One Year Blog-iversary

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

I can’t believe it’s been a year already!!! I’ll be celebrating this milestone tomorrow evening at Round 1 Bowling & Amusement. If you are in the Rowland Heights, CA area please come by and be a part of it!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/431315670236224/

I’ll be having some fun to the glory of God! I’ve surpassed 40,000 views on this site since the first day I published a blog post. My first blog post was, “Blogging to the Glory of God.” Reading it brings memories of what this is all about! I appreciate everyone who reads what I write and share on here. My desire is that it would be of an encouragement to you in your relationship with God and that it would always glorify God! I’ve been m.i.a. (missing in action) from writing on here for the last few weeks but I’ll be back just taking a little break. Thanks for your support!

Two Scripture passages that mean a lot to me as I write and share on here,

And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

Colossians 3:17 NLT

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So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

Update kevinnunez.org

 

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

I’m excited to share with you all today that work is being done in the spanish part of this blog site, http://espanol.kevinnunez.org/blog/. It has been stagnant for the majority of this year but its time to revive it!

I have neglected the spanish blog site because I have been really focused on this one. I try to blog daily on here and it has been a blessing doing so. This site has developed in the last 11 months in a remarkable way, I think. All glory be to God!

  • I have 72 blog followers. Thanks for reading, the likes, and your encouraging comments.
  • Last time I checked I had over 31,641 views in less than a year.
  • These blog posts are publicized to over +1,000 people through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Email.
  • I have written and published 232 blog posts. With many more to come Lord willing! :)
  • After the U.S. the Philippines are #2 rank of the readers of my blog. “Hello, salamat para sa pagbabasa.”
  • The most searched term on my blog site is, “bible verses about trials.”
  • The most read article by far is “10 Comforting Bible Verses About Trials and Tribulations” with 6,883 views.
  • And of course my #1 referer by a long shot is good ol’ Google. Adding a picture to every blog post has helped with traffic through Google Image Search.

It’s been a joy doing it! I’ve gone through some joyful moments in my life and some really hard times. I’ve written on several topics with the focus of it all being God glorifying.

Check out the graph on how it’s grown in the last 11 months. Next month on June 21st is my 1 year blogging anniversary.

It’s pretty funny I took Jan. off but came back late Feb. again and it took off. Numbers don’t mean much, but it’s cool to see it grow and how God’s blessed this ministry.

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

Making the Best Use of the Time God Gives Us

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

How is the time God has given to you being used?

Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow! Alas, tomorrow never comes! It is no calendar except the almanac of fools.

-Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892), pastor, New Park Street Chapel, London

What does Spurgeon mean in that quote?

Let’s read the following Scriptures,

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.

Colossians 4:5 ESV

making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16 ESV

Can I say to myself that I am making the best use of the time God has given me at this moment?

The King James Bible states it as Redeeming the time (KJV) – Εξαγοραζομενοι τον καιρον· Buying up those moments which others seem to throw away; steadily improving every present moment, that you may, in some measure, regain the time you have lost. Let time be your chief commodity; deal in that alone; buy it all up, and use every portion of it yourselves. Time is that on which eternity depends; in time you are to get a preparation for the kingdom of God; if you get not this in time, your ruin is inevitable; therefore, buy up the time. It means, to rescue or recover our time from waste; to improve it for great and important purposes.

Because the days are evil – Because the times in which you live are evil. There are many allurements and temptations that would lead you away from the proper improvement of time, and that would draw you into sin. Such were those that would tempt them to go to places of sinful indulgence and revelry where their time would be wasted, and worse than wasted. As these temptations abounded, they should therefore be more especially on their guard against a sinful and unprofitable waste of time. This exhortation may be addressed to all, and is applicable to all periods. The sentiment is, that we ought to be solicitous to improve our time to some useful purpose, because “there are, in an evil world, so many temptations to waste it.” Time is given us for most valuable purposes. There are things enough to be done to occupy it all, and no one need have it hang heavy on his hands. He that has a soul to be saved from eternal death, need not have one idle moment. He that has a heaven to win, has enough to do to occupy all his time. Man has just enough given him to accomplish all the purposes which God designs, and God has not given him more than enough. They redeem their time who employ it:

(1) in gaining useful knowledge;

(2) in doing good to others;

(3) in employing it for the purpose of an honest livelihood for themselves and families;

(4) in prayer and self-examination to make the heart better;

(5) in seeking salvation, and in endeavoring to do the will of God.

We are to redeem time from all that would waste and destroy it – like recovering marshes and fens to make them rich meadows and vineyards. There is time enough wasted by each sinner to secure the salvation of the soul; time enough wasted to do all that is needful to be done to spread the gospel all around the world, and to save those who need to hear the gospel. We should still endeavor to redeem our time for the same reasons which are suggested by the apostle – because the days are evil. There are evil influences abroad; allurements and vices that would waste time, and from which we should endeavor to rescue it. There are evil influences tending to waste time. Let’s not waste our life as John Piper would say but let us use it to bring glory to God and to our enjoyment!

I end with a convicting quote from Pastor John Piper (Note: I use both those networking sites and to the best of my ability to bring God glory.),

“One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.”
― John Piper

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

Sources:

Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible

Barnes’ Notes on the Bible

Unplugging From Social Networking Sites: 1 Month

Hey everyone! How are you doing? I hope all is well!

Today, I have returned back to the world of social networking (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, YouTube, etc. not MySpace) after a month-long break. It was good! I am refreshed indeed!

I needed the time to focus on my school work and on God. This is a busy and hard semester.  I also wanted to get out of the normality of using those sites which are a lot of times the only way I communicate with certain people. I want to establish more genuine relationships with my friends that mean more than a simply like and comment. Sometimes that’s what relationships are reduced to as one spends a great amount of time on those social networking sites. I know that some people live far away and seeing them is quite difficult. In all reality how can one finite person be friends with everybody, it’s impossible. Lately I’ve been realizing my finitude and it something we don’t think much about. I’ll blog about that some other time.

I realize that there is a good use for it. It is not bad in itself, but just as it can be with many things in life it is often abused by its user. Lots of people have become enslaved to sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Google +, (MySpace if its even around anymore) and they don’t even realize it. People spend hours upon hours on there in a day when in reality they could be using their time more effectively.  I know personally I’ve been guilty of this (I ‘ll admit). I’ve been idle just wasting time checking what so and so is up to. Also, being nosey and wanting to know what’s happening in everyone’s life. As well as anticipating people liking and commenting on what I put up. WHO CARES!!!??? No, but really, why do we do things like that?

I know one can probably come up with several reasons why one spends so much of their time on there but in all reality one can surely find better reasons to cut down on the time. I’m not saying close down you account but simply to cut down on the time and even take a break from it. Everyone is accountable ultimately to God for the way in which they steward their time.  Ultimately we should use our time to glorify our great God in other ways. If you use those sites for the intent of evangelism, as I do, great keep doing it and glorify God through it but beware not to fall into the trap of getting caught up in the things that go on in there that don’t necessarily keep you on mission.

I’m not against Social Networking sites, really I’m not. I’ve just realized the danger of it becoming idolatrous and quite distracting.

I am reminded of what John Piper once said,

“One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.”
― John Piper

I can think of THREE KEY THINGS one can do as one cuts down on social networking sites of which are more important I’d argue.

1) Spend more time in God’s word. Dig deep into God’s word in personal Bible study.

2) Spend more time in prayer. Enter into God’s presence in some personal prayer time with the Father.

3) Spend time in real fellowship in a small group with people. Talk and discuss God’s word with each other in a small Bible study it’s better than Facebook!

And of course, don’t neglect attending Church and being a part of the local church which is filled with people whom one can get to serve and be served by in order to glorify our Father who is in heaven!

All these things above should prioritize logging into those social networking websites!

May we say like David as we seek to spend more time with God,

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psalm 63:1 ESV

Any questions or comments feel free to post below. Thanks!

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

A Month Long Break From All Social Sites

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

Today I’ve announced to the world that I’ll be taking a month-long break from all social sites (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+) beginning tomorrow October 5th. Big new huh? lol not really but I felt like blogging about it anyway! Some people think I can’t do it but I’ll prove them wrong! You know who you are.  lol jk. I will still be blogging daily (or I will at least try to) and it’ll be announced through all those social sites. So I won’t deactivate my accounts but I won’t be logged in checking them so it will be a bad way to communicate with me if that’s they way you have been communicating with me. So I won’t be checking them at all but my blog posts will go out to there.

If you know me, even just a little, you know I like to place updates on all kinds of things that I read up on or simply think about throughout the day. I’m outspoken online in regards to whatever is on my mind, sometimes a little too much I’ll admit. But I enjoy to speaking out loud as I think, even if no one reads it but I’m sure many do. Anyway I’ll miss doing that this next month but it is necessary for the time being!

What is the #1 subject I like to talk about?

Let’s be outspoken about what we believe! Let’s be outspoken about what God’s word says! Let’s be outspoken on whom we’ve placed out trust in! Let’s be outspoken about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Let’s be outspoken about what he has done-redemption! Let’s tell the whole world about Him!!!

What do enjoy reading? And why? Read the following. Let’s read our Bible’s more and less FB post and Tweets, just a suggestion!

So, I also find that one spends a lot of time reading other people’s statuses and tweets and at least this month I’ve got no time for that since I’ve got plenty of work in my hands that needs to get accomplished. Keep me in prayer because I really do have a lot of work in my hands and this being my last full semester of undergrad. I need to finish strong. God’s grace is upon me and he will get me through it.

I’m trying to do my schoolwork to the glory of God! Even though grades don’t matter as much as the effort one puts into what one is doing. Honoring God through ones studies is important because ultimately it is an act of worship. God’s grace is needed as one does it though!

I leave you with these words,

“A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough today to last him for the next 6 months, nor can he inhale sufficient air into his lungs with one breath to sustain life for a week to come. We are permitted to draw upon God’s store of grace from day-to-day as we need it.” – D. L. Moody See: Deut 33:25; Psa 46:1; Heb 4:16

So I’ll be back in time for my birthday November 8! I turn 22, blah! lol I’ll respond to your FB or Tweet then!!

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

2 Corinthians 13:14 ESV

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez