A Journey through Exodus

29 01 2009

In my reading through the Bible, I have gotten to the book of Exodus and there is so much depth to it.  I am just on the plagues but in 8 chapters there is a lot of meaning…how many of us quarrel with our maker – wanting to be something we are not (at least I struggle with this sometimes), what about hardening our heart toward something God encourages or leads us to do.  I am enjoying the journey.

I read a little bit of Psalm, Proverbs and New Testament each day.  In Matthew, the bottom line is faith – do you believe that God can do amazing things in your life and through you.  God invites us to journey with him and my challenge daily is to listen to him and let him lead as he sees fit.

This is one of those times in my life where I am hot not lukewarm and am very thankful.  Thankful for people who encourage me.  Thankful for people who tell me the truth not out of bitterness or rage but out of love. 

God is the God who provides for ALL our needs, God is the God who sees our heart, God invites us to surrender and become LORD of our life, God is our Banner the one who fights for us, God is the creator not only of the universe but the creator of each human being and has each hair of our head numbered, and this is the God I chose to worship….which leads to another entry another day – when you sing at church do you sing to the one who the lyrics are about or sing to the beat?  Why do you sing at church?  Another entry for another day….

Oh if you want an awesome study Do Lord, I want to know you by Kay Arthur.  I encountered God during that study…

The Book of Genesis

12 01 2009

As I am reading the Bible through this year.  I am taken back because I have been listening to it – I bought The Bible Experience for a Christmas present and it is awesome.  The CD’s make it seem so real to me like I am in the room listening to the conversations.  I was listening to the part where Jacob stole Esau’s birthright.  I was thinking on my way home about this and how jealous the brothers were of each other.  It makes me think – how jealous am I when people seem to have what I would like.  I am finding myself in these stories.

Just some thoughts as I go through the first book of Bible.

Great Quote

7 01 2009

“When you have God-Confidence, you can forget about your own strengths and weaknesses, knowing that God can get the job done, regardless…You can focus on the job at hand and on the needs of others, leaving the results with God, where they belong.”

From Becoming a Vessel God Can Use – Donna Partow…

Keep Going

3 01 2009

As I have been reflecting upon the beginning of the new year…the thing that has been impressed upon my heart is keep going. Hang in there…don’t stop. There will be discouragement. There will be frustrations. There will be moments where I say I want to give up, but I will keep going.
I will “consider it joy when trials of various kinds” come upon me.

I will keep going in my reading plan. I will keep listening to the Bible Experience CDs. God is my refuge.

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the Godly run to it and are safe.” Do I run to God when I hit a wall…I need to keep going…