Show Me What I’m Looking For

Show Me What I’m Looking For is one of my favorite songs by the band Carolina Liar.

Wait, I’m wrong
Should have done better than this
Please, I’ll be strong
I’m finding it hard to resist
So show me what I’m looking for

Save me, I’m lost
Oh Lord, I’ve been waiting for you
I’ll pay any cost
Save me from being confused
Show me what I’m looking for
Show me what I’m looking for, oh Lord

Don’t let go
I’ve wanted this far too long
Mistakes become regrets
I’ve learned to love abuse
Please show me what I’m looking for

Save me, I’m lost
Oh Lord, I’ve been waiting for you
I’ll pay any cost
Save me from being confused
Show me what I’m looking for
Show me what I’m looking for, oh Lord

Show me what I’m looking for

Save me, I’m lost
Oh Lord, I’ve been waiting for you
I’ll pay any cost
Just save me from being confused
Wait, I’m wrong
I can’t do better than this
I’ll pay any cost
Save me from being confused
Show me what I’m looking for, oh Lord

I adore this song. It was pretty much my anthem this summer. It came to a point where I thought down was up and up was down. The part, “save me from being confused,” was a line I sung outloud frequently. I sat around waiting for direction while taking no initative to change things myself. I wanted Jesus to write on the walls what I should do. This song is just funny to me now because I see that so many Christians really are saying, “Oh Lord, I’ve been waiting for you. I’ll pay any cost. Just save me from being confused,” but don’t they see that God has been there all along? There is no need to wait for Him. He is there for to you to call on whenever you need to. He’s there for you to call on when, most importantly, you should. And some Christians are willing to do whatever it takes to “find the answer.” What answer are you exactly trying to find? Your purpose in life? I have an answer right here for you. Open your Bible and read. I hadn’t been much of a Bible reader my whole life. Not that I didn’t enjoy reading it, I just didn’t do it that often. I’m not sure when, but at some point in the summer it clicked. My answers are found in the Bible. There is no need for me to freak out over searching for an answer because I know exactly where to find it. This has really been true for me lately. I am no longer lost. I am no longer confused. I don’t need to be shown what I’m looking for anymore, because it has been made perfectly clear in God’s Word.

You found me

I was listening to the radio the other day and this really amazing song came on by the Fray. I don’t really care for the lead singer’s voice, but for some reason this song really struck me. I went home and looked up the lyrics and realized that it was actually about God.

The song starts out depressing, talking about an angry, sad man whose wife died. The man asks God where He’s been when he needed Him. The song says that God found him too late after his wife was gone. Many people feel the same way as the man in the song: God isn’t around when life gets hard, and that you get lost in whatever else God is doing.

Fortunately, God is always there. In the worst and best of times, He always knows what is happening to you and cares for you deeply. Unfortunately, we are often blinded by our sadness and anger to see God’s greater plan for us. It is not that God wants to see us broken and sad, but that He works through those things for His glory.

Yes Man: A pretty decent movie

Yes Man was a recent movie with one of my favorite comedians Jim Carrey. It wasn’t the funniest movie I’ve ever seen, but it did have a pretty good moral in it. “Carl”, Carey’s character, is an unhappy guy who does not take advantage of life’s opportunities. Since he is so disatisfied with his life, he takes an oath that he has to say yes to every thing asked of him. Saying yes to everything shows Carl all the things he was missing out on in his life. Though this movie shows the upside of saying yes, it is not always the answer to every question. Carl messes up his life by saying yes to everything. This movie shows the need for balance between yes and no. It shows the need to take chances, but also not going overboard. Yes Man had a good storyline and was pretty funny.

TAKEN

In the movie  “Taken” they try to teach us an important lesson. The world around us is not as safe as we think. As a Dad and a body guard looses his daughter in England, he has to find her in less than 3 days. The daughter is kidnapped and sold to be a prostitute. The lesson is to be careful who you trust. The reason she was kidnapped is that she met a guy right outside the airport and he was not just a nice guy. This guy led kidnappers to their home so they can be taken.

Happiness By The Kilowatt

Happiness By The Kilowatt is a song done by City and Colour.  They write all their songs from their heart and they put every effort forth to make a great song and great lyrics.  This song in particular is my favorite though.  In this song they talk about how the days are wasted and are asking if this was the right choice and if this is what they hoped for.  Basically what this song says to me is that are we living our lives for the right purpose or not?  We have choices and those choices effect us, and make us.  I mean in the world that we live in today there is so much going on and most of the time were confuzed and we have no idea what were doing.  It could all just be a dream?  We just need to wake up and make choices, cause if we dont well be lost forever.

Common courtesy

It seems that people have become more and more oblivious of others around them.  Being more impatient and rude to bystanders.  Not concerning themselves with the people that come after them.  I work in the food industry, which has its perks and dislikes.  Yet i notice that most people leave their trash behind.  of course, we pick up after them.  But it brightens up a day when a person just puts all there trash in the trash can.  I’m not asking to much am I?  The trash is located right by the door you exit out of.  There are those that you can see do it on purpose.  What do they really gain out of it.  When you are on the road people seem to zoom by.  Just to get where they need to me.  They should have left earlier if you ask me.  Wouldn’t it be neat if courtesy was as simple as brushing your teeth every morning.

The Valley of the Shadow of Death

How often do you think about death?  What are your thoughts on the subject? Are you afraid, or do you embrace the thought of what lies ahead once your soul leaves your body?  As Christians, we are told not to fear death. Paul says in Philippians 1:21, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”  His life here on earth was only to glorify the Lord, and he looked forward to the day when he could be with God.  He knew that death was not a thing to be feared, but something to be excited about.  Finally, our bonds to the flesh are broken and we can live forever in peace with the God who created us and loves us.  Those who don’t know the Lord view death as an entirely different thing.  They see it as a tragedy.  There are a few different views on what happens when we die; from being taken to another planet by the mother ship, to returning as another person, animal or plant or something, or just ceasing to exist all together.  Christians have the assurance that after death, we will spend eternity with God, but what promises do non-believers have to hold on to?  They have no assurance of anything, so why wouldn’t death be frightening to them?  It’s incredible how differently I feel about death depending on the person… For my loved ones whom I know have a relationship with the Lord, death wouldn’t be something tragic, but something wonderful. Yes, because of my own selfishness, I would be heartbroken for a while and miss them terribly, but I would know that they are with God and no longer have anything to worry about.  They will have new, glorified bodies and will never know pain or sorrow ever again.  That’s something to look forward to and find comfort in.  But when I think about one of my friends or family members that don’t know the Lord, death suddenly becomes an aweful tragedy. They will be eternally separated from God, and the thought of that is devastating.  Thinking about death was one of the key factors in my conversion.  I was terrified of dying.  I saw the joy that my Christian friends found in the thought of death.  Naturally, I was appalled that they could think so highly of death, but it was also very intriguing to me.  As weird as it may sound, I wanted to be excited about death, too.  I started looking more into it to come to realize that it was because of the death of one man thousands of years ago, that all of these Christians found joy and comfort in passing away.  The death of Jesus Christ made it possible for sinful humans to be born again and have the assurance of eternal life with the Lord.  Dying was now just a doorway to something beautiful, and that was so amazing to me.  I don’t really know what prompted me to write this.. I think I actually just heard the word death on TV and my thoughts just went in many different directions.  On a personal note, I just want to share with everyone that I don’t fear death.  I know that when I die, I’m going to see Jesus face to face.  What could be better?  I just want to end with my favorite Bible verse.  Psalm 23:4 says, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”   God is with us in life, death, after death, and for the rest of eternity.  Nothing can separate us from Him, and having that knowledge is enough to get me through this life.