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Saturday, August 01, 2015

Take Hold of the Life that is Truly Life

Here I am, still reading a book of the Bible a month. Not being good about writing, obviously. Not always being good about reading to tell the truth.

Here is my lesson of the moment: It's never too late. No matter how much I have screwed up, no matter how lazy or disobedient I have been, it's not too late. I can start now. With my business, cleaning house, exercising, eating healthy, blogging, each day is a chance to begin! No more excuses. Yay! Good news!

Okay so my book for July was 1Timothy. Only 6 chapters, but wow! Power is my one word description.

"I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service."(1:12)
This blows my mind! Paul is writing this and he says that Jesus considered him faithful and appointed him to his service. This guy was persecuting Christians and yet was considered faithful. Obviously Jesus sees way more than we do. I wonder what he sees in those who would come against us today? I wonder if we could get a glimpse of that.

Do you sometimes wonder why Christians pray before we eat?
"For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer."(4:4) We receive God's provision with thanksgiving, acknowledging His goodness.

This is why I don't get to the gym that often:
"For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come." (4:8)
Yeah, I should make some hot tea and read my Bible instead of working out. Hahaha!

"Do not rebuke and older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity." (5:1-2)
I don't know about you, but I feel like this country is just one big social experiment right now. Can we just please respect and care for each other? Maybe I've seen too many movies:)

"Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered away from the faith." (6:20-21)

Grace to you.

Reading 2Timothy in August. Wanna join me?