D.C has been SO EVENTFUL that I have not kept publishing my baby.
D.C is full of perspectives and beliefs. The culture is vivid with secular life filled with small pockets of Christ-like servants. The District of Columbia needs to turn into a District of Christ. His Kingdom needs to come in this area and be filled with His presence. I’m joyous at the prospect of hope in this land.
I’ve been willing to take on extra tasks at work (some mundane, some creative and intuitively practical for every day life); this reason extends beyond leaving a better impression and recommendation if I ever need a contact here again. My pastor was preaching a sermon series titled, “Who is Our Audience” before I arrived to this strange and foreign land. The message I’ve tried applying is easier said than done.
Who is our employer? Is it not Christ? He has called us to do good work not because it is the ticket to salvation, but because He did good work. Who is your audience?
Jesus has hired you to do good work. Trust me, the pay is huge.
This morning, I had the privilege of attending service with the National Community Church.
This community worships in a movie theatre; nevertheless, they WORSHIP.
Pastor Mark started a sermon series called “The God Anthology” that covers 9 basic characteristics that attempt to define God.
1. God is mysterious.
- We deify man and humanize God. Basically, we limit Him in the realm of the possible, and not in the realm of the impossible. This is a serious mistake because we try to contextualize God in a box without allowing Him to shape our lives from a vantage point that clearly cannot be understood by the human mind. As we commit to God’s holy presence, we need to embrace His mystery more than His certainty.
- I thank God for hardships because it is in those moments when God reveals Himself the most to me. We try to resolve situations by getting our nails dirty, but it is Christ who has conquered “True Grit”. As we embrace the unknown and the mystery of God, we begin to embrace God Himself.
Yesterday, an old friend commented on my photo album.
The comment is interesting because it is the first suggesting that I do something or become someone.
Suits you to be a bushidp samurai, just dont ever touch that hair, its too sweeet. A True Warrior is kind, unselfish, caring, and lives consciously by a code of ethics/honor yet at the same time is completely willing to stand up for those who need it, & unleash a fury of appropriate force, should battle be required. A True Warrior is conscious of all the choices made in life, and is open-minded. The world needs more True Warriors. I invite you to become one!
I am flattered to be suggested to pursue such a conduct or way of life. However, to be honest with myself, I would fail.
“A true warrior is kind, unselfish, and caring…”. I am composed of a different category. Deep inside my heart, I am cruel, self-wrecking lust driven, and apathetic. But Christ’s love transgresses the most intimate ideal for mankind and even reverses souls that were bound to heavy judgment.
In my unworthiness, His death has resurrected my spirit. I’m definitely conscious of the choice I made. I am a disciple of Christ (more specifically, his heart, soul, and mind). The world needs more followers of Christ; He will surely make a way for you. I invite you to become one!