For the Fleshy guy who goes by the name of Joe Rogan.
Blog No1: I have been avoiding this for a while now. Heck, I didn’t ask for any of this. Just earlier today, Randy Savage got officially “Patched” into the Soldiers of God Motorcycle club/ministry/non-profit. Now I’ve been wondering … why me, why did I start all this?
Ephesians 1:5 from the Bible tells us, “God decided in advance to adopt us in his own family by bringing himself to us through Jesus Christ.” This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. I am CHOSEN. Wow. So, God … he chose me. He chose me to start a world-wide phenomenon and call it Soldiers of God. He chose me to start reading the Bible, keeping my doctrine up with my reading, and to fix myself and my family. Easy, right? He also told me it would be easy, and I would have to do nothing!!!
So, who am I? Pardon me for saying, but I am the guy who is going to change your life. I am a professional firefighter going on 20 years now for one of the largest cities in North America. I wanted to be a firefighter since a young lad – my father retired with 35 years of service as an officer. I have pics in the fire boots at five years old, and I practically grew up in fire halls.
In Scripture, Paul tells us that our God is sovereign over all details in our lives. Imagine for a sec that he actually has time every night to design your day for you while you sleep … every detail down to the last bird chirp and colorful flower you might see during your day. God has a special plan for us, each of us. Once we have realized that doing things our way leads to pain and misery, we can then be motivated to submit. Believe it or not, God only wants the very best for us. Hard to believe, I know.
So, along with being a firefighter, I was also your typical 911 functioning alcoholic. I was destroying my family, (two stints of rehab, four days in a downtown detox centre). I was destroying my body, (hypertensive, rotten stomach and throat, stroke, stair fall that led to a brain bleed and four days in hospital, dying liver, etc.). I was destroying cars and property (wrote off three trucks), and, well, you kind of get the story, right?
1Peter 2:9 tells us you are not like that, for “you are chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession.” As a result, you can show others the goodness of God. For he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. Now, this scripture may have been more for me, guys. But that said, maybe you can wake up, too.
One cool thing I do know for sure is that because of Christ’s ultimate sacrifice, we are free, and no longer have to offer sacrifices. But you still must sacrifice! Lol. One more – Colossians 3:12 tells us that the Lord will make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows.
Atheist turned Believer