Friday, November 7, 2014

Bible Challenge (Romans 7:1-4)


Romans 7:1-4
"Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
"For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
"So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
"Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God."




Once I accept Christ as my savior and spouse, I am to be His and His only. When I flirt with the temptations of the world, and succumb to its wiles, to Christ it is as if I am committing adultery! Am I the Lord's and His alone?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bible Challenge (Matthew 5:16)


"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." - Matthew 5:16




How brightly am I shining for the Lord? Is my light tainted with pride of unsurrendered things? My purpose in life is to bring honor, praise, and glory to the Lord. Is my life such as will compel others to do the same?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Bible Challenge (Psalm 71:7-8, 16)



"I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge. 
"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
"I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only." - Psalm 71:7-8, 16





As God strengthens me to humble myself before Him and surrender to Him daily, others WILL notice the working of the Holy Spirit in my life. I know that I am SO thankful for what the Lord has done in my life, but do I praise Him on, fervently, and continually? (Especially before others?)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Thankfulness Challenge (Day 2)

I Am Thankful For...

     8. The fact that never at any time, for the rest of my life will I be without the presence of God.

     9. Faithful preachers of God's Word

     10. The fun we 7 sisters have getting ready for church in one bathroom! (Imagine four of us brushing our teeth at the same time, talking, laughing, and trying not to make a mess!

     11. A church family that will pray for me when I need it.

     12. God's wonderful peace.

     13. The love of my little sisters (shown even more by the fact that I'm gone to college much of the week.)

     14. My new Bible.



Saturday, November 1, 2014

Thankfulness Challenge (Day 1)

I Am Thankful For...

I have been challenged by a dear sister of mine to try the 30-day Thankfulness Challenge. It basically involves prayerfully discovering seven things a day for which I can be truly thankful for. Here are the first seven!

1. The challenges God places in my life to help me grow in faith and trust in Him.

2. A wonderful friend like Rebecca (Who is coming to visit next weekend! Yay!) 

3. The book of 1 Peter (My "book of the month", meaning I read it through once a
day for the entire month.)

4. How so many times God has just the right passage prepared for me in my daily 
reading of His Word.

5. Only five weeks of school left!                                                                             

6. My brothers finally got the clothesline put up! :-D                                            

7. The beautiful day God blessed us with today (Albeit a bit chilly)!                      

Friday, October 31, 2014

Bible Challange (Psalm 90:12)



"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." - Psalm 90:12





My time on earth is very short, so it is vital that I spend what time I can serving and honoring the Lord, daily seeking His wisdom and administering His truth.


Time on earth will soon be past, 
What work is done for Christ will last.
-C. T. Studd

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bible Challenge (Psalm 71:16)



"I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only." - Psalm 71:16




The only way I will truly be effective in my service to the Lord is if I go in His strength. But humility is also vital to my walk with Him in that it is by His strength that I am walking. Am I faithful to defer praise to the Lord and His righteousness, and not push myself, my knowledge, and my achievements forward?