Posts tagged ‘Word of God’

Mud Fight! Mud Fight!

There’s a new obstacle in relationships today (yeah, as if relationships aren’t problematic enough already!). Many couples are discovering they have to sort out what they can say about each other online. In a recent article I read the author interviewed a college student who got upset because her boyfriend who she lives with posted a picture of her on facebook wearing a mud mask with her eyes closed and mouth open. Yikes! Dude! What were you thinking?!! She discovered it online and couldn’t remove it. By the time she got him to take it down, it was in her newsfeed and people were posting things like: “What is this? It is hilarious!” He was busted! You can’t totally control what others post about you.

God did control what was written in the Bible. That’s why it is the authentic word of God. How did he do that? When people say the Bible is “inspired,” they are referring to the fact that God influenced the human authors in such a way they wrote the very words of God. The word “inspiration” simply means “God-breathed.” He used men with distinctive personalities and writing styles to appeal to all the different people who would be reading the Bible. That’s incredible, isn’t it! But that’s what makes the Bible unique among all other books.

All Scripture is inspired by God. 2 Timothy 3

If you pick up a Bible to read…you are reading about God, written by God. You can believe what you’re reading.

 

 

 

 

Understanding the Lyrics

Christopher Francis Ocean, better known by his stage name Frank Ocean, is a 25 year old American singer/songwriter from New Orleans. Early in his career he wrote songs for Brandy, Justin Bieber, and John Legend, to name a few. Recently, he’s making more of a name for himself as a performer. I don’t know if I really like his music or not, but there’s one thing he said which I find very interesting:

“When you’re happy, you enjoy the music. But, when you’re sad, you understand the lyrics.”

Man, that speaks to me, how about you? When life is going well, you’re dancing, your feet don’t even touch the floor. You’re hearing the music. Smiling, laughing…life is good. But then. When your life hits the skids…. That’s when you begin thinking, having that internal dialogue. What went wrong? What’s happening? And, now, you’re hearing and understanding those lyrics.

You can’t keep your life from being sad sometimes. But, maybe, you can control some of the lyrics to your song. Make God’s words some of your lyrics. Some people memorize verses in the Bible. You know why? So when bad things happen, those words come to their mind. That helps them in making right decisions and handling adversity. The right lyrics. God’s words. There are times when hearing the right thing can move you in the right direction.

Life’s a breeze, dance, live, enjoy! But for those times when your life hits the wall, have some lyrics that will get you through the rough patch. Read the words of God. They’re powerful.

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119

Check out Frank Ocean for yourself.

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