テキサスでの生活


by Ken019TX
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God in the desert


Remember when you met something real?

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Remember turning from something real to something less real?

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Out alone in the wilderness, the tremendous mystery…

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You've felt Him, the real experience… God in the desert.

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Like the supernatural encounters recorded in the biblical history…

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When everything else becomes merely meaningless.

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When all our good works becomes merely a show and pretense…

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When our sacrifice and praises becomes hypocrisy and noises…

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Ah... when we met something real,

in awe, the creator turns our beautiful effort into simply vanity.

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David in Psalms cried out...

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Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls;

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all your waves and breakers have swept over me
Psalm 42:7
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# by ken019tx | 2014-04-08 01:34

January 28th 2012


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Now faith is being sure of what we hope for

and certain of what we do not see



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something I learned from my mother's journey on earth



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Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies

it remains only a single seed

but if it dies, it produces many seeds




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something I learned from my mother's departure from earth



there were people that lived by faith,



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Abel, by faith offered God a better sacrifice
And, by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead


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Enoch, by faith pleased God
And without faith it is impossible to please God


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Noah, by faith built an ark to save his family


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Abraham, by faith obeyed and went
even though he did not know where he was going


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All these people were still living by faith when they died


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they did not receive the things promised

they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance


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And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth


in stead, they were longing for a better country


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a heavenly one

God is not ashamed to be called their God

for he has prepared a city for them


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I am honored as a son

to say, that I had a heavenly mother


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a mother that taught us something out of this world


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and she will continue to teach us from a distance


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"breathing is my testimony"
-Mieko Lake
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# by Ken019TX | 2013-01-29 06:38

Love anything...

The worst thing you can do to your heart...

C.S. Lewis put it this way,


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Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken


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If you want to make sure of keeping it intact,
you must give your heart to no one,
not even to an animal.



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Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries;


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avoid all entanglements;
lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness.



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But in that casket-safe, dark, motionless, airless-
it will change.



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It will not be broken;


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it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.


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The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy,
is damnation.


-C.S. Lewis-


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God announced, love your neighbors as yourself...

then, why make love such a hard thing?


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Do we have a wrong approach to love,
a wrong expectation?


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Things began to shift,
we choose the life that most fulfills ourselves...


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but love is about fulfilling others.



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# by Ken019TX | 2012-12-23 08:30

desire


What do you desire?

in this life,



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maybe happiness, health, love... or adventure... could be fame.



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some might genuinely desire to please others.



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and we try hard, to the point it troubles our hearts...



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at times we might get lost in this search, this longing and yearning.



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to fill this desire,

in heart, we form a tower to reach heaven,

and repeatedly find it unreachable by power.



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C.S. Lewis said,

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy,



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the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.




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believing that is our home,

someday, we will be going home to live with Christ.



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# by Ken019TX | 2012-10-19 07:18

shadow

Jesus said,




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"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy"




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so much killing, so much stealing, and so much destroying...

you thief,

where does this darkness come from...




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"God is love"

Well, love could of not created this?

He is the "light of the world"




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But maybe, if God didn't exist... it was all darkness.

nothing but darkness.




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no torch to guide us out of our darkness...




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May be this darkness is exposing the truth...




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we are in the midst of light and darkness...

and somewhere deep down in us, we hear....


"shadow proves the sunshine"




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Jesus continues...


"I have come so that they may have life
and may have it abundantly
"

John 10:10



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# by Ken019TX | 2012-09-19 07:23

morality?

Does society give us this assumption, morality is what life is about?


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In other words, being the good person.

The good person everyone will look up to.


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And, what if you cannot be that good person...


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But, what if... being that good person was mere survival...

Do we be good to be accepted by society...


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People used to steal, destroy, and kill for mere survival...

and we still do.


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Is it about morality, which ends up being mere survival...

This begs a question...


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Quote from Ravi Zacharias,

Jesus Christ didn't come into this world to make bad people good.


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Jesus came into this world to make dead people alive.


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Yes, living morally, loving your neighbors as yourself, is crucial.


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But, apart from God, we cannot even figure out what is right.


Leaving out God,
good things we do here becomes dead aid,
in His sight, and ours.


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# by ken019TX | 2012-09-06 07:12

with Dan in Liberia

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A good quote from John Maxwell...

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men


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who find it easier to live the world they have been given


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rather than to explore the power they have to change it.


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Impossible is not a fact.



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It is an opinion.



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Impossible is not a declaration.


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It is a dare.


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Impossible is potential.


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Impossible is temporary.


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Impossible is nothing.



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It was great seeing my brother here in Liberia.

Something that I would have not expected to see happening in my life time.

God makes impossible-like things happen.

Which makes life interesting.


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# by Ken019TX | 2012-08-17 07:46