

When I look around, what will remain? Death comes easily, taking what it will. Both People and Things can’t escape its grasp.

We all fight for things, knowledge, fame, popularity, power. And yet it’s all in vain, here now, but gone the very next moment. Our kingdoms all topple, and are regulated to the pages of history, then forgotten. Who will remember us when we die? Who will remember what we did? And who will remember our Thoughts, our Desires, our sincerest wishes?

That’s why I need you Lord. To save me from the hopelessness, the meaninglessness, the vanity, that is our Life.

Lord God my savior, I do not know what is tomorrow, please give my life meaning, and make me into an honorable vessel for Your house.

Amen.

a Prayer by Nenen

(Based on the Song by Ashes Remain)