Friday, March 11, 2011

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I'm excited about writing my first post!! There's so many things that I would like to say!! I just hope I can organize my thoughts!!  This is the season of Lent, where we should give up something that distract you from becoming closer with the Lord. There are so many distractions in life that is so hard to turn away from. I appreciate Lent because it forces me to re-evaluate myself and my life as a Christian.  We should do this everyday but sometimes it gets the best of us. It's like what Lon said in his Sunday sermon from 2.26.11....that it is our nature to sin and once we leave our body to be with Christ, we will have a new body where our nature is to do good. 

In the Bible it talks about the Temptation of Jesus: Matthew 4:2  where Jesus  was tempted by the devil and he fasted for forty days and forty nights. So I will use this 40 days to Easter to help me resist things that are not good for me in my life and keep myself spiritually healthy. Fear and worrying is something I have to get rid of. 

I love this verse in the Bible..."So don't be afriad. You are worth much more than many sparrows." (Matthew 10:31). It's true, if you think about it...God takes care of the animals on this Earth "Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?.....your Heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his rigthteousness and all these things will be added to you...Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble" (Matthew 6:26-34). This shows that God cares even for the birds and the lilies and how much more will he care for his own. To be anxious, shows a lack of trust in God who promises that he will graciously care for "all these things." We should look it at a different way, God is in control no matter what, we should be humble because we are not here because we "earned" or "deserve" it, it's because God brought us here and we should thank Him. So whatever happens, we should trust God's plan.

The stories and the verses from the Bible has always put me at ease. I will give up few things and commit to it and will keep it between me and God. "And when you fast do not look gloomy like the hypocrites....that your fasting may not be seen by others by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you." (Matthew 6:16).

I have so much to learn...I want to take the opportunity to share this with everyone. I feel like this is a great place for all of us to talk about God because we are all so far away from each other and it shouldn't stop us from sharing what we are learning about Jesus. 

Ok, I think my next post will about cheese!!! I will explain more why!! :) Enjoy this beautiful day that God has given us :)

45 more days left 'til Easter !!

1 comment:

  1. Wow Amanda this is a great way to spend the Lenten season. Reevaluating your Christian roots and getting closer to GOD. I will look forward to what you are writing . i enjoy all that you have written so far and I praise you for wanting to learn more about your relationship with GOD and his only son Jesus Christ.

    God Bless you!!