a Mason Jar Overflowing with O.J. and a Bowl of Noodles with Spinach

17 Jun

A wise person once said, “A bible that is falling apart, belongs to a person that isn’t.”

Thought I should just start out with that… And I think I should also say that the following is girls, women, ladies, but if you are a guy… Feel free to read. Please read actually.

So ya know how I am now an avid reader? Yes… I have about five books started.
“Sit. Walk. Stand.” – Watchman Nee
“The Kneeling Christian” – An Unknown Christian
“Quest for Love” – Elisabeth Elliot
“Pilgrim’s Progress” – John Bunyan
And then… My Bible. (Where I just started Mark.)

Today, I was lucky to be able to sit and read, read, and read even more. I have been really into “Quest for Love” these last few days. I have been wanting to read this book since 9th or 10th grade, so I am glad that four years later I got to it.
The rest of this post may be super confusing and all over the place, but I am basically just typing up bits and pieces of some things that really stuck out to me while reading…

“The man is the hunter and provider, and it’s so wonderful to be able to just rest and leave it on the altar, not having to d0 anything but seek God and respond.”

“Worldly friendship (with the opposite gender) confuses the judgement. … Holy friendship has a clear light and does not seek to hide itself, appearing willingly before good men. … A virtuous woman will close her ears to the voice of the charmer who seeks to enchant her: but if she hearken to him, what an ominous sign it is of the future loss of her heart!”

Proverbs 2:1-5.  PLEASE go look it up!

“Wives should submit to their husbands in EVERYTHING.” – Go read Ephesians 5:23-24.

Wait on God. Let God lead.

Talking about Adam and Eve…
” She was made for the man.
She was made literally from the man.
She was brought to the man.
She was named by the man.
Was she not ‘equal’ to the man? Yes – in three specific ways:
Both were made by God.
Both were made in the image of God.
Both were placed under moral responsibility.”
(Is it not awesome to see how ALL of those things still apply to relationships and marriages now?)

“She was made to be his helper, comforter, lover.
He was made to initiate, she to respond.”

“When people stop believing in God they don’t start believing in nothing – they’ll believe in anything” – G.K. Chesterton

“If we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” Romans 8: 25

Also, GO and read Romans 5:5. A dear friend sent it to me today and it blessed me immensely.

“A pure heart is a single heart, not divided. A pure heart is what God wills, no matter what the cost. Strength of will is to will against oneself, to say, ‘Not my will – Thine.'”

“This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience – it looks for a way of being constructive. It is not possessive: it is neither anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own importance. Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage. It is not touchy. It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails. Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the ONE thing that still STANDS when ALL else has FALLEN.” (Phillips – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

“We are called to live by faith. Everything that happens, God’s Word tells us, fits into a pattern for good to those who love Him. The more intimately we walk with Him, the more faithfully we trust His promises and keep His commandments, the simpler and the happier we will be. Life will ‘uncomplicate’ itself.”

Are YOU “willing to WAIT on God AND TRUST Him”?

To end this post, I’d like to add one last thing from “The Kneeling Christian”…
“What is prayer? … Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God for things agreeable to His will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins and thankful acknowledgement of His mercies. … The word ‘prayer’ really means ‘a wish directed toward,’ that is, toward God. All that true prayer seeks is God Himself, for with Him we get all we need. Prayer is simply the ‘turning of the soul to God.'”

Hope this was encouraging and that there was at least one thing in there that stuck out to you and blessed your heart.

Please be praying for me as I leave in a few day for Coatesville!!! Pray that I am used as God’s hands and feet and fully serve for Him!!!

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