We all know that God doesn’t enjoy watching us screw up; at least I don’t think he does. I can’t picture him sitting around waiting for us to stumble. Most of us read the bible and know biblical standards like right from wrong, good from bad and not sinning from sinning.

This morning I was reading in Proverbs and came across chapter 6:16-19 it tells us that 16 “There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable (deserving to be detested; abominable; hateful) to him” after reading this I started to ask my self this one question, The BIBLE says that God Hates these sins…why do we keep on doing them if they are laid out right in front of us, in plain English. We don’t need a special degree or training…There’s nothing to decode.

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I have read this allot over the last 5 years and it has never really stuck with me so I wanted to write them out and share with you so that we could just know what God hates…

I would say that most of them are just common sense but some I had to do a little research to make sure I was truly understanding.

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  1. Haughty eyes. (Scornfully and condescendingly proud) I would say Basically having your nose up in the air…as my mom would say… “some one who thinks their own poop(being kid friendly 🙂 ) doesn’t smell” or seeing yourself as being more superior that others.
  2. Lying tongue
  3. Hands that shed innocent blood,

V18

  1. A heart that devises(plans) wicked schemes
  2. Feet that are quick to rush into evil

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  1. A false witness who pours out lies
  2. A man who stirs up dissension among brothers. (disagreement among those expected to cooperate)

That’s it…7 things that we should…well need to avoid. I’m sure we can handle this.

-AbelD

 

disabilityToday I was able to have dinner with 2 men that the world would classify as “physically disabled” Jesse and Jame’s.

15 years ago Jesse was addicted to drugs and one day he barricaded himself in a room, long story short- Los Angeles S.W.A.T was called in to take him out. Jesse was shot at 9 times, hit 5. Instantly he was paralyzed from the waist down along with loosing half a lung and kidney. He died that day, not just once but 3 times.  

James’s was the all America. He was a 17 year old cyclist that had qualified for the Jr. Olympics’ and was training with the best riders in the world. His world changed 20 years ago when he was cut off by a car and crashed into a parked school bus. That was his last day on a bike. James said “the ironic thing is…it was a short bus…a disabled person’s bus”

Both men have been in wheelchairs ever since and have had their worlds dramatically change!

As I was sitting there hearing them talk about “Disability’s” I couldn’t help but 1st. Thank God for blessing me with legs, arms, feet fingers ect…! 2nd I started to feel bad, not because of their situation but because I let the world distort my view of people who are disabled. See Jesse and James do MORE than me! (I don’t know about you but when I see someone with a disability I feel bad, I wonder what they CANT do and how much they are missing out on life.) They have wife’s, kids, and grand kids! They drive, swim work and live every day life’s like you and me not only that but they live fulfilled lives. They work with many organizations going in and out of hospital counseling people who have just become paralyzed. They said there is such a lack of preparedness when you come home from a hospital that most people have no idea what to do and most go into a deep depression mode…some for years!

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PS: They also said…every one is disabled in one way or another…you can just see theirs more. The difference from them and us is how they handle it….

Life with out Limbs Check it out….

 

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As most of you know we have been fighting a claim with unemplyment office for 2 months and over the weekend we got a letter from EDD saying that our claim was approved! We also got our first check! Now we are waiting for 2 more…God is so good! Some times I really don’t understand Him….but I like it that way.

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EDD%20logo%20copyOn June 4th, 2009 I was laid off from my Job with National Warranty Services. On June 14th, 2009 I filed a claim with the unemployment development office. After waiting a week to hear from them I finally get a letter stating that my claim was accepted…all I had to do was fill out a paper showing where I have applied so far and send it back, then just wait for my first check…it never came…finally I got a letter saying that I have an interview with the EDD on the 22nd of JULY from 1-3 PM. The letter said to be ready to answer some of the following questions…”why did you file a false claim”. “where you warned that you were going to be terminated” ect…It also said that all my benefits are on hold until after this interview…so I called and FINALLY got someone on the phone and it turns out that National Warranty Services is saying I was “terminated”…so not true…well…we have had some crazy trust in God over the last 2 or 3 months…and now we have $0.00 income and it has been this way for almost 2 months…Here is the problem…we have bills… allot! And if you didn’t know this about me…now you do. I HATE paying bills late…never have and hoped I never had to, until now…Here’s the thing though….it’s cool because he has provided for us one way or another…some way’s where harder…but he did it! Needless to say God is breaking me in more than one way right now…its hard but I know something great is around the corner….so I have lined up a whiteness and have been preparing for my interview today…if you read this please pray for me….I need it!

 

oh one more thing…i dont understand how EDD can sit there and let some people have ZERO income?? even though my meeting with them is today…i still have to wait till they go and look into it and then wait for a letter then wait for checks…this system is plain stupid…

 

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I’ve been wanting to blog for a long time but I finally pulled myself away from my email, face book, my space, twitter ect to blog.

So much to say…here’s the big news.

My family and I are going to be moving in September to Houston TX.

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Yep no joke…it’s a very long story but we feel that God is telling us to go so we are going…now making that decision wasn’t that easy…it took weeks of battling God and our flesh. The day that we said “okay” to God things have been lining up left and right…
1. We move out of our house into Tonya’s aunts 5 bedrooms home…rent free.
2. Tonya’s cousin offered to let us live with them in Houston until we get on our feet.
3. Our families are actually supporting us and not trying to get us to stay…almost all of our moving expenses are being covered…plane tickets and all
4. I can keep going but I think you get the point.
At this point I don’t have work lined up or anything ells besides where we are going to sleep but we know God will open a door. My Hope is that god is calling us to TX to be in ministry full time but who knows…if it is then great! If not great!

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I love finding things like this…especially when the kid is in our Children’s Ministry!

” Makenna asked many questions last night. She asked where God came from?, What happened to Adam and Eve if Jesus came after them?, Why does God punish us with sickness and stuff?, If faith is believing in things we can’t see and understand until we get to heaven what if Satan tells us everything (since he was in heaven) then we won’t be able to have faith?, Just a few question I tried hard to answer at her age. I admitted I don’t know all and suggested asking Abel, or Alece and she said how about Pastor Billy. She told me I did a pretty good job answering them. Can I just say I am thrilled to see how God is working in her life. Oh another question was how do we know when God is talking to us. She wants to hear from God. So excited to see her faith growing. Thanks Southhills-South CM.”

The mind of a child ALWAYS amazes me…The way the grasp Truth and the faith they have in God is remarkable…I am so Honored that god has placed me in a position to lead children closer to him! Sometimes the world (my life) could feel like its falling apart and then i get a little note from some one who says “abhuel! yous ares shou choole!” (abel you are so cool…) or i find letters like the one above and it reminds me WHY i do what i do…Its moments like this that finding the blance between God, My Family, Childrens Ministry and Work is all worth it!

Have you ever wondered why God created the idea of traffic? Most of us that sit in traffic cursing every living this that comes on our way…Notice I said us. I believe there are 3 different types of drivers.

 Driver one- Fast, Aggressive, angry, bitter and in a rush. (obviously)

Driver two- Bothered, bored, tired, sluggish and annoyed

Driver three- Care free, Happy, Not stressed and just chilling in 1 lane.

Every driver has a different life; I don’t think a driver’s personal life plays into what kind of driver they become behind the wheel.  There are things that God wants us to learn daily. Some days we learn it right away, the other days we have a “bad day” and push God and the world away. With my life I have an average of a 2 hour commute to and from work.  Once I’m in the car I have the choice to become Driver 1, 2 or 3…my natural reaction is to become number one…

I’m not sure where I’m running with this analogy but my point is this…How many times in this life are we forced to sit and do nothing, pray, think, grow….Don’t take traffic as a burden…take it as a blessing! Take those moments to grow yourself as a leader, pray, think…Don’t let that moment that you could have with God be taken away by the devil…let God teach you in the moment that you least want to be grown….