Thursday, April 16, 2009
such a lover, a giver, a listener, and a healer.
my all in all.
not to mention God of the whole universe.
i just can't get enough.
now, i know he wrote this as a letter but just imagine Paul saying this out loud to the people of Ephesus:
This is why it says: "when he ascended he took many captives and gave gifts to his people" (what does "he acended mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions?! He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe!! Ephesians 4:8-10
*I added the exclamation points : P
Our God is so big, bigger than all the worries in the world times two!
like i said, Jesus I love you.
Monday, April 13, 2009
I was just brushing my teeth and a kind of random idea popped into my head...
a challenge really.
today, and for as long as I can I want to challenge myself to limit the time I spend on the computer, or watching TV.
it's not a very uncommon thing, I'm sure people try this every day.
but I would really like to spend more time on more important things (like my soul).
i have been a reck lately, up and down like a roller coaster, but i believe some real Jesus time will help. (duhh..)
i want to honestly and whole heartedly seek out the heart of Jesus with everything I've got, and things like blogging, facebook, and myspace have become some of my own distractions, and I don't think I ever considered them to be until now.
I almost negotiated with myself by doing this after school ended, but starting now is even better.
I NEED Jesus. not a social network.
I NEED to show the world the real Jesus through my actions, not my time spent watching TV.
and don't get me wrong these aren't bad things, just things I need to put away for a while.
so here it goes...
and honest to goodness i have know idea how long this might last, and nor do I need to blog about it, but it never hurts to have people who can keep you accountable.
nonetheless, I am really excited for the outcome.
Jesus here I come!
39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner."
41 "Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,a]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[a] and the other fifty. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?"
44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little."
48 Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
49 The other guests began to say among themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"
50 Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."
Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades.
From the inside out Lord, my soul cries out.