the love of God in your life today.
There really is no formula on how to do this.
you simply have to take a step of faith and believe that for God so loved YOU that He sent Jesus to die on the cross so that you will not die, but have eternal life.
This gift is so beautiful and I cannot imagine living my life without it. I really hope that you’ll give yourself the best gift you could ever receive by accepting Jesus.
and if you TRULY don’t like it after you receive it, as you are allowed to with any present, you can choose to throw it away though I’m sure you won’t ever want to :)
At LiT, we took a look at the characteristics of people who God makes a covenant with like Abraham, Moses, etc. we learned that God makes covenants with people who are unworthy. I’m relieved that that’s the case because I’m not only unworthy because of what I’ve done in the past but because of my sinful nature even today. :) Praise The Lord that He can really use the least of us!
He is waiting for me to wait on Him.
There are times where I make excuses as to why I’m not giving God the simple 30 minutes of quiet time with Him everyday.
I make excuses like work was long, I was serving, I did spend a lot of time thinking about Him today, etc.
God reminded me that He always has a ton of people to take care of, but He is never too busy to be with me.
Will work always be there for me? Will the people/programs I am serving always be there for me? I thought about Him but did I give Him the time to respond?
just some thoughts :)
What is the purpose to living?
if i’m just living to make money so i can live — only to die. I’d rather suffer this short journey called “life” to truly live for eternity in heaven with God.
“Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.”
1 Peter 4:19
I don’t feel like i’ve been updating as much cuz there hasn’t been anything really HUGE in my own life that’s been happening to update on. at least nothing I haven’t written about already (like how awesome God’s presence is, how much He loves me, and how much I need to work on bettering myself).
so… what is this that I’m going through? a time of WAITING :) I learned this about… a month ago when I was reading through the book of Daniel. It just occurred to me that He lived through the reign of a couple kings. that’s quite a long time.. But the Bible only really has the part where God used him to speak to these Kings. So… what was he doing during the rest of his time? Waiting. but what does his waiting look like? What was his day to day life like? Did he make mistakes? Was he super holy? Did he like anyone? Did he enjoy anything besides spending time with God?
I definitely don’t claim to be an expert or know if this is all 100% true… but what I’m learning about God is.. while we’re waiting, we need to hold on to what He’s told us. the calling He has in our life and not look left or right. It’s really hard.. cuz as humans, we naturally want to be in control, so just living day to day without really knowing WHEN something will happen is hard. However, I’m thankful that God has clearly told me what I am to do right now. and it’s to be good at my job, be a good daughter, and be a good friend. :) So, I will do that and pick up new hobbies like playing the guitar, hiking, blogging, working out, cooking, singing, etc.! ^^ Practicing my free will within God’s plan for me is so… freeing.
I’m just super happy to enjoy life knowing God’s in control hehe :) Praise the Lord! :D
The Harsh Truth
Brace yourselves… this is going to be a long one..
“When my heart is overwhelmed, and I cannot hear Your voice, I’ll hold on to what is true, though I cannot see.”
As soon as we sang these words at homegroup, tears came down uncontrollably from my eyes. I have not had to excuse myself from a room because of how strong the Holy Spirit was filling me in a VERY long time.
For the last month or so I’ve been feeling kind of confused about this walk with God. From the outside, it looks like I’m good with God… but what is “good”? I give testimonies at church, I played on worship, I go to morning prayer, I spread the gospel wherever I go, I make my parents happy and proud, etc etc. WHY do i feel like something is off? I feel like… I don’t love God as much. HE hasn’t changed… because He doesn’t change. So if my love towards Him has dimmed, it’s because I’VE changed…
let’s start from senior year… as my walk with God deepened, I had to leave certain things behind, including hanging out with some of my close friends at the time not because they’re bad people or because I love them less but purely because our interests don’t match anymore…
i started to go to church and found a family, a group of friends I see on a pretty regular basis. and all is well. or is it?
A recent question that came to mind is… if I’m willing to talk to strangers/non-believers about how great God is even though it may sound CRAZY to them.. why am i not willing to talk to CHRISTIANS about the CRAZY things God wants to do? What am I afraid of? What are WE afraid of?
I believe there are many Christians who feel this FIRE burning inside of them, but maybe after a couple failed attempts at getting others to get on board, that fire dims or even worse, dies..
I don’t really know where I’m going with this anymore but.. I just spent about 10 minutes praying nothing but the name of Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus.
God wants GREAT things for us. He wants great things for me. I would like good friends, good family, etc. However, He is calling us to be SOLDIERS. Soldiers for His Kingdom. Brothers, sisters, do we realize that we are at WAR everyday? This isn’t to make anyone feel guilty.. i just hope that this wake up call for me will also be a wake up call to someone else out there who is ready.
LET’S BE A GENERATION READY FOR BATTLE! MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD, LET’S PRAY FOR BREAKTHROUGH.
if we dont, who will?