February 23, 2010

Can You Say Redundant?

"City of Yuba City"? Are we sure it's a city?

Live to Share God's Greatness with Others

In Romans 15:17-21 Paul talks about the work he has done in and for Christ Jesus. He talks about the fact that he doesn't want to go where people have already heard of Jesus, but he wants to go where, "Those who have never been told of Him will see, and those who have never heard will understand," which is a direct quote from Isaiah 52:15.

I started working on praying every morning on my way to work. There is so much to pray about, both requests and praises, and I need to be in consistent communication with God. When I am there is so much more peace in my life. When I'm not in prayer my life is a mess. Right now, with the start of my new position with the bank, I am praying that I become a light to the large group of people I will now have influence over and opportunity to be a light and example to. This dark world is so easy to get wrapped up in; and when our focus changes from God to ourselves and our own desires, we fail to recognize the misery we are creating. Simply trusting in God and living to glorify Him WILL bring joy and fulfillment to our lives. Although life will not be easy, it will be complete and satisfying.

Praise God with Our Lives.

Taste the Creepy

Here's a commercial from Skittles that is a little off, a little...in the words of my friend Ted, "Creepy!"

February 13, 2010

R-Division Scirocco

It's time to move to Europe. They get the Scirocco R. We don't. This is the 261-horsepower 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R. We may get the Golf R and the Jetta R, but I'm sure they will be super limited and super expensive.

February 8, 2010

Full of Goodness, Filled With All Knowledge

Romans 15:14 says, "I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct on another."

Paul really does spell out a lot of important truths and key elements for understanding salvation and grace and our responsibilities as Christians in his letter to the Romans. And, although he says this statement above, he goes on to explain in verses 15-16 that he wrote with boldness the rest of Romans as a reminder, "so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit." We are the Gentiles, originally not part of the chosen people, but who are now saved by the same grace as the Jews. Their rejection of Christ ushered in an understanding for the rest of us that he is our only hope of eternal life and salvation from what our sin has earned us, which is hell.

We, the elect, are saved by faith in Jesus Christ and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Working in conjunction with our self conscience, the Holy Spirit makes us aware of right and wrong; and he prompts us and guides us in our decisions. If we listen and don't ignore Him, we will avoid the frustration of sin. We are only full of goodness if we are walking in the Spirit and striving to obey God's commands. We are sin apart from God.

Praise God for the Holy Spirit.

February 6, 2010

Japanese "Star Wars" Tuna?

Ahh, what?

Sir Patrick Stewart Loves His iPhone

Sir Patrick Stewart a.k.a. Captain Picard of Star Trek TNG loves his iPhone but doesn't see the need for Twitter. I love how he puts this, because I agree with him.

February 3, 2010

Answered Prayers and More Requests...New Jobs

Well, exciting news for me, I was offered the job I applied to. I am now an Operations Specialist. I'm better suited for this type of job because it is not a sales or customer service job. Although I can do both of those things, I don't enjoy them as much as I do enjoy Ops. This is a huge answer to prayer. God is good.

I am going to have a new group of people that I work with and around, and I need continued prayer for wisdom and grace. I need to start out as a humble, patient person, and I need to be a good witness with my attitude and actions. There is nothing good in me aside from Christ, and my sin nature does not allow the knowledge of God's grace to be evident in my life. I'm so gross. And I'm tired of recognizing it and not changing. I need huge prayer for this too.

My dad just called and told me he got a job with a maintenance company. This is great for him. This will be steady work instead of the extremely slow construction industry. I know he will miss the freedom of working for himself, but consistent work will be great for him. This is another answer to prayer.

God is Great.

February 1, 2010

The "Game it Up" Phone

The Orion Concept. A Gaming phone with some pretty well thought out ideas, including buttons for use as controls. The iPhone is not a good gaming console because there are no buttons. On screen buttons make you block the screen to push them, and you have to look at the buttons instead of the action. The Orion phone has buttons on the sides of the screen that appear to be raised so you know when you are pushing them. Nice concept. Read more about it at recombu.com.