Of all the troubles and struggles in life, there’s nothing that compares to the eternal glory awaits the sufferers.
Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4
Before the Morning – Josh Wilson (Acoustic)
Stunning time-lapse of aurora lights, sunsets and stars, God’s creation.
All Heaven Declare – Youtube
Even though I’ve seen this a few times already, this documentary never ceases to amaze me. The power of God is displayed in the smallest of atoms and His glory is revealed from the flower to the vast expense of the cosmos.
He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. Job 5:9
God of Wonders The Documentary (2009)
Normally I don’t buy into many of these videos but this one I recommend. A comprehensive video detailing satanism in Hollywood, American government etc. Basically big names with lots of fame. I felt sick just listening to this as two sources (not sure who they are) gave an account of what actually happens hidden from the lights and cameras.
If there is one thing today’s Christianity is missing, the fear of God would have to be at the top of the list. One of the verses mentioned in this video is one that I have pondered for over the course of this year.
Pro 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Before I watched this video I used to asked myself, “How can the most perverse of minds and a hater of God, hate evil if he once loved evil?”. It dawned on me while watching this video that the god being preached is a god of only meekness and love; a description used by one of the preachers in the video which I can really wrap my head around is the description of God being a “grandfather”.
Expectations, heartbreak, the highs, the lows, humbling experiences, most importantly….lessons learnt. As the year draws near to the end, these words describe my entire year so far. Its been a while since my last post…haha its been forever. I have a few good reasons and a few poor excuses.
Poor excuses first; laziness. First lesson learnt this year. Just with university alone, I’ve learnt that laziness is very counter-productive (thank you captain obvious). The type of laziness I’m talking about is associated with the behaviour of procrastination. You could almost synonymously replace laziness with procrastination in my case. Although such lesson is useful when studying for a piece of paper that you receive after four years, it does not compare to the light bulb moment when applied to the scope of eternity.
I can see for the first time my weaknesses and limitations as a human being.
Every three minutes, in the world’s back country, in some of the most remote and hostile places in the world an aircraft is taking off or landing. But not just any aircraft…Mission Aviation Fellowship.
Every three minutes
PS This is Top Gun’s goal. To be the true top gun, using the knowledge and wisdom given to me by Jesus Christ to help the least of us. I may not be the best public speaker but I’ll let my actions speak volumes. Standby for after university ;)
I’m not going to sit here rattling off thy righteous deeds I have done. Though if I were to, they would not be of my own will but of the Most Righteous One whom I know. Nothing I do will ever repay the debt I owe Him. All I can do is give Him all the glory. This post is addressed to those in faith for help or encouragement but all are welcomed to the table of the Lord. I do address repentance if you have not repented (have not submitted to the saving faith of Jesus Christ). But you must remember that to break an addiction you must submit to God through repentance. Grace is a free gift when you turn to God. God gives you this gift. However breaking free from addiction is not the problem, YOU ARE SET FREE WHEN YOU RECEIVE TRUTH. Truth which is Lord Jesus Christ. The problem many people have and I had is staying away from it. This is what I’ve learned and what has helped me.
So quick question….any of you know the exact day of Jesus Christ’s birth? *crickets chirping*
I’ll leave you to ponder on that question and yes December 25th is very unlikely to be the day just as the 1st of January is unlikely to be the first day of the year according to the bible. This world is corrupt and the driving force behind this corruption is the devil.
So like any other person who is convicted by the Holy Spirit, and who has had my sinful ways revealed to me, it has built so much distaste of sin within me.
We are all still in sinful flesh even though we are born again and as Paul wrote, our regenerated spirit and flesh are at war with each other (Galatians 5:17). We can all agree that we have experienced, are going through or have just overcome bondage. BONDAGE of some sort of SINFUL act.
In my own experience I have tried…..and tried….tried some more…..to break through these sinful ways which have kept me in bondage and have done no good to my conscience. Here’s the catch:
…the thing is I thought I could overcome sin. I was ignorant of God’s Word….I let PRIDE stand in the way of my freedom, freedom made possible by the GRACE OF GOD.