How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
When I was younger I use to seek the approval of others as validation of my skills and talents. I used this approval as validation of myself and what I was doing.
We all want to be liked by others.
We are social creatures and need to be part of the pack, the herd, the pride.
Our social order is based on the approval and validation of others. Those most accepted, those obtaining the glory from others are the ones who move up the chain. Continue reading
For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.
The above verse is from Paul’s letter to the Romans and another piece that confirms my faith in the simplicity of Christ and God.
The law is what you know in your heart is right. What is right, the right thing to do, is placed in your heart by the Holy Spirit. Continue reading
Sometimes I ask myself “Why do I do this? Why do I write, record and practice? Why do I continue to make a habit of doing all of this every day? Why do I go at this as hard as I do with my chances of ‘success’ or recognition being very slim? Why do I ‘work’ everyday at this when the chances of eeking out a living are stacked against me?”
Because I have to, without it I have nothing else.
Yes, I have my loving wife and family and if need be I would push it all aside to take care of them. I’ve demonstrated that over the last twenty six years. And I was happy to do it. I wasn’t living some doom and gloom, dread filled life. I experienced many wonderful moments and don’t regret anything that I did.
But now it’s my time again. Continue reading