Showing posts from October, 2012

To Know and Fear the Lord...

I get in ruts. Ruts of self-willed action. Ruts of trying to find hope and strength in anything else but Jesus. I see what Paul talks about in Romans; I have the desire to do what's right and please the Lord, while sin is lurking right behind. There's been a lot on my mind lately, especially as I ponder a quote my pastor told our congregation last Sunday. Here it is:

"You will never be as close to God or as spiritual as you wish to be...
You will never be as close to God or as spiritual as you desire to be...
You will ONLY be as close to God and as spiritual as YOU CHOOSE to be." 

After a long week of waking up late and neglecting my time with the Lord in the morning, I felt the strong need and desire to get back in the Word and spend time with God today. I decided to CHOOSE my Heavenly Father, my great dear Lord. Choosing Him never fails me. Choosing Him is choosing my highest good,  my greatest joy, the richest, most fulfilling life. Jesus is Joy. Jesus i…

Salvation is in No Other Name!

Ever since I've come across this picture, my heart has been SO grateful!  Sometimes I forget the penalty for the sin in my life; or the real seriousness of sin itself. This picture helps remind me of the SERIOUSNESS of sin and the LOVE of Christ to BEAR it ALL that I may receive salvation! If it weren't for the Spirit of God in my heart reminding me of my sin, I know I would forget about sin altogether.

The picture speaks 1,00000000000000-------00000 words, it's like a "WORDLESS sermon". Especially words of God's love, and what He did to make a way when there was NO way!

Hallelujah! Jesus Christ took our place. He bore the wrath meant for us because of our sin.... So that we may receive salvation through Him... I'm forever grateful....

                                           PICTURE BY: CHRIS POWERS ----> <-----support His ministry! 

"The Glory of the gospel is this: The one from whom we need to be saved is the …

Liebster Award!

My sweet Sister Brittany nominated me for this award - Thanks Britt!

Facts of the Liebster Award: The Liebster Award’s origins are pretty much a mystery. Bloggers nominate other bloggers that have 200 or less followers. It’s basically a “Hey, that’s a sweet little blog you’ve got there. Here’s an award!” You can’t just accept the award. You have to play by the (ever changing) rules and pay it forward. Then you can put the award on your blog for all to see. The Rules: 1. List 11 facts about yourself. (I hope that you enjoy them! I tried to write things that hopefully my readers may not know, but then things that new people stopping in may find interesting as well.)
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you. (My 11 questions for each of the 11 nominated blogs are near the bottom of this post!)
3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award. 4. Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate. (At the very bottom of this post you will find the links!) 5. Go to ea…

Birthday Thankfulness!!!

It's 6:19 am and I need to get ready for school, but I wanted to share something God revealed to me in a deeper way today! As I think about Birthdays and how much they are celebrated, I'm reminded THE most important thing to celebrate is my rebirth in Christ my Lord and Savior!!

What am I thankful for today?

What am I celebrating!?!?

the Forgiveness of SINS!!!

Let all that I am praise the Lord!  With my WHOLE heart, I will praise His Holy Name!  Let all that I am praise the Lord!  May I never forget the GOOD things he does for me... HE FORGIVES ALL MY SINS AND HEALS ALL MY DISEASES HE REDEEMS MY LIFE FROM DEATH  and crowns me with love and tender mercies! Psalm 103:1-5

Here you will find a missionary telling the gospel to people in another country. Watch this tribe's reaction at the end to salvation: the forgiveness of sins and a right relationship with God! 
This is SOMETHING to rejoice about every moment of every day! I'm so thankful the Lord reminded me of this thi…