Thursday, April 16, 2015

Good for my soul

I've been a bit sporadic on my blog post. It is funny how life can get busy and things I enjoy doing have to take a backseat. 

A friend and I do the same bible study together. She does it in the morning and I do it in the evening. She had a picture of her bible and the lesson and wrote. "My flesh fights against keeping up with my Bible study, but my soul needs it."

Those words are so true. We live in reality and we battle our flesh on a daily basis. I'm coaching track, leading a bible study, taking care of my family, trying to finish my MG book, and just being available to anyone. Oh, and trying to blog once a week. :)

Life gets busy but we need to stop and look to Christ.

Even if you only have ten minutes or an hour, spending time with your Savior is always a good thing. Let your heart become quiet before the throne of grace will only draw you closer to the Lord. We need Christ. We need His word because it is good for our soul.

May we not run to the Lord when times are tough. But even in the moments of rest, may we be fervent for Him.

Let us press on and finish the race well. 

Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, revving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure making wise the simple.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Holy, Blameless, and Beyond Reproach

One of my favorite books of the bible is Colossians. It is so rich with truth and you can see Paul's love for believers he has never met. 

Our Sunday School class is going through this amazing book and there was a passage that stopped me in my tracks. I have been meditating on it these past few weeks and am thankful for the Lord's goodness.

And though you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach. Colossians 1:21-22

To think, we were separated from God and running away from Him. We hated God and wanted nothing to do with Him. He is holy and we can see it in Genesis when Adam and Eve sinned, they had to leave the garden. 

The only way we can love God is through His Son. I think we can take John 3:16 for granted sometimes. We know it well but do we think about the words and what God has done.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

He is gracious to let us live and even hear the gospel and even read His Word.

I love the transition Paul makes. We were hostile toward God and alienated from Him but through His Son we are holy, blameless and beyond reproach.

I can get disheartened by my sin and the battle I face on a daily basis. This passage encourages my heart that the Father sees Christ in me so I can approach Him with confidence and without fear. 

I love this reminder that despite of my sin He loves me still. And He loves you too. 

Canada: The Best Place on Earth, but I'm Biased

This past week we were in Vancouver, Canada and it is always good to go home. The weather was mild and I have to admit I've become a wimp to the colder temperatures. I've gotten spoiled living in California. 

But Vancouver is a beautiful place and if you ever get a chance you have to go.

The best part of the trip was hanging out with my husband and watching hockey on TV. :)