I’m ill. I believe I have some type of stomach flu. I’ve been weak all day. Sometimes illness can be a great reminder of how human we are and that we need to take time to take care of our bodies (although I think I caught a bug from someone). God forces us to calm down a little when we’re not ‘strong’ enough to do as normal.
I’ll spout out useless information later…
I Know You from somewhere!
Kristy and I spent the whole day together (semi) un-interruped for the first time in months. It was awesome.
As we went about our day and were among so many people, I again was in awe of God. I stopped and asked Kristy… “Have you ever thought about how fast our minds work?” As I saw so many faces, I realized my mind was processing everyone’s characteristics at an incredible speed. Our minds processes faces, haircolor, skin-tones, cloting, etc. without even thinking about it. Our minds do these calculations all in a fraction of a second with the end result being that we are able to recognize faces within a second or two. As you walk through a crowd and see people, you compare them to recognized faces stored in your memory and toss out the unfamiliar in under a second… Everyone is processed so quickly and a decision is made without you even thinking about it.
Google doesn’t do that much for me… I at least have to type in the data. Anyway… it’s not a huge revelation that our minds are awesome, but it was for me again today a great reminder of how big my God is and how much he deserves my praises.
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”
“Umm… I don’t really know…”
Had a great visit with two Mormons just a few minutes ago. It’s cold outside so I invited them in. Very nice guys, well mannered but not very knowledgeable in their faith. Sadly, If I didn’t mention that they were Mormon, you may have thought I was talking about many Christians in the church.
They wouldn’t go too far into the conversation before trying to backpedal out. It’s always cool to me to watch the guy who’s been on the field the longest as you bring up contradictions in their faith or remind them of their beliefs vs. the New Testament. They, like many Christians don’t know very much about what they say, they just get built up with how quickly and eloquently they say it. We must teach our people to Know God.
1 Peter 3:15 (NLT)
“Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.