We all go through stuff and the thing is God is with us all the way. You all know the one about the footprints, right. Tough as nails. JESUS winced when that nail was driven through HIS hand. HE did wince. So, it is with life for us. We are just so blessed JESUS took the nails for us. We don’t have to take it. It seems difficulties are hard but really to be honest, JESUS took the hardest part of it all for each and everyone of us who believe.
When I bowled it was tough. You just had to be tough and a heart of stone or you just would feel sorry for the opposition and give up.
In Christ, it’s a different story. We have to be tough but we are not alone. JESUS is with us. HIS LIGHT and HIS GLORY is so apparently seen, for me anyways. So, I have this hope.
Hey, the other day at our all church prayer meeting JESUS was seated in HIS throne. All bright and glorious. High and lifted up. I see this vision all the time in our church when we congregate together to worship the KING of kind and the LORD of lords.
Hey, you know what, JESUS reminded me today of Lucifer being the head of the worship team of all the angels. So when we worship and sing we need to make sure that it is JESUS we are seeking and not self adoration like Lucifer. How did this come up. In between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. Two months it took us to get to verse 2.
Christ is enough for me and I’ve really have decided to follow JESUS when I was little.
We all have issues. Big issues. Little issues. No one is perfect.
When I first went to bible study in my early twenties we all had issues. Like the above. The one thing I was taught was to go through them head on. Straight right through and deal with them biblically. What does the bible have to say about it. We all remember the hard old days of looking up our issues at the back and going through every single verse pertaining to them and see what God thinks about them and … obey …. obey HIS WORD.
So, I have a fear of failure issue. So what. What. Deal with it. I have actually been trying all these years but it just comes up and like going round the mountain again. O well ….. some things happen again.
Still. The only person who can get through it with us is the LORD. And when we both, the LORD and me, sit and talk about it. Tears and all. Well, HE gets things done.
The question is do we have enough time to seek the LORD and find HIM and tell HIM our issues. Big. Small. Whatever.
The thing is, HE has all the time in time. HE is not limited by time and HE knows all things and HE is compassionate and loving and kind and …. HE cares. Our Creator cares for us. Elohim cared deeply for us.
Who made me. Let me check my Logos bible in the Exegetical Guide.
What about ………
13 For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.1
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ps 139:13–16). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ps 139:17–18). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
O it’s Wednesday. We are all joining in with Holley Gerth in ‘Coffee For Your Heart’.
And also Jennifer Dukes Lee. Apparently.
Is it Wednesday.
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I suppose not many feel the way us who cannot lose feel so we win win win. But the thing is when I stopped bowling I learnt in bible study that everyone wins and no one loses. No matter where in their walk they are. We all win. There is no loser. We are all winners.
When I lost in bowling by bowling a 150 or a 160 or even a 170 I would throw a fit and throw my skirt and snug tights across the hotel room and slam them against the wall and wail in pain.
To be honest I would like to throw my pants against the wall right now.
I lost some marks cos I missed some parts in my essays. The thing is I need my three credits. I suppose like our pastor said, I could do a resit. And cry for the lost instead.
Some things are easy for some but hard for others.
The agony of defeat is a not a good place.
So, I’m talking myself through this. Does it matter really whether I lose some points or is it more important that my heart is changed in the theological studies and it is not right to feel failure as a loss but an experience to learn how to fail and yet succeed.
I never ever bowled a low again. The lowest was a 190. Ever. It just hurt too much so I did not want to hurt myself.
We all struggle in areas that others find ridiculous. Yet, what is so ridiculous for some is so very hard for others. For few really.
What seems so hard for some is nowhere near to where others would feel.
All I can say is we are all so very different.
In my own unique way, stress is losing.
We are launching Precept studies by Kay Arthur this year in our church. I’m finally going to offer my services for short 40 minute studies over lunch hour or afternoons or PUP or In and Out. I would rather do PUP as I’m good at it. I’ve decided. God wins.
I been told time and time again to do this but declined from bible study friends. This time, I’m a goona offer my services. And equip those who love the study of God’s WORD with the WORD.
The bible studies are so much fun. Well, for me anyways.
I’m a bible person. All bible person.
Trust is such a big issue.
Trust is such an important part of all relationships.
I’ve called it a day when I’ve not trusted friends or just people anymore.
I was honest.
Don’t like wasting time.
I’m not a just lip service sort of person.
Wasting time puts me to sleep cos it’s boring.
Those who know me very well, know I’m dead serious in this matter.
I tell them not to waste mine cos I don’t want to waste theirs either.
Told so many kids this.
I have a young lady who is now a doctor.
I told her not to waste my time nor hers.
She used to throw fits for hours.
She was eight when she got that first lecture.
She only tried it one more time on me.
Funny this, now she’s a doctor.
When there’s no more trust, there’s nothing left.
I would never change any decision I’ve ever made.
I think I’ve lived life to the fullest.
To the brink.
I push myself far too hard.
And those in my life.
When you have great expectations, those beside you have them as well.