Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

What will I do with Jesus?

What does this book mean to you?

This question has been running through my mind for the past few weeks. I know this is the inspired and preserved Word of God, but does my life reflect that truth? This thought has definitely gotten me thinking. 

We have had an excellent Bible Conference this week.  Many good preachers who diligently preached the word!

Here is a quote I have in my Bible, not sure of the author..."Are the things I'm living for worth Christ dying for?"

Intro to my new blog

Hello everyone!

I know some of you are disappointed that I have not kept up with my old blog. Well, I have been very busy (perhaps too busy) with school, work and church.

I am starting this blog as something of a spiritual journal. I learn so much in chapel and in the classroom that I need a place to write down what I am thinking and then try to sort it out. For those of you who are reading I hope it will be a challenge and encouragement. Please remember, this is just my thoughts. I know many times I am wrong, or you might not agree with my viewpoint. If you are concerned about something I write please feel free to talk to me personally about it.

I will close this first post with an article that was given to me by one of my professors;

Other May, You Cannot!
If God has called you to be really like Jesus, He will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility, and put upon you such demands or obedience, that you will not be able to measure yourself by other Christians; and in many ways He will seem to let other good people do things which He will never let you do.
Other Christians and ministers who seem very religious and useful, can push themselves, pull wires and work schemes to carry out their Christian goals, but these things you simply cannot do. Others may boast of their work or their writings or their successes, but the Holy Spirit will not allow you to do any such thing, and if you ever try it, He will lead you into some deep mortification that will make you despise yourself and all your good works.
Others may be allowed to succeed in making money, but most likely God will keep you poor, because He wants you to have something far better than gold, namely, a helpless dependence on Him and the joy of seeing Him supply your needs day by day out of an unseen Treasury.
The Lord may let others be honored and keep you hidden and unappreciated because He wants to produce some choice, fragrant fruit for His coming glory, which can only be produced in the shade. He may let others do a work for Him and get the credit for it, but He will make you work on and on without knowing how much you are doing; and then, to make your work still precious, he may let others get the credit for the work which you have done, and thus make your reward ten times greater when Jesus comes.
The Holy Spirit will rebuke you for little words or deeds or even feelings, or for wasting your time, which other Christians never seem to be concerned about, but you must make up your mind that God is an infinite Sovereign and he has a right to do whatever He pleases with His own. He may not explain to you a thousand things which puzzle your reason in the way He deals with you, but if you will just submit yourself to Him in all things, He will wrap you up in a jealous love and bestow upon you many blessings which come only to those who are very near to His heart.
Settle it, then, that He is to have the privilege of tying your tongue, or chaining your hand, or closing your eyes, in ways that He does not seem to use with others. Now, when you are so possessed with the living God that your secret heart becomes pleased and delighted with this peculiar, personal, private, jealous guardianship, and management of the Holy Spirit over your life, then you will have entered the very vestibule of heaven itself.
-G.D. Watson 1845-1924