We had a short meeting of the secretaries of all the clubs this evening at the Office, downtown. Each club was given raffle tickets for the J. W. Rock benefit fund raiser. This year we are raffling off some custom made knives that were made by a professional knife maker specially for the J. W. Rock benefit. The tickets are only $5, and the knives should be pretty nice. I didn’t get a photo of them, but I will post one on this blog entry as soon as I do get one.
Saturday morning I went to men’s breakfast at church, and as usual, we had a very interesting discussion. Toward the end of the discussion, the topic turned to free will vs Predestination. You know what I mean, am I free to choose God, or did he already decide if I was going to be saved. As you might imagine, even in our small group there were differing views. Now, I am not going to tell you my view, because frankly I’m not sure after Saturday’s discussion exactly what my view is. But, In the end, we all agreed that this could be one of those questions that we won’t get an answer to until we get to Heaven. Thank God there is a Heaven, and that we can get all our questions answered when we get there.
Speaking of getting into Heaven, Jeremiah 29:13 says “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Wow, that is a great promise, as much for what it doesn’t say as for what it does.
It doesn’t say, the things you have done are too horrible to be forgiven.
It doesn’t say you have to understand the whole Bible.
It doesn’t even say, you have to be good enough, or that you have to be perfect before you can get into Heaven.
It only says you need to seek Christ and search for Him with all your heart. You see, God knows I can never be perfect, and He knows that I am going to continue to sin. The great news is that when I seek God with all my heart, he changes my heart to be a good heart, so that even though I will still sin, I know, even as I am sinning, that I am not a sinner, and that this sin that so easily entangles is not the real me.
So, whether I choose God, or He chooses me, one thing we can all agree on is that the power to overcome sin comes from God and God alone. Without God I am powerless to turn away from sin. With God and my new heart, I have a choice to turn to God and away from sin, or…. to follow my old ways. When I follow my old ways, I am still forgiven, but I have allowed myself to be deceived into thinking I am something that I am not, a sinner.
Lord, I pray You will pour out your power in me and through me so I can complete the race you have set before me, and thank You Lord that I can be sure that You will.
I noticed that this past week I have been getting a lot of views on PhotoBubba from the Republic of Korea. Great, I think to myself, but as it continues I wonder how one or more people in Korea found my blog and are (hopefully) enjoying looking it it. From the statistics it appears that it is probably only one or two people,, but if you are reading this, and you are one of those people, then could you please leave a comment on this post to let me know how you found PhotoBubba, and what you like about it?
I hope you continue to enjoy my posts, and thank you for viewing 🙂
[Update] As you can read in the comments, the puzzle is solved. I received a reply from an Houston area MC (Motorcycle Club) member that is currently working in Korea. He tuned into my blog for a little bit of home, and I’m glad he did.
Tonight was the first bike night at Hanovers in Pflugerville. I decided I needed a little excitement, so I rode the bike. Fortunately the ride wasn’t too exciting, and I made it to Hanovers without difficulty. You might wonder what I am talking about, so, all I’m saying is I haven’t had the bike out in a while. 🙂
It was really good to see everyone.
As I mentioned in my first post on Max’s Ride, Debbie and I had a great time, but we didn’t actually go on the ride itself to the destination restaurant. Well, Tilt did go on the ride, and he sent along a bunch of photos he took of the event, and then later at the restaurant, so with Michael’s permission from “TILTED PIX”, here are his shots. He has a great eye!