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The Scriptured Life: Etiquette
Etiquette is doing the right thing when the wrong is ever present. What does etiquette have to do with scripture? Well, etiquette is the way to do something according to a set standard. It is more difficult to obey the standard set than to do it the individual way. The same is with the word of God. It is much easier to set our own way of life than the way God has set for us. Let us assume we ignored the basic standards of dining etiquette as we do the standards God has set for us. Imagine there were no forks at the table and everyday was like pizza day. Using your fingers to eat spaghetti and soup in the stead of a knife and spoon. Oh, yeah, no need for napkins. Just wipe that gooey stuff right on your clothes. Drink right out of the pitcher and reach over the plates of others to get what you need. How awful. Well, seemingly, that is how we treat the word- like a dinner with no etiquette. No respect for basic requests God makes of us, such as honor thy neighbor as thyself. Love your wife as Christ loves the church. Be obedient to your parents. Do not let the sun go down on your anger and serve the LORD your God with all your heart, mind and soul. Just the basics ignored lead to a sloppy life. Fingers filled with the grime of the world- hearts no purer than the bottom of a shoe. Well, I suppose that is why I am so passionate about etiquette. My mantra still stands: A person with no etiquette is as a pencil with no point- they both have endless possibilities when sharpened. Press toward the mark today. Be polite and obedient. God bless.
|Posted by Caarne White on October 4, 2009 at 11:11 PM||comments (0)|
Friday, September 25, 2009
The Daryl Coley Series: Sovreign
Sovereign, SovereignThe Lord my God is Sovereign He can do whatever He wants to do He can do whatever He wants to doWhen He wants toGod can do whatever He wants to do, How He wants toBecause He's sovereign, God is God
Who am I, to question His wisdom ( I am nothing)Who am I, to question God's judgement ( I am nothing)Who am I, to be offended by His ways By what He allows to be. I must realize that my God is (sovereign)The Lord is (sovereign)Sovereign (The Lord my God is sovereign)He is sovereign
2 Samuel 7:18[ David's Prayer ] Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said: "Who am I, O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? NKJV
Who am I? That is the question we should all be asking ourselves today. Who are we that the LORD has brought us this far? We are nothing. Nothing without God, for it is He that gives us purpose in this life. If our purpose was complete, we would have gone on. We must realize and recognize that the good work in us will continue until the day of Christ. Daryl Coley did an awesome job in this song. He expresses with great lyricism that God's wisdom, judgement, way and what he allows to be is all based on His sovereignty. Meaning God has supreme, preeminent, indisputable power. In Him we live, in Him we move, and in Him we have our being. Next time you get ready to ask yourself the question "who am I" ask one better. Ask "whose am I". You may get a little more perspective for the former question if you ask the latter first.
|Posted by Caarne White on July 28, 2009 at 12:29 PM||comments (2)|
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive trespasses.
There is a song both made by Beyoncé Knowles and Jasmine Sullivan called ?Resentment?. Beyoncé performs it in these words:
Just can't seem to get over the way you hurt me
Don't know how you gave another who didn't mean a thing, no
The very thing you gave to me
I thought I could forgive you and I know you've changed
As much as I wanna trust you I know it ain't the same
And it's all because you lied
I only give you a hard time
'Cause I can't go on and pretend like
I haven't tried to forget this
But I'm much too full of resentment
It is a lyrical, terribly poetic song. How does a person get to the place where they not only have a bit of indignation toward another, but they are full of resentment. Not a little, not half, but full. Full love, full hope, full faith, full just about anything comes over time. When an action is done against you and it is manifest in your heart, without immediate forgiveness, there inevitably develops resentment. No one intends to brew a pot of unadulterated, maxed capacity resentment, but it happens. When you think about it, sleep on it, and just go on without forgiving. This is dangerous and must be taken seriously.
Often we feel we can not address a problem because it has become bigger than us. Now we know forgiveness is not so the other person feels better. It is for you, because the personal repercussion for not administering forgiveness immediately is resentment in the heart. Resentment turns into something that is hard, unwilling, unloving, and ultimately puts God?s forgiveness of you in jeopardy.
As Jesus was teaching this principle to the multitudes, I can imagine Him discerning the wickedness in the hearts of the people. There was wickedness in their hearts as a result of grudge holding and unwillingness to let go and move on. Here it is Jesus, teaching the people the essence of why He came and died for our sins. He came to forgive our sin and throw it into a see of forgetfulness. Now if He can do it, certainly we can too.
Share your testimony on getting through a forgiveness process and how you won the war against resentment. Or, if you need help, prayer, or deliverance regarding resentment, share that too. You don?t have to do it alone. God is with you.
|Posted by Caarne White on July 22, 2009 at 10:58 PM||comments (1)|
My name is Caarne White, and I am a professional blogger. I decided to start blogging after seeing how effective this form of communication is to the rest of the world. There are so many people I want to reach, and I have been asking God for years for a medium to transfer information He gives me to others. That is why I am so excited about my new profession. Now, on to more important things like what to blog about.
I already created a blog called The Scriptured Life. What does that mean? I use the word “scriptured” to encompass what it means when the Word of God is woven in your heart. Engrafted in your once perishing soul- the same soul that through the salvific power of Christ has been redeemed. The Scriptured Life is simply put, a scriptured driven life. Therefore, my blog is about all things biblically scriptural. Church, work, education, recreation, service, mission, ministry, devotion and family. All things relating to the Word of God will be blogged about. My goal will be to enrich lives by offering more than a daily devotional. My goal is to offer an interesting daily tidbit of the word engrafted in real life. Also, to hone in on the realties of Christian living around the nation and the world. We are litteraly a click away from those in China, Botswana, Germany, and Puerto Rico. We should commune as such. Last, to hold brothers and sisters of the faith accountable to living a life that others who are not yet believers find worth living. Regardless of what life may bring the Christian, it is a life worth living. It is not well enough to be a practicing Christian in the church alone anymore. The salvation of the world and the spreading and living of the Gospel of Christ is at hand. This blog is taking on a mission to ignite a flame in the hearts of the believer and non-believer. For as it rains both on the just and the unjust, so life difficulties are presented to the faithful and faithless. The difference is how the battle will end and which weapons are used. Carnal or spiritual?
As the blog develops and the interest increases, more members will join. Sound doctrine will be the cornerstone. Those quoted or noted for their contributions will be acknowledged and cited. Speech and grammar will be imperative. As these pieces come together, there will be advertisements to support the site. What I like about this opportunity is that we as Christians have come to terms that there must be innovative ways to motivate the people for the movement of the faith. The faith has to be moving, transformation and relevant. All things to all people has a new meaning in a world-wide-web culture. There are churchs, paraministries, chaplains, hospitals, and all kinds of entities that must support blogs and other venues of this sort. God is the creator of all good and perfect gifts. Blogs, websites and podcasts are created by God. Gifts to us that if we use for His glory can save many people alive today.
So stay posted-there is more to come. Be ready to comment. As the hand is to the body, so your thoughts are needed to the progression of the blog. Finally, keep the faith. In your heart and in your deed!
|Posted by Caarne Elliott on June 22, 2009 at 9:48 PM||comments (2)|
Q. Why are you blogging me?
A. Woe is me if I don't blog the gospel!
"For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." I Corinthians 1: 17&18 KJV
"For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!" I Corinthians 9:16 KJV
Blogging is such a phenomenon to me. Honestly, I didn't understand it nor did I do it until some of my closest friends and family started including me in their online discussions. I thought to myself, I could never do that kind of rambling on and on about anything. Anything except the Gospel of Christ that is. I could ramble on about that all day. If I had a stool, I'd probably stand on the dotted line in traffic and give it a shot. The idea of blogging led me to reflect on my initial attraction to the Word of God and the Message of Christ. Wow, was I zealous when I finally got it! That I could be saved from my sins and so could everyone else. I would talk to the trees about the love of Christ. I would share His miracles with perfect strangers. Whoever listened, that is whom I preached to.
So now, I have a new media form and I am taking it! Woe is me if I don't blog the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
In I Corinthians, Paul is explaining himself for he doesn't want folks to get it twisted. He baptized that the believers be born of the Spirit. However, that is not why he came. He came for one reason and one reason only. To preach the Gospel of Christ. The Message which is foolishness to those who are perishing but the power of God to those being saved.
So, as I post my first devotional blog, I ask that you bear with me and pray for my strength in the Lord. The Message is the truth, and the truth of Christ is saving daily. The Message is the power of God to the Saved. The Message is saving us from our fleshly wisdom and infusing us with Godly wisdom, that we, under great necessity go preach the gospel. By blog or by pulpit. I have decided to become all things- even a blogger- that I might by all means save some.
Looking forward to your comments!
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Peace & Blessings, Caarne