Thursday, April 23, 2009
Again Dr. David Jeremiah had a great devotional, this time about acronyms. Sometimes it feels like you need a degree just to understand some of them! The FBI and the CIA are two examples he used. Then I got to thinking about the acronyms I/we use ASAP, DWAI (don't worry about it), ATM, YMCA, the list could go on and on. The one that Dr. Jeremiah emphasized was NTKB (need to know basis) He said that Jesus gave us all the information we need for the end time prophecies and that we just need to keep studying His word to discover them.
How true that is with every situation not just the end times. God's word is so full of wisdom for any and all the situations and issues we might face in this life. How often do I turn to my BFs (best friends) when I need wisdom and forget about the Bible, or turn to it after the fact and say "Oh that makes sense!" How much more in tune with God's voice would we be if we just took that one simple step? How much simpler would the questions I ask everyday be able to be answered? Hmm... I know that this is so what the Lord desires for each of us and this is what the Lord has been teaching me so I am PTTC (preaching to the choir) on this one! lol!
His word "is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
"Sometimes we get crippled with distraction by all that's going on in the world; injustice, sin, materialism and war. But if we are faithful to the end, it doesn't matter what trials and tribulations the world experiences because we have a Heavenly Father who is always beside us, helping us run the race. Through Him, the race has already been won; all we have to do is remain faithful until the finish line comes into view."
This is an excerpt from an email devotional I receive, written by David Jeremiah. I found it to be so true and relevant in my life. We all get crippled, we all fall into sin, we all get consumed by this world. But if we turn to God and seek Him, His knowledge and wisdom, He will come alongside of us and guide us through to the end. There is a song by Justin Rizzo that came to my mind when I read the devotional its called "Found Faithful"
Here are some of the lyrics:
"I wanna run the race, I wanna keep the faith. Help me win the prize of the knowledge of you.
I wanna be found faithful, I wanna be found steady, I wanna be found faithful til the end.
Don't wanna be ashamed the day I see your face. Keep my footsteps firm hold me in your grace. I wanna live before your eyes, I wanna stay before your gaze. Keep me steady."
God wants to be the One we run to, He longs to be the arms we find our comfort in. I know from experience that this is very hard especially for women. As a woman I long for a man to be my strength and I want to find comfort in a man, to rely on him. Jesus is that man! I can not allow myself to get out of the Lord's sight, away from His eyes or out of His gaze while I am waiting. I need to be steady and faithful and have complete trust in Him, His will for my life not mine! I want to be found faithful til the end!