I am being touched so much by God's word lately...I love it...Jen and I are reading in Jeremiah and it has really been good...we are trying to read on a schedule so yesterday I read some in Proverbs...I read Proverbs 24 because it was the 24th...it was really good...made me think alot about myself and parts reminded me of what some around me are dealing with and learning...it was sooo cool...soooo alive and active...is God's Word cool like that...I mean think about it...it was written FOREVER ago...but we read it today and it just...it just fits...it fits perfectly...and you can read the same thing on a different day and it can speak something totally different to you...Hebrews 4:12 12"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."...it is living and active!...I love it...last night I read Haggai at the guiding of one of my friends...and it spoke so much to me about the mess I continually get myself into with my money...Haggai 1:5-6
"Take a good, hard look at your life.
Think it over.
6You have spent a lot of money,
but you haven't much to show for it.
You keep filling your plates,
but you never get filled up.
You keep drinking and drinking and drinking,
but you're always thirsty.
You put on layer after layer of clothes,
but you can't get warm.
I am not even taking care of my NEEDS at this point...how foolish am I...but then he encourages that once you see and seek to change and do the things He asks of you to do...
18""Now think ahead from this same date--this twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Think ahead from when the Temple rebuilding was launched. 19Has anything in your fields--vine, fig tree, pomegranate, olive tree--failed to flourish? From now on you can count on a blessing.'" ...God will bless us when we do what He asks of us...that is so ecouraging to me...and I am ready to do better...Lord help me!!...and you know what He already has...I got two very unexpected blessings recently and I know it is God's way of honoring my obediance to Him...its sort of like my new blog friend Ashley said today summarizing something she read in a book I gotta read... ......"Why is it so easy for us to have faith in believe in someone that died 2,000 years ago...we are so sure of the fact that he is our salvation....our father...yet we find it so hard to believe that this same Father actually has delivered us from the power of sin and we dont have to struggle with things like we do.....forgiveness comes by the same grace that my delieverance does....i just have to believe and have faith that it is finished...Christ said it was when He died on the cross...IT IS FINISHED!!!!"...I mean really...why dont I have the faith I should...wow that was good...thank you Ashley for sharing that...you are awesome...even still God spoke to me through an article I read today about a woman who got herself in a mess hiking..."Another lesson I learned is that we can't continue down a wrong path and remain untouched by the consequences we create. Even as I continued to make bad decisions, I prayed, "Lord, show me the right way." But he already had! I knew what I should have done, I just didn't do it. When we make a conscious choice against God, we're seldom hit with lightning; usually we just get to hang out in our circumstance, which is more than most of us can bear."...whoa...I hope all this is making sense...it does in my head...I just hope I am writing it down so others can understand...bottom line...God is so good...all He asks of us is tho be obediant and follow Him...and if you think about that...all He wants to accomplish by asking us doing that is to take care of us...He's not a dictator just telling us what to do...He is our DADDY...we should be obediant because He is doing what is best for us...He knows...we do not...for example...say you have a child or are babysitting a child...they are headed toward a busy road chasing a ball...you run grab them...they dont understand all they wanted was their ball...why are you taking them from their ball???...but what they dont see is you see the bigger picture...you see the road and the danger...the child does not always...so it is with God and us...He sees the bigger picture we do not...whoa I could write forever...but I have so much work to do...it has truly been a busy week...but absolutely worth it...I hope this post made up for skipping yesterday...I was so zoned out...well I love you all...I love Jesus...until next time...Seeking Him!!!