November 27

Why I’ve Chosen To Stay Single

Hey everyone,

A lot of people in my family (and some friends of mine) have been wondering why I’m 28 and still single.

I was reading 1 Corinthians this past week.

In chapter 7, it discusses about being married and single.

Verse 35 says that my choice on being married or single should depend on which relationship status I would be more effective with in serving God.

I have decided that I would be more effective with serving God by staying single.

It’s contrary to what most people my are doing or want to do.

Why I would be better staying single?

  • Less distractions- I would have more time to communicate with God and serve Him than I would if I was married.
  • More opportunities to serve- I would be able to serve in more ministries than I would have if I was married with kids.
  • I’m not ready for commitment right now- I need to grow more in the Lord before getting into a relationship with someone.

Please let me know your opinions on this.

Thank You and God Bless You,

Millennial Buddy

November 22

What I’m Thankful For

Hey everyone,

Thanksgiving is this week.

It’s not about the food that I will be eating this week.

It’s about remembering what I’m thankful for.

As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post (https://www.millennialbuddy.com/2017/10/27/appreciate-what-you-have-in-life/), God can give and take away blessings in our lives (read the book of Job).

Today, I want to share 10 things I’m thankful for.

Here we go:

  • My family- They’re loving and helpful to me.
  • My church- It’s a blessing to be able to be at church where everyone serves the Lord and wants to grow in the Lord.
  • My house- It’s nice to have a place that protects me from the elements of the outdoors.
  • My car- I like being able to drive to the places I need to go.
  • My cat- He’s a great companion and protects me from the rodents that can come in my house.
  • My clothes- It’s nice to have clothes to wear all year round. Some people don’t get this luxury.
  • The area I live in- The cost of living is low and everyone is mostly friendly and helpful.
  • Thrift stores in my area- They’re a great place to find bargains on nice clothing and the money helps out needy people in the community.
  • My friends- They inspire me to do better each and everyday.
  • My job- Working at this job pays the bills I need to pay each month.

Please share with me what you’re thankful for.

Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving To You,

Millennial Buddy

November 14

There Are More Important Things To Life Than Football

Hey everyone,

I listened to and watch a lot of college football over the weekend.

My favorite team, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, had a major game this weekend.

They had to play on the road against the Miami Hurricanes.

The Irish got grilled 41 to 8.

It was not a pretty game.

Every time Notre Dame loses I get aggravated.

It made me realize something.

No matter if Notre Dame won or lost, life will go on.

Colossians 3:2 (KJV) says to focus on what comes from God and not worldly things.

To me, this means that God cares more about what we do with our lives on Earth than whether my favorite team won or lost.

I need to be focused more what I can be doing for God.

God needs to be the number one priority in my life.

How can I accomplish this?

  • Reading the Bible more thoroughly (and paying better attention to it).
  • Having a conversation with God through prayer (and not using memorized words).
  • Listening to sermons to learn more about God.
  • Showing the love of Christ to others (no matter where I’m at) by being kind to them and serving them.

Please let me know if you have any other ideas or suggestions.

Thank You and God Bless You,

Millennial Buddy

November 6

Am I loving other Christians?

Hey everyone,

Yesterday at church I went to a big dinner at church for a kid at my church’s youth program who is turning 16.

It made me realize something.

In John 13:34-35, God wants me to “love” other Christians as He has loved us (KJV).

Am I doing that?

Yes and no.

How am I doing that correctly?

By sacrificing time and money for the event to show the person and their family that they matter.

What could I be doing better?

  • Taking the initiative to say “Hello” and introduce myself to other people at my church.
  • Take time to get to know other members at my church better.
  • Going to events that I’m getting invited to.
  • Getting involved in the church and helping out in some way.

To me, from the verse I mentioned earlier, God wants me to sacrifice myself to love other Christians, as Christ did for us on the Cross.

I have to do a better job on that.

However, this does not mean that others can take advantage of me.

That happened to me at the church I went to before I started going to the church I currently attend.

Please let me know your thoughts on this topic.

Thank You and Have A Blessed Day,

Millennial Buddy

 

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October 31

Do I Have The Heart God Wants Me To Have?

Hey everyone,

I’ve been reading from the book of Luke this week.

Something got to me.

In Luke 6:43-45 (KJV) it discusses through using trees with “good” and  bad “fruit” that positive qualities must be coming out of us if we have the heart that God wants us to have.

It made me think.

Do I have the heart that God wants me to have?

No.

Here’s why:

  • My patience gets very thin with some people that drive me crazy.
  • I’m bitter with the way some people have treated me in the past.
  • I need to be sharing my faith more with people outside of church.

To me, these qualities are of a “tree” that is producing rotten “fruit”.

What can I do to create the “good fruit” God wants us to create?

  • Learn how to deal with people that drive me crazy in a calmer manner. I have to learn to be nice to them and give them a chance.
  • Let go of how people treated me in the past. I can’t fix what happened in my past. It only hurts me and doesn’t help me get to where God wants me to be.
  • Become friends with people I encounter; build a relationship with them; and let them see Christ in me.

Please let me know any suggestions on having the character God wants me to have.

Thank You and God Bless You,

Millennial Buddy

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October 27

Appreciate what you have in life

Hey everyone,

This past week, my house did not have running water.

It’s not because I didn’t pay the bill (I paid the bill before it came in the mail).

Most of my town was out of water.

They turned the water off due to the water being contaminated.

Thankfully, I had a couple of gallon jugs of water and bottled water.

However, I wasn’t able to wash clothes, dishes, flush the toilet, nor take showers.

Those are daily necessities in my life.

Water was something I always have taken for granted.

It made me realize that people in some areas of the world don’t have easy access to water like I do.

Because of that, I have learned to not take what I need to live for granted.

I need to stop worrying about what I wish I had and appreciate what God has blessed me with.

God could take away what I need at any time.

In Job 1, God took away everything Job owned.

That could happen to me.

If you had a similar experience to this, please share.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

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October 17

Am I loving God like I’m supposed to?

Hey everyone,

I have been reading from the book of Matthew this week.

In Matthew 22:37, it says to “love” “God” “with all” my “heart”, “soul”, and “mind”. (KJV)

A question pondered in my head.

Am I loving God like I’m supposed to?

No.

Here’s why:

  • I’m not talking to God as much as I need to be talking to Him.
  • I’m not reading the Bible thoroughly as I’m supposed to.
  • I’m not in tune with the worship service as I’m supposed to.
  • I’m not listening to what he wants me to do.

What can I do to fix that?

  • Have a continual conversation with God throughout the day.
  • Read the Bible slowly to understand what is going on (look at the context of the writing).
  • Focus more on the songs and the message at worship service.
  • Listen to what he says and do it.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions for me.

Thank You and Have A Nice Day,

Millennial Buddy

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