Saturday, August 20, 2011

You're a JERK!

Somebody doing "The Jerk"

A little while ago there was this little dance craze started by the New Boyz called "The Jerk". I'm not gonna lie, I am guilty of doing this dance! For those of you who know me you have probably seen me doing this dance!  But now that I'm on a mission this song has a whole new meaning!

In this song, alot like other dance songs, there is a phrase that is repeated over and over again and that is the line that says  "You're a Jerk... I know!" How in the world can the New Boyz be related to us in the gospel?

We often recognize our sins but just to know is not enough! We must follow the counsel found in the Epistle of James where we are told "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves"(James 1:22)

The Sons of Mosiah and Alma the Younger are a perfect example of changing for the better! The story of the Sons of Mosiah is found in the Book of Mormon. These men grew up with the gospel but chose to rebel against it! They went about trying to tear down the Church of God. They were even called the "Most Vilest of sinners!" Also known as JERKS! After a lot of prayer from Mosiah and Alma (their fathers) an angel appeared to them and told them to stop persecuting the church! The angel called them out and pretty much told him "You're a JERK..." They then realized their sins(...I know!) and decided to change and right their wrongs!  They went on missions and built up the kingdom of God!

I know that change can be hard but we must all do our very best to change for the better!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hot & Cold = Lukewarm!

If any of you have listened to the radio in the past 2 years you have heard Katy Perry's song "Hot and Cold" For some reason this tune got caught in my head the other day and stirred up a few thoughts! Now how in the world can a Katy Perry song relate to the Gospel ?

Now here are the lyrics that were stuck in my head:
"Cause you're hot and you're cold
You're yes and you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down

You don't really want to stay, no
But you don't really want to go-o
You're hot and you're cold
You're yes and you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down"

Obviously she is talking to somebody who just can't seem to make up there mind! Just sitting on the fence about a certain situation,  not being able to fully commit!  This is not always a good decision, especially when it comes to following the Lord. There are way too many people out there today that are just indifferent when it comes to being a true disciple of Christ!

John the Revelator tells us in:

Rev 3:15-16
 15I know thy aworks, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
 16So then because thou art alukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will bspue thee out of my mouth.

 Pretty intense huh? We are also told in:Luke 14:33
 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that aforsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my bdisciple

So when it comes to serving the Lord lets be HOT(active) and not COLD(dormant). I can promise you that as you do this you will see the Lords hand in your life so much more abundantly!