Monday, April 28, 2008

Movies, Plans, and Love...

Caleb was over today and showed me how he break dances... it was very cute and very funny. While they (all three of the boys) were here they all had to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks again (they just watched it yesterday with my sister) and they couldn't leave until the movie was over because they had to see the end...

This is my week off from school and surprisingly I don't have much planned... I pretty much just sat around here today which was nice. I also filled out some online applications for jobs... we'll see how that goes.

I'm in a small group at the church I attend for the college group. We're reading a book called "Your God is too Safe" by Mark Buchanan. At our last meeting one of the chapters we discussed was chapter 13 and it was about holy disciplines. The thing that struck me at the end is why we participate in these holy disciplines (prayer, Bible study, fasting, etc). Sometimes as Christians we think we do these things because its the right thing to do, it's what we've been told to do, and we're not good Christians if we don't do them. In reality, these aren't good reasons at all. The reasons we pray, we fast, we study our Bibles... the sole reason should be because we love Jesus more, love people more. It's stupid to just do these disciplines just to do them. It would be the death of the person, there is no life. But when we do them for love, life is abundant. There is no point outside of love.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Caleb loves to Break dance to one of Hawk Nelson's songs, I can't recall which one but when it comes on the radio he knows! BELIEVE me he knows! :)