Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thoughts

Hi everyone...

I have been thinking a LOT lately about how I know LOTS of Scripture and principles...But do I really truly apply them????? I've been working on applying them. Sometimes I just feel that I'm two-faced. And the Scripture says a that we should not be that way. I often feel as though I tell myself one thing and do the other. It's a constant battle. And it's getting harder and harder for me as I find new trials that the Lord puts me in.

But He will give me strength to get through them. I love the verse that talks about the Lord not giving us more than we can handle...If you know that verse please give me the reference...It's a GREAT reminder that we CAN do things, as long as we have surrendered all to God. One thing that always gets me is His death on the cross. He DIED for me. He SUFFERED for me. I owe Him EVERYTHING in my life...Not just a few things here and there, but EVERYTHING! By Him only am I able to get to Heaven and it was a great sacrifice on His part for a stuggling, unworthy girl like me. We are all unworthy because of our sin, but because He paid the price that we could not pay, we can be forgiven and saved. It's challenging when I think I can do this or that, even though I KNOW it doesn't please the Lord. Then I realize, it's only by Him that I am here and I need to do what DOES please Him.

~Emily

3 comments:

Kaleb said...

1 Corinthians 10:13

thats the verse you were talking about. also on a side note:
"those who don't strugle are already dead"

Emily said...

Haha. Thanks Kaleb. And that's true.

Molly said...

That was a really good post, Emily. Sounds like what I've been going through lately.

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
-James 1:2-4