Sunday, January 25, 2009

Connections with David

Recently in my spiritual walk of faith with the LORD, I found that living a life for Christ is not the norm for even Christian teens, let alone the rest of the secular world. Most guys care more about who can say the biggest swear words, who has the most tackles in the football game, who has the "hottest girl"....and the list goes on.. They seem as if they only care about their relationship with Christ on Sunday. It really has discouraged me in the last couple of weeks when even some of the guys who I would say I am close too have fallen into this trap of being what I call a "man of the world" No one cares intently for "Pressing on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 3:14. I feel sometimes as if I am in this spiritual race alone, and everyone is too lazy or undriven to get on their feet and run towards the cross.
One of my spiritual hero's David was coined "as a man of God." He could relate to my (or anyone else who is feeling this way) struggles. He even was alone in a cave because his own people had outcast them! This idea of being alone can be shown through Psalms 14:2- "The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of man to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God." the Lord admits himself that there will be times when no one understands or cares to seek God.

Though these times may be difficult, We all will press on like Paul said and continue on my brothers of Christ. Prayer will be essential to survival, for the Lord charges us to pray continually. ( As for the men that are of the ways of the world, encouragement and prayer for their sake is all that we can do. 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18-16Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus!

Be Strong My Brothers In Christ.

2 comments:

  1. Matty G, What up brother? Its David Mckinney from kamp. First off let me say that you have a gift for writing. And I wanna tell you that you are a man among boys. Recently, my small group leader at church discussed with us his view on this topic. He said that a boy becomes a man, when he accepts christ and lives it out. He added that he knows alot of 40 year old BOYS who put on the mask on sunday morning, just as you mentioned in your entry. You have potential Galvin. You obviously have a great understanding of what a walk with christ REALLY means, which is a trait that alot of us need. Thanks for this piece of light in a dark world,

    David McKinney

    P.S hit me up anytime 6157273008

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  2. 1 corinthians 15:58

    love you bro

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