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Updated: 2010-01-30T06:45:04.660+01:00

 



funny thing, I've been delving into the same quest...

2007-12-16T23:10:00.000+01:00

funny thing, I've been delving into the same questions of life and death for about a year now. it seems to me life isn't what happened this morning but rather how you chose to embrace the situation, whether or not you take full advantage of the opportunity you were given. good or bad events can be taken and changed into good or bad life depending on how you embraced the situation. life is not a measure of time but of quality, it is a measure of how well you embraced the opportunities you were given. when we are at a funeral, we talk about what opportunities they took hold of and made the most of. we meet the guy in rags in the soup kitchen, do we ignore him, do we serve him a meal, or do we sit down and talk, show him love, then help him out. sure the last one takes the most time, but isn't it worth it to see what you could have done and know you did your best, to know God would be pleased?

as for death, i think of it as the final dying off of my fleshly desires, with my body gone, it leaves behind my soul and my spirit to continue on. sin is in your body, and with that gone your spirit, saved or not, is what determines your future in eternity. beyond that i can't be sure...

as for love, that is a little hard to put into words. i guess the best analogy is that we are all cracked cups, until we love ourselves for who God created us to be we cant be whole. once we are whole we can fill up with God's love and spill out into others. God's love completely fills us and the faster you let it out, the faster it comes in. you reach a point at which friends aren't enough to contain the love, you start spilling out into your enemies, people you've never met, the poor guy wearing rags sitting on the sidewalk as you walk by... God's love is more than enough for me, and no matter how much i give, i will always get more than i can contain, i will always have too much and feel the desire to find someone else to pour out into. but it is so hard to describe what love feels like other than purity, once you get filled by god's perfect love the impurities inside you get washed away, it also feels explosive, if you try to hold it in you feel like you are going to explode.

people want rules and structure because they don't want to have to figure it out for themselves, they want to say, "we do it because it's the rules". whereas we, as followers of Jesus, do what He asks out of love. He is like a perfect father that tells us not to stick the fork in the electrical outlet and we trust and love him enough to believe that what He tells us is for our own good. in risk of sounding cliche i still say that love makes the world go round; whether that be a fullness of it or lack of it... i love the ponderings that you have written here because they are the same questions i am still answering for myself, this is only the scent of the perfect apple pie figuratively speaking...



Wow Colby! What great words that display your he...

2007-01-05T07:08:00.000+01:00

Wow Colby! What great words that display your heart. I miss seeing you around.



Colby, Your thoughts on death and life are extreme...

2006-12-13T16:47:00.000+01:00

Colby,
Your thoughts on death and life are extremely provoking. Tony Campolo aks this question as he travels and speaks "How long have you been alive." When people begin to answer by stating their age, he replies, "I am not asking how long have you been breathing, but how long you have been ALIVE, how long have you LIVED!
Colby, you are one of my beloved friends, I pray that you will continue in your search for God. I pray that you will feel the presence of his Spirit as you go about your day. And may you have the eyes of Jesus to see what he would see, the heart of Jesus to feel what he would feel.

Clayton



Those are sober words.

2006-12-11T21:19:00.000+01:00

Those are sober words.



We don't know each other yet, but I'm looking forw...

2006-12-11T05:55:00.000+01:00

We don't know each other yet, but I'm looking forward to it. Your post was great and it was right on the money. I'm excited about the ever growing group of people "sniffing around in the woods." May we find that for which we search....soon.



I think that's one of the coolest things you've ev...

2006-12-11T04:10:00.000+01:00

I think that's one of the coolest things you've ever written.



Interestingly enough, I saw the mark of Colby on J...

2006-12-10T20:27:00.000+01:00

Interestingly enough, I saw the mark of Colby on Josh's life...

can't believe I missed your phone calls again. dang it!