Sunday, October 23, 2011

I need to think more.

I'm starting this blog to put a fire in my mind, a spiritual fire.

As many of you who will read this know I work in an industry which denies it's employees the ability to talk about anything aside from work and sex. The idea is you're not supposed to create division within the company, so religion, politics, and philosophy are things you're not supposed to talk about.

So I'm left five days a week with nothing but a bombardment of often disgusting jokes(of which I participate), with no good things to set my mind on. I often find myself thinking about how great I am, comparing myself to others at work who aren't as fast or strong. Or I find myself resenting those people who I serve(more on the nature of my job later). As with everything I do I find ample opportunity to sin.

"Romans 7:21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin."

So I'm writing this blog to make a war on my sin, though the renewal of my mind, I want to seek Him, and set my mind on Him, as I make war with this flesh of mine.


  1. Yeah, it's BPR in Waterloo. That's Mora's JCB.

  2. I, too, love the look of your blog, because it is unusual and unique. I love the title, "Just a Labourer", but I know you are so much more than that.

    I'm glad you are making war on your sin. It all begins in the mind - and writing your blog will help you think things through. On top of that, you may bless others as they think through the issues with you.

    Glad you entered the blogosphere...

  3. I'm so glad you started a blog! :D

    It's definitely a good way to wage war.

  4. YAY!!

    So glad you started a blog. :D

    And love the picture.

  5. Jesus started His working career as a labourer. Though commonly thought to be a "carpenter", He was in actuality a "builder", some would say a "brick-layer". I imagine He put up with the same bs that you are, having been tempted in like manner - yet without sin.

  6. Now all I can think about is the song "This means WAR!" by Petra.

    I know what you mean, having been there done that working a Monday to Friday soul-sucking job with no good mental stimuli... This blog is a good idea. Great idea! Awesome idea. :)

  7. Looking forward to getting to know 'Daniel'. :D

  8. The problem is, you haven't been thinking much lately. At least, you haven't been writing those thoughts down (or typing them onto your blog). I keep checking, and I keep sighing sadly.

  9. Don't worry. I attempted to write two already and didn't publish them because they were bad.