So far, so good this week. I started my last class to full fill my B.A. requirements, and I have been trying to “get my act together” with the stupid little things of life; cleaning, bills, organization, ect… I’ve had a great hunger for The Word, and been doing lots of reading in The Word. Sometimes I can get myself overwhelmed, like, I want to know it all NOW God! I have to remind myself that it is the Spirit in me who will guide my understanding, and help it to become sealed onto my heart and in my mind. I started a scripture journal in a small notebook, thatI hope will serve as a way for me to organize and remember some of the scriptures that God Speaks to me through, as well as some of my blog entries and growth in The Lord; (Kind of like a self-made Bible promise book, tailored to me personally). As I’ve been growing closer to God this week, through The Word, and through my deepening desire to Worship Him; I’ve been seeing His goodness and beauty in everything; the snow falling so gently, my daughter who is growing up sooo fast before my very eyes, and all the other amazing blessings he bestows all over my life. There is much I’ve blogged about and I felt a need to look back and remember some of the things I learned, and just how far God has taken me, and will continue to take me. So, I guess I will start with this first page, and work backwards, reminding myself of His goodness, His love, His mercy, His grace, His Everything!! I hope as you read this, you are blessed, and reminded as well of Our Lords beauty and Love for us. I know for me, it has been tremendously helpful, and will be another way for me to add things to my scripture joural, which I can have with me at all times, especially when I am not by my computer.
We need to rememberto be careful what we say, how we say it, and who we say it too. It would be wise for us to seek the Spirit of God first, and ask Him to help us property communicate with each other that would bring Glory to His name. Matt. 12:34 For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.
We need to remember to worship God in Spirit and in Truth.“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24)
We need to remember that the battle belongs to the Lord. I have overcome much, and will continue to overcome much, as I continue to grow in His grace and truth. Matt. 28Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny[b]? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. 30And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
It is in our desperation, that we need to remember to surrender All to God. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all of your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” Proverbs 3:5-6.
We need to remember that God is Holy and Wholly! He is wholly complete in us and we in Him. He is also Holy, to be reverently feared, loved, respected and to be uninhibitedly worshiped with every part of our being and our lives. We Worship in the waiting, in the uncertainties, and unknown. we worship in the praises, in the darkness, and wandering; remembering too,that He is near, and very likely carrying us through our storms. Revelation 15:4 Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
We need to remember that when we face struggles and uncertainties; we need to pray and ask others to pray for us as well. We cannot discount what may seem like an insignificant season in our lives, where we don’t think God is working. Instead, we need to embrace the season, and remember that God is using it to shape, strengthen, and prepare us for what He is planning for our lives. God uses everything in our lives for His purposes. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 NJKV
We need to remember to continue to pray for God to reveal His plans and purposes for our lives to us, and lead us in those plans. We need to show patient endurance and not to be anxious for anything. Phil. 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV)
Jer 29:11 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
We need to remember to stand strong in our faith, knowing God is continually working in us to make us more like Christ. It is our faith, that will move Him in power, according to His will and purposes. Matt 9:21-22 A bleeding women approaches Jesus saying, “If I only touch His cloak I will be healed”. 22. Jesus turned and saw her, “Take heart daughter, your faith has healed you”. And the woman was healed from that moment. Matt 9:28 Jesus askes when healing the bilind and mute “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes Lord” they replied. 29. Then he touched their eyes and said “According to your faith will it be done to you” 30. and their sight was restored.
We need to remember that God is our healer. He heals not only our physical, mortal bodies, but more importantly, our spiritual bodies. He is restoring us to more of His image and likeness. Exodus 15:26 Saying, If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord your God and will do what is right in His sight, and will listen to and obey His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon you which I brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord Who heals you. (AMP)
Psalms 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows]. [Ps. 34:18; Isa. 57:15; 61:1; Luke 4:18.] (AMP)
Psalms 103:3 Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases (AMP)
Well this will wrap it up for this page of the blog, but I am planning on continue to track my growth and remembrance, backwards, as it may seem, I am quickly reminded that even the Kingdom of God is upside down and backwards compared to this world. So I guess my approach here is spot on with God! Be Blessed!!