David Murdock Are You Really A Christian

David Murdock Are You Really A Christian?

My Halloween post that got my Christianity questioned…Am I a Christian because I colored my hair, put on a hat, a flowered shirt, darkened my eye brows and beard, took a picture…and then posted on social media saying…

“Its Halloween time…Getting ready for the kiddos…#candytime”

Guess by some religious standards, and Christian beliefs my “Christianity” is in question.

For the record…I love the yard ornaments at Halloween, pumpkins, dressing up with all the different mask and themes and passing out candy to all the neighborhood kids…guess some may call them little demons (smile).

I personally choose to create a joyful atmosphere and ignore all the satanic gestures behind Halloween that hold some “Christians” in bondage… I take a different approach to this holiday from years ago and make it work for my enjoyment.  I am free to live!

I may not be a Christian by some beliefs…however, Romans 10:9 says…If I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in my heart  that God raised him from the dead I will be saved.

I guess that may not make me a ” Christian, ” but it does free me from sin giving me full benefits of salvation…Now I think that’s pretty awesome. FYI…I have confessed with my mouth and believed in my heart Jesus Christ and that God raised him from the dead.

It does make me wonder about different things, does the “religious” crowd really believe that the thief on the cross really went to heaven?  All he said to Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom and Jesus says, “today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:42-43 ) I don’t really see the confessing part Paul was writing about in Romans…But should that really concern me?

Jesus came that I could live…So I like celebrating holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.  Now we know Jesus rose from the grave on Easter. We get dressed up and remember the cross and that he rose on Easter Sunday. Sometimes we even buy something new to wear, even see the hats come out on this glorious occasion… Then we dye eggs and hide them, I do love hiding the eggs. However, I’m not really sure what eggs and chocolate bunny rabbits have to do with Jesus coming out of that grave.

Then there is Christmas, that’s when Love came to town… Jesus’s birthday, whether it’s really in December are not, no one seems to mind. I love Christmas, the tree, lights, music, mistletoe’s. I just can’t help it, but I love this time of year! Then we get to have Santa Claus hanging out at the mall, and just think we get to celebrate Jesus birthday by buying each other gifts. Now come on, Life is good!  I love going to the mall this time of year, the hustle and bustle is stimulating as we get ready for Christmas day. There is nothing like hearing someone say, Have a Merry Christmas!

I guess you may be wondering why is David writing about this…

I am writing this blog about this Halloween post because I’m always concerned that there may be someone out there needing encouragement, they may be hurting, ready to give up on life, on the edge of no return. They may be reading what I have written or posted that might make them think differently or encourage them about their situation, and then they see a comment with a different philosophy causing them turn away with a “bad taste” of Christianity in their mouth.  This bothers me!

My desire is not to change someone’s philosophy, but it is to create thought about life, about what you believe and to make a change in your life, if your life isn’t what it should be. My desire is to create hope!

Jesus summed it up in Matthew 7:12 Do for others what you want them to do for you!

Jesus also said, “the thief comes to steal and to destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)  My desire is to always bring hope to any situation you might be facing.

Don’t get caught up in all the “religious” propaganda that you forget to live your life the way Jesus intended. You were born with purpose for a purpose. There is hope in every situation, just look for it. Never Give Up!!

Happy Holidays…….

David Murdock

 

Change Your Philosophy and Increase Your Value

Wanting Change…Needing a Change…But Are You Willing To Change?

Change Your Philosophy and Increase Your Value.

Have you ever asked someone how they’re doing and they respond “same ole thing just a different day”, nothing ever changes. People blame the government or a particular political party over their hardships or job loss. You’ve heard the saying, the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer… We tend to blame others or situations in life over our struggles, when it’s us that needs to change.

You will never have change as long as you blame someone else!

You’ve seen where some people make it while others struggle trying to make it. If you listen to their conversations you can see their difference by their philosophy. Sometimes people live life thinking that whatever will be will be. They can be hard workers and never seem to go anywhere in life, always working from the bottom of the pile. Some spend more time working hard on the job, when they need to work harder on themselves. They need to change their thinking; they need to change their personal philosophy.

Philosophy is simply a set of ideas about how to do something or how to live, a personal outlook or viewpoint.

I believe when you change what’s inside of you; you will change what’s around you. When you change what you say, you will change what you believe. When you change what you believe, you will then change your life!

Never wish life were easier, wish that you were better-Jim Rohn

Change Your Philosophy!

  • Don’t wish life was easier…Work at being better!
  • Don’t pray for fewer problems…Learn more skills!
  • Are you waiting on a pay raise…? Why not become more valuable!

Work on changing yourself; work at being a better you! If there is something you want changed, but it never changes, shows a change in philosophy is needed.

Someone who stays in an abusive relationship shows there needs to be a philosophy change. If you’ve wanted to lose weight and you can’t, a change in philosophy is needed. If you need more than 24 hours in a day…It’s not ever going to change…You must change.

If you’re struggling with your life today, nothing ever seems to go right… ask yourself why?

Your life will never change until you change. Life will not get better until you get better.

Life doesn’t get better by chance…It Gets Better by Change!

It’s not what happens, but it’s what you do when it happens!

You will increase your value when you change your philosophy…….

David Murdock