Saturday, September 02, 2017

Quote

It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent.
Jeremy Taylor


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Journal Entry #22 Dear future me...

Journal prayer is that I will trust God. Trust the place He has me and the pace He is going in my life.


Friday, August 04, 2017

Quote: Grace

Soar back through all your own experiences. Think of how the Lord has led you in the wilderness and has fed and clothed you every day. How God has borne with your ill manners, and put up with all your murmurings and all your longings after the 'sensual pleasures of Egypt!' Think of how the Lord's grace has been sufficient for you in all your troubles. 
Charles Spurgeon 


Saturday, July 08, 2017

Journal Entry #21 My fear...


Abba, I have seen abuse and just thinking about it scares me. I don't want to ever be in an abusive relationship. I honestly want to be blessed with a man of God, You have for me that will not hit me. I pray to be with someone who loves me as Christ loves the church...            
12/11/2010

I fear to be in an abusive relationship. I have noticed that whenever I hear someone raise their voice at me, my heart starts beating fast and I get nervous. I find myself hiding and running from confrontation. I wish I were never around abuse because it has shaped my view of men. As I continue to seek the Lord, he is changing my view of men. I have an understanding of how men and godly men should treat women. Some days are better than others, but I am trusting God with this fear.




What has happened in your past that has shaped your world view?

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Journal Entry #20: What kind of woman will I be?


Abba, I want to know what a woman of God is? I want to know what kind of woman I will be. I sometimes fear not much... I have a desire to be used by You. I want to be a woman of God that loves You and reverence Your name. I pray that You will grow me, teach me, purify me and guide me however You choose.                                                                                                               11/24/2010


I did not grow up in a Christian home. I do not grow up around godly women. I instead saw and knew what the world says a woman should be. I remember indirectly being told women are to be loud, put men down, and independent.

The woman I pray to be:

Speak wise and encouraging words

 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Eph. 4:29 NLT

Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.
Col. 4:6 NLT

Trust in the Lord


This I declare about the LordHe alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.
Ps. 91:2 NLT

Love Others
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.
John 13:34 NLT

 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
Phil. 2:3-4 NLT

Praying Woman

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere
Eph. 6:18

May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
Ps. 141:2
Obedient to God
But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
Luke 11:28 ESV

Servant

Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Corinthians 4:1






Walk in the Spirit
Do not let sin control the way you live;[a] do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.  Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.
Romans 6:12-14 NLT

So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then.  But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.
1 Peter 1:13-16

Knows God's Word
Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.
Joshua 1:8

Friday, June 30, 2017

Journal Entry#19: When my world is chaotic, You sustain me...

Abba... Looking back at everything, I know that you continue to show me who You are. Over the years You have shown me that You are merciful, gracious, provider, sovereign, loving, kind, and my sustainer. Thank You for showing me You.



11/14/2010


I wrote this during my undergraduate year at Nyack College. I had so many questions about my life and where I would end up. To be honest, I feared the future because I did not know what to expect. 

Something I would say to 22-year old Asia is that 

 God will work out His plans for your life and you can trust He is a good Father. He will be with, you never have to worry about being abandon or alone.



The Lord will work out his plans for my life—
    for your faithful love, O Lord endures forever.
    Don’t abandon me, for you made me.

 Ps. 138:8 NLT

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
    I will advise you and watch over you
Ps. 32:8 NLT



If there were something you would say to your younger self, what would you say?

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Journal Entry# 18: Pray I will run to You...

Abba, You have prefect knowledge of men. You know me better than anyone. You know my thoughts, struggles, secrets, hurts and fears. You know it all. Nothing is hidden from You. I pray that with this knowledge, that I will run to You. I will run to You when things are good and when things are bad. You are amazing God. 
                                                                                                                                    11/8/2010


Our God is all knowing. During the year of 2010, I was struggling with a lot and I would try to keep things to myself. I was struggling with my identify and had fears about the future. But I take comfort in knowing that I do not need to keep things I am struggling with to myself. It is so important that we as Christians, run to Him about everything. God knows it anyway. We all need to trust in Him. He does care about the things that concerns us. 



Scriptures

 Psalm 62:8 
          Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

     Psalm 139:1-4
O Lord, you have examined my heart
    and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home
You know everything I do.
 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Journal Entry # 17: Okay Lord, What is Next?

Abba, I ask myself what is next for me? Today at church I am reminded that I need to trust in You. I do not need to know every detail of my future; the why, when, how, or what, I just need to trust You, but I am struggling. I am getting closer to graduating. A lot has happened this semester that did not go the way I expected. I ask that You encourage me about the future. Abba direct my steps as You may. Help me to live in the now and to let tomorrow worry about itself. You will carry me through this life. 
9/26/2010

I am a control freak. I want to know everything that will happen before it happens. For some reason, I do not like to be surprised. I am learning to take one day at a time. It is God who will direct my steps.  I rest knowing that I do not need to know everything. This is a journey. I take comfort in knowing that before I was born, God knew everything. He is involved in every detail of my life. This morning I was encouraged by Psalms 32:8 "The Lord says, I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. I had to keep saying this verse over and over again. There are those moments when I tend to get nervous about what will happen next for me but I am learning to use God's word. I need His truth.




Monday, January 16, 2017

Journal Entry #16 Why Do I Doubt You Lord?

Why is it that after seeing all we know to be true about You, we still doubt? Abba, please forgive me because I have seen your faithfulness time after time and still doubt you. Please help me to take you at your word. I have no reason to doubt You.
9/9/10

Time after time I have seen God's faithfulness in my life. His Word is true. He is not a man that he should lie. I can not compare man to God. He will never be distrusting the way people have shown themselves to be in my life. I am amazed that, at the right time he always showed Himself faithful and trusting. Through my job search, apartment search, being in school and even my finances, my God is faithful. I know I can depend on Him. 



Question:

Why do you think that you might doubt God?

What do you do to remind yourself of God's faithfulness?

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