Thursday, January 7, 2010

Welcome to the Good Life.

Life has been so sweet these days. Nothing really negative has been going on. It may be because there are so many positive and exciting things that are overriding the negative ones, but hey thats cool with me.

Today, I went snowboarding and tomorrow, I will go snowboarding too. Haha. Life's good, no? Just that alone should tell you how awesome my life is. But, I shall go a tad bit deeper.

Besides snowboarding, besides good company, and besides a 4.0 gpa for this semester, God is good and He's been blessing my life all along. You know, so many times, we can dwell on all the negativity on our lives, but then when God sends some good times to us, we forget them so easily. Yet, the bad times we remember with such a passion.

My friend Matthew Walters used to say, "Let the good times roll!"

They honestly do keep coming, it's just when those bad times come along that we focus on those and forget about the good. That's a problem because God never brings the bad times upon us, but it is ultimately bringing the bad upon ourselves. So instead of us being all upset and grungy about bad times and terrible days, we should just blame ourselves. We did it. "Why God? Why me? What did I do to deserve this?"


God loves us. He only does what is best for us. He showers us with gifts and blessings all day long and we breeze over them or forget about them when the bad times that we bring upon ourselves come along. What a bummer, huh.

As of right now spiritually, I am in a unusual condition. I'm walking with God, yes, but also at the same time I'm sort of complacent in where I stand. Odd a bit? I'm enjoying God and everything and I believe I am doing well and growing, no bad feelings at all. But, right now I am not doing much to spiritually enhance my relationship with my God, yet I feel good? Can it work out like this? I mean I won't be like this forever, but it's sort of a weird feeling.

I'll leave you fellas and ladies with this.

The Shema is the central confession of Israel. Any Jew or matter of fact, every Jew knows the Shema. The Shema can be found in Deuteronomy 6:4. This is Judaism's central verse and I also hold it dear to myself.

Shema - Deuteronomy 6:4
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one."

Focus on our ONE way.
Focus on our ONE love.
Focus on our ONE truth.
Focus on our ONE GOD.

Shalom brothers and sisters,

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