Playing guitar is my passion and once was my God. Everything I said or did revolved around music and playing guitar. Even though I was doing something I really loved to do, there was still a sense of emptiness in my life. One day, while someone was talking about Christianity at a band rehearsal, I said “Hey, I’m a Christian”; being raised in a religious home myself, I continued by saying something like: “I this...”, “I that...” Then a question was asked: “Have you ever thought of what God did for you and not what you did? John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. I began to think, saved from what? Those scriptures somehow caused me to open my eyes and really examine myself and what it meant to really be a Christian because I thought I was. I was invited to a Wed bible study which I attended a couple of weeks later and I came to a place where I had a hard time admitting that I had been wrong and had been living a life of sin in the eyes of God. Can you say PRIDE? Well that in itself is a big sin. A few days later, after struggling with that issue, I asked God to forgive me in a short heart felt prayer. PSALM 33:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye.
By saying: I believe in God, I pray, I’m a good person, I go to church, etc. was a little arrogant and immature. I’d rather let people see what I am and do rather than sound boastful about it. Actions speak louder than words. Only when others see Jesus in you will they be naturally drawn to ask you the question someone asked me.
Playing guitar is my passion and once was my God. Today the passion I have for my instrument is driven by the love and passion I have for Jesus. Be real and be in His Word, Psalm 119:105, Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Luke 9:23 - Then He (Jesus) said to them all, ”if anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross DAILY, and follow me.
P.S. I enjoy playing/watching baseball, soccer, tennis, I like traveling, all types of foods. Not crazy about shaving, sitting in traffic, yard work and hot days