It's minus 31 degrees Celsius
outside. With the windchill it feels like minus 43 degrees.
I'm sitting in my warm bedroom listening to Misty Edward's Friday night set, drinking blueberry tea out of a massively large tea cup while studying the topic "Beautiful Lovers in a Dangerous Time". I got this "title" from a headline in the Winnipeg Free Press in this morning's paper. I thought it was quite interesting. I don't believe we in Canada have reached a time in history where being a Christian is considered dangerous, but I do believe dangerous times will come our way and in that time I want to be a beautiful lover of Christ. I want to be wholehearted in my devotion to Jesus. I want to be focused. I want my eyes to be on the prize of spending eternity with Him.Hebrews 12:1&2: "...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
How then shall I live now
if my future and destiny is to dwell with God forever? How then shall I live in light of what is to come? In light of all that God has promised to do in His Word? The day of the Lord is great
. If you love Him, you desire to be with Him where He is. This will be a great day for all who love Him, for those whom He knows intimately. This will be a terrible day for those who do not know Him. If you are not for Him, you are against Him.How then shall we live?
Joel 2 "'Now therefore,' says the Lord, 'Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.' So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm. Who knows if He will turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him..." (NKJV)
I want to turn with my whole heart. I want to rend my heart in the place of prayer. To turn to Him with fasting, weeping and mourning because He is slow to anger and rich in love. He is rich in kindness
I haven't touched the place of intimacy, intercession, worship & love (etc.) that I want to. My heart has a "yes" written on it and I know that God is faithful to bring to completion the work that He has started in me. I keep looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith, for He is faithful and He loves me!
All this to say that I love my life. I love what I do. I want so much more!
I initially decided to blog because it's frigidly cold outside, there's only 11 days till my 22nd
birthday and one month less a day until I'll be on a business trip in Las
I also have a prayer request for my aunt Eleanor because she is going for by-pass surgery on her heart next week. She had a heart attack a month or two ago and now she had another similar attack so they pushed up the surgery date. Please pray that she comes to know Jesus and has a smooth, miraculous surgery &/or healing.