Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Vision for Biblical Womanhood


Nancy Leigh DeMoss, is doing a series on biblical womanhood. I really hope that women listen to the series. I think it is very important for us Christian women to know what God's Word say about women and our roles.


Monday, January 28, 2008

Bible Verse

You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5

Prayer

Lord, I'm really sadden by all the things I see in my school. I hate it that I see people getting sexual with one another. I know that some people are not saved, and I know that just because I go to a Christian college that not everyone is saved and have you as their Savior. I pray Lord, that my peers will see the importance in staying pure and holy before you. I pray that they will hate their sin as much as you hate sin. I pray that they will flee from their sinful ways and follow you.

Prayer

Father in Heaven, I come to you Lord asking for your forgiveness, because I have sinned against you by defiling my body with ungodly things. I want to present my body to you and not to this world. I pray that my body will bring glory, honor, and blessing to your name. Lord please help me to please You not men and my flesh. I know that I was put on this earth for you and not for myself. Lord mold and transform into the woman of God you want me to be. Lord help me to be a pure and holy woman. I want to love you more than myself and seek your face and only to get to know you. So Father, I pray that I will grow and continue to have a Father and daughter relationship. I love You.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Godly and Unholy Fear

I went to Starbucks yesterday and did my study on Godly fear and Unholy fear and learn so much. I am so glad I did this study because I been trying to figure out what it meant to fear God. I was confuse about it, I thought it was to fear him like "I'm scared that God is going to hunt me down and kill me if I did not get my life on track" or something close to that. I learn that fear is describe as hatred of evil (Proverbs 8:13), a fountain of life (Proverbs 14:27). Fear is necessary to avoid sin ( Exodus 20:20). I even learn that people who have fear of God, are accepted of God (Acts 10:35) , receive mercy from God (Psalm 103: 11,17 Luke 1:50), they are blessed (Psalm 112:1, 115:13), confide in God (Psalm 115:11, Proverbs 16:6), depart from evil (Proverb 16:6), should not fear man (Isaiah 8:12,13, Matthew 10:28). I even come to realized that the fear of God should be prayed for (Psalm 86:11- Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.) I have decide to use that verse to mediate and to memorize for the next three weeks. The unholy fear is a characteristic of the wicked (Revelation 2:18). It is describe as fear of idols (2 Kings 17:38), fear of man ( 1 Samuel 15:24, John 9:22). Because of our unholy fear and not listening to God, He is will mock us (Proverbs 1:26- I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you). I really love that I am doing these studies in my Bible, because I want to understand a lot of things I just don't understand. I want to know what it means to fear God, diligence, fasting, waiting upon God, prudence and so much more, I pray to God that I grow in my understanding and continue to seek God's face.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bible Verse

Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you

who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and

milk without money and without cost.

Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on

what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,

and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will

make an everlasting covenant with you

Isaiah 55:1-3

I love this verse because I know that many times I have put my money and time in things that are empty and will NEVER satisfied me. I find myself wanting more and more of those things and never being happy. But as I start seeking God's face and having a relationship with Him, I want him more and more. I have life with God and He makes me happy and I don't have to pay money to get closer to Him. I pray to God that I would not wasting my time and money in things that are empty.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Wonderful Week

I had the opportunity to go visit my sisters in Christ this past Friday, in Maryland. I had a great time and I am grateful my sister invited me and brought my ticket. I went to their church for a Proverbs class and I just loved it. The pastor wife went through some chapters in Proverbs. What really stood out to me was the fear of the Lord, I feel sometimes as though I don't fear God because I seem to keep turning back to my sin. But I have been on my knees praying that I will have godly fear of the Lord. I really love the Book of Proverbs it has so much to say as to what we Christians should and should not be doing. Then later on that night I went to a single fellowship and was really great. We went through the book of James and we also watch a movie with Joshua Harris about being single. After the movie the women had really great conversations about being single. The next day, which was Sunday I had a great time in the church and the pastor gave a great message. I really can't stop thinking about his mention of false doctrines that are taught in some churches. For me I have been in one of those churches and I have left the church. I'm seeking God's face about that decision and I still wondering what I am going to do. I miss being in a church. I am been praying that God will guide me in me in finding a church that is sound, that is Christ center, and the has a loving atmosphere.

On Monday, I went to Washington DC to have a tour and it was really fun. I saw the State Capitol and other cool places. My sisters in Christ and I went to a Museum and it was such an exciting experience to see art and many famous black people. A picture that I will never forget is the one were Martin Luther King Jr. was in his caste and his younger daughter look at him with a big expression of I can't believe that is my dad.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Questions

"Am I maintaining the kinds of boundaries in my relationships with men that promote biblical standards of purity?"

"Do I recognize and accept that God created the woman to complete, complement, and help the man?"

"Do I respond to men in ways that communicate appropriate respect and affirmation of their manhood?"

"Do I focus more time and effort on cultivating inner spiritual beauty than I do on matters of external beauty?"

"Am I concerned more about being holy than about being happy?"

"Am I placing my hope and trust in God rather than in people?"

"Do I dress modesty?"

"Do I have a reputation for being a women of moral virtue and godly character?"

"Do I bless my family, friends, and acquaintances by speaking words that are kind and wise?"

"Do I have a teachable spirit?"

"Do I receive instruction with a meek, obedient spirit?"

"Am I a hard worker?"

"Am I faithful in fulling practical responsibilities in my home?"

"Is my life a godly example to younger woman?"

"Am I self-controlled and temperate in the way I speak and in my lifestyle?"

"Have I yield all "rights" to God and therefore can respond with meekness and forgiveness when others wrong me?"

"Do I indulge my mind in suggestive books, magazines, television programs, or movies?"

"Is my behavior with men sometimes aggressive, bold, or flirtatious?"

"Do I take time to renew my mind with Word of God, so that I can be transform into the likeness of Jesus?"

"Am I faithful in praying for God to work in others' lives?"

"Am I quick to hear and slow to speak"?

These questions came from a book by Nancy Leigh DeMoss called Biblical Portrait of Womanhood. As I was going through this book I have said no to many of the questions of things I don't do at all. I know sometimes as a woman I can be mean (say really mean words) but I get convicted and repent for what I done. I was kind of sad at the end of this book becuase I so no to so many of the questions. This book made me realize that I need to work on some things. I need to pray to God about the questions that made me think do I or do I not do that? I look at these questions and I put my head down because I knew that their are somethings I don't do and have been struggling with.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Crossing a Bridge

As I was in the car with my mom, on my way to school I could not help to think about a childhood memory, as I cross the bridge that had water under it. I remember when I was around the age of 9 or 10 and I almost drown in a pool but my cousin saved me. Then I thought back to when I was 8 years old and I could remember laying on my bed many nights asking to save me, that I would be a Christian and moved to NY. I could not help but thank God for saving me and answering my prayer. I did not know God listen to us children and that he cared about me (that was how I thought back then). I usually have bad thoughts about crossing a bridge but I thought about Him and what an amazing God that saved me. I wanted to cry because I knew that if I would have drown and died I would have gone to hell because I was not saved. And I was so amazed that God loved me and saved me. My heart felt like it just wanted to jump out. This might sound a little crazy about that memory but people died everyday and many of them don't know God and go to hell. I want to thank God for saving me and that I am one of the elected one's. I also remember that Jesus does not loose those who God gave HIM.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Biblical Womanhood in the Home

Today I finish a really great book on Biblical womanhood. The editor of this book was Nancy Leigh DeMoss and she and other women wrote this book.I am really glad I read this because it taught me a lot about things I did not know about. I figure since I am getting older I would read about biblical womanhood because I know that my mind can go for what the world say how and what a woman should be. I know that what the world say is totally different from what God says about His woman. And I just wanted to know and learn what biblical womanhood is. Since I read this book I look at things differently and I am glad that I do. Now I know what is biblical womanhood. I pray to God that I will by His grace live out the biblical womanhood and if possible pass it on to a young woman.
This book covers so many topics

1) The Glory of Womanhood as Created by God
a) Femininity: Developing a Biblical Perspective
b) True Beauty
c) Daddy's Girl: Knowing God as Father
2) The Challenge of Biblical Womanhood in a Fallen World
a) Portrait of a Woman Used by God
b) Portrait of a Foolish Woman
c) Pruned to Bloom
3) The Freedom of Woman as Helpers
a) A Wife's Responsibility to Help Her Husband
b) Liberated Through Submission
4) The Joy of Women as Bearers and Nurturers of Life
a) How to Raise Feminine Daughters
b) Nurturing Mothers
c) Older Women Mentoring Younger Women: Titus 2 in the Church Today

Thursday, January 03, 2008

My Prayer

I want to thank you Father for saving me and forgiving me of my sins. I want to thank you for your Word, because of your Word I know how to live. Father help me to live out the wise woman life. A woman that is holy, a trusting woman, a praying woman, a lovedwoman,a devoted woman, pure woman, women of your Word, spirted filled woman, humble woman and a submissive woman.I know I have been a foolish, but forgive me and contine to searh me Lord and transform me into a wise woman.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Years

I want to say thank you Father for another year with my family. I really don't know what good and bad times I will experience in the year of '08 but I hope to remember to run to God and trust Him . I spent a great New Years day bowling with my family, my mom friend and son. I hope that I will have another great year with family and friends. I am very excited to looking forward to whats to come and at the same time nervous. I do hope that this year I will do things differently and continue to do.

I want to:
1) By God grace faithfully read the Word everyday. Mediate and apply to my life.
2) Start saying no to the fleshly desires. Start to get ride of things that I find my self getting addicted too (TV, computer, laziness, people, etc.)
3) Spend time with the Lord. Continue to seek his face about everything. Be willing to rest in him, be honest with him, talk to him, listen to him, and be obedient to him.
4) Choose to wear modest clothing. Try to help my brothers in the faith, around by ( helping them NOT to sin while looking at my inappropriate clothing). Try to treat my brothers with respect and and up lift them in the appropriate matter.
5) Act on God's word.
6) Treat my family with respect, love and care. Always uplift them. It is important to start to have a strong and healthy relationship with my family.
7) Encourage my sisters in Christ in the Christian walk. Pray for them and build relationships with my sisters in Christ.

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