Monday, 29 October 2007

Searching the Scriptures

Acts 17:11
"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."

What are we like? Do we just listen to whatever somebody tells us and believe it? Our do we make a priority to go to the Word daily and see for ourselves what it says?


I would just like to share a verse that I read this morning that was a bit of a follow up to the message yesterday. It really made me think about what I value and where my heart is.

"But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God."
Acts 20:24

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Another Post

I would just like to share a few verses that stuck out to me in the last few days. If you have any thoughts, feel free to leave a comment.

Acts 10:34,35
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted by him.

Isn't it absolutely wonderful that it doesn't matter who we are or where we come from? As many times as I have read these verses, I missed a very key point and that is it says "in every nation".

Daniel 3:25
He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Acts 12:5, 7
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And the chains fell off from his hands.

Again we have a perfect picture of the power of prayer. But again we also see that it was in God's timing, not man's.

Acts 13:38,39
Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Yes! The blood of Jesus cleanses us from ALL sin and unrighteousness.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

The Glory of God

"But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly to heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,"
Acts 7:55

"And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory."
Ezekiel 43:2

This last verse just made me say "Wow!" It makes me think of a sunrise and an ocean at the same time. What does it mean to you?

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

And So...

Yes, I realize I haven't posted in a month. I have been busy with all sorts of things, mostly babysitting and schoolwork, but it really ties me down, especially when you're only home a few hours a day. I look forward to sharing all sorts of things as soon as I can find the time.

I was really blessed by the Family Life Seminar with the Wissmanns this last weekend. I must admit that at first I was kind of like, "This is just for couples and parents," but was soon amazed at how much I could apply to my own life. The time on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon with them was awesome, getting to know some of the girls a little more. I think many youth will agree.

Well, I still have homework to do, but keep your eyes open for another post soon! Smiles! :)