God will bless us, but he’s not our butler.

I believe God will bless us, and will give us all that we need, but I also believe that he wants us to know that we each have our own callings to serve him, and if we are to act accordingly to his callings to us, then a lot of what we do should be to serve him, to give up all the worldly possessions, attachments, everything so our eyes are completely fixed on the cross, and nothing else.  In chapter 6 of Matthew’s gospel, Jesus tells us “Nobody can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other.”   Remember when the rich-man asked Jesus how he could inherit the kingdom of God?  “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”  (Mark 10:21).   What Jesus said in the gospels, he’s not just saying to whoever he was teaching at the time, he’s talking to us, too.   So go, and follow Jesus at any, and all costs.

 

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Pride in belief

I must admit, often times I like many of you, let the pride of my belief get in the way and stop me from doing what I should be doing, when talking to non-believers on Twitter.   As a disciple of Christ, I’m called to do everything out of love, not anger or anything else.  It’s our Job to tell people, and God’s amazing ability to change the heart. 

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18). 

Discerning what God’s will is for me

So as you may or may not know, I’m a junior in High School now and that being said along with being a Catholic teenage male, I’m pondering the question that probably most male’s around my age (or older) in the Catholic church ponder: the priesthood.    First and far most, this is something that if it’s God’s will for me that I should seek this, then I.. don’t think there is any debate whether or not I should go through with it.   Regardless of  that big thing, I have a desire to serve God, to serve Christ’s church.  If you asked me what I wanted to do a year ago, I would have told you sports-writer,  watching, talking, and writing about sports was my passion.  Then, I became more serious about something important: my eternity.  After what was a crazy few months for me, I made a certain decision that I will probably write about later regarding my faith as a Catholic, I have felt a draw to the life of the priesthood, but I must know the difference between that and a calling, a calling to completely surrender everything at the cross.      Dear Heavenly Father,  I don’t know where I’m going now.  I may think I’m following you, but if I’m not I ask you Lord that you would open the eye’s of my heart up, awake my soul.   Make me be still and know that you are God as Pslam 46:10 says.   Lord, I know you have gifted me with talents, and in some way’s I do think not using them would be foolish of me.  I like to write. God it’s no secret you gave me passion to do these  things, but the beauty of serving other’s, serving the Church that Christ himself established now that’s a high calling.   Father,  if nothing else, I pray now that my desire to do good for you is pleasing.  I just want your will to be done in my life. 

 

My favorite songs

Adoration – Matt Maher

As it is in Heaven – Matt Maher

Any Gregorian chant (Literally, any)

Happy Day – Steve Fee

Your Grace is Enough – Chris Tomlin

The Wonderful Cross – Chris Tomlin & Matt Redman

Jesus paid it all ( O praise the One)

And all the people said Amen – Matt Maher

One Way Jesus – Hillsong united

Everlasting God – Chris Tomlin

While I’m Waiting – John Waller