Thursday, 31 July 2008


Now i was reading something today that had the above statement , and it really hit me deep in my gut...

I thought how true is that statement, how encouraging and how it clearly explains how Jesus see us. No matter what you think you done , how rubbish you think you are or what other people think of you, Jesus totally knows what you can become.

"The truth shall set you free"and I believe this is true to the statement as it causes my heart to be set free and not to be in bondage to our strong holds or destructive mind sets, as after all.

This statement also adds on to our identity. By this I mean in our life we all get our identity from something it could be our parents love, job, relationships, even church however I believe this statement simple says to us ..

It doesn't matter what you think of your self , it doesnt matter what people think of you , Jesus knows your heart, knows your potential, knows your soul, knows the very essence of you, and he knows exactly what you can become...

It does take faith it does take risk, and it does take trust, after all its a relationship , but like no other relationship, Jesus is the perfect partner, he the perfect friend and saviour. He will continue to love us through our struggles , our disappointment our tantrums, but remember He will guide you too after all he knows exactly what you can become....

lets start hearing his voice , lets start asking him to break our stubbornness, I mean God knows that maybe the corner stone of allot of my problems.....

anyway I just thought this might be of encouraging words to you all..

bless ya



The fight Goes On Till 60 Plus

Rocky 6 proves that the last thing to age is his heart and that he can make one heck of a film that touches the soul and hes' got a few wise words to say!

Rocky is like 60 and my word he can still do chin ups, come on I’m in my 20’s and I’m reasonably fit but I struggle to even do 5. Anyway Rocky is older and wiser, his love Adrian (wife) has past away from cancer and his son is ashamed of him and Rocky is deciding to go back in the boxing ring and fight.

As I mention before Rocky's son in the movie feels that his dad is a shadow and is embarrass of him, shame on him I say, I wanted to give him a mouthful if I could. But Rocky does such a good job of it later in the movie. It’s one of the best scenes ever.
Rocky quite simple states exactly what we all need to hear at times, that we need to stop blaming other people or the world; if we don't like the circumstances that we in or the people that we have become,then we need to have a good look at our selves. But not blame people as Rocky says cowards simply do that, they blame things on others and take no responsibility for their own future!

Rocky 6 also touches on identity , self worth and finding your place in this life, after all if you think about our culture today its very much targeted to the youths or young adults, but what about the older lot, the 60 + are we to brush them aside as they have no worth anymore, as Rocky states the last thing the age is the heart….and I love this!

The movie also spoke to me on the matter of lost. Sometimes when we loose someone very close to us we can loose or forget our identity , however knowing who you are is key to living this life well, knowing who you are is a different topic, I will talk about it in a different chapter of my blog. But from my point of view it has to do with purpose and where you base your own philosophy on life on.

Anyway Rocky 6 also touches on letting go of the past and moving on, after all in this life, it really is about moving on, that’s how winning is done, we will all take a few heavy punches that can knock us down to our knees in this life, but its getting back up on our feet, and continuing to push forward as that determines Character as Rocky says that how "winning is done".

Get the movie if you can its one of the best inspirational films ever it will relate to young and old, plus the last fight scenes really good too, very gritty and full of tension. There also good extra features on the DVD's on how the film was made, and very insightful commentary by Mr Stallone himself, my word for a 60 year old what a 6 pack!


The book "DRAWING NEAR" by John Bevere simply talks about how God totally , totally is just so in love with us and He simple wants to draw near to us all, and have an awesome relationship with us. God intention is to have an awesome intimate and meaningful relationship, that would simply blow our minds away.

I heard many times in my childhood that God is love , and God wants a deep relationship with me, but the question I kept asking myself is HOW? I mean I prayed, I believe, I read the bible, I went to Church, but why couldn’t I feel that I was close to God and how come I felt God was like a millions miles away and He is this super entity that only comes when I am good or shall I say when i am religious, hmmm.
I can see some people thinking "what is Matty on about like! but you see my view on God even as a Christian in my teens and early adult year was screwed and distorted, that didn’t mean I wasn’t a Christian just God knew I had lots to learn, hey that’s what the heart, soul & brain is for right!

But hey as they say "keep on seeking and ye shall find" and this book “Drawing Near” totally brought revelation and understanding of the fact that if I draw near to God He will draw near to me, that’s because God always 247 wants to be so close and intimate with us and that the only force stopping him becoming close to me is ME!.

That revelation just grab me by my throat. Its I who determine how close I want to be with God As God already determine how close He wants me, that’s why he died on the cross for me, so I can never be separated from him because He wants me bad , He wants me with passion.

Anyway skip a few thoughts now. Two sections that totally blew me away was the bit about fearing God , that to be close we must fear God not saying " we scared out of our wits" because this great God could send us to hell or wipe our little butts from the face of the earth etc but fear in the sense of the most highest RESPECT EVER, imagine your Dad or Mum x 5000 times.

I notice as I get older I give allot of respect to them Hence I wont do certain things like back chatting etc, anyway it might not be the greatest example but I think yaas get the picture.

The 2nd thing that blew me away was the section about the Holy spirit and being baptise in the spirit and speaking tongues etc, many people just don’t get the tongues things and I must admit I didn’t either before this but all I can say is God does want all his Children to speak in “Tongues” as it totally builds and edifies each one of us, as John Bevere says in the book
“when speaking prophecies one builds the church up, but when one speaks in tongues we build our inner man“
Anyway what I'm simply saying is just get the book and read it because its LIFE CHANGING STUFF!!!

Okay its late I need to sleep got work early but people be bless because God LOVES YOU, HE came down to earth to sacrifice and then raise up again to give us life to the full, and remember remain in him and he will remain in you, He will bless you with a SUPER AWESOME LIFE & WHERE EVER YOU ARE NOW, GOD CAN TAKE YOU HIGHER AND FURTHER BEYOND ANY DREAMS YOU HAVE!.

Love God, Love life , Love people and live with PASSION! Widgets

This is my intro to my blog and the main things I'm going to talk about is Sex, Faith And Electric Guitars. Well not all the time(I hear you sighing already you people of little faith) however the three things I mention is pretty much sums up whats on my male brain most of the time.

As many of my friends will tell you, these are 3 things that are important to me and I'm going to do my best to share my thoughts and experience on these things, and take you on a journey in how I really see and feel about the topics through my heart, soul and cognitive brain! (hey you be surprise its deeper than you think, it has a lot more heart than you think)

My faith is a big part of my life, and many of you that know me know that and if you don't know me yet, you will do via these blogs and you will find that I am rather random with my thoughts and I am terrible with my grammar, maybe someone out there in the world of blog land could help.

Anyway my Christian faith is very important to my life and this is the angle that i be viewing my favorite topics on and many more in the near future.

Now I'm not your typical Christian, but I'm a fully committed Christian, but let me get something straight. I believe sex is good, I believe my faith is good and I believe electric guitars and music is good . Now read my blog further to find whats going on in my mind.

Why the Blog

This blog is derived from my deep passion to encourage,inspire and motivate Christians from 18 to 30's +, as well as myself In the biggest journey, that we all do called, "Life"

Its confusing just being a Christian at times, and trust me nobody knows that better than myself but let me assure you I'm a very real guy, I struggle, I love , I have mood swings I've done bad things and I've seen the dark side of myself n cause pain to others with it.
My hope is to somehow make sense of it all, encourage others that they not alone, and that there is hope and grace,while we alive and that we're defiantly on the winning side.

I have seen God do amazing things in my life. He has turn it from being hopeless to full of hope , he has turn it from lack of direction to a life of purpose, He has turn my once insecurities into confidence that is rooted in the right things

So hold on to your horses and get ready to to be encourage, inspired n get ready to be involved as I be asking for your stories too! Lets create a place on the web where people can communicate and get inspired and not be knocked down but built up!

let the Sex Faith And Electric Guitars blog roll!

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more"