So i have enjoyed my time on blogger, but i will be moving to my New Blog at blog.knowyourgod.org please visit there.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Jesus was very clear on this subject in Matt 6:16-18 The funny thing is that He says WHEN you fast, this gives us the impression that it was to be done. You don't (I believe) have to pray about whether or not TO fast. If one prays about fasting at all it should be how long and how "strict" it is to be.
Other clarifications: Simply not eating, skipping a meal (on accident), or other like involuntary type events do NOT constitute a fast.
What is fasting? Biblically, fasting is abstaining from food, drink, sleep media or sex to focus on a period of spiritual growth and intimacy with God. Specifically, we humbly deny something of the flesh (our natural desires) to glorify God, enhance our spirit, and go deeper in our relationship with Him.
TheCall is coming up and I reminded myself of the discipline of fasting. I have gone through seasons of fasting and have not fasted for a while but I believe I shall be entering now into a time of fasting again. Wanna join me? Got Questions about fasting? leave a comment.
Posted by KnowYourGod at 7/03/2008 09:08:00 PM
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
I have finally completed it :) A process long in the making so check back often ;) http://www.knowyourgod.org
no more long web addresses like sites.advancedministry.com/knowyourgod
which you can still access.
I may leave blogger :P and just use this blog link. But I will have to see how traffic picks up at my new .org site :) Thank you Scottie2hottie for the idea and Connor G. for the confirmation and tech support services that have made this possible.
Posted by KnowYourGod at 6/09/2008 10:09:00 PM
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Lexi's Blog was just 1 of 4 confirmations of what God has been speaking to my heart. That If we will just let God be God we can get out of the way so people can see Jesus. the bible talks about this when it says 'lift up the Son of Man and they will believe' just as Moses was told to lift up the "cross" with the bronze serpent and all would be healed so all those who truly look (and see) Jesus will get eternal life with Him.
Pastor Tim Holt put it like this; Our theological debates about how many angels can stand on the head of a pin and are we post mid or pre trib or is there a 2nd work of grace- the baptism in the holy spirit? these debates muck up the water of the word that washes away the worlds programming. it makes Jesus less clear and the concerns of the world magnified. our "job" of evangelism harder.
But like John wrote the Truth will set you free, Jesus is the Truth, we need to lift Him up. Above the confusion of the world, the bad theology of the church, and let people see Jesus lifted high, then THEN they will fall in love with HIm!
we need to lift Him high in our lives and get out of the way with our personal agendas.
I really like what Lexi said ""That's not it, Eric. I'm not trying to decide whether or not I agree with it, it's whether or not it's true."
If it was true, then I was wrong and I could fix that. It would be painful, but not as painful as what I'd seen. If that Man really did take my place then I owed Him something.
Posted by KnowYourGod at 6/03/2008 07:04:00 PM
Posted by KnowYourGod at 6/03/2008 06:00:00 PM
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Yesterday I got the opportunity to preach again at NMB Xian School. I preached "The Plot Thickens" a message about how the enemy tries to kills and what ways he does it through the life of Nehemiah. ( it went well ). the night before i was not able to sleep much. Thoughts upon thoughts flooded my mind. what will i say? how will i say it? is this the right message? and so on.
I was reminded (in a daydream like state) of a seminar on food safety i went to about a month ago. I know... food safety and the bible? the man who gave the presentation (peter goode) was amazing. the fact that i remember his name is a testimony. what i started to ponder was why? why did i remember anything he said? how did i remember anything he taught?
the answer came back as passion. it didn't matter how dry and boring his topic was because he was genuinely passionate about his topic. so in a sense we all fed off his energy.
So i preached with passion and conviction and i believe i was able to cause an effective shift in their paradigms about god, devil and the flesh. all of this obviously is by the grace of God through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Posted by KnowYourGod at 5/31/2008 05:22:00 PM
Monday, May 12, 2008
I know it has been and probably will again be a long time since i posted, but I have been thinking about this and the main reason I haven't been writing much is the 55+ hours a week i have been working. I had three employees this week tell me i was "wasting" away. Another lady told me i was going to burn out if i kept trying to do everyone elses job. In case you all don't know i am the General Manager at Chick Fil A in Conway, Sc :)
This got me thinking about what the Word says. I remembered the Faith of the Centurion. He mentioned that He understood Jesus' delegated authority because he was under the same. Jesus had authority from the Father (the ultimate source), Jesus delegated it to us. God the Father entrusted His authority in the One who earned and He in turn gave it to us so He could spread the authority to all parts of the earth.
Delegation allows the same authority and or power to be exercised in several different locations so as to maximize the kingdom borders.
Posted by KnowYourGod at 5/12/2008 10:22:00 AM