Narration: Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer – Preface and First Chapter

This book begins with a preface, which talks about the importance of seeking God. Coincidentally, we were talking this topic in our family devotions with Reheboam in 1 Chronicles 12! In this preface, A.W. Tozer states that the reason that people in the curch are not closer to God, and “hungry sheep are not fed”, is because people are not seeking God. I would agree. Instead of asking God to reveal himself, why do we not seek him ourselves? The rest of the book goes deeper into how and why to seek God.

Firstly, in order to seek God, you must first have a desire to seek him. How to achieve that desire? That desire can only come from God. This term is called “prevenient grace” by scholars, backed up by John 6:44: “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them.” (NIV) Prevenient meaning ‘previous’, as God is always previous our efforts to come to him. Next, our souls must seek him, and him only. Out souls must “pant for [him], as a deer pants for water” as David’s did in Psalm 42. The only way we can seek him with that passion is if we only have a desire for him, which is discussed more in the next chapter. Mr. Tozer asserts that we often seek God and something or someone else. That small “and” has a big impact on our faith. When we are distracted, we don’t see God as clearly. How, and the importance of having no “and” are discussed in the next chapter.

Music Comedies

I saw this on some blog but I thought it was funny and wanted to share it:

Daily Delight

Funny Music Definitions

Bassoon: a bedpost with a bad case of gas. 


Beat: what music students do to each other with their instruments.

Concert: a place where people go to cough and sneeze. 


Conductor: Someone who is able to follow many people at once.

Counterpoint: a favorite device of many Baroque composers, all of whom are dead, though no direct connection between these two facts has been established.


Cut time: when everyone else is playing twice as fast as you are.

Drummer: someone who hangs around with musicians. 


Half step: two piccolos playing in unison. 


Male quartet: three men and a tenor.

Pitch: a tossing motion frequently used by band students to hand in music.


Trombone: A slide whistle with delusions of grandeur!

That’s real funny!!!

Take a look at this one!

C, E-flat and G go into a bar. The bartender says, “sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough. D comes in and heads for the bathroom saying, “Excuse me. I’ll just be a second.” Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor. Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the bar and says, “Get out! You’re the seventh minor I’ve found in this bar tonight.”

E-Flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suit with nicely shined shoes. The bartender says, “you’re looking sharp tonight. Come on in, this could be a major development.” Sure enough, E-flat soon takes off his suit and everything else, and is au natural. Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he’s under a rest. C is brought to trial, found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced to 10 years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional facility.

And this:

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I especially like the ‘note’ (no pun intended)

 

That’s all for today!

Music! (Again)

As I might have told you, I play an instrument(Piano)

I recently was in a ‘young musician competition’ at my music school. I haven’t gotten my results yet. It was fun and a very good experience. I sometimes wonder why I ever chose piano of all instruments. My brother also plays piano.

Out of curiosity, I want to know what instruments you all play. Tell me in the comments! Also, how would you rate the instruments that you play, what instruments would you rather have chosen, who inspired you to play and/or want to play and why or why not?

Tell me in the comments!

Thanks for your feedback!(If any 🙂 )

Jimmy John’s: Freaky fast?

Hello all,

I was interested in the Jimmy-John’s “Freaky Fast Delivery”. There are tons of ads about how fast Jimmy John’s can deliver. Once I was at a store and the owner of the store ordered a sandwich from the Jimmy John’s down the street. About HALF an hour or more later his sandwich came! “What happened to the Freaky Fast Delivery?” asked the owner of the store that I was at. “Sorry.” was all the man said. And guess what else? The Jimmy John’s was just around the corner!!!! “Jimmy John’s Freaky Slow Delivery.” said the owner. 🙂 Some people fool other people with exaggerating so everybody will come and buy the thing. I hope to be back soon!

Potty Training!

My little baby brother who is 1 (about to be 2), is learning to potty train!

4 tips to potty training that I learned:

1. To make the baby practice to pee/poo in the potty, give the baby juice or water to make him go potty more often.

2. Congratulate the baby when he goes pee/poo in the potty.

3. Don’t yell at the baby when he has accidents because that is why you have to train him.

4. If the baby is sitting on the potty and not doing anything, read him/give him some books.

This will take a few days to potty train the baby so do not expect him to know how to pee/poo in the potty after one day.

Here is a funny story about after you potty train a baby:

Once my mom was at Target and she had to go to the bathroom so she took one of us (My mom could not remember which kid it was) and went to the bathroom.  Now in one of my tips, I said to congratulate the baby after he/she goes to the potty. So after she went pee, the kid clapped and said “yay! “Mommy went pee pee in the potty!”

My mom thought it was so funny. Use these tips for your child!

Sherwood pictures presents……….

Do you like movies?  Well, I do.  I guess everybody does.  I have to admit my favorite movie would be one of Sherwood church movies.  Here are the movies: (these are not in order of when they made)

NOTE: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!

1. Facing the Giants

In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. After learning that he and his wife Brooke face infertility, Grant discovers that a group of fathers are secretly organizing to have him dismissed as head coach. Devastated by his circumstances, he cries out to God in desperation. When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. He dares to challenge his players to believe God for the impossible on and off the field. When faced with unbelievable odds, the Eagles must step up to their greatest test of strength and courage. This movie is about courage.

2. Fireproof

Lt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter’s adage: Never leave your partner behind. Inside burning buildings, it’s his natural instinct. In the cooling embers of his marriage, it’s another story. After a decade of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. Yet as they prepare to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb’s dad asks his son to try an experiment: The Love Dare. While hoping The Love Dare has nothing to do with his parents’ newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. But can he attempt to love his wife while avoiding God’s love for him? Will he be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person that’s no longer receptive to his love? Or is this just another marriage destined to go up in smoke?

3.Courageous

A changing movie.  I must have cried tons of times. This movie is about fathering. Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they’re quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark. When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God … and to their children?

4. Flywheel

Jay Austin wants to sell used cars in the worst way … and that’s exactly how he does business at his dealership. Promising much more than he can ever deliver, he’ll do whatever it takes to sell a car. His manipulative ways permeate all of his relationships—even his wife and son know they can’t trust him.

But as Jay works on restoring a classic convertible, he begins to see that God is working on restoring him as well. Coming face-to-face with the reality of how he truly conducts himself, Jay Austin begins the ride of his life as he commits to honoring God with his business, his relationships, and his life!

Flywheel is the first movie produced by Sherwood Pictures.

You can watch these movies and rate them by commenting.

Watch them!

CNN Student News

You might be thinking: what is CNN student news anyways?  Well, CNN student news is SO cool.  CNN student news is news from different parts of the world, like: the war that was in in Libya. The newscaster is Carl Azuz. Now don’t get mixed up by saying his name is Carla Zuz:).

Anyway, Be sure to watch it!

P.S. At the end he ( he being Carl Azuz) tells a Punny joke:).

Bye!

Music Instruments?

Everybody in my family (everybody besides the two youngest) plays an instrument.

1.my mom plays the piano.

2. my sister plays the violin.

3. my brother plays the viola.

4. I play the piano.

5. my other brother plays the piano also.

6. my other other brother is learning to play the cello

Do you play an instrument? If you don’t play, then play!  Besides, its fun!

So try!

Henry’s Girlfriends

You know Henry right?  He’s my brother.  He’s three.

He has Girlfriends.  Now you must must be thinking : a three year old.  Having girlfriends?  But I’m not crazy.  In Henry’s class, there are there are girls.  There are only some that Henry likes though.  The girls that he likes are: Coco, Hannah, Chloe, and Heartlynn.  But not only does talk about them, he says: “they say shut up.” So my dad says “maybe you should not marry them.” then he says ” I’m just kidding.”  Funny, right.

That is it!