Wednesday, July 20, 2011
What makes you happy? I have a hard time with that question too! Well currently I am reading Fahrenheit 451 and let me tell you, it is baffling! For those who haven't read this classic, this book takes place in the future. Basically, it's a world full of superficiality. Short school days, all everyone does is play, or watch a televisor. Now that may sound fun sometimes, but people are just hollow shells, no potential for anything. And the worst part is, all books in the world are burned! There are firemen who burn them. Supposedly books are bad, but really they are burned to keep people from free thinking. Well Guy Montag (a fireman) has had enough. He starts to wonder what the big deal is about books. Maybe he will find the answer to life. Maybe he will find happiness. All he wants is to be happy and find some kind of fulfillment in life. But he is unable to find it in Christ because this superficial world Guy lives in has changed the image of Christ to be no more than a silly cartoon advertiser! Oh what Guy must be thinking. I must read on!
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Sunday, July 10, 2011
Sometimes sin is like food. Sometimes church is like exercise. After going to church you feel so ravenous and hungry for Christ. You just can't get enough. But as soon as you indulge in sin, you're full. There's no more room for God! But reading the Bible fills you up with 'fruit' knowledge. So try to indulge yourself in the Bible and becoming full with the word of Christ. And if you have a hard time doing that, just know that you ARE NOT alone. I, for one thing have a very hard time reading my Bible. I need to strive to read in WAY more than I do! So you're not alone! Plus, reading the Bible may solve all your problems! Today in youth group we read Collosians 3. It talks about how God's chosen people (all true believers) should be like: compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, patience, forgiving and loving!