Monday, March 06, 2006

Holy SHIZNIZZLE

Yes... Ladies and Gentlemen.... I've decided to post once more... Imagine that.... After a 3 month silence... what in the world could Ryan get a wild hair to post about this fine evening???? Well... I am going to go at it with regards to Tattoos.... Bodily markings... getting "INK"... painting with permanence... pick your preffered vernacular...

I would like to start with this.... I used to be one of the most anti tattoo people on this PLANET... Why might you ask??? Well because in the Old Testament, it literally says "DONT MARK YOUR BODIES"... LEV 19:28... It was the basis for my entire argument... Until I went off to college and took a more in depth, overarching view of the Sword of Truth... aka God's Word.... After much prayer and talking with fellow members of the faith, I decided that it was not necessarily a sin... and that really it was bottom line about motivations of the heart... So after months of study, prayer, and meditation on the issue... I decided that I would get a tattoo... To me it's a symbolic marking... a part of the Kingdom advancement strategy... A physical mark on my body that is permanent in nature... to represent the permanent change that God's Word has had on my soul.... my very being... It's radically changed who I am ... and what I am about...

If you have some questions.. I think the guys who made this website came to the very same conclusions I did... ( I recently happend upon this site.... they do a great job of explaining it biblically...well that's my opinion for what it's worth....)

http://www.religioustattoos.net/Bible_Support/index.php

I find it quite interesting that so many times when I tell people or even God that I will NEVER do this... or NEVER say that... Those things have a funny way of coming around the corner and just plain biting you in the butt.... Anyway, for those of you who know me... This is probably old news, because I was raving about my tattoo the first year that I got it.... The reason for the recap is because I believe it just may be time for ANOTHER ONE... (Wanta see the old one?? Check the last pic on this site.... http://groups.msn.com/MrbeansTravels/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=29

YES... You read correctly.... More ink may very well be underneath my skin before the month of March is out... I'm in the process of prayerfully considering an addition to the current body art.... Time will tell what happends next.... I will be sure to let you know what I decide... and if this idea will become a reality... stay tuned for the update.....
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