Sunday, June 27, 2010

Concrete Jungle

Last night, a couple of my friends and I headed over to The Father's House downtown service, and afterwards hung out at Java's for a bit. This consequently led to the consumption of caffeine and hyperactivity by many present and in attempt to decrease the amount of hyperactivity in the present situation, a few of us went on a walk. This walk was to a place one friend had "discovered", and she called it the "concrete jungle", which is also known as Manhattan Square Park. It was a blast to just hang out there, climb the different concrete blocks and, of course, take a couple pictures! All in all, it was a great night :)

God First

Lately I've been working my way through the book of Genesis in the Bible. I find it interesting to start from the beginning  (literally) every once in a while and see just exactly where we came from. Sometimes it can get a little boring, but every time I work through a book like this, I have new and exciting revelations that I had never had before.
One such revelation is the fact that God has never, is not, and will never be second. I know that this should be common knowledge to people, but there's something so important in that and sometimes we tend to miss it. I realized this when I was reading through Genesis chapter 9. On four different occasions God uses improper English in order to make sure that He is not second. He says, "Me and you," "Me and the earth," "Me and you and all living creatures," and "Me and all life of the earth." Now, if you know anything about the English language at all, you know that it should be more along the lines of "you and I," or "all life of the earth and I," but God will not be put second, even if He has to break a few rules to do so.
Just my thought for the day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I was doing my devotionals the other day and I cam across the passage about Enoch. It says in Genesis 5:24, "Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away." Did you realize that there are only two people in the entire Bible who were said to have walked WITH God? Think of that word; with. As defined by the Merrium-Webster dictionary, with indicates a participation in the action. So, not only was Enoch following after God's heart, but he was participating whole heartedly in what He was doing!
I know it's morbid, but I've been reflecting on what people will think of me when I'm dead to this earth lately. Who will I be to the people who I leave here? It has been my prayer that they will call me an Enoch; speak about me the same way Genesis 5:24 speaks about him. I want people to say that I walked WITH God, that I listened to His heart and participated in what He was doing in my life and the lives around me.
I want to be like Enoch.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Revelation on Dating

I've been working a lot lately, almost 40 hours a week, and a lot of times I work alone. This leaves me with a great deal of amount of time to think and talk to God about some things that are on my mind. One such thing is how I've never had a boyfriend, or a relationship of any kind. It bothered me. People are always telling me that I'm such lovely young woman, beautiful, and that someone will be lucky to have me as a wife one day. The thought came to my mind that if that is true, why is it that no guy has ever noticed me the same way as other people? Are people lying to me about this? I started conversing with God about this and He gave me a revelation. My biggest fear in life is having a spouse leave me, having someone that I truly care about and am completely committed and loyal to ditch me. God knows my heart and He knows what I can and cannot handle in my life. He knows that if I were to have a boyfriend now, and if he were to "leave me", I would be heartbroken and it might be more than I can handle. God is my protector and, for now, He is protecting me from something that I desire that could potentially do more harm to me than good at this point in my life. All I can do is wait on Him and pray for the future husband that He is preparing for me.