The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

As a young Catholic girl we all know the creed by heart and profess it daily. It goes for understanding God. I suppose. Really suppose. I’m in this place of my youth. They call this the ‘first love’ place. I’m right here, close and personal with Jesus. Back to the days of my youth where no one existed but the LORD.

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Was doing Hosea 5. My observation worksheet. How far I’ve come. Used to be so fearful of the judgement part of Scripture as deep in my heart, I believe there will be judgement and there is where there is sin. But now, in this place of absolute bliss and adoration of the King of kings and the LORD of lords, by His side. I read and take in and after the slight smile of the golden nugget last night. Well, early this morning. I sleep on it, with Christ our Lord of course. Then when I awake, it sinks in. 

Hosea 5:15
I will return again to my place,
until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face,
and in their distress earnestly seek me.

The key phrase of this chapter being ‘seek ME‘. 

We are instructed to study Scripture book by book in our GU course, so this is what I have integrated into my life, my quiet time, my study schedule. Following instructions here. Well, what a surprise in Hosea 5, the key verse and key word. Verse 15 and ‘seek ME’.

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When it all fits in like a jigsaw, it all fits. So securely and perfect. You all must’ve experienced the final puzzle of a jigsaw. When that last piece fits in so easily. It’s done. Well, after a long and drawn  observation worksheet, this is what happens. To me anyways. For those first timers or tenth timers or whatever. I do not have the answers. Perseverance. 

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