Sunday, August 29, 2010

Our Bible Study on Humility

My favorite verses on humility are:
Proverbs 11:2  When pride cometh, then cometh shame:  but with the lowly is wisdom.
and
Philippians 2:5-8 
vs 5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
vs 6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
vs 7  But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the             likeness of men:
vs 8  And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

It is so very difficult for us to be truly humble and recognize that we receive everything from God.  My prayer is to be humble and to practice the law of love as Jesus did.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Praise God

I have been waiting for over a year to have a colonoscopy and yesterday I finally had one.  In my family there have bee 4 people that had colon cancer and 3 of them died because of the cancer.  My test showed no signs of even one polyp.  I praise our Almighty God for this.  God is so good.  This being said I will not forget that whatever my Father in Heaven puts in my life is for my ultimate good.  He is sovereign and I give Him the glory for all.
Also, when I read Our Daily Bread today I was reminded that since I have given my heart to Jesus, my heart has been full with Him and my searching always turns to Him.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Song

I love the song "Lets Go Down to the River and Pray" by Alison Krauss from the movie O Brother, Where Art Though.  It is very humble and loving.  It invites everyone to go down to the river and pray.  And to study about who shall wear the robe and starry crown.  What a beautiful picture of putting aside our worldly obsessions in order to search for all that God has for us.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just Resting

It is a very peaceful summer day for me.  I have read parts for several books and today's Our Daily Bread.  And I listened to disc one of the audio book "Why" by Anne Graham Lotz.   I am still learning to trust God.  I always say that I trust Him.  And then, I go and do something or say something that proves without a shadow of a doubt that I am not trusting God or anyone else for that matter.  Trusting implies knowing and having complete, unquestioning faith that the one being trusted is capable, willing and motivated to act as my benefactor.  God is Love.  God is Trustworthy.  God is my benefactor.  So I must admit my unbelief and ask the Holy Spirit within me to fill me up with His FAITH.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

God has shown His love for me.

I have been a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection for many years.  I know that Jesus saved me from the fate of Hell.  But living my imperfect life and sometimes leaning on God and many times not has shown me that I may fail but He never does.