Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I'm not sure if you're NORMAL!

For many Christians disappointment has taken over as the most time consuming event in their 24/7 existence! I know, that is a pretty potent statement, but it is still true. But that is normal for most beings living on this fast turning green ball. The sad fact is; what we see as normal has nothing to do with what God thinks is normal for His followers!

Disappointment has a lot to do with trying to find contentment or purpose in the wrong things... then even if we accomplish those things, there is no lasting fulfillment in them... So the answer for the follower of Christ is seeking God's will for our life. Here is where real contentment comes!

When we become a Christian, God rewrites our spiritual DNA... now contentment comes in the form of hunting for purpose, grasping revelation, and an appetite for the impossible becoming possible by faith!


Whatever has been the norm in the past, must now be redefined by God's supernatural standard of "normal"!

"Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these other things will be added..."Matthew 6:33

This scripture should be the "NORMAL" experience for all Christ followers, and when it is, I believe we will experience less disappointment and more fulfillment... What say you?

Blessings, Karl

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never Forget 9/11

At the risk of being thought as insensitive, intolerant, an islamophobe, or worse, a racist; I mustshare my tribute to never forget what happened 9 years ago! This was not an accident or a man-made disaster. No this was an on purpose mass murder of 3000 innocent non-combatants by Muslim Terrorists in order to further their war against the land of the infidels
On 9/11 I learned everything I need to know about islam. The Nation of Islam is at war with everyone
who is not muslim. Any peaceful part of the Koran is superseded by the later parts, which pretty much call for all-out war on the rest of us. There IS no 'radical islam'.... only islam.

I do not agree with burning religious books that the subscribers would consider holy, but do you really think that anything could be done that would make islamic terrorists hate us any more that they do now... I think not!

Have you ever seen radical Baptists, Methodists, Catholics, or Jews hacking off heads for Christ, or killing rape victims to honor Moses? No you haven't. Would building a mosque near this sacred site be like creating the Major Hassan Mess Hall at Fort Hood?

Jesus preached love for friends and enemies, but did that mean allow yourself a target, or do not protect your family, or allow your country to give in to Sharia Law, when the foundation of our Constitution and country is based upon the Christian Bible? No, I think not... As for me, I will never forget...


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

BUTTERFLY EFFECT

The BUTTERFLY EFFECT is a term used to describe how tiny variations can affect giant systems, and complex systems, like weather patterns. It suggests that the wing movements of a butterfly might have significant repercussions on wind strength and movements throughout the weather systems of the world, and theoretically, could cause tornadoes halfway around the world.

That is awesome that a little butterfly can cause major changes... and some folks have a hard time just changing their mind... Actually the Bible speaks about the principle of renewing our mind will transform our life... here is the verse.

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

The word translated here as transform is the Greek word, "metamorpho" and means complete change... its what the caterpillar does in the cocoon, a complete change into a butterfly...

Many Christians believe that if they just read their Bible, go to church, pray a little that they will be a strong Christian, but still find themselves struggling with sin, wrong attitudes, and failure in life... What we need is to change our behavior through renewing our mind... Then we will find we can live the life God has provided for us...

Be encouraged, and know that God created you to be an awesome transformed creation that brings God glory, not a shell of your former self... Be transformed!