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samuelock:

King David…how in the world did you ever get up from the ground after you killed Uriah and took his wife as your own?

How did you believe then that you were worth anything? How did you believe that God loves you?

God, you are crazy…seriously..why do you love us.. What scandalous love is this…seriously..

'That's just the way they are'

02/21/2014 

12:45am

Some of the Biola brothers and sisters were playing basketball in the gym and an argument broke out between a freshman brother and two junior brothers. There was a lot of pushing, shoving and cussing involved and so other brothers had to get involved to separate them. 

After talking with the freshman brother, I asked someone if they had seen the other two junior brothers. The person told me, ‘They went to 7-11. Why?’. 

I said, ‘I want to talk to them about what happened.’

And then he said something that bothered me, ‘yeah. i’m not sure if it’ll help. That’s just the way they are.’

Jesus met so many people that lived a certain lifestyle and had certain sinful attitudes/actions, but did He have the attitude of ‘well, that’s just the way they are so…eh’. NO, I don’t believe so! Prostitutes, pharisees, tax collectors, and many other types of people were changed by the love of Jesus Christ. 

I didn’t know the brothers that were involved in this argument too, but this verse resonated in my heart that caused me to take action. 

"4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” - Ephesians 4:1-6

As a brother in Christ, I have a responsibility to make ‘every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace’. I couldn’t just laugh this off and let it slide. 

Brother in Christ,

Eric Kim 

Good Times

i was torn between running or resting (Sunday is my rest day) and then i caught up with watching ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’. So much I’m learning about the world of comedy.

The episode with Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Richard’s is probably my favorite so far. hmmmmm good stuff. 

Brother in Christ,

Eric Kim 

I need to get this poster for myself. 
this movie is sooooooooo good! This is the only movie i can watch over and over again!
Brother in Christ,
Eric Kim 

I need to get this poster for myself. 

this movie is sooooooooo good! This is the only movie i can watch over and over again!

Brother in Christ,

Eric Kim 

Nothing can replace….

NOTHING can replace or even come close to spending quality time with Jesus through prayer and the Word.

Amen Amen Amen!

Brother in Christ,

Eric Kim 

24 TVs

Yesterday, I went to Buffalo Wild Wings (I just learned recently that the nickname for this place is called BDUBS. weird. haha!) and I was so shocked by how many TVs I could see and hear from where I was sitting. 24! 24 freakin’ TVs! dohhhh my goshhh!! They were all showing different sports. 

1. Basketball highlights

2. Soccer

3. Hockey

4. UFC highlights

5. Sports models

wow…24 TVs….all so bright and all so loud. I was trying to talk with the friends that I came with, but I was so distracted by all the stuff around me that it was hard to talk with them. 

I feel like my relationship with Jesus has been like this lately. My life is filled with so much stuff that having a genuine conversation with Him is so difficult and almost impossible! 

I need to remember to discipline myself to spend solitude time with the Lord. 

Brother in Christ,

Eric Kim 

The Dark Guest

Let me not only speak the word sin, but see it for what it really is. 

Destroy, O God, the dark guest within whose hidden presence makes my life a hell.

Brother in Christ,

Eric Kim 

Yet I Sin

I just got a book called “The Valley of Vision” and it’s full of Puritan prayers and devotions! I love it! I’ve truly learned to appreciate how written prayer helps me to not only pray against my behavioral life, but to pray about things that have to do with things that are deeper in my walk with God and for others!

Here’s a prayer called “Yet I Sin” that I paraphrased…

Eternal Father, 

You are good beyond all thought,

But I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind;

My lips are ready to confess,

but my heart is slow to feel,

and my ways are reluctant to change.

I bring my soul to You;

break it, wound it, bend it, mold it.

Unmask to me sin’s deformity,

that I may hate it and flee from it.

My sinful reasoning has been a weapon of revolt against You; 

as a rebel I have misused my strength,

and served the foul adversary of Your Kingdom.

Give me grace to grieve my lack of senseless folly,

Grant me to know that the way of transgressors is unnecessarily hard,

that evil paths are wretched paths,

that to depart from You is to lose all good.

I have seen the purity and beauty of Your perfect law,

the happiness of those in whose heart it reigns,

the calm dignity of the walk to which it calls,

yet I daily violate and loathe its command.

Your loving Spirit strives within me,

brings me Scripture warnings,

speaks in startling providences,

guides by secret whispers,

yet I choose devices and desires to my own hurt,

and I impiously resent, grieve and provoke Him to abandon me.

All these sins I mourn, lament, and for them cry forgiveness.

Work in me more profound and abiding repentance;

Give me the fullness of a godly grief 

that trembles and fears,

yet ever trusts and loves,

which is ever powerful, and ever confident;

Grant that through the tears of repentance 

I may see more clearly the brightness 

and glories of the saving cross. Amen.

Brother in Christ,

Eric Kim 

Good time in prayer =)

Thank You, Jesus for showing me that I’ve been running away from dealing with the consequences of my decisions, my future, personal issues, and my walk with You. I desperately need Your help in living my life to the fullest for Your Kingdom. Holy Spirit, remind me moment-by-moment that You are with me in EVERYTHING that I do. 

Even though I’m scared of facing the things in my life, I know that You are with me. 

Thank You also for the time I spent in prayer that didn’t have to do with the struggles of my life. Simply just spending time with You through silence, remembrance, and reflection was truly a blessing. 

Brother in Christ,

Eric Kim 

Disciples Renewal Prayer

My Savior, help me.
I am slow to learn, so prone to forget, so weak to climb;
I am in the foothills when I should be on the heights;
I am pained by my graceless heart,
my prayerless days,
my poverty of love,
my sloth in the heavenly race,
my sullied conscience,
my wasted hours,
my unspent opportunities.
I am blind while light shines around me:
take the scales from my eyes,
grind to dust the evil heart of unbelief.
Make it my chiefest joy to study thee,
mediate on thee,
gaze on thee,
sit like Mary at thy feet,
lean like John on thy breast
appeal like Peter to thy love,
count like Paul all things done.
Give me increase and progress in grace so that there may be
more decisions in my character,
more vigor in my purposes,
more elevation in my life,
more fervor in my devotion,
more constancy in my zeal.
As I have a position in the world,
keep me from making the world my position;
May I never seek in the creature
what can be found only in the creator;
Let not faith cease from seeking thee until it vanishes into sight.
Ride forth in me, thou king of kings and lord of lords,
that I may live victoriously, and in victory attain my end”

Brother in Christ,

Eric Kim