Archive for January, 2011

Habit

Well another week has come and gone but a thought has been in my mind Addiction vs habit and where the line is between the two. Habit is defined by Websters (a) as a behavior pattern acquiring by frequent repetition physiologis exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facilitry performance (b) an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary <got up early from a force of habit> Addition id defined as 1: the quality or stat of being addiction 2: complusev need for a substance characterized by tolerance and by well defined physiological withdrawal or giving and over. If you look at the two words there seems to be a very fine line between the two. I will start with one of my habits is when i come home i put my keys and wallet and id cards in a military hat and pull them out even though i have been out of the military for 5 years i still keep it going if my equipment is not there i don’t know where it is. You may laugh but that is the way i do things almost automatically. You may have other habits you complete automatically. They are not totally bad in nature it happen you always have to be early or always have things end in 00 just not negitivly impactions they are part of you. Addictions we all assume are just Drugs or addictive substance.  another deffiation of and addiction is a pleasant chemical response in the brain in which it will crave that substance. This could be food, candy, TV, Games, these on long term stuids show to have an actual chemical response on the brain that can almost be called addiction not a habit. We probably all have some habits can also put you at ease also so they can cross the line. . In Genesis 3 is the story of our new concept SIN this condition now radiates our life is it a habit or addiction I will let you deiced on that point but the bible points outs in Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. I John 5talks about sin leading to death. Which would almost seem like an addiction. What say you but we can also change our was and get a new addiction or habit Acts 2:38 shows the way for a change. 2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. So lets get addicted to the new wine in as professed in Peter in acts 2 and by the old testament profit Joel 2:28-29 And it shall come to pass afterward,that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit So in closing there is a very fine line between habit and addiction what do you call things in your life and it is time to turn our habits and addictions on to god for he is able to strength us and stated before and dose not lead to eternal death but Gods promise of heave and eternal life. The only real thought that I wanted to leave with you is this we need to examine our habits or addictions and see if they really are good for us and do they fall in line with God. Have a good week all.

Ears

Well this is a new week I have been playing with backgrounds and different tools so you may see some of those changes coming about in the next few weeks or so. I guess this week is a bible study per say but more of a question. I was having a conversation at work on morning about how the world is progressing and how even though he was christian he dose not believe in Acts 2:38 how even they see a rapid decline in the world. But the question i am going to ask may seem silly but may make you think in Matthew 11:15, 13:9, 13:43, Mark 4:9, 4:23, 7:16 Luke 8:8 Luke 14:34 The main subject of he that hath ears to hear, let him hear. I don’t see were it even mentions the spertuial man but the physical act of just listing with our ears. Even preaching is by hearing I Corinthians 1:21 even faith by hearing Romans 10:17 there is power in what we hear. So the question is even with the events of the world turn and they hear and see the events turn around them at a dizzying pace and some what fell perplexed at the events that are transpiring and they are not holy ghost filled, what do you hear and what dose it make you feel. Dose your heart rejoice as the events transpire as God has called out or are they an indrefrance and is is just some more noise to block out. I will have to admit the noise is loud it pumps all the time now 24*7 they really did not have that problem in the bible when it was night the world would calm for a time until the dawning of new light,but not so now. So what say you all who read this.

New Year

Well happy new year to all and hope you all had a good holidays. 1 have a couple of thoughts maybe a couple of questions in mind today if I have any text reference it would be John 1 and II Timothy. So I will just get started where is your bible don’t open it if it is closed just rub your hand on the cover is there a hand print left behind or the same if your bible is open. I bring this to mind because if you got your kids or even your self some toys and you had to put them together you needed directions you followed them or if your an excerpt in that one area you relie on experience but you had to learn it once crack open a book. So why don’t we apply this to God and to our spurital walk with God. The Bible states no one is perfect except God and we all have fallen short. One final thought is closing BIBLE (Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth) weather you follow the directions or not all have an consequence for where you will spend eternity.