Darnell (Divine Nature)

Where the Flesh of Me greets Destiny

Habakkuk 2.0 (Fame And Fear)

God not only expects to be known by the masses of humanity…


  "For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:14)"


…but he also expects to be respected/revered/feared by humanity as well.


  "But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. (Habakkuk 2:20)"


Do I publicly acknowledge God’s existence in my life‽

But more importantly, do I display respect towards The Divine‽

These are a few questions I need to ponder upon for today…

Habakkuk 2.0 (Fame And Fear)

God not only expects to be known by the masses of humanity…

"For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:14)"

…but he also expects to be respected/revered/feared by humanity as well.

"But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. (Habakkuk 2:20)"

Do I publicly acknowledge God’s existence in my life‽

But more importantly, do I display respect towards The Divine‽

These are a few questions I need to ponder upon for today…

Lessons From Jonah…

3 verses from Jonah 2:7-9 brought be enlightenment today…


  "When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple."


Often when I am desperate I will consult the mercy/wisdom of the Almighty.

Apparently this is not just a personal foolish trait of mine, but alas I need to also consult God in the good times as well.


  "They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy."


Embracing lies (no matter how comfortable) will result in less mercy from the Almighty (who for my sake seems to have an abundance—this must be in proportion to my foolishness).


  "But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord."


I don’t need to give up blood, money or pain in order to appease the Almighty (as none of that would remedy my numerous follies).

Instead God seeks from me a thankful heart.

Lessons From Jonah…

3 verses from Jonah 2:7-9 brought be enlightenment today…

"When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple."

Often when I am desperate I will consult the mercy/wisdom of the Almighty.

Apparently this is not just a personal foolish trait of mine, but alas I need to also consult God in the good times as well.

"They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy."

Embracing lies (no matter how comfortable) will result in less mercy from the Almighty (who for my sake seems to have an abundance—this must be in proportion to my foolishness).

"But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord."

I don’t need to give up blood, money or pain in order to appease the Almighty (as none of that would remedy my numerous follies).

Instead God seeks from me a thankful heart.

Seeking Good…

It’s crazy watching powerful & affluent people use their authority & status to violate the law like a Reaver violates the living (yes, that was a geek joke).

Despite being constantly discouraged by formally failed examples of what an ethical person is suppose to be, God still expects me to do what’s right irregardless of how others choose to live.

"Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. (Amos 5:14)"

While being wealthy & affluent has it’s benefits, knowing a Being powerful enough to create stars is far more valuable, especially in times of uncertainty.

Riches & fame are at best vain, as there is no guarantee that they will last a lifetime (as either can always be taken away).

"But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. (Amos 5:24)"

Irregardless to what is defined as cool, fashionable or awesome, God expects me to not only be righteous, but to display it to all around me via my actions (as words can only go so far).

After all, God didn’t create me to practice evil upon the Earth, but rather to promote good.

Beast Mode Goals: 50 x 50 x 50 x 10km

I need to finish this before the World Cup begins (oh, & go USA!!!!).

Basically 50 standard pushups followed by 50 bicycle crunches followed by 50 V-sit-ups (the latter puts your abs on fire!).

Plus a 10 kilometer run afterwards!

I am committing to exercising consistently instead of whenever I’m free throughout the week.

End goal: 100 by 100 by 100 by 20 kilometers.

Beast Mode Goals: 50 x 50 x 50 x 10km

I need to finish this before the World Cup begins (oh, & go USA!!!!).

Basically 50 standard pushups followed by 50 bicycle crunches followed by 50 V-sit-ups (the latter puts your abs on fire!).

Plus a 10 kilometer run afterwards!

I am committing to exercising consistently instead of whenever I’m free throughout the week.

End goal: 100 by 100 by 100 by 20 kilometers.

Trial By Temptations

What sucks mostly about being a Christian is that all of your abhorrent desires, corrupt faults & skewed outlooks on life are not instantly changed the minute you pledge loyalty towards Jesus Christ.

Although some things do change quickly (at least from my experience), others take “eons” to get through.

Worse, some temptations remain daily and/or weekly battles that seem to never end no matter how much I progress in my journey to becoming a better man in Christ.

Fortunately James is there to enlighten me:


  "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. (James 1:2-4)"


Enduring temptations are never fun but triumphing over them is what leads to a better person.

While I should do everything in my power to flee temptation (1 Corinthians 6:16), I should realize that being tempted—& over coming it will eventually lead towards me become a better man.

Trial By Temptations

What sucks mostly about being a Christian is that all of your abhorrent desires, corrupt faults & skewed outlooks on life are not instantly changed the minute you pledge loyalty towards Jesus Christ.

Although some things do change quickly (at least from my experience), others take “eons” to get through.

Worse, some temptations remain daily and/or weekly battles that seem to never end no matter how much I progress in my journey to becoming a better man in Christ.

Fortunately James is there to enlighten me:

"My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. (James 1:2-4)"

Enduring temptations are never fun but triumphing over them is what leads to a better person.

While I should do everything in my power to flee temptation (1 Corinthians 6:16), I should realize that being tempted—& over coming it will eventually lead towards me become a better man.

Do Not Let The Future Paralyze The Present…

Despite being dead for thousands of years King Solomon’s advice never gets old.

"He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. (Ecclesiastes 11:4)"

"In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. (Ecclesiastes 11:6)"

There are so many fearful (& wonderful) events on the horizon ranging from the anemic economy, rumors of war in the east, technology advances (in cyber space & real space) to make my head spin.

While remaining ignorant of the future is foolish, I should not allow unforeseen events to dictate my present.