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.. [08 Oct 2007|02:23pm]
I'm having regrets. I know I shouldn't be thinking about all the things that I could have done differently, but I am. And I don't know what to do about it.
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[15 Jul 2007|07:20pm]
I have been thinking for a while about why it is that so many of us, specifically Christian Americans, have such a hard time “hearing” if you will, God’s voice. Why it’s so hard for us to meet with Him, or feel His presence. And I came to the conclusion not long ago that we as a people group are extremely distracted and self-sufficient. We are constantly trying to find things to take up our time (computer- myspace, facebook etc. TV, movies), or we merely have a lot of things taking up our time (School, friends, stuff, etc). And as a result our vision of true reality becomes very blurred, and we walk around very blind to what is really happening in the world.

As self-sufficient goes, most of us are never in need of anything that we seemingly can’t provide for our selves. We are never wondering where our next meal will come from, or where we will sleep each night, etc. We are not dependent on God for these things. Though in theory we say we are, we are never praying that He would provide our next meal for us because we don’t know where it will come from, or that He would keep us alive through the night. Our faith is extremely small as a result of this. I am not intending to be Western-Christianity bashing, I am only saying what I think may be the problem with our generations Christian spirituality.

Many times I feel like God is very silent, and though sometimes this may be true, I think that a lot of the time He is speaking but we cannot hear Him. I believe a large reason for this is because everything around us is screaming on the top of its lungs in our direction. The majority of us don’t see what’s really going on around us because of these distractions.

I have for a couple months now thought about this, but haven’t done crap about it. So for the next week I’m not going to go on the computer or watch television. I hope to become more focused on the things that are important in this world, eternal things like establishing deeper relationships, loving those who aren’t loved, justice, and giving more glory to the only one who actually deserves it. I want you to know that I wasn’t going to write all of this, I was just going to tell you that I wasn’t going to be on the computer for the next week and that you should call me if you needed anything, or wanted to hang out. But I thought that maybe explaining why might get a couple of people to start thinking or something. Or maybe just encourage someone. I don’t know, I just don’t want to sound all holy and stuff.

So yeah it’s going to be for just a week at first, probably more later. Please feel free to share any of your thoughts, ill check back next Monday and reply.

So if you want to get in touch just give me a call.

love, filipe daniel de sousa
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do it to it [12 Jun 2007|10:11pm]
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