January 17, 2009

Date Night... and a little politics...

YEESSS! Date night with my wife (who else?)! Tonight wifey and I get to go out on a kid free date! Oh thank you! I'm excited because we haven't been able to go out on a date since around last summer... sad, sad, sad... Our last "date" was in October though, but we didn't go out and it was not kid free and it was ruined by a gentleman whom which I will not talk about. Needless to say we're tired and overdue for a nice quiet date for just the two of us.

Man January is already half over! For me it has flown by. These past few days have been a little stressful for many reasons but I shalt go into them for many other reasons. Am I speaking in riddles? I guess I am.

So... what else can I blog about? Hmmm... Barak... no... lets not go there just yet... Ok I'll go there. I think its crazy how much people are "in love" with President-elect Obama. From people crying to people praise God. It crazy to me. I see that people have put so much if not all of their hope in Obama. Our hope should not be in a man. It should be in Jesus Christ. I'll put it this way: no man will EVER be able to permanently fix the problems you have. Only God almighty can do that. A personal example that I can take from my own life is the fact that God has provided for my family in these difficult financial times. God has blessed us greatly. He gave us a house. I'm 22 years old and a home owner. I was 20 when we bought our house! Every month we've been able to pay our mortgage, pay all of our bills, and have food on the table every meal (you can tell we have food because clearly I'm still fat! HaHa). A few people have wondered if I make a ton of money. The answer is NO. I make very little actually. Last year I made about 24,000. How do I get it? I give it away!
Every paycheck I give God a tithe (tenth) of what I made and I also give an offering on top of that. Now in my human mind it doesn't make sense to give away money to be more blessed but that;s God's way. The Bible tells us if we tithe (give a tenth of whatever we make) that God will pour out such blessings that they will overflow us! Praise God and to Him be the glory! I thank God that He has blessed my family so much and yes there are still some thing we need but I'm confident that God will supply them.

My hope? It's in Jesus Christ and nothing or no one else. I'm looking to Him in these hard times... not a mortal man.

Pierced Pastor


Joy said...

I wholeheartedly agree. And I'm waiting for the day Obama lets people down. Not because I think he's a failure or because I want to gloat (heck no, not the case at all), but because he's HUMAN and we all make mistakes.