Tuesday, February 15, 2011

God is Still God and God is still good

About a year ago I shared a video of Zac Smith, a man who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer [God is God, God is Good] and his testimony of life, cancer, the lessons God was teaching him.

Now a year after his death, his wife shares her encouraging testimony of hope through her husband's death and the promises of God

A Story | Tears of Hope from Adam Kring on Vimeo.

"God is not a God of chaos, he doesn't just throw stuff to us in our lives then walk away. He has a plan for us, we might not always understand that plan, but we know it is good."

"I do know that I will praise God because through cancer, and death, and grief, God is still God and God is still good. To God be the Glory"

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Edwards' Resolutions - 6,7,8

The more I read over Edward's resolutions, the more humbled I am. I realize how much more vile I am than what I thought. I know I am a sinner, but these have really helped me to see myself for what really is inside.

Allow these to sink in:

6. Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live.

7. Resolved, never to do any thing which I should be afraid to do, if it were the last hour of my life. (I am resolved to never to do anything I wouldn't be doing if I knew it were the last hour of my life) How many times have I done something and thought of this afterward?

8. Resolved, to act, in all respects, both speaking and doing, as if nobody had been so vile as I, and as if I had committed the same sins, or had the same infirmities or failings as others; and that I will let the knowledge of their failings promote nothing but shame in myself, and prove only an occasion of my confessing my own sins and misery to God. How often and how easy is it to look at another individual and say their sins are worse than ours. They might be a murderer, rapist, thief, adulterer, etc and we say I have never done any of those things. But for the grace of God I would have done all those things and worse. Lord, may I be continually drawn to repentance, convict me of sin, and change my selfish heart.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Free Audiobook - Adopted for Life

Just an FYI: This month at Christianaudio.com the book Adopted for Life by Dr. Russell Moore is available for free download. I haven't read the book yet; I can't wait to listen to it.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Edwards' Resolutions - 3,4,5

As humbling as it is to examine myself, it's been good. Our God is forgiving and I am grateful. Oh how short I fall of His standards outlined in the Bible. Lord thank you for forgiveness, for your grace, and mercy. Help me to live my life in a manner glorifying.

Jonathan Edwards' Resolutions 3, 4, & 5.

3. Resolved, if ever I shall fall and grow dull, so as to neglect to keep any part of these Resolutions, to repent of all I can remember, when I come to myself again.

4. Resolved, never to do any manner of thing, whether in soul or body, less or more, but what tends to the glory of God; nor be, nor suffer it, if I can avoid it.

5. Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.

Of these three I think it's easiest to see the area covered by resolution 5. How much time do I waste, losing moments of time? How can I make my time more profitable? I fail epically when it comes to resolution number 5. I can't tell you how many moments pass, wasted. Times where I could be doing something profitable. In all honesty this is one area that is a struggle for me.

I have recognized this recently and have begun doing things that are more profitable, though still I struggle with making the most of my free moments. One way I've tried to make the most of some of the quiet time has been by working to memorize the book of Philippians. I've joined the thousands of people around the nation and world who are working to memorizing the book by Easter. (Partnering to Remember) .