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WHAT IS IT ALL FOR? by 1nv35t3df41th
May 6, 2009, 9:34 pm
Filed under: Scripture

We are a piece of something that we cannot imagine and understand.

our lives, the limited time, the unbearable workloads, the stress, the countless hours, only a small part of something that is infinite. if our motivation is selfish we can only see as far as ourselves…and for some this motivation is enough. If our motivation is familial and communal then love, duty and responsibility are our motivation and our scope has been widened to see how our efforts can help others. if our motivation is generational, even if we do not see the fruits of our labors, our motivation is infinite and our scope has thus equally increased.

what is it that we leave our children? what kind of works are we setting up for them to finish and pass on with new develpments? will we work hard only to spoil our children or conversely will we do nothing and consume everything leaving our children with a hole in the ground and piles of dirt (ALBERTA IN THE FUTURE)? what is it that we want to pass down to our children, money, land, power, influence, morals, ideals, vision, passion? what is it that we want to be infinite about our lives?

when i die, i do not want a plaque or a statue or a name plate. my family and children will remember me, and maybe the next generation, but my name and what i will accomplish will not go beyond the generations. what i want is my faith, my ideals, my fight for a just world, these kind of things to get passed down, my essence rather than my material worth. then what is it all for?

it is for Christ, and the Kingdom of God and how i understand these concepts as infinite, as moving as alive. then my story as small and as insignigicant as it is, becomes something more, a part of the infinite. how unworthy, yet how beautiful my life, my failures, my accomplishements will be.

it is our turn, our generation’s chance to start moving this world in the right direction and to start the process…this is what i recieve from our parents generation and this is what i hand down. then where do we begin??? perhaps a vision…a vision of what my children will take over from me. a vision of what there children will receive. a vision of a better world. an ideal to a reality. are you ready to start being a part of imagining and understanding what it is all for?

Exodus 20:6 and showing a covenant of faithfulness to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Exodus 20:12- honor your mother and father, that you may live a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving to you.

daeshin

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update on test by 1nv35t3df41th
March 4, 2009, 11:00 pm
Filed under: Scripture

hello all,

i just wanted to tell all of you i did well on my test. i got well above 70%. i will not tell you the exact mark as i feel ashamed because i do not think that i deserve that mark. all i can say is Praise God and hopefully i will learn my lesson and work harder to FINALLY FINISH UP THIS SEMESTER. Please continue praying for me so that i can achieve AT LEAST the minimum requirements to get into Knox and also so that my PLACEMENT issue can be solved quickly.

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the raod that leads to life, and only a few find it” Matthew 7:13+14.

– i know this passage does not exactly relate to my situation BUT i posted it for 2 reasons.

1. i wanted to post a scripture and i am studying matthew and timothy (ever so slowly) and needed something relevant. as i already posted the ask and knock etc. scripture, i thought this was the closest scripture that can somewhat relate to my situation.

2. the narrow path is not always the path that we want to take but if we chose to take it God will help us get to our destination…

daeshin



“test” of faith by 1nv35t3df41th
February 24, 2009, 11:49 pm
Filed under: Scripture

it’s sunday night, i wake up from my nap after young adult service, too sick to go to adult bible study. thinking to myself, “hmmm, what am i going to do about my test tomorrow that i was supposed to prepare for all week but ended up reading nothing”. i start reading the first out of 8 articles and continue to read until i get a little past the second article. i decide i’ll go to sleep because im still feeling really bad and i check my class sylabus to make sure the test is in fact the next day…it is.

in the morning i sleep in and miss my morning class still feeling drained and loathing the test that i have for my next class. i get up start reading. i continue calculating “3pm is when the class starts i have x amount of time before i need to start getting ready and then i will study while traveling to my class”..i call a friend to just to see if i’m in luck and the date is wrong. unfortunately it is right. at this point i start thinking to myself, “hmmm faith, will faith pass my test”. i start thinking about last semester and the amazing marks that i got and reassure myself by saying, “it wasn’t all me anyway so he’ll help me out of this one too…multiple guess it is”

my cell rings (vibrates…same thing).

aimee- “hey nathaniel, i just got a call from sadia. she say’s she was wrong and the test is tomorrow”

me- “thank God! (its what i really said) i’ve been reading like crazy trying to catch up i guess i’ll have some more time now!”

aimee- “well dont stop because it is still tomorrow! (knowing how i like to procrastinate)”

me- “thanks i’ll see you later”

i hang up the phone (press end…same thing) and think to myself, ” God’s not going to let me get away with doing nothing, but how will i read all those articles still? at least i will have some time to do more than i did!”……….i finish a day of school and come home still trying to get over my sickness. i read (not much more but i try my best). i sleep.

the next day. i wake up i read (still not getting close to eight articles). feeling exhausted (this sickness keeps making me feel tired and congested in my nose and neck glands)  i take a quick nap before having to get ready for my 2pm class. i dont end up reading on the bus again……. i finish my test not knowing how well i did, especially because the whole way through i had to use the washroom but its 45 min test and i had to use the washroom for at least 10 of those minutes if you know what i mean. on the way home i think to myself…

“God wants me to have faith in Him but He also wants me to work hard for what i want. i did not accomplish much more than i had before but He wants to see me put some kind of effort in. i know even if i do good or bad He was there with me the whole time and i still have faith that i will reach my goal.”

ultimately what will my mark reflect…

good mark= motivation to work harder

bad mark= motivation to work harder

if i get a good mark i will post it, but if my mark is under 70% you will not be reminded of this post….

all of this reminds me of Han MSN sermon + matthew 7:7+8

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone wo asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”

– we must act first in faith and confidence before God will reveal himself to us.

(sorry for the LOOONNNNGG post again) daeshin

ps: joseph this is just an example and if you look at the other posts there are shorter and better examples…



Weekly Scripture: Jan. 29/09 by 1nv35t3df41th
January 30, 2009, 1:50 am
Filed under: Scripture

hello all,

sorry for the late post.

recently i have been studying two books from the bible. the first book that i am studying is matthew…(i did it without knowing that MSN was studying it on fri). the second book is timothy, because if i am going to call my son timothy, i should at least know a little bit about why i am giving him this name.

the scripture that i would liketo post is from…

1 timothy 4:12

“don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity”.

i think when God calls us it can be at any age and being humble is accepting His calling…God knows the right timing and although paul also warns us that being called to do God’s work to early is dangerous (1 timothy 3:6) as we know the timing is His and not our own….

like david or like abraham all is in His hands…

do you think that you have been called. if you are comfortable please share how you think he is calling you. have you accepted His call. Do you think he ever called you when you were younger but you refused or thought that you were not ready. you do not have to reply to all these questions and you can just comment however you want…i just wanted to give you guys some questions if you wanted to answer.

hope to hear from you guys soon.

in love…your brother….daeshin

ps: i dont believe in capitals..unless it is for God…can’t write His name in small letters.

pps: thanks for the announcements jen