Saturday, May 30, 2009

The True Woman

I will be reading a book by Susan Hunt, The True Woman. Has anyone read this book or heard of it? I am curious what I can learn from this book and while I am reading this book, I will post some response and what I am learning.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Quote

“A content woman isn’t worried, upset, or agitated about what she doesn’t have or what she thinks she needs or what she wants. Instead she’s at rest with her God and her surroundings. Why? Because everything she needs is all that God is and all He has already provided for her.”
Elizabeth George

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Quote of the Day

"If your passions are aroused, say so -- to yourself and to God, not to the object of your passion."
Elisabeth Elliott, Quest For Love

Monday, May 18, 2009

Waiting on the Lord


Lately the Lord is teaching me to wait on Him and His timing. I have been praying about the months and years to come and I am excited to see what the Lord is doing. I am wondering what areas of my life I will be challenged. I am waiting on the Lord as He told me too, about everything. I am a young woman that does not know what is to come, the challenges, the lost, pain and happiness. But I will wait patiently on the Lord. I will continue to Praise God and seek His face daily. I will continue to pray for family, friends and the brothers and sisters in Christ. This morning I am reminded as I look at God's Word:
Hosea 12:6
6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.
Isaiah 40:31
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Psalm 37:7
be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalm 27:14
14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Leaving a Godly Legacy

God has bless with a mentor for my second year in college. This young woman name is Khambye and I am so thankful for her. She is a graduate of Nyack College Seminary and now that she is graduated, I will miss her when she moves back to California. This woman has pour into my life and I have learn so much from her. On our last meeting me and the other mentees made her a scrapbook and wrote her a letter. That night she gave us a song called "Legacy" by Nichole Nordeman the lyrics are below:



I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me And I enjoy an accolade like the rest You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery Of all who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best At such'n'such ... it wouldn't matter much
I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights We all need an 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl' But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides The temporary trappings of this world
I want to leave a legacy How will they remember me? Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough To make a mark on things? I want to leave an offering A child of mercy and grace whoblessed your name unapologetically And leave that kind of legacy
I don't have to look too far or too long awhile To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy
Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred Just want to hear instead, "Well Done" good and faithful one...


I have been thinking about legacy lately and wondering what people will say about me when I am gone. I wonder if I will be known for being a godly woman or not. I was not surrounded by godly woman of God when I was younger. It was only a few years ago that godly woman were put in my life. I want to leave a godly legacy. I know it might seem strange for most people to hear or to know this but it is true. I want be known for showing love to all people, showing Christ like love. I have a desire to one day adopted children and grow them in a christian home. I did not grow up in a Christian home, but I am praying for the privilege to pour into the children the Lord will give me one day and children that I will be surrounded by in the work that I want to do. I want to be known as a young woman of God that is known for her love for Christ, obedience to Him and a prayin woman of God. A woman that was connected to Him and had a relationship with Him. I want to be easily recognize by the Lord when I see Him.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Finish With My Second Year of College!!!!!


I can't believe it is May already and that I am done with my second year in college. Time is going so fast and I just want time to slow down. I am out of school for this summer and I am going to try to keep my blog up to date. So much has happen since the last time I wrote on my blog. The Lord is Faithful and have been gracious to me. He is teaching me so much and it just feels great to be connected to God and have a relationship with Him. I got two summer jobs, one is working in the registrar office and the other is being a mentor for the summer both academically and spiritually. I'll be honest when I first heard about these jobs, I did not want to apply because I was afraid. I knew that I would have to come out my shell and be around people more and to be open. I want to get out my shell and to do things I would never do but I was afraid. I want to be challenge in the areas of talking to people and being around the brothers and sisters in the Faith. I am a very shy person and can be very quiet at times, and I would isolate myself from everyone. But I am learning that it is important for me to build relationships with my brothers and sisters in the Faith. I need to be around them sometimes, I need to stop putting up a wall and let people into my life. I am still in the process of learning and I am ready for what God wants to teach me or bring to my attention. I know whenever I become a social worker that I will have to speak up for the children that are being abused and I can't do that while always being in the back. I am praying that the Lord will give me confidence and boldness to engage in conversations with people and to let people into my life. I am praying that He will give me the strength to be able to pour into my mentees this summer, that it might glorify the Lord's name.


I am also learning to trust in the Lord and to keep praying. So many times I can be praying for something and want to give up. I know the Lord want me to trust Him and to keep praying. I can't do anything on my own it is in Him, that I am strong. I feel so weak at times with school and who I am. I am learning to lean on God and continue to seek His face. I have nothing to worry about, I am His child and He cares for me. I am praying that I will trust in the Lord and that He would direct my path. As a young woman that I would fall deeply in love with Christ, to trust, and to walk in obedience to His Word.


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