Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What are you living for?

Right now I'm working on that. I want to believe I can be like Elisha.

So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him. And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee? And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him. (1 Kings 19:19-21 KJV)

When Elisha was called by God, he abandonded everything from his old life. He was a farmer. Plowing a field to plant. When he was called, he said goodbye to his parents, killed some of the oxen he was using to plow the field and then broke the plow to burn for cooking the oxen he just killed. He then shared the food with his friends and left.

He kept nothing from his past. I think this is the kind of life God is calling us to.

So what about you? What are you living for?


As I said, I want this to be a place where we exchange ideas. That said, I'm opening comments on most posts. That said, I will be moderating all the posts. This is for language only. If we're having a reasonable discussion, there's no need for harsh language. Content will stay intact. Your ideas and thoughts are what we're going for.

In His Service

First Post

Hi! Welcome to the blog.

I started this blog to spark conversation on one thing. Are the things we are living for worth Jesus dying for?

Now I'm not talking from a condescending view here. I am working to root idols, distractions, and interference from my own life. The true test is that whatever I do (TV show, movie, music, hobby) would I be able to stand before my judge and answer "Yes, this is worth it". You see, we were created with one purpose. That's to glorify God.

It takes some of us a little longer than others to understand that. It is only after we yield to God that we can even begin to appreciate it. That said, I hope that we can have some good discussions, I can share my head, and ultimately we all grow in our Father God.