Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Faith- Hebrews 11:1 and Hebrews 11:6

Hebrews 11:1 says "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."
Hebrews 11:6 says "And without faith it is impossible to please Him for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him."

This is what a believers faith should be like. We have never seen God yet we believe that there is one. Yet some days I have to admit I have wondered if God is real and what if we are wrong. But I know that is Satan trying to mess with my mind and trying to make me doubt my salvation. Trusting in an invisible God may sound crazy to some but I know He is real because of what I've seen Him do in my life and in others as well. His hand of protection has been with me throughout my life. Why should I doubt? That is foolish. My God is an awesome God and He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father but through Him as stated in John 14:6. Do you need any other passage of Scripture to make this any clearer? I certainly don't. Take that Satan! No one not even you can snatch me from God's hand.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

God Is In Control- Jeremiah 10:23

Jeremiah 10:23 says "I know O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps."

Oh that we as believers would listen to God's Word more often. I struggle with this. Learning to trust God more that He will direct my steps. God is sovereign. He is in control. I am not the driver of the car. He is. I am only a passenger who feels like she has no clue where the two of us are going/heading to. I hate that feeling of not knowing. Some days I just feel utterly lost. I'm sure you have felt that way before too. Just have to lean on Christ and rely on Him that He knows the way/the road when we don't. We need to have peace in our hearts about that.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Humility- John 8:54

John 8:54 says- Jesus answered "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me of whom you say He is our God."

As I was reading my Bible today this verse in John stood out to me. This verse shows Christ being humble. He says He will not glorify himself rather that His Father will glorify him. Not only does it show him being humble but it is an example for us to follow. We should not look for praise from others. But rather we should be giving all the praise and glory to God thanking Him for everything.

Learning to be humble will be hard if we try to do it in our strength. In fact we can't do it in our own strength. We can't do anything without Christ. We by nature are very proud people. We think in our mind we are right in whatever we say. Our opinion can be the only right opinion. Everyone who thinks otherwise is always wrong. We in turn are the ones who are wrong. There are a few exceptions when it comes to this that being Christ is the only way to heaven and other moral issues. In those cases we are right because we have the Word of God to back us up and Word of God is the truth. I think what I struggle with most is trying to remain humble even though I know I am right. But my pride and knowing I'm right wants to snap back and prove to the other person how I am in fact right event though they in turn insist that they are.

My question is for my friends who are Christians as well would be what would you do in that type of situation? How would you confront someone who is a sister or brother in the faith who says something is okay to do even when they know it's the wrong thing to do and they know they are wrong but when you try to talk to them about it gets angered easily?

My prayer for us all today is that we would learn how to become more humble like Christ and ask God to remove the pride in our life that so easily entangles us to the sin of anger.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Project 366

Hi Friends,

I know it has been a while since I wrote on this blog. My friend Amber challenged me to do a 366 day project. So I have decided that I will do a daily post on this blog. It will be related to whatever I read in the Bible for that day and/or what I learned and gleaned from that passage(s). This will be a way for me to hold myself accountable for reading the Bible every day like I wanted to since the beginning of this year. I hope it is an encouragement to you. I look forward to sharing with you what I learn. If at any time you think I have taken a verse out of context or something like that or if you have anything to add or want to answer a question I posted please let me know in the comments section. I have only been a Christian for 11 years so I have a lot to learn still and room to grow in my faith like you all. :-) I hope you will join me in my journey through the Bible.