Monday, March 9, 2009

"The Greatest Commandment"

Kyle's Corner

Hello to anyone who may take time out to read this, I hope this blog finds you well, thanks for stopping bye and giving it a look over, I hope you find the blog enjoyable, if you don't hey I didn't make you read it.

So recently I have been mediating and challenging myself over "The Greatest Commandement".
After some thought, and some time to think it over, I will now let you know what I came up with, or have been thinking, at least I hope so.
Matthew 22:37 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind."

Seems simple doesn't it. The Pharisees had classified over 600 laws, and often tired to distinguish the more important from the less important, so when talking to Jesus, they asked this question.

I will be honest with you this verse has really been in my mind lately, these past 6 months or so, I have been in what I would call a holding zone, and my life has been in transformation in that time period as well. The other day I was sitting and wondering what God had in store for me, what would I gain out of this, and I believe I have been patient about waiting on his answer, well after some time I would say is when I got into a the holding zone, kind of a I wake up, I do my normal thing, and go forward. As time went by I began to wonder how long will I be in this zone, and I will admit at first I kind of shrugged it off, and said well I will leave it in God's hands...Sounds good doesn't it, sounds like a pretty good plan if you ask me...I read a sign one day that said Make your plans in pencil and give God the eraser, I thought that was pretty good, well after some more time I will admit I started to get a little impatient with God, hey I'am only human, and not this best idea I know. Well as I was reading one day, I came across this verse, and at first I read it and moved on, I mean we all know the verse, we know the laws we are to follow, and I continued to read on, but for some reason I was drawn back to this verse, and that is where I really started to think about it, and apply it to my life more then I had been.
Well that is when the door started to open...I realized this holding zone, and this transformation is taking place, and the reason Im not getting an answer is I haven't been living this verse as I should be living it, you may be asking what do you mean? don't you read the bible, yes, you go to church, yes, you serve others, yes, however as I broke down this verse Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. Lets take Love, well before you can start you need to Love, how do you show someone Love, by caring for them, by encouraging them, by doing the little things, a long with the big things, and I Love God, but what have I been doing to really show that love, sure I have done the good works, but it wasn't enough, then I went to the all your heart, when I'am focused on God I love him with all my heart, the problem I'm not always 100 percent focused on him, I'm like Peter in the boat, I see him clearly, but then something happens and I worry about that, and lose focus, so my heart is not full of Love as it should be, soul one definiton stated it means your whole self, again this can go back to a focus issue, when we are not focused on God then how can we give our whole soul's, and lastly mind, I think this is my biggest struggle, I think to much about the problem at hand, I say I'am going to give it to God, but do I really, not completly everytime no, and then it wears on you and wears on you, and fills you full of stress, and clogs your focus.
I realized in these past few months my focus hasn't been where it needed to be, yes I looked to God for answers, and I prayed, and I spent time with him, but was at times I wasn't doing it with full Love, with my full heart, with my full soul, or mind. I think I was hoping God would just jump right in and saved the day, God is a great, and powerful God, but sometimes you have to search, and sometimes that means self evaluation, it's easy to say that you obey this verse, but do you really? Ask yourself what things from this verse in my life do I need to improve, or me it's a little bit of everything, and I will admit have I gotten all the answers I have needed not all of them, but I can tell God is ready to show me something great, and I'am going to try and focus on him, and hope that he will show me in his due time. This morning I woke up and had one of the best quiet times I have had in a while, because I blocked everything out, and spent it with God, I was even a few minutes late to work because of it, but it was worth it.

Again thanks for dropping by, I hope you found it entertaining, however I deserve no credit for this blog, I like to write every once in a while, but I can't take any credit for this blog, this is God working through me, I hope it finds you doing well, thanks again, and God Bless.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Kyle's Truck Stop Thanksgiving

Hello boys and girls, and welcome back to another fun filled blog from Kyle's Corner.
So I had an interesting thanksgiving to say the least, instead of having thanksgiving at home, my mom decided she didn't want my dad spending thanksgiving alone, even though we invited him to come here, and declined, I even offer to go get him, so instead of having thanksgiving at home, we go to weatherford to pick up my grandfather, and then head out to PETRO. Well for those who may not know PETRO is a truck stop, with a diner inside. Well it appears everyone in town was at the ole PETRO they even had a drivers only section, well they had a buffet bar and as I was looking over the buffet I saw they were serving a traditonal thanksgiving meal, however it didnt looks so good, and as we waited for some tables to come open, yes there was a wait at a truck stop diner, I saw a guy coming through the line with a mullet, and I knew for sure at any minute that Jeff Foxworthy or any of the blue collar comedy tour guys were going to pop up somewhere. After laughing to myself and shaking my head we finally get a seat, well the section they put us in was full of cowboys who looked like either they just came from a rodeo, or were about to go to one. Well I get the menu and decide the buffet was not for me, I think I heard the turkey still gobbling from the buffet line, I order what is called King of the road...its two chicken fried steaks with fries, well it may sound good, but it wasnt that great, well the service wasnt much better either, but everyone in town was there. Well we eat, and head back to my grandfathers house, and on my way, and Im telling you the truth, no one could make this up, a old car starts coming our way, and I can tell its either a charger or challenger, and then I see that it is orange, and then it passes us, and of course it was the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard show, it has the 01 on the side and everything, I wish I could have gotten a picture but it was gone in a hurry, I couldnt help but laugh, it just put the topping on the cake, to what I am now calling the Redneck Truck Stop Thanksgiving. Oh well at least the cowboys won. Next year Im staying home and eat a bowl of cereal or something, or find somewhere else to go. I hope your thanksgiving was a good one. If nothing else I got to spend it with family and Iam thankful for that, but be looking on CMT you may just see it on there with Tom Arnold.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

His pain our gain

So I see this shirt today that says His Pain Our Gain, a shirt about Jesus dying on the cross, no big deal I know we have seen it before. However lately I have been looking at this a little deeper about this, yes Jesus went to the cross for our sins, and paid a debt that could not be paid any other way, and without Jesus we wouldnt have a way to the father, however I started thinking about sin, and how we are forgiven if we believe, and if we ask for it with all our heart, and I started thinking why do we sin, everytime I sin its like the nails are being driven into his hands again, everytime I dont stand up for him and deny I know him he is being crucified again, everytime I see someone use his name in vain, or mock him and I say nothing Iam putting the crown of thorns on his head, everytime I choose the things of this world Iam the one stabbing him in the side, for some reason it really hit me the other day thinking about that shirt, I mean when someone lets us down we are hurt, sometimes angry, and sometimes it takes us time to forgive, how much pain does he feel when we sin, we arent worth the price he paid, thankfuly he is a merciful God, one that is loving, and forgiving to all that believe in his son, so the next time you are faced with a tough decision, or tough spot, choose to honor him, and glorify him, live as a beacon of light so that others will see him working in you, dont do it for yourself, do it for him I mean out of all the people he is the one I dont want to hurt.