I see plenty of female Christian bloggers but very very few male ones. So I’m wondering, where are all my brothers in Christ? If you are a male Christian blogger, please do me (and my followers that have asked repeatedly about male christian bloggers) a favor and reply to this post and/or reblog it. I’d love to follow some more men of God!!
not to mention its hot in this stupid house -___- Hace calor. No bueno. Me gusta hace frio.
I am kind of looking for prayers guys. Just on a few bits. I already shared some of this with some other online buddies the other day… so Imma just copy and paste here. Also…. don’t even think about giving me some political crap. Don’t. I will ignore you, and in an off mood enough right now I may just block you. Just read over and pray if you do/wish.
It would be very appreciated (:
I got a couple prayer requests.
One of the big ones right now is my Dad has been having progressively worse back pain. We don’t think it’s something that has to do with his muscles or fatigue. It’s alot more painful then it ever has been, and has been bothering him and keeping him up for the last couple weeks. We think it may be something worse, and bothering him internally, worst at the list of conclusions, prostate cancer. He hasn’t been to the Doctor yet though so we can’t be sure. If you guys could please keep him in your prayers. (:
Second big thing, and something you might know by now if you frequently check facebook (and have me on there), I just entered another relationship. It took me a long while to get over my last relationship, but I realized alot of the mistakes that were made between me and her. I ask that you guys could just please pray for both of us in this new one. She’s an awesome girl, and we’re more like friends then anything, but it makes us comfortable with each other and we’ve started to really care about each other. She’s not a follower of Christ, but she’s not sure what to make of “it all.” She came to church with us last night, and we talked after. She’s still on the fence kind of. It bothers me because someone in her past who called themselves Christian, had to be a poor representative of it and ruin it for her, tearing her down and brutally and verbally condemning her to hell. Most of all I just want her to find the love and faith to be found in Christ, no matter the risk to our relationship. However I don’t want this one to end badly either. I’ve been scarred from my last relationship, and now I feel, that this new girl has it more figured out then I do, despite all the horrible things she’s suffered in family and her past relationships. I just keep asking God would clear my head and my heart.
Also, school. Man I hate school. XD But I’m taking on a ton of AP classes this year and this is my Junior year, which is quite obviously (even in the first two weeks) true to it’s myth in being the hardest year of four. I’m feeling slightly swamped by all the work and expectation, especially after my shaky grades last year, which my parents hold over me like an Anvil. Just prayer there would be appreciated too.
And then a fourth thing, not even about me.
Our government. Please pray Obama would find his head, and screw it on correctly. I quite honestly believe these natural disasters are punishment and warnings in response to Obama’s recent politics concerning his lack of support for Israel, and cooperation with Pakistan. I CAN’T THINK OF A SINGLE PRESIDENT IN THE LAST FIVE DECADES, who didn’t show respect for Israel. Here comes Obama, like an idiot, and tries to flip the American foreign policy on it’s head. Think about it.
A freak 6.0 earthquake near Washington D.C. ??? Only shortly after Obama shows support for Pakistan. AND NOW. A massive hurricane comes charging into the NYC coastal area. WHEN IS THE LAST TIME ANYONE has seen a hurricane of that caliber roaming around northern waters? Those waters shouldn’t even be able to support hurricane weather of that capacity. Yet there it is!
I hardly believe any of this is coincidence. And I can only believe it will get worse. Our sick government and somewhat misguided leader need prayer right now. I regrettably believe somewhere inside this is how things are supposed to be in the large scheme of it all (regarding the coming of end times) but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pray for our country and its leadership. So just find the time to pray for our politicians, as well as the people who are suffering the whiplash of our countries recent faults.
Long story short, Dad, Girlfriend, School, Government.
“You’re just a conformist if you’re drunk and naked, and driving around on a motorcycle, smoking cigarettes and breaking commandments and getting pregnant out of wedlock. Everyone’s done that! That’s so tired. If you really want to be a rebel, read your Bible, because no one’s doing that. That’s rebellion. That’s the only rebellion left!”
I seriously love August Burns Red. I’m afraid to say they may be replacing Thousand Foot Krutch as my favorite band ever. (forgive me TFK) But all their songs are lyrically amazing and hold so much more weight. I can feel the emotion in their singer. They have a point to make and they want to make it well. It’s beautiful. Now I’m not getting all sappy dramatic here. But it just seriously is beautiful.
And of all the ABR songs, I’ve had the hardest time picking a favorite. You have those weeks where you hear one song by your favorite band and then the lyrics in that one just define something really well. There was a while where I was extremely pissed at my ex-girlfriend, because she was raising hell with all my other friends, and that raised hell in me. You don’t screw around with my friends. I will come after you. And so for the longest time, I was hooked on “Leveler” (the song, not album) by ABR, because it made me think of her. It made me think of what a big fat lie our relationship ended up being, and how much she was against me and what I truly stood for. There’s just a song for every situation. And they’re not afraid to voice their angers on and against all the hardest parts of the world. All the yucky stuff about being a Christian. The stuff alot of Christians want to ignore. They talk about it all. They preach the end, and they preach the pain, they preach REALITY!
What is reality anymore? We’re all so stuck trying to be fake. Trying to be what society demands of us. It makes me sick. I don’t want to be fake. I don’t want people to make expectant judgements of me. That’s not me. They don’t know me. They have no idea who I am. All I want is reality. All I want is the truth! (<=== ABR quote right there) And the truth is so freaking hard to find anymore… It’s depressing.
ANYWAY. Speaking of the truth. My whole original point of this post was merely to state that “Truth of a Liar” off of August Burns Red’s Messengers album was perhaps my favorite among all their songs, if I had to pick one. I guess I ended up ranting about how much their music means to me and real life though. XD woops…. XP
It’s all true though. I always thought TFK was the band that got me, but now I see such a deeper heart to ABR. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older. But I’m tired of standing by. I do not lie when I proclaim I’m a warrior for Christ. I will fight for what I believe and I will fight to defend the ones I love. Every force of hell, every doubter, every intellectual, every judge, hater, deceiver, and liar can come after me. I will not fear you. I stand in the army of God, and you have all lost. Face me, and by the end of our battle, you will be destroyed. Those are not my boasts. That is the boast of God. That is someone you will never prove wrong.