Share in the Life

Now the whole offer which Christianity make is this: that we can, if we let God have His way, come to share in the life of Christ.

If we do, we shall then be sharing a life which was begotten, not made, which always existed and always will exist. If we share in this kind of life we also shall be sons of God. We shall love the Father as He does and the Holy Ghost will arise in us. He came to this world and became a man in order to spread to other men the kind of life He has by what I call good infection. Every Christian is to become a little Christ.

The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else.

C.S. Lewis



You may think that your only choices are:

to swallow your anger


throw it in someone’s face.

But there is a third option:

. . .

you can just let it go.

And only when you do that is it really gone, and you can move forward

moving forward...

14 Lessons To Live By

I recently came across this online. It is a list of 14 Lessons for Life that Benjamin Frankiln put together. They are all so true and very interesting. Check them out and think about how you may be able to use them in your life. I think they are great lessons for life, no matter where in life you may be or what you may be going through.

1. Less Talk, More Action

 “Well done is better than well said.” Talk is cheap. Talking about a project won’t get it completed. We all know people who constantly talk about the things they are going to do but rarely ever take that first step. Eventually people begin to question their credibility. Taking action and seeing the task through to completion is the only way to get the job done.

2. Don’t Procrastinate

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”With an impressive list of achievements to his credit, Benjamin Franklin was not a man hung up on procrastination. He was a man with clear measurable goals who worked hard to turn his vision into reality. What are you putting off till tomorrow that could make a difference in your life today?

3. Be Prepared

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”You need a plan to accomplish your goals. Charging in without giving any thought to the end result and how to achieve it, is a sure way to fall flat on your face. Think like a boy scout. Have a realistic plan of attack and a systematic approach for getting where you need to be.

4. Don’t Fight Change

When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”Whilst many of us don’t like change, others thrive on it. Either way change is inevitable. The stronger we fight against it, the more time and energy it consumes. Give up the fight. Focus on proactively making positive changes, instead of having change merely thrust upon you. Wherever possible, try to view change as a positive instead of a negative.

5. Get Moving

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.”There’s a reason we use the expression, movers and shakers. Movers are the ones who take action, the people who get things done, while the immovable are sitting around scratching their heads wondering how others could possibly be so successful. Which group do you want to belong to?

6. Avoid Busywork

Never confuse motion with action.”We are always running around doing things. We rush from one meeting or event to the next, sometimes without achieving a great deal. At the end of the day, how much of our busywork are we proud of? How much of that running around improves anyone’s life (including ours) for the better? Make your motion mean something.

7. Give Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.”If we fear making mistakes, we become scared to try new things. Fear leaves us nestled in our comfort zone. Staying in your comfort zone rarely leads to greatness. Taking risks and giving yourself permission to make mistakes, will ultimately lead you to whatever your version of success may be.

8. Act Quickly on Opportunities

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.” Opportunities are everywhere. The trick is being quick enough and smart enough to seize them when they arise. Instead of jumping to the conclusion that something won’t work or can’t be done, allow yourself the freedom to ask what if?

9. Continue to Grow

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man.”We all have vices of some description. The key is to keep them under control or preferably eradicate them entirely. Be kind to those around you, whether they are neighbors, family, co-workers or friends. Never accept that you have finished growing as a person.

10. Keep Going

Diligence is the mother of good luck.”Have you ever looked at a successful entrepreneur or business person and thought how lucky they are? Most of the time, luck has nothing to do with it. Hard work and sacrifice on the other hand have everything to do with it. Successful people deal with failure. They tackle their demons head on. They pick themselves up and keep going.

11. Know Yourself

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.”Understanding ourselves is not easy. Sometimes we just don’t want to see ourselves for who we really are. It’s much easier to hold onto a romanticized version of ourselves or to simply view ourselves through other people’s eyes. Start by being brutally honest with yourself. Follow through with understanding, compassion and acceptance.

12. Don’t Self-Sabotage

Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?”We spend so much time worrying about other people hurting us, yet fail to comprehend the damage we inflict on ourselves. If you are using negative self-talk, lying to yourself or indulging in addictive behavior you are self-sabotaging. Life can dish up enough challenges without us adding to the mix. Be kind to yourself. Treat yourself like you would a best friend.

13. Don’t Give Up

Energy and persistence conquer all things.”Achieving our goals can be downright exhausting. There will be days when you want to give up. There will be times when your energy levels flatline and you wonder why you bother getting out of bed. Yet you push forward, day after day because you believe in yourself and you have the determination and strength to back up that belief.

14. Wise Up

Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”Benjamin was definitely onto something with this one. Who hasn’t had the thought – I wish I could know then, what I know now? Unfortunately there is no time machine; there is no going back. The key is to wise up as early as you can to start forging a life of purpose, achievement and happiness.

Stand Up For Faith

Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son? Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, you believe in GOD? Student : Absolutely, sir.

Professor : Is GOD good? Student : Sure.

Professor: Is GOD all powerful? Student : Yes.

Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm? You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Is satan good ? Student : No.

Professor: Where does satan come from ? Student : From … GOD …

Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world? Student : Yes.

Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?

Student : Yes.

Professor: So who created evil ? Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they? Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, who created them ?  Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD? Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?  Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?

Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor: Yet you still believe in Him? Student : Yes.

Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student : Nothing. I only have my faith. Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?  Professor: Yes.

Student : And is there such a thing as cold? Professor: Yes.

Student : No, sir. There isn’t.  Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.  What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?

Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir? Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain? Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

If you are on any social media (primarily Facebook or Twitter), I am sure you have seen this transcript floating around. It is rumored to have been between Einstein and one of his professors. Whether that be true or not, is not the point of this post. Rather, it is to show how one person can stand up for what they believe in, no matter the pressure of the setting or situation.

I ask you this question: What is your faith in? Faith is the central point of belief and belief gives us the will and drive to keep going every day. Faith is a force not to be reckoned with, and is perhaps more powerful than any of us can truly understand.

My faith is in God.

Called…then Qualified

This has been posted a couple times lately on various social media sites so I thought I would post it. If you are ever feeling like God can not use someone like you, look at the people He has used. For lack of saying it better, the men and women below are some of the “biggest players” not only in the Bible, but also in history…through them, God has done so many powerful things.

Do not ever feel like God can not use you because of what you or have not done during your life. He is able to use people in truly amazing and incedible ways, from wherever they may be in life. Do not think that you have to make yourself worthy in order to be called by God, all you need it to be willing to be called and He will do the rest. God truly qualifies the called, not the other way around. Think about it.