Monday, 31 August 2009

Long time , no post!

Dear all,
An apology for not posting recently, I can't think of a reasonable excuse so I won't insult your intelligence with a lame one. I have been thinking about God's Love for me recently and here are some of my thoughts.

Unconditional Love- What does this mean? I think it means love without strings attached, God loves me for who I am not who I think I am or others think or wish me to be! If this is the case then He sees me in the purest light and not with the taint of humanity's eye and this gives me hope and a freedom to be me!

It also allows me to approach Him about anything as I know He is the Perfect Parent who will not shout at me or worse not acknowledge my existence at all, a common occurrence among Generation Xers who feel that Society in general has failed them. I know that He will listen to my grumbles, complaints and worries but He delights in my successes and personal growth!

With this relationship there is responsibilities also, He wants me to be more like Him every day but I'm way short of the mark in this even though I try my best to be so, He gives me Grace to cover my shortfalls(that is a ton of Grace!). I want to be more like Him as I'm a rotten person who was given a second chance 18 years ago. As I look back I have changed but not as much as I would like!

If this seems a little scattered forgive me as these thoughts need a real processing, I just wanted you to know where I'm at.

I thank Him for all of you who read my blog and follow it either publicly or privately and my prayer is that you will hear something of His Voice in these words! tweet me about what I have written or post a comment!

May God Bless you all and My lips to God's Ear for you all!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

A Quiet Night

As I write this there doesn't seem to be much movement outside, it is as if its just you and me here! I promised I would post tonight and I am! I think i will talk about Silence ,ironically, and what it means to me.

Just sit and think about how noisy our lives are, the telly,radio and fan of the pc letting us know that we are listening to the noise of the world! Just think about the noise generated by the recent death and aftermath of Michael Jackson and you will know what I am getting at.

It is in the silence we hear the Voice of God whispering His Love into our spirits, so take a minute or two to sit in silence to hear His Voice and you will find out something special! If you have not meditated before think on this phrase as you sit in silence "Be still and know I am God"

have a good time thinking in silence!

my lips to God's Ear for you all!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

A Saturday Morning.

As I write this I am looking forward to next week ,not the four long days in a row at work but Friday as that is when my Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins! As well as being a care assistant in a nursing home I am a sound engineer who has given his gifts back to God for Him to use at His pleasure. I have been used by the Lord in my home church since the autumn/fall of '97 and it has been some journey on that road. If you want to know about sound engineering ask me and I'll write a blog on the subject!

The Edinburgh Festival is the largest combined Arts Festival in Europe if not the world and I am humbled to be part of it! For those who don't know, The Festival is really many Festivals running at the same time, these are The Military Tattoo at the Castle,The Official Festival(for those who want to see high culture), The Fringe ( this is a perfect example of The US 1st Amendment!! anything goes all opinions and views respected even if disagreed upon), The Jazz and Blues Festival, The Book Festival, The Science Festival and the Television festival.

As you can see Edinburgh becomes alive with all of the above going on, It is an exciting time for anyone who loves a bit of culture. My part in all this creativity is as part of an outreach team run by a Christian organisation who have a real heart to see Christ glorified in the Fringe as this is where He lived His human life! I have been touched by many people who have served the Lord in Shine (the name of the outreach). This year we have a live band coming from the States who were here last year, they have a cool sound that puts me in mind of The Dave Matthews Band!

The main point is that for years I had asked God how I can serve Him and this is His answer! You find out what you're good at, are passionate about and more often than not you will find that it is a Gift that He placed in you, give it back to Him in service and you will be amazed at what He does through you as a result!

I am going to finish here for now as i feel that I have rambled enough! I look forward to your comments and thoughts and May the Lord Bless you as you read this!

My lips to God's ear for you always!