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Hey guys! I am honored that you would take the time to read this blog. I hope that what I have to share will be worth your time. You may ask yourself, "What's up with the title of this blog?" The title Siloam's Pool comes from John 9:7. There was a man who came to Jesus who was born blind. As Jesus and the disciples passed by the man, Jesus used this man's condition to teach an important spiritual lesson to his followers. Jesus affirmed that the man had been born blind in order that God might be honored through this man's life. Then Jesus said in a dramatic statement, "We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." (John 9:4-5). He then told the man to go and wash in the Pool of Siloam. The name "Siloam" means "sent." The man went and washed and came back seeing. It is my hope that through this blog, that perhaps someone might see as a result of the truth that is shared here. I will do my best to honor your time. God bless!

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Singing the Spiritual Blues
September 5, 2014
I love the blues! Something about the rhythm and the soul of the songs speaks to me. However, I really don't like it when I personally have the blues. Some blues songs [ or country ones :) ] were birthed out of hard times. Sometimes you and I go through some rough patches when it comes to our faith as well.

Do you find yourself with a feeling of blah when it comes to spiritual things? Perhaps you feel that you lack any "energy" or desire to participate in worship or service within the church. Maybe you feel like taking a break from things for a while. Maybe you wish that you had the passion that you once had for the church and for God.  If this is the case, it may be that you are suffering from what's known as apathy. Apathy happens when our personal relationship with Christ loses importance in our lives. It can happen gradually as we replace the worship of Christ in our life with other things in our lives that seem to be demanding our immediate attention. If this is you, how can you regain your passion?

The first thing we have to do is realize that God has not changed. He hasn't lost his wonder or brilliance. Much like an engagement ring never loses its luster or brilliance, God never grows dull. The Bible says in Malachi 3:6, "I the Lord do not change." God is still the same amazing God that He was when you first discovered Him.

The problem is that we change. We lose focus or become comfortable with God. Much like that engagement ring, we get so used to it being there that it become ordinary. We lose our passion and excitement over what that ring represents to us. We become consumed by other things. When you first got engaged, you were consumed with your spouse; but after a period of time, we become used to our spouse and normalcy sets in. Normalcy can kill a relationship. The Bible describes it as "loosing our first love" (Rev. 2:4). Have you lost your passion? It may be that you have become too comfortable with God and have lost your first love.

How do we regain our first love? Well, we have to repent of taking our focus off of God and remember the gospel. Rev. 3:19 says, "Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent." In Rev. 2:5 Christ says, 

Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

The reality of losing our first love is that it happens when we forget the gospel; when we stop worshipping God in our lives. If you are having a regular time in the Word of God and spending time drawing near to Him in prayer, He will rekindle a passion within you. Much like when you lose the luster in your relationship with your spouse, the best solution to a waning flame is to spend time once again with intentional focus on your relationship and spend time together. If you spend time with the Lord, you will see your passion grow once again.

So, what are you waiting for? God is knocking at the door (Rev. 3:20). Why don't you let Him come in?

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On Saturday, September 20, 2014, keijo leppioja said
SO wonderful joy even today when i opened the door to Christ in to my heart and life and be blessing and joy for him and for me self in the Holy Spirits power,thanks and bless,keijo sweden

 



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