Suffering With Christ — The Brew Is A Musing

My Musings – Trials and suffering are an inevitable fact of life for the Christian. Just like a newborn baby, it seems like no sooner are we born again than we are being slapped around just to make us to cry. Or so it seems. Certainly, our new adversary the devil will do everything he […] via Suffering With Christ — The Brew Is A Musing Continue reading Suffering With Christ — The Brew Is A Musing

Alone with Him

You see my Spirit, my Lord. You see what you have placed within me the moment I opened my heart to you. In this imperfect man, your perfection lies. I tell the world that my faith in you sometimes wavers, and yet, your mercy remains… and the mercy of others doesn’t… and I’m frowned upon by these, “holy people”. They divide your people. They put … Continue reading Alone with Him

All That Is

What are we to be, as we float around in the vastness–held down to this ground that we have learned to walk upon? Who am I in God’s plan? Why do humans have such an unstable balance? Why do so many love themselves before they love the desires of God? Why, in the unfathomably little amount of space that we truly take up within this … Continue reading All That Is

Minimum Wage

How dirty we are in this world of sin The inevitable blasphemy before we begin We give it our all and think we are clean bringing our good deeds to the forefront making sure they are seen We paint a picture for the rest a Picasso of intrigue Showing others the wonder of our own little league A perfect and holy people so we believe … Continue reading Minimum Wage

That Particular Sin Is Sending You To Hell!

There is a good reason why I cannot see eye to eye with many Christians that I encounter. I tend to be very observant when it comes to people. I suppose it is just a part of me, as I have always had that tendency. It is not so much the physical aspects of them, (at a time, it once was and, unfortunately, I would … Continue reading That Particular Sin Is Sending You To Hell!

Staring Into Existence

What are these things that we call, “space and time”? We never truly understand it, no matter what theory comes along. No matter how proud we become of the hypothesis. What is this space that we live in? We divide it up, the infinite, into little compartments. Walls. Fences. Divisions. We claim and fill our spaces, within, outside, with the collections, trying hard to satisfy … Continue reading Staring Into Existence

Entertain Me, O Lord

Friday nights were filled with popcorn, a beverage and a series of television programs on a national broadcasting station, titled, “TGIF.” When I was a kid, my friends and family would huddle around the few sitcoms that were broadcasted during the Friday night lineup. We would enjoy the innocent laughs as we watched and listened to the antics of the actors and actresses. We all … Continue reading Entertain Me, O Lord

‘Now That I Am Beaten To A Pulp, …’

I can see why some would not want to be a Christian, and I totally understand what Gandhi meant when he said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” I believe Gandhi had a good point, and I am choosing to focus on it lately. Unfortunately, I tend to focus on the negative when I … Continue reading ‘Now That I Am Beaten To A Pulp, …’

Unity?

Divisions in the Church 10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 12 What … Continue reading Unity?

Limited

At times, I sit and wonder what this life is truly all about. As I sit under the dark skies of the evening, observing the thousands of visible stars, I wonder just what we are. Knowing that what is visible is less than a small fraction of the infinite universe is so incredibly mysterious. We have such a limited understanding of all of this infinite … Continue reading Limited

“My Way Or The Highway,” Said The Woman.

I’m not really sure? Is there any way I can live my life doing what is pleasing to the Lord, being sure that I’m still saved when I sin? There are two different ways nearly all believers (Christ followers) answer this question. Too many sins = hell. Or, we are saved no matter how terrible we are. I’m not sure which one is correct? I’ve … Continue reading “My Way Or The Highway,” Said The Woman.

The Spirit Of Grace

A writing from James Smith, 1864 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.” Zechariah 12:10 Grace … Continue reading The Spirit Of Grace

Blindly Trapped Within Ourselves

Some of the most judgmental people I know are the religious people who call themselves, “Christian.” What is it with the people who claim to be, “right with God?” They may be washed in the blood, but are they allowing that sacrifice to continually purify? Are they not really being honest with themselves, or Him? Do they use their religion as an excuse to point … Continue reading Blindly Trapped Within Ourselves

Living A Lie

At one time within my personal life, lies were just another part of who I was. It was not a big deal to lie to my parents. It was no problem to lie to cover up something that I was doing which directly broke a rule, a law or a moral standard. If I could get away with lying and pulling through with no consequence, … Continue reading Living A Lie

In Our Place

I am not a great theologian, but there are certain things that were realized as I read His Word this morning. The Rich Young Man 16 And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one … Continue reading In Our Place

Squeezing Righteousness From A Deceitful Heart

Jeremiah 17:9 reads… The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?  – (NLT) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?  – (KJV) Crooked is the heart above all things, And it is incurable — who doth know it?  – (YLT) Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary, (Jeremiah 17:5-11) … Continue reading Squeezing Righteousness From A Deceitful Heart

A Perfection Which Exceeds His

There is not a day that goes by where I do not have these intentions of being subservient to our Lord. Each day starts with thanking Him for being there for me. He is my strength. The entire day I am looking through a new window, and through this window there is a faint image, a faint reflection, of a new man. A reflection of … Continue reading A Perfection Which Exceeds His

Emphasizing The Necessity of Christ

Pinned to my taskbar was a link to the following article. It must have had an importance somewhere along the way for me to pin it within sight for later reference. The message is so incredibly prevalent within each day. The holiday my family and I will celebrate today is absolutely unprofitable, for me, unless I genuinely embrace the Lord in His fullness of spiritual … Continue reading Emphasizing The Necessity of Christ

Either / Or

I could be down about the dreadful realness of my life that is always there. I am the last of my family. I have no brothers or sisters and no biological children. Which is probably a good thing, knowing how mentally unstable my father’s family has been. So, the Brewster name is finished here. I won’t be spending Christmas with either one of my parents. … Continue reading Either / Or

Real Faith

Thomas, like many, doubted that Jesus was resurrected. This morning in John 20:26-29 (KJV), I read, “And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, ‘Peace be unto you.’ Then saith he to Thomas, ‘Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, … Continue reading Real Faith

Silencing The War

Maybe you have seen it in a movie or experienced it? A very loud explosion erupts and deafens an individual. There is nothing but a nearly silent, high-pitched ringing that drowns out the continuing war. Bombs explode. Gunfire is blazing past, but the individual is only able to hear the hum. Temporarily unreceptive to what could be heard, and forced to only rely on the … Continue reading Silencing The War