Galatians 6:14

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Great are You!

Dear Friends,

The greatness of our God is quite a thought to grasp. I can't even begin to put my mind around it. I pray that this week we may be continually enthralled at the vast greatness and beauty of our God.  

Romans 11:33-35
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! 
“For who has known the mind of the LORD?
      Or who has become His counselor?”
“ Or who has first given to Him
      And it shall be repaid to him?”

A few weeks ago at church, our wonderful youth drama team did a dance to this wonderful video. Oh, how it spoke to me and blessed me! I love how this beautiful music video speaks of how great our God is! I hope this speaks to your heart as it did to mine!

Forever His,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winds of Change


Well, I can't believe that it is already the third week of January. Oh my, how time just flies! Life has been pretty exciting for me this year so far. I'm currently taking a few college classes, one on campus and one online. God has been teaching me so much. Many things, but especially how wonderful and freeing His grace truly is!

If I could use one word to describe the season of my life right now, I would say- change. Its been interesting, to say the least, in learning to adjust and accept it all. But I don't want to focus on change, but on Him who is never changing, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Malachi 3:6-
For I am the LORD, I do not change;
      Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
Psalm 36:5-
Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens;
         Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Psalm 89 1, 5-8-
I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever;
         With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.
And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD;
         Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints.
For who in the heavens can be compared to the LORD?
         Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD?
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints,
         And to be held in reverence by all those around Him.
O LORD God of hosts,
         Who is mighty like You, O LORD?
         Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
Lamentations 3:22,23-
Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
      Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
      Great is Your faithfulness.

Oh Lord,
Truly Your faithfulness is great! I thank you that with You, we don't have to fear change, but welcome it in Your name. You give me hope!

I pray for each and every person that reads this blog, that they will experience the goodness and grace of the Unchanging One.

His bondservant,

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome 2011


Happy new year to everyone!

I can't believe that a new year has come. As I look back on 2010, I am astounded by the love and faithfulness of our Lord. He has been with me every step of the way throughout the year, and each day has been one of falling deeper and deeper in love with Jesus.

The new year also brings in us a desire to change, in the form of resolutions. So here are a few of mine in no particular order:
~ Gain an even deeper dependence on God than last year
~ Sweeter and deeper communion with Christ through meditating/reading His Word
~ More outspoken with my faith
~ More financially sound
~ Get fit physically AND spiritually
~ To glorify God with my every word and deed

The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever. But have you ever thought about how to glorify God? I mean practically in every day life? Kevin DeYoung ( has come up with a list of twenty biblical ways that we can glorify Him:

1. Give God verbal declarations of praise (Rev. 4:8-9).
2. Live a life of noticeable piety (Matt. 5:16; James 1:27; 1 Peter 2:12).
3. Ask God for things in Jesus’ name (John 14:13).
4. Bear fruit and show yourself to be a disciple of Jesus (John 15:8).
5. Declare the truth about Jesus (John 16:14).
6. Love your life less than God (John 21:19; 1 Peter 1:7; 4:16).
7. Worship God as God (Rom. 1:21).
8. Live a life of sexual purity (1 Cor. 6:20).
9. Live a life of generosity (2 Cor. 9:13).
10. Rejoice in God’s glory displayed in creation (Psalm 19:1).
11. Do the works of faith (2 Thess. 1:12).
12. Use your gifts in God’s strength (1 Peter 4:11).
13. Make sure everyone knows you’re not God (Acts 12:23).
14. Live a life of gratitude (Psalm 50:23; 2 Cor. 4:15).
15. In matters of liberty, seek the good of others (1 Cor 10:31).
16. Extend grace to sinners (2 Cor. 8:19).
17. Be a part of a local church (2 Cor. 8:23; Eph. 3:20-21).
18. Tell God you are wrong and he is right (Josh. 7:19; Jer. 13:16; Rev. 16:9).
19. Obey God (Lev. 10:3; Mal. 2:2).
20. Go from a Christ-despiser to a Christ-worshiper (Gal. 1:24).

I pray that each and every one of us will experience Christ and His love in a deeper way in 2011.

His bondservant,

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.
When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,

God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.