Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and
milk without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on
what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will
make an everlasting covenant with you
I love this verse because I know that many times I have put my money and time in things that are empty and will NEVER satisfied me. I find myself wanting more and more of those things and never being happy. But as I start seeking God's face and having a relationship with Him, I want him more and more. I have life with God and He makes me happy and I don't have to pay money to get closer to Him. I pray to God that I would not wasting my time and money in things that are empty.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
On Monday, I went to Washington DC to have a tour and it was really fun. I saw the State Capitol and other cool places. My sisters in Christ and I went to a Museum and it was such an exciting experience to see art and many famous black people. A picture that I will never forget is the one were Martin Luther King Jr. was in his caste and his younger daughter look at him with a big expression of I can't believe that is my dad.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
"Do I recognize and accept that God created the woman to complete, complement, and help the man?"
"Do I respond to men in ways that communicate appropriate respect and affirmation of their manhood?"
"Do I focus more time and effort on cultivating inner spiritual beauty than I do on matters of external beauty?"
"Am I concerned more about being holy than about being happy?"
"Am I placing my hope and trust in God rather than in people?"
"Do I dress modesty?"
"Do I have a reputation for being a women of moral virtue and godly character?"
"Do I bless my family, friends, and acquaintances by speaking words that are kind and wise?"
"Do I have a teachable spirit?"
"Do I receive instruction with a meek, obedient spirit?"
"Am I a hard worker?"
"Am I faithful in fulling practical responsibilities in my home?"
"Is my life a godly example to younger woman?"
"Am I self-controlled and temperate in the way I speak and in my lifestyle?"
"Have I yield all "rights" to God and therefore can respond with meekness and forgiveness when others wrong me?"
"Do I indulge my mind in suggestive books, magazines, television programs, or movies?"
"Is my behavior with men sometimes aggressive, bold, or flirtatious?"
"Do I take time to renew my mind with Word of God, so that I can be transform into the likeness of Jesus?"
"Am I faithful in praying for God to work in others' lives?"
"Am I quick to hear and slow to speak"?
These questions came from a book by Nancy Leigh DeMoss called Biblical Portrait of Womanhood. As I was going through this book I have said no to many of the questions of things I don't do at all. I know sometimes as a woman I can be mean (say really mean words) but I get convicted and repent for what I done. I was kind of sad at the end of this book becuase I so no to so many of the questions. This book made me realize that I need to work on some things. I need to pray to God about the questions that made me think do I or do I not do that? I look at these questions and I put my head down because I knew that their are somethings I don't do and have been struggling with.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Today I finish a really great book on Biblical womanhood. The editor of this book was Nancy Leigh DeMoss and she and other women wrote this book.I am really glad I read this because it taught me a lot about things I did not know about. I figure since I am getting older I would read about biblical womanhood because I know that my mind can go for what the world say how and what a woman should be. I know that what the world say is totally different from what God says about His woman. And I just wanted to know and learn what biblical womanhood is. Since I read this book I look at things differently and I am glad that I do. Now I know what is biblical womanhood. I pray to God that I will by His grace live out the biblical womanhood and if possible pass it on to a young woman.
This book covers so many topics
1) The Glory of Womanhood as Created by God
a) Femininity: Developing a Biblical Perspective
b) True Beauty
c) Daddy's Girl: Knowing God as Father
2) The Challenge of Biblical Womanhood in a Fallen World
a) Portrait of a Woman Used by God
b) Portrait of a Foolish Woman
c) Pruned to Bloom
3) The Freedom of Woman as Helpers
a) A Wife's Responsibility to Help Her Husband
b) Liberated Through Submission
4) The Joy of Women as Bearers and Nurturers of Life
a) How to Raise Feminine Daughters
b) Nurturing Mothers
c) Older Women Mentoring Younger Women: Titus 2 in the Church Today
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
I want to:
1) By God grace faithfully read the Word everyday. Mediate and apply to my life.
2) Start saying no to the fleshly desires. Start to get ride of things that I find my self getting addicted too (TV, computer, laziness, people, etc.)
3) Spend time with the Lord. Continue to seek his face about everything. Be willing to rest in him, be honest with him, talk to him, listen to him, and be obedient to him.
4) Choose to wear modest clothing. Try to help my brothers in the faith, around by ( helping them NOT to sin while looking at my inappropriate clothing). Try to treat my brothers with respect and and up lift them in the appropriate matter.
5) Act on God's word.
6) Treat my family with respect, love and care. Always uplift them. It is important to start to have a strong and healthy relationship with my family.
7) Encourage my sisters in Christ in the Christian walk. Pray for them and build relationships with my sisters in Christ.
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