Saturday, February 28, 2015
Welcome to another month of Writeous Reflections! Please be sure to visit my fellow bloggers via the link-up at the bottom of this post! Be blessed!
The best change I've ever made in my life is studying God's word on a daily basis. Hearing His voice through the scriptures is amazing! His Word tells us who we are, what we can have, and how much we are loved! The latter means the most to me!
The Bible also tells us that "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. [2 Timothy 3:16-17 New Living Translation (NLT)]
Although every scripture in all 66 books will revive, renew and heal your spirit, there's usually a few you have hidden in your heart. Those two or three (or more) you say to yourself on the way to work or when you've been hurt. Those scriptures which warm your heart when the world has been cold to you yet again or when God amazes you with His timing and you're feeling overwhelming joy! Can I get an Amen?
Here are my heart scriptures:
To remind me I can face anything because my destiny is Yes & Amen
To remind me of all the times God has saved me...and He always will
To remind me I've been marvelous, wonderful and a force in the kingdom of God since the beginning of time
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Oh my first favorite book was Where the Wild Things Are.
An elementary school find which captured my imagination and awakened my desire for more--for something else! It gave an awkward kid hope that she was not alone. One day I would discover "Where the Wild Things Are" and feel comfortable in my own skin. I wouldn't know until the movie was made in 2009 why I connected to the underlying darkness of Mr. Sendak's book.
The library became my home away from home. The magical place where everything in the universe connected, and I could explore those connections. Go wherever I wanted to go ...as long as I was reading. Of course, many books were read, but the next to make my favorite's list is Jacob Have I Loved.
Another on my permanent bookshelf is The Color Purple which needs no additional explanation as to why.
Have you read The Coldest Winter Ever? I'll just say I may or may not have carried this book everywhere including work and once pulling it out to read while in a traffic jam. One of the best books ever by Sister Souljah--complex characters and vivid imagery created by her words. You live in this book. For years, we were teased with a potential movie and a sequel. The sequel came 15 years later (A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story), and I even had the honor of receiving an advanced copy from the publisher last year. No review yet but so far it hasn't been able to pull me in.
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Sunday, February 8, 2015
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Sunday, February 1, 2015
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This month Writeous Reflections' prompt is our favorite Christian/Gospel song. I didn't have to think long at all. I Love the Lord is my favorite! The lyrics tell my story.
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To me, the song is a love story between the singer and the Lord. It’s about a relationship where one person was far away and hurting. The Other was there all the time listening and comforting in ways the hurting one obviously could not comprehend. Then, something miraculous happens—the hurting one feels, realizes, and begins to long for the love of the Other. And He is right there with open arms! What a wonderful peace to know you always have Someone to turn to "when troubles rise."
The Lord is ever-present listening for every groan, hurt and pain we express. When you feel alone in the world. When your hurt seems inconsolable. When you don’t know where to turn, you can hasten (quickly move) to His throne!
I sing I Love the Lord as praise, as worship..sometimes as a prayer.
I Love the Lord. I truly do love the Lord. Amen…
What is your favorite Christian/Gospel song?
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