I was at the G3 conference and during a sermon on Sanctification I heard him expound on Bible reading and Scripture memorization. This is a good thing. There are so many verses that uphold the importance of Scripture. It is like gold.... It is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for training in righteousness...... Jesus went through the old testament and using the prophets taught two men on the road to Emmaus who he was. Jesus the Messiah. In the Scriptures one does in a sense find eternal life because it testifies of Jesus.
Monday, January 1, 2018
It is 2018 yet I am still Levita. No matter if my looks change. The one thing that I pray that God through the Holy Spirit will change me. That He will renew my mind and it says in Romans 12,
Romans 12:1-2 ESV
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
That God would day by day conform me to the image of His Son the more that I see Him and grow to love Him more.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
This year I do not have my usual wish.....which was to get married before my birthday. I had made marriage into an idol for a long time. This year I am looking to God to show me what He wants for my life. There is an opportunity for ministry work that I place in the Lord's hands. I have been reading much and see that I have been given a blessing a great opportunity to serve the Lord. Wherever God has me may I say, "Lord I am your handmaid may it be for me as You will."
My life belongs to the Lord and it's hidden in Christ my Saviour.
I am thinking of a hymn.
"When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride."
In times where I am overwhelmed it's hard to remember God and the comfort He offers. Yet it's there at the cross where I need to go everyday not because it need to happen anew. No. I just need to remember God's justice and God's mercy is found at the cross. It is finished.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 ESV
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
Monday, December 18, 2017
In the beginning of December I misplaced a little notebook. I use that book in order to have a correct view on love. After years of reading romance even if it did not have sinful parts in it, the ideas it propagates are still wrong. So I seek to when I am thinking about the romantic kind of love between a man and a woman to focus on the love of God. His love never fails. Man looks on the outward appearance but God does not. So it was gone and I didn't know where it was. I was afraid of it getting back to me. The girl in love with love......... The good thing is that at least it was not that one book where I wrote letters to my future husband, yes I was for a period on that bandwagon. Its been about 4-5 years since I last did that. Now I am reading the Bible in order to know God and thus love Him more.
The great thing is that I left the notebook at the church and I was able to get it back, and no one read it. Yay!!!!
Looking back though I wish that I had earlier realized that marriage is something that is given by God to some people. It is not guaranteed and God is not any less good if He has other plans for me. I am satisfied in Him alone. Is the desire for marriage there? Yes. Do I need to fall over myself to attract a man? No. Is my worth found in having a boyfriend or husband? No, it is that I am abiding in Christ and His banner over me is love.
Ephesians 3:14-19 ESV
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith-that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Christmastime to me holds a lot of disappointment because even as a child I never got excited about the gifts. It's different now because I get excited not about the commercialisation of a holiday meant to celebrate the coming of the Lord Jesus who is the Christ, but to ponder that God was made flesh and dwelt among us and we who are Christians have seen His Glory, as the only Begotten Son. Anyway that is why I celebrate and why I am grieved at times to see the massive purchases of gifts. I celebrate His coming at church every Lord's Day I will take that and rejoice. The Saviour was born.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
I love some poetry not all. I hate how some have made it profane. Anyway with all the time I have I have been thinking of writing again. Stringing words into a garland and hoping that it would honor God. May the words and my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to the Lord I think that is somewhat what the verse says.
This is not poetry or a vision but more a thought in my head. It was me in a white ankle length dress. It was not embellished much but was still lovely. A hair wreath on my head. Anyway it was my view of a wedding day...... Anyway I contrasted it with a view of myself in the field. I was in the midst of a people I do not know and looking up my eyes bright, in my hands the scriptures. I wonder what the future holds but to God I place my trust that he will led me where I will go.
His Name will be proclaimed among the nations His salvation to all the peoples.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
I have been under the assumption though I know better in my mind that God loves a person on a merit based system and the was wrong. God's love is set upon His Children while yet unredeemed sinners. Jesus Christ paid the debt we could not pay. He lived the righteous life we could not live. That those who belong to Him, repenting of sin and believing His work would be redeemed, a blood bought people who reflect His Glory. May God continue to remind me of the Gospel.