Sunday, February 17, 2008

Wa'happen?

It's a story as old as time. Guy says he's going to start an intensive Bible study, guy finds out he's having a son, guy buys a house, guy starts remodeling house, guy's source of income is challenged.

Guy has no time for intensive Bible study.

It's been a crazy start to '08; mostly full of blessings and good things. Still, it was nuts. I'm looking to get back into blogging again in a couple of weeks.

How the hell do all those really cool sounding pastors do it; you know, the ones who tell us how to read the entire Bible in one year, and seem to have their "quiet time" undeterred by life's interuptions? Maybe they're special... hmmm... nah... they're just as full of it as I am, that's all.

But today, a new era begins. A time of deep spirtual reflection and contemplation. A time of personal study of God's word. Daily, I will wake up before the sun rises, pour myself a hot cup of coffee, and sit studiously (and spiritually) at my hardwood desk in my library, in my brown leather executive chair, and begin anew my time of deep spiritual reflection on the Holy scriptures. I will allow God to speak to me, and I will be blessed and at peace.

Oh wait. I forgot. I don't have a library. Or a hardwood desk. And I have a plastic chair on wheels.

The imagery was nice though, wasn't it?

The nice thing is though, imagery aside, God still loves me. I am His son. So, I'll look past the how-to books, the imagery and what everyone thinks spending time with God should be; or look like.

I'll focus instead on the fact that I am His. That's all that matters. He loves me. That's all I need to motivate me. That should be my only motivation.

So I'll endeavor to read my Bible, around 9'ish, a few days a week. God will speak to me; hopefully I'll listen. And when I do, it will be beautiful. And when I don't, he still loves me.

More blogging soon.

5 comments:

josenmiami said...

right on! thats what I am talking about .. it's all good...

besides, those pastors are paid to study the Bible ... you, on the other hand, have to study it from simple conviction in your precioius free time...

My wife reads me one chapter of the Psalms from the message every morning whether i need it or not... I have enough scripture in me to spend the rest of my life trying to implement...

josenmiami said...

thinking of you right now man... do you have a face book?

I'm off to Florida City tonight to have a bible study on the teachings of Jesus with a bunch of unchurched kids... we will be smoking (me cigar -them, cigarrettes) and prob drinking Jameson wiskey... we have good discussions...

Berkeley Rican said...

i want to go back to early church movement then I wouldn't even own a Bible, I wouldn't even be able to read...and yet illiterate and non-Bible toting believers managed somehow to be labeled as Christians in Antioch.

Marquito said...

I do have a facebook. Just search for Marcos Ruiz. Right now, I've limited my group meeting times, even at my own church. Too busy with la casa. Keep me posted though (especially when cigars are involved).

Anonymous said...

Wussup' Berkeley Rican? Should we write "The Illiteracy Driven Church"? Problem: Who could read it?