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He never ceases to amaze.

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What we define as a cliche is not much of a cliche unless it is overstated, making us misrepresent the importance of the statement. When talking about "Christian cliches," we are sometimes simply going through the motions in attempts to comfort ourselves or others by saying that God has a reason for our struggles and will provide peace in our tribulations. Well, that's great and all, but it doesn't mean much while I'm struggling. The meaning is certainly there, but we don't see it at the time. It's when we see God working that our eyes open to the truth of these "cliches."

I'm not particularly fond of the idea of my family moving to a different state despite my wanderlust (ironic, eh?), so when my parents kick into overdrive of finding a new house out of state... needless to say, my first reaction is that I'm a bit upset. Typical, right? There are so many memories in this house: it's my HOME. What am I going to do without this house…

Btw, just a tidbit...

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Just in case you've forgotten (speaking to myself as well), when Satan is at work, he really works. He knows our weaknesses and takes advantage of them like a parasite. I know I have recently felt him attack me because, let's be honest here, I'm a control freak and a perfectionist especially when it comes to my academic performance. Yes, I have had self-pity parties with thoughts like "their GPA is higher which must make me less of a human being" and "I studied hard and got a lower grade than the person next to me who didn't study a wink." Yes, these thoughts will happen, but we can't let Satan control us like that!

If you are like me and need encouragement and motivation, remember who your Savior is. Remember that God has a purpose for you and a grade in a class, or whatever your circumstance is, will not change that purpose. Remember that God doesn't call the qualified; He qualifies the called!

I read this verse last night in my devotiona…

How can it be?

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Well, hello, Blogger! It's been a while. I could go on about how busy life has been being an official senior in college and all, but that's for another time of day.

Right now, this post is a challenge for me and whoever else chooses to stop by to OPEN OUR EYES. Are we aware of how gifted we are? Are we aware of how loved we are by the Almighty?

As of late, I have had the message of "how can it be" running into me and reintroducing itself. How can it be? How can it be what?

Let me tell you:

"And can it bethat I should gain an interest in the Saviour's blood?"

"Jesus, how can it be? He loves me! He is for me!"

"You plead my cause, You right my wrongs, You break my chains, You overcome, You gave your life to give me mine. You say that I am free:how can it be?"

This question has a sense of dumbfounded ecstasy: How can it be that could You possibly justify sacrificing Your life for me? This sacrifice of life that Jesus gave on the cross …