Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Shelter in the Storm (Exodus 33:12-23)

     My morning devotions are done through Our Daily Bread. A devotional which has been around as long as I can remember and I would suggest it to anyone wanting to begin a daily Bible Devotion.
     This morning it was about the presence of God. God assured Moses, he would be with him and the people of Israel on their journey to the promised land.
     I have had a great 3 day weekend. Spending time in the word of God, seeking and giving counsel and encouragement with a Christian couple living next to me, yet now I must return to work. This is where I struggle, when I return to the "real world" if you will. Where I am faced with the pleasures of the world. I quickly fall away from the will of God and right back into line with the will of the world.
     Today, I pray and hold fast to the Love of God I have felt over the weekend and plead for God to  be with me. Please don't leave me for on my own I won't last! I believe my faith has grown, because I know I can't do it alone. I know I am not alone, God is for me, he sent Christ to save me, he gave the Holy Ghost to guide me! We are victorious! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A Need To Addresse My Work Ethics (Ephesians 6:5-8)

     I believe it only fitting this should come to my soul just before my job goes into its busiest time of the year. Just know, I love my job, that is what I actually do for a living. Yet, I have much reservations for the people I work for. Not so much as the Company as it is the management of the location i am at.
     The management does not have much respect for their employees and the employees are treated as such. I tend to display an attitude towards them because of this fact. Then a devotion crosses my path, leading me to the passage of Ephesians 6:5-8 I would urge anyone to read this if they are having issues with an employer. Please do not get lost in the terminology of Slaves and Masters. Focus more on Employees and Employers. At least that is how I am taking it.
     Even though I may not like or agree with how they treat us, I am a Child of God and I should be presenting the attitude of Christ in every aspect of my life. This doesn't mean I should allow people to abuse me by any means. However, I should approach my place of employment in this manner, as if I am working for Christ and not people.
     I know it will not be easy, yet I am going to return to work with this as my goal. Will I be successful? If I  keep my eyes focused on God, yes. If I stray, and let Kevin take over, No.     

Monday, October 7, 2019

A whole new me.

     I know, I have tried this many times in the past and failed. Yet each time was a learning experience for me. What is different about this time you might ask, well, my reliance on God.
     Multiple times through out my life I have ran to God. Of course these times were in hardships usually when I had totally screwed up my life. I would run to God for help, and once things got back on track, I would wave back to God as if to say, Hey thanks, I got it now so I'll take it from here. Always leading me back to another failure where I would go crying back to him.
     This time, I am relying more on him to constantly cary me through. I know with out his help, and guidance, I am nothing but a failure. I can not do this on my own.
     These blog post, while they are written in such a way as to be read by others, are more for me. To see where I am, Where I have been, and where I am going.
Feel free to follow along as I go about this journey, leave feedback or share your own experiences as I share mine.