Monday, January 14, 2008

Where Is Your Faith?

I want to walk and talk with Jesus each and everyday.
I want my life to be an example for Him and everyway.
I want to treat my brothers and sisters the way He want me to.
Because He said do onto others as you would have them do unto you.
I want Him to show me with his blessings, for up above.
As He rocks me and rocks me and rocks me, in the cradle of His love.

I want Him lead me and guide me in everything I, say and do.
In His service I want Him to choose me and use me the way He wants to.
What a wonderful, mighty counselor, Prince of Peace is He.
All I want each day is just a closer, walk with Thee.
Because I love Him, I love Him, I love Him.
And I know He loves me.

When I was much, much young and my step-father forced us to leave our membership with the Methodist faith and join the Baptist faith, I will admit to being quite resentful. Unlike my older sisters, who were much more outgoing and open to change, I fought the embrace of this new church home and as a result, never quite ever fit in. I was in the third grade at the time of this change and didn’t quite understand the difference at the time. I did know that the Methodist Church seemed to be more subdued in their worshiping practices, where as the Baptist were more vocal, more animated. Also, for some reason the Baptist always seemed to be wanting my money. I was a kid…I had no money.

For some reason, while I was at work the other day, I found myself singing the song above. I love that song and I would never have learned it if I had not be shanghaied from one church to another. Nor would I probably have the kind of relationship today that I have with God. I guess I can thank my Step-father (who has passed away) for that, even though he and I never had the best of relationships.

I really don’t have a point to this post. I guess you can just chalk it up to randomness, but that song makes me happy. Something in those words fills my spirit and I just felt the need to spread the sentiment with the folks of Blog town. Those words say everything; everything about me and how I would like to be perceived as living my life. I will admit that I don’t always live up to every stanza as I would like, but I try my best. And I do Love Him, Love Him, Love Him. And I know He Love me. I guess, in the end that’s all that matters, the fact that I loved me some Jesus. Heck, I don’t think I could do the job I do without having Him by my side.

Anyway, take this post as you will. Consider it, for the first time….

-One Man’s Testimony. Peace.


Mizrepresent said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

WrkNProgress said...

I love it! And I understand just how you feel, remember the name--Work In Progress. God Bless.

Opinionated Diva said...

This is so different from what I'm used to seeing from you man!

I had to check the blog addy and make sure I was in the right place.

What a nice change though!

guerreiranigeriana said...

i read somewhere that music can be as divine as prayer...this post exemplifies why...when the words are so moving, it can be as comforting as having prayed...

...wrknprogress said it and i second it-work in progress...we all are...have a blessed week and beware of the niggers (o.j. simpson, bob johnson and the rest of the crew);)...

James Tubman said...

i was forced to go to church when i was young

that's why i'm not very religious now

but when you think of all the time you spent in there i guess it must have had some kind of positive effect thaa's still with you today

Ms. Behaving said...

Thank You...That was very refreshing!!!


Twin...what a refreshing post! And you know God loves you even more!

Also those times when we're young and our parents make decisions we don't understand, we usually appreciate it when we become older. In most cases, they make decisions that are in our best interests-although we clearly are clueless at the time.

Thank God for step-dad may he RIP.
Love the "prettier" twin!

Muze said...

awwww. that made me smile.

One Man’s Opinion said...

Thank you all for your comments. I was up at four o'clock in the morning, writing that blog. My spirit was really touched and I'm very glad that all of you felt what I was feeling. Even though my step died with us still having some unresolved issues, I have to admit that I owe him for providing me with the catalist (did I spell that right) to bring me closer to God.


catalyst,twin :)

Eb the Celeb said...

you really showed your depth on this one...

all the funny, go-getter posts are hilarious but it was definitely refreshing seeing a different side of you.


One Man’s Opinion said...

Thank you twin, for the spelling. I was too lazy to go spell check it. ]

Thank you too, eb

fuzzy said...

Baptists, animated? I always viewed the baptists as boring! Come into COGIC and you will see animation and how churchies get your money! The only thing COGIC doesn't have a price on is salvation! If you're not careful they might try to price that!

James Tubman said...

COGIC in tha houuuse

that's where i'm from

there you see all types of spectacles

guys running up and down the isle

people stomping on the feet of the one beside them while they shout for jesus, black women kicking over benches

they got everything

mp1 v.8.0 said...

can't really get on the religious tip man. I believe in God, but don't really trust religion.

Can't knock the post though.

And he shanghaied you?? Hilarious!
Well the word, not the fact that he made you switch teams.

Darius T. Williams said...

u know baptist church songs do make u feel real good...while u r giving money.

Don said...

I grew up in a Baptist church. I don't know if that is the reason why I am like I am. lol. Probably seen too much as a kid.

I'm kinda like mp1...don't really trust "religion."

guerreiranigeriana said...

lol @ mp1 v.8.0...

...uh, one man...i dunno if you noticed but's wednesday...yeah...and uh...your last post, according to my recollection was uh, monday...yeah...what's really good?...this song got you so damn high you can't come update? much is happening in the world and you are leaving us without your hilarious betta bring yo ass before i come drag it out:)...

...don't hurt me ivent...i was just joking...a little...ok!...a lot!...damn...*scampers away*...


@twin..checking in bro :)

dejanae said...

music can be among the best forms of inspiration. Sorry u got traumatized on the shanghai tip tho
have you visited a Methodist church since then?

Opinionated Diva said...

Ya know...if you're going to take a little vacay, atleast let a sista know! Hmmmmmph! lol

Shazza Nakim said...

Come one people, ol' Boy is a Rock Star, the King of Blog, don't you understand he's just driving you crazy until his return.

Think Jay-Z's Retiring Azz. Just think, there is so much stupidity happening out there, its hard to keep up. I can imagine the RETURN.

Come Back Soon No Man .. we are in withdrawal of your WiSdoM.

One Man’s Opinion said...

Fuzzy, I didn't know you were COGIC. Only thing I know about that faith is that they don't use instruments.

Tubman, I guess I'm gonna have to come to church with you and Fuzzy one day and see what it's all about.

MP, I don't think you understand. I didn't want to get into the full story, but in a nutshell...My step-father came home one saturday and said he was taking me and my two older sisters to the park. Okay, picture this. Of course my sisters were fully dressed, but I was wearing nothing but a pair of cut off shorts. I am not shitting you. A pair of cut off shorts. No shirt, no shoes, no service. I was only in the second or third grade at the time, but come on. You can imagine my surprise when we in up in at a church choir practice. You can better image my suprise when not only are we made to take part in the church practice, but at the end of it my step-father takes us to the side and tells us that the pastor is gonna ask us some question and we were to answer yes to them. Yeah, I would say shanghied is being pretty nice on the matter....How about you?

Don and MP, I don't trust religion either. People put too much trust in the religious believe itself.

Dejanae, no I have not been to a Methodist church since then.

All of yall are so funny, my next blog will be lame but it will explain my absence.