Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Starting another long year of ministry and life at SWBTS.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The official (I'm going to say) 3rd season of Flashdevo

I wish I could say that my blogging reviews about what I read in the Bible could be considered like seasons in a TV Show, that would be pretty cool, wouldn't it? But anyway I haven't been working hard enough to keep in the word of God, so I will try my hardest this school year in a state where I could be reading the Bible over and over again, and tell you about how God speaks to me.

So now, the book of Isaiah. (Anytime I hear the words of a prophet it gives me encouragement because the potential still exists in me to have the gift of prophecy strictly due to my namesake, and there honestly have been times where I could say I have had prophetic visions. I have been going through this book throughout the entire summer and eventually hit a wall and paused the time that I would read, but I was going through both the gospels and Isaiah, 1 chapter at a time. This time I was up to chapters 15-19, since that is where I chose to make my pause.

These chapters (15-19) focus tremendously on Isaiah's ability to cast visions or in the way he describes them "oracles" on other places. Particularly the focus i wish to draw from this section is chapter 19 on Egypt.It's remarkable to see how God moves in these chapters because there is a great amount of turmoil happening in the world today, particularly in Egypt, and to see that it can be discussed, that's incredible.

Now as far as the book of Matthew is concerned...I have also been in chapters 15-19, 19 was talking in the sense of marriage, and how Jesus was getting on the pharisees for that. As usual, they were trying to get Jesus to make some sort of foul up (as usual) but Jesus being who he is (praise his name) wouldn't stand for such a confrontation and just takes the law and throws it right back into the faces of those who would oppose him.

Look for more as chapter 20s of each book are discussed in the next post.


Video Game Reviews (Halo and Halo Reach)

This summer I had been so intent on doing so much stuff (mainly reading) yeah, like that was really going to happen. With all of the things falling through the cracks with my job at the Mattress Factory in June, I wasn't able to allow myself to do the things I should have been doing, like spending my time reading. I am actually glad that I have an iPhone, because I am able to listen to my quiet times during the week (like going through the book of Matthew/Isaiah)

I really should be writing flashdevos for all of that, so yeah, let me finish this post first and I will go back and do that, for the first time in so long.

Okay so, this summer my roommate Mark and I have been playing Halo. I remember in April I had a ton of Pokemon stuff, and I finally sold off all of that stuff and now I have Halo games. Best decision I ever made let me tell you. I haven't gotten this excited about playing a video game since I played Medal of Honor: Frontline when that first came out.

The concept of the game is just incredible to me, and today we finished the first game (Halo). Granted I have a long, long way to catch up with all of my friends who have been playing these games for the longest time, but better late than never I suppose. I am working my way through the games getting closer and closer to Halo 4 when it comes out in 2012. I saw the trailer a few weeks ago, I am very excited for it.

These are the games I have played that have made my all time favorite list:

1) Legend of Zelda series
The tops in this series are: Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and Twilight Princess

2) Medal of Honor series
The only game that matters in this series for me is Frontline

3) Halo series

4) Pokemon series

5) Kingdom Hearts series

Anyway, look later for my flashdevos. I will be going through Matthew 15-19 and Isaiah 15-19 in the next post.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another school year approaches

Today is the 16th of August...1 year ago, I was sleeping on the second floor of Fort Worth Hall. I had come to Texas with the expectation that God was going to do something amazing. I seriously had no clue what was going to happen. In a year's time...

Okay let's see...

I got to school hating myself because I didn't have a job, now I have a job and have been banking money like it's going out of style. God pulled me out of a horrible work situation and allowed me to see how much he would be able to do in me if I was just willing to trust in him.

I didn't really have a great deal of direction in my life, considering that i had just gotten through 4 years of Bible College and didn't really care how I had performed in school, for me it was just a matter of finishing, period. Wow, was I wrong, I truly needed to get things done in a way that pleased the Lord, and now I see, holy crap! I need to work as hard as I possibly could.

School is an amazing situation for me, but as this is seminary and not college, I literally have to push myself harder than I could ever have imagined. Keep up with my blog this semester, as I will intentionally be trying to get as much posted here as I can. I have to seriously pick a day and time to do this, because with the new semester schedule being as insane as it will be, I have to plan this very very carefully. I will do my best to post, even if it means I forget to do it, but I will try to remember.

Be blessed, and Happy School Year.


I would never have seen the friends that I had made, or the people that I spend all of my time with, Lord in heaven, things have changed for me.