Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Lately I'm seeing how human and sinful I am. My heart is wicked and I tend to stray from God. It's frustrating because I want to have a heart for God. To a certain extent, I think I do. But when I analyze myself in a deeper light (by The Book), I see all the dirtiness in me. Doesn't the Bible say that Jesus cleanses me from sin and unrighteousness by faith in Him?
I recently started to read 1 Corinthians and it's been blowing my mind! What has stuck out to me so far has been 1 Corinthians 2. In verse 17 it says that no one knows the thoughts of God or understands his ways except for the Spirit of God. What? Ok, ok, in the next few verses it says that God has given me his spirit to understand Him and what he has given me.
But why do I still not understand? This is such a hard thing to wrap my brain around.
The culminating verse for me that I memorized in this passage was 1 Cor. 2:16 which says, "For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."
It clicked with me. . . I don’t understand God all at once, but by faith in Jesus I have his spirit. His spirit instructs me how to live. Wow! This was a humbling thing to realize.
Romans 8:26-27, "Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for what we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God."
Monday, February 27, 2012
The purpose of this immersion will be to show the importance of studying God’s word and how that affects a person. I will memorize one Bible verse each day of the thirty days and meditate on that verse. I plan to communicate the process of change in my life that I anticipate. I want to share this so that you can see the results of God’s word, and can be provoked get involved as well.
"How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:9-11
This is the first day of memorizing one verse each day for 30 days!! Psalm 119:9-11 speaks volumes to me because David shows, through this psalm, his love and passion for God's word. He was known as a man after God's own heart. My hope for this immersion is to "guard my way according to God's word." I too want to be a man after God’s heart. This will be a difficult journey and I realize I have to be dedicated.
My hope is that you will join me by following my journey and responding to my posts.
What do you think about this passage?