Monday, 30 September 2013

Isaac Brock

Isaac Brock portrait 1, from The Story of Isaac Brock (1908)-2.png
  • Born on October 6, 1769 in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey to John and Elizabeth Brock
  • He never got married
  • He served in the British Army from 1785-1812
  • His rank in the army was a major-general
  • He fought in the French Revolutionary War and the War of 1812
  • He was also a Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (Ontario) from 1811-1812
  • He died on  October 13, 1812 in Queenston, Upper Canada
  • He was voted #28 on the television show The Greatest Canadian
  • Brockville and Brock in Ontario, Brock in Saskatchewan, General Isaac Brock Parkway on Highway 405 and Brock University in St. Catharines in Ontario are named after him. Schools named after him are in Winnipeg (Manitoba), Toronto, London, Windsor, Hamilton, and Guelph Ontario.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Faithful Fridays~Obedience

Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, a bible study that you are working through or anything that God has put on your heart to share. You can go to Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and picture.

Last night at youth, the youth pastor was talking about how to obey God.

You have commanded your precepts
    to be kept diligently.

Psalm 119:4

The word precept means rule - instruction - regulation - law - lesson and the word diligently means constantly. So the verse means God has commanded His rules and we are to keep them all the time. We are also suppose to obey Him....
  • Not Partially, But Fully
Which means choosing some rules to obey and not others. But we are to obey everything God says and not choose what we want to obey. Because God didn't say that we could just choose, He said obey everything I say.
  • Not Doubtfully, But Confidently
Which means being not sure if you should do what God says. It is like when you are going to go swimming and you put your toes in water to see if it is cold. And if it is you are not sure if you should go in or not. But you have to trust God that He knows what is best for you and go all in.
  • Not Reluctantly, But Readily
Which means being like I really don't want to do it, well not right now. But being just so excited to do it and jump up and do it right away.

  • Not Carelessly, But Carefully
It is when you are not sure if something is right or wrong so you don't know what to do. The best thing to do is just not do it and be safe than do it and disobey God.
  • Not Coldly, But Earnestly
You can't obey grumpily and not willing to do it but you have to obey happy and with a pure heart.
  • Not Sporadically, But Regularly
You can't obey now and then. You have to obey God 24/7. You have to obey God of whatever He says to do, when He says it, however He says it has to be done.

I know that no one can obey God like this but we have to strive to obey God everyday just like the things above.