Showing posts from April, 2010

What does it mean to forgive someone?

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive (Col 3:12-14).
Life is never easy and as Christians this should be expected. Unlike the rest of the people in the world, God is in the process of transforming us to be like Jesus. We are to be his physical body on earth as Jesus Christ directs us, through His Spirit, from Heaven. This means we need to act like He did when He was here. In the Bible, it is called being a disciple. Perhaps the hardest thing to follow Him in is forgiveness.

Jesus came down to us even when we hated him. In fact, not only did we hate Him, we actually killed Him. Even the disciples who loved Him the most scattered when He was put in the hands of those who would crucify Him. Only a handful stayed by Him during this time in His life. It is safe to…

Are prayers answered?

The two main disciplines of Christianity are reading your Bible and praying. Of those two, praying is by far the hardest to understand in how it relates to a relationship with God. Reading your Bible is straightforward since it is obvious that you need understanding in order to live how God wants you too, but how does praying fit in?

Praying is mysterious because it is a conversation where it seems there is only one direction. As Christians we know we must pray, but what is the point of it? Some people have no problems praying and could go on for hours, other find it difficult to pray for more than 5 minutes. Usually this is a difference in personality, not in spirituality. Just like there are people who talk very little in social situations, there are those who talk a lot. We must not compare ourselves to others because each person is different.

The reason it seems sometimes that prayer is a one-way conversation is because most prayers cannot be answered. Our prayers ar…

First time

For some time I have thought about creating a blog, but never have because of the time it takes. I finally decided that I would at least try, but I am not sure I will even tell anybody about it. Really this is just a way for me to write out my thoughts, so that I can go back and read them later in life. My hope is that if some day people do start reading this blog it will encourage them to examine their life to see what really matters.