Friday, December 11, 2009

The two "D's"

I have been praying for both direction from God as well as discernment. I'm troubled with i guess worries or doubts about where my life will take me and what i'm suppose to do once i get there. In Matthew, it speaks of worrying as a sin. It has been and is still such a hard, on going process for me to surrender all of myself to Jesus. It is extremely hard for me to not worry. However, Jesus calls us to put our complete trust in Him. Real faith is accomplished when we set aside our doubts and trust in Him. I'm am praying that I would not be one to just know this.. but one who would implement this into their daily life. I pray that God will grant both direction and discernment in my life.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Funny thing happened this morning... I woke up with a headache, sore throat, aches, etc. and wanted nothing more than to go back to bed. However, that was not an option seeing that I have classes today. So, as I got ready I complained and muttered under my breath. I went to school upset and without having read my Bible.
So upon taking my first break (which was literally just a little while ago), I decided to catch up on my "quiet time with God". To my amazement, God called me out on my complaining and made me recall what I had just heard last nite at church. We as Christians, use Christ as a crutch. Why? Becuase we need Him. Our need for Him, in no way makes us weak. However, in order to ever become strong we must decrease as He increases. (John 3:30). We as humans, have abilities to accomplish certain things due to our given talents. But those talents are only given to us by God.
When I wake up in the morning I have two choices, I can either complain and waste a entire day feeling self-pity and upset.. or I can choose to pray, ask God to give me strength, and work anyways towards furthering His kingdom. When one asks for God's help, He will answer. He is ever faithful!