July 28, 2008

Denominational Discrepancies

So here is the thought for the day.... Inside of Christianity there are many denominations... lutheran, baptist, protestant, non denominational (not a denomination but still a division), etc. We all claim to believe in the same God right? The same creator of the universe? So, with that said why is it that within these denominations people believe that God can only move in their denomination? Isn't God all knowing and all powerful? If so, then what makes any one better than the other? Last time I checked, God was checking my heart, and my heart only, in relation to my relationship with Him. So, if that's the case, as long as I know what I believe and I'm good with God does it matter which Christian Church I worship in? If the church is teaching the truth and I can verify their teaching with the word of God then who cares.... right? Shouldn't you worship in a place where you're connecting with God.... where God is speaking to you through the message and through worship? Last time I checked with God that was the important part. To be taught the true word of God and to have a relationship with Him. To live out His word. Something to think about huh??? : )

July 25, 2008

A Good Read

So, I tend to be a bit of a bookworm. The only unfortunate thing is that the only books I've had time to read are textbooks! LOL! I'm on a 5 week break from school and I decided that I needed to get a book to read that was not related to school during this time. So, I picked up "Walking With God" by John Eldredge. My friends laughed when I told them I picked a book that was an "easy read". John Eldredge is an easy read but his writing is VERY thought provoking. This book was written in a unique way. It's written in seasons (fall, winter, spring & summer) instead of chapters. The reason behind his logic in writing this way is that God walks us through seasons of life so when you're talking about walking with God why would you write chapters.... seasons are more appropriate. All of that said.... this book is AWESOME! It's one of those books where you just read a few pages every night and then you think about what you read. It's encouraging too! John Eldredge talks about how everyones walk with God is different and how you shouldn't compare your walk with someone elses. He also talks about how you have to have a conversational relationship with God. Man.... if you're looking for a good read that's uplifting, encouraging, and thought provoking you MUST get this book!

July 9, 2008

Woo Hoo for summer!

I am so excited my summer is finally beginning! I finished my psychology class with a big fat A! I am steadily on my way to a 4.0 baby! I really did love that class. I think I just love school all together! I'm still amazed at how much I love it. God really does have a sense of humor! LOL! There are so many things that I want to do in the next six weeks. It seems like there just isn't enough time to get it all done. I think this is where I'm supposed to prioritize or something like that ; ) Ahhhh..... whatever! : )