Today a spent a good amount of time watching various clips from the infamous youtube. I browsed such celeberites as Lady Gaga , Justin Bieber, Ellen and Rob Bell… The list goes on really. I took a lot of time today and watched the ever popular Glee, Modern Family.
And the end of watching hours of media…. I feel inspired,puzzled,confused and hopeful.
inuzedful = combo of all the words above.
I thought about what I would come away with after hours of watching media if I didn’t have core value with in me already. I thought to myself? Man, this would be my greatest source for discovering who I was made to be and act. Then thinking hmm, what if I didn’t have a foundation in Jesus Christ. Even in saying that after watching Rob Bell today/ having a good theological converstation today. I am left feeling like I have foundation with some loose stones.
And this feeling of frustrated inspiration arose in me and so I began to write.
Why do you ask? I mean I love seeing people be passionate about something. There is a part of me that connects so deeply with someone who is living out what they are born to share with this world. Be it music, science, literature and the list goes on.
But just because your passionate about something dosn’t make it right? Right?
At school we recently finished a book titled ” Victorious Eschatology” and to be honest I have never enjoyed the thought of Eschatology. Most people thought process at the thought of eschatology goes something like ” Who Cares?!”. But as I examined myself today I thought… Why don’t I care?
And it all boiled down that… that it was hard for subject for me to understand.
That forming a opinion took time and research and that ultimately I could be wrong. Also because some of it seems like its just varying interpertations from different scholars… I decided to form no opinion.
That dosn’t sit right with me. A conviciton come upon me and I don’t want to be silent.
There is something deep inside me that is brewing. It bubbling over with the anticpation in my heart to speak it.
To speak out
Back to the theological converstation…
In the end we verbalized our opinions on this and that. I told my friend that perhaps there is a reason why God just dosn’t tell us the “Right” answer.
God isn’t a vendy machine. Quick and Easy.
But instead there is a history that is developed in the exchange of converstation between you and the Holy spirit. His word is a lamp on to my feet and light unto my path.
What am I trying to say in the midst of all this?
Well it is not a rant against the evils of media. Instead I was inspired as I watched on how powerful the tools of emotion can quickly change your convictions.
The persuasion of passion has become a God in our genearation.
Whatever your passionate about becomes your conviction.
It becomes my message. It fuel the motivation to start a revolution.
It makes me feel signficant.
So God, help me to be perusasve about your passion.
Passionatly pursusing the in and outs of your workings, words and wisdom.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Help me to be lay down lover so I can hear the ground shake as the slightest move of your foot. Because where you go I want to go and last I heard from Kanye himself. Jesus walks with me! Yes, your even running and lifting the broken hearted man with the ease of your touch and the one footstep print as your signature move.
And hold me close to your heart so I may hear the sound of creations longing to be loved and deeply known.
Help me. To be always persuade by your passion.