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been a while hasn’t it

So it’s been a while since I wrote something, but I thought if you don’t have anything to say then don’t. This has truly been a time to reflect on life… and it’s been great. I will be back soon.

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ImageWhenever I listen to a true teacher of the Word of God I’m convicted of sin. Every time a new FIRE is lit to hate sin. I want to be holy for God is holy. How can I live in sin if I’m calling myself a Christian a so called little Christ? How is it that my nature renews so slowly? Wow am I really this sinful? Then looking back did I really do all the things I have done? How is it that my conscience leads me now into absolute conviction when before in my mind it was acceptable?

I want to be holy for the Glory of God more and more everyday a little bit more than the day before. I have a few friends and family divorcing in this time.  In all 4 cases it is the wife’s leaving their husbands. So I was reading up on this every fall of society was broad about with this very same act. The Greek and Roman era’s being the most renowned for this very act. Just go read history will tell you this same story.

My heart goes out to all parties both family and friends. If only I could share what I hold firm in my heart. I know we all love our sin so even if I were to talk to them they will not listen. We start reading in Luke 16 from verse 17 Please see how Jesus starts this parable:

Luk 16:17  And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

Luk 16:18  Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

Luk 16:19  There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

Luk 16:20  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

Luk 16:21  And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

Luk 16:22  And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

Luk 16:23  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Luk 16:24  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

Luk 16:25  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

Luk 16:26  And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Luk 16:27  Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:

Luk 16:28  For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

Luk 16:29  Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

Luk 16:30  And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

Luk 16:31  And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

 

This is the very truth of God. Guys if those that live in sin do not repent from the word of God. How shall they turn if they hear someone rose from the dead. God knows the hour of His coming guy’s because we live in a time dimension today is one day closer then yesterday. Guys, Jesus is coming with the clouds, His coming is soon therefore I beg repent for the hour is near.

Some times….

Some times....

Some roads are better jogging then walking…
It is peaceful and a wonderful place to be in and yet I cannot help but to go jogging it is the sure passion of being alive and living life. I find that life has a pace sometimes fast sometimes slow sometimes it is an irritation and sometimes sheer pleasure and happiness.

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…as my black berry coughed back to life, I’m relieved. The phone is fantastic, yet for some reason, if you spill a cup of coffee over it I guess it’s bound to break. So I have banded myself from all fluids while working on my phone or the playbook. Coming to think of it not a bad idea to ban it even from the laptop… emmm I was stuck with an android phone for an entire day. I felt naked and somehow a tad lost without bbm. Funny how we’ve become accustomed to some things, my wife was in shock I called her 3 times today to check if my black berry was working as I left it home. She could not believe that I struggled so much with change. I was thinking it was not the change yet the unplanned or change with no warning. I realized I normally have a plan. Very seldom life troughs me a curve ball and when it does I’m not happy like in this case. I really feel silly about it, come on there are others ways to stay in touch other than bbm. Yet sad isn’t it.

This obviously got me hunting for evidence, and I found I’m a control freak. Come on I use to be a punk, an anarchist, how did this happen? Come on how did I end up being a planner, someone who use to believe in chaos. The pictures of me 20 years later I’ve become normal oh my word how did that happen.

I was reminded to the word of God He will give you a new heart and renew your mind can I show actual evidence of being reborn? I must say this has not been easy however it has been over many years and so it doesn’t feel strange. I was telling my wife today come on when I eat out I like the same food cause I know what I like how I like it and I hate being disappointed.

Boy I’m fun on vacation, which I of course is in the process planning. It is a staggering thought there is so many places I yet have to see where to begin? I know somewhere in expensive. So I’ll be driving up to fetch my mother in law in a week from today, I have to see this time central park it is a stunning place I have to see. I want pizza in New York and coffee and I want to say coffee the way New Yorkers do Cu-offee.

So some moments are so worth savoring. I will enjoy this trip up north to New York City even if I have most things planned. Even if a monsoon comes through as it is something I’ve wanted for way to long.

I would like to call to repentance and beg submit to Christ as He is the only one who owns the key’s to release you from the power of sin.

 

 

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Some days are better than others and then today… It is a very exciting time in my life with the immigration you start afresh. It is a clean slate and you show what you are made of. I’m a fighter a boxer without the blood and violence yet with the same fire to succeed and fearlessly franticly fantastic.

One of the most important things in my life is making a decision, sticking to your guns even when the world turns against you.  You sometimes have to make a tough decision and you need to know why you made this decision. Why was this, the road you chose to take? Sometimes you need to be brutally honest and say I messed up regroup correct yourself jump a few lanes get off of the road rest life’s gps and get back on the road. This could very well be one of the most difficult yet liberating life experiences.  I love life sometime more than other times. I have been through a massive change and I’m so excited about life tomorrow I struggle to contain myself. This is not just a feeling it is a life style. I struggle with the fact not everybody is like that and I totally get it I know even I do not run permanently on this lever normally it is a lot higher it is infectious and addictive and like a summer fruit sumptuous. I love life with each single struggle and conquest.

Even I get knocked down and get counted out, and yes I also then need to take some time to regroup and train. I strive to get back in the ring get up close and personal with that moment in time with one goal in mind to overcome. I fight this good fight and I have no time to look at what anyone else is doing I need to focus on only and only on the battle I’m in. by the way I chose that battle it didn’t sneak up on me I fight it cause of lots of reasons but mainly the honor of almighty God. Life everything you do is about God the moment you take God out of even a single life event you play god. Think back to Genesis 3 the fall of man what did the devil say to Eve surely you will not die in other word believe me and God is lying, then God knows you will be like Him and we wanted to be gods. Staggering we still have that same condition. Even I need to get back in the ring with that battle as it pops up more often then I’d like to admit. But we have to if we want to win not just in everyday but life and eternal life. Is that not more important that everything else.

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I have had the absolute pleasure of immigrating a while back from South Africa to the US. I believe this to be one of the greatest experiences I’ll ever have the pleasure of experiencing.  I’m not entirely sure I’m out of the honeymoon faze of this great adventure yet. However I think that I’m much better off after the immigration experience. I have a few reasons for this however we’ll get to that in a moment.

I use to listening to a radio station in South Africa and when I landed here in the US over the internet. The issues discussed were corruption, racial tension, the president Mr. Zuma, Mr. Malema with a few bob’s and bolts amounts other things oh yes and the toll road.

This morning I decided to not listen to my old Greek radio station with really beautiful music I have come to love and enjoy and I do not understand a single thing they say however a very passionate people the Greeks are. I decided to and listen to the same talk radio station in South Africa for a change. Here I was put through the same painstakingly boring issues I was faced with before immigrating. What shocked me more than anything was the fact that how many months have passed with how many words being spoken and how much was done? Nothing. If they still discuss the same issues would action not be the next step at some stage? I did make it through an entire news bulletin and about 5 min of the presenter talking to a person and after 5 min I was so uncomfortable that I very quickly moved back to my very beautiful Greek music where there was passion and I didn’t understand a single thing. The reason for this was at least I enjoyed the fact that it was at least beautiful music and so what if I didn’t understand a thing. That’s fine right the same thing happens when I watch Bloomberg sometimes as well.

So what then do I then say be silly by no means. I say we all have exactly one opportunity in this life there are no second chances absolutely no space for the absolute mind blowing time wastage I promoted by listening for years to the same issues and never getting anywhere it is like to children chasing each other around and around a dinner table. These youngsters will continue to run around the table until an adult jumps in and stop them or give them a proper hiding. That is the way I felt this morning wish the man with 5 odd wife’s (Mr. Zuma) would get his people sorted and stop the rubbish that was happening there.

I definitely experience it is better here in the US then probably anywhere in the world currently, even if they export more BMW’s to China than anywhere else in the world. Please do not think for one second I say The States is perfect, that honor is reserved for my citizenship into Heaven, and we’ll get to that also in a moment. I have one or two more things to say about The States. I love the passion and love people have for their country. The way they are willing to fight for it the people are patriots and in that un matched, they have a wealth of reasons to be proud of this breath taking beautiful country it really is staggeringly beautiful. It is huge and fantastic in almost every way.

I love the fact that people still drive huge motor vehicles here those beautiful V8 engines the noise those motors make thrills me immensely some you feel and hear as they pass you it is truly fabulous.

The American way is a way forward, real spirit of innovation. I love the systemic financial market growth the wanting to move on and learn from the past however not live in it. I love the fact that people have wild and wonderful passions and are still normal human beings. I met someone who has these massive radios who have spoken to people on the international space station. Imagine that he said he was very nervous about it he said it was a huge moment in his life, I tend to agree it is one of those moments that stand out I guess in your life. He also speaks to battle cruisers other ships and people with the same passion all over the US and even some around the world. The way he spoke was so extremely powerful I started looking at it purely because of his passion.

 I met lots of other people however someone else that stood out was a person who lives and now is retired in Boston, what an absolutely inspirational man, he invited me to come to Boston, he said, Boston has the best food in all of the world, his words were “you have to go and look for rubbish food in Boston and even then it is better than any food anywhere else you’d find in ant other big city in the world”, it is just that good he said. Well that planted a bug in me to see that part of the country in a way I cannot describe. His passion drove me and I love it. These people love their country and protect it passionately.

Boston has now become one of my top ten things to experience, before Heaven. I have acquired a mountain of wonderful memories in a very short while worth more to me, then all the money in the world more than I could ever put on facebook. I expect to grow and build on these wonderful moments and stay grateful that this huge honor has been bestowed on me. I’m grateful every time I’m able to walk with my wife at night without fear for personal safety.

I trust that one day I’ll become a citizen of this wonderful nation. This brings me back to a previous statement. This is not heaven and that is where my citizenship is secure. Here is what I have to share about being a citizen of heaven. The most important citizenship I can ever own and be proud of. I have this : 1John 5 verse 13  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (Thank you to E-Sword and the King James Version of the Bible.) I think on of the keys to understand this scripture is: John 14 verse 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (Thank you to E-Sword and the King James Version of the Bible.) Also do yourself a favor and study the book of Romans in the bible also here is a link to listen to a true Godly man who imparts a lifetime of knowledge http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/scripture/romans

For more information contact me I’d love to have the honor talking to you regarding this at any time.

 

I believe that this statement I just made was the most important statement other than confessing Jesus as Lord and savior of my life.

I find some rest in knowing that salvation is done, I still want to visit the church Grace community church I think I’d be very much blessed to listen to Pastor John MacArthur teach out of the living word of God from the pulpit and be present.

Our family has been blessed richly with an awesome and amazing gift, my mother in law will be visiting soon I’m very excited in fact I cannot contain myself I hope to be driving up to JFK international airport again to fetch her with my wife and kids. This is a hugely  exciting event I will

  I met this guy James a massively cool guy he is always ready to help and offer to help even when you didn’t think you needed it and yet you cannot think how you would have done it if he didn’t help you. He would come over with a book or something and it’s always something fab. Sometimes it is just to invite you over for some coffee, it normally is pretty good coffee though. He brought over the other day a set of videos of the civil war in the US from 1861 I think till 1863 massively interesting. I try to watch some every day. I’m learning a lot about the country I now live in and I still have a road to walk but it still is pretty amazing.

From the beginning of 2012 I had this song in my head I think it started 12 31 2011however it became my 2012 motto. I have always had a song that defines a period of my life and this year it turned out to be Foo Fighters Walk. It has been something that just made sense and explained in essence an fantastic surprise.  I feel I’m learning to walk and talk in another nation as where I was born, that’s what I’m doing and this song captured somewhat I feel. Have lots more to say just not sure this platform would be suitable somehow.

 

The secret is serve God do His will and repent a lot, never lose your love. The bible says God went against His nation because the men put away their wife’s of their youth I nearly did that and God restored me my wife and our children to much better even than before.  Worship God and be holy and He is holy, it is a fearful thing to fall in the hands of this awesome holy God that will not be played with.

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