Second Post

In 2008, I became a born again Christian, I gave my life to the Lord and attended a great church. Fast forward a few years, and I had moved to a different place in 2012. I started attending a different church and there I rededicated my life to the Lord. I started reading my bible regularly everyday. The church I attend emphasizes greatly on the significance of the Word of God. When we read our bibles it changes things for the better, I am a testament to what the word has done in my life. I have been healed physically, and set free from many hurts in my life that kept me in bondage.

A verse that sticks out to me is in Romans 12:2(AMP) “Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to it’s external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed), by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

I made a quality decision to spend time in God’s Word every morning and every evening. At the beginning it was just routine, but the more I have learned about God and who I am in Him; the habit became a great desire and its a joy to fellowship with my Father in the Word. Every time I read the word, or listen to the word being preached I am learning who my Father is. I am shown the way to become more like Him. As I let the word fill me more and more, I find that the things that use to annoy me don’t bother me anymore. If someone is being hurtful, I don’t retaliate but instead act loving towards them. I am learning to let the nature of God be my nature. If Jesus said to love your enemies and forgive then I will. If Jesus doesn’t want us to be sad but full of joy then I’m going to be.

By no means do I always get it right, yes I do slip up. That’s why I keep going to the word and filling myself up. The parts of me that need to change will eventually change because I want to be like my Father.

In Hebrews 4:12(AMP) it says that the Word of God is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword and it penetrates to the deepest parts of our souls and nature and exposing, sifting, analyzing and judging the thoughts and purposes of our hearts.

I recently had an event that was truth to what I am talking about. On the way to work in my car one morning a loud clunk, a bunch of rattling and my sense brought me to the side of the road and I found one of my tires was flat. I also realized that morning my phone was not with me. Instead of freaking out and getting angry, I calmly was led to start walking to a farm house that was very a little ways up the road. Fortunately a very kind man stopped and brought me the last few miles to the town where I work. A few phone calls later and I had a friend come and find and put new tires on my car. I was on the road again that same day. Praise God!

At the end of the day during my time with the Lord, I realized not once did I raise my voice in anger, not once did I throw something in frustration and it most definitely did not ruin the rest of my day. It so stunned me to realize that I hadn’t acted that way!! A little voice spoke on the inside me, and said ‘it was because of the Word of God, it changed how you reacted in that kinda situation.’ My jaw dropped and I responded “Yes Lord, Thank you for Your Word!” And just sat there giving praise and thanking God.

God’s Word is so amazing and it changes things, including us.

First Post

Hi there! I am so new at this in every way so bear with me, OK? But it is so neat how God can use this as the  topic of my first post.
A friend of mine suggested i start a blog, and so after giving it some thought and seeking God about it, I was given the “inner” go ahead. 
I thought this is gonna be so easy! I did a step by step How to Start a Blog online. Let me just say, it all quickly started to become a bit overwhelming. And I was like this obviously isn’t something for me, I am not meant to do this. It’s way too complicated for someone like me, so should I even be doing something like this to begin with?  Maybe I should just quit? 
‘I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have made it. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.’ Philippians 3:12-14 (MSG)
What an amazing verse! And just at the right time too! After doing the step by step, I became aware that I must have missed something because I couldn’t find what they had me install and blah blah blah. It made me so frustrated! So i just closed the computer and thought not gonna happen.
I was doing my nighttime devotional and just told the Lord I was casting this on Him, so I would sleep without this weighing on my mind. Well 4 am and I woke with this thought to look in my email. I did and followed the emails and links to lead me to this spot!!!  I’m so happy i didn’t give up. What if everyone gave up after the first few tries? I’m glad Jesus didn’t give up on us.  Where would we be if He did???!
I sure don’t have it all together and I am definitely no expert, but i keep my eyes on Jesus. What has been on your heart? What do you dream of doing? If he is calling you to do something bigger then you ever dreamed of and you just might be on the verge of giving up. DON’T! Just take one day at a time, one step at a time, one breath at a time.  Build your faith up in the word and rely on the one who is The Expert, He knows it all!