And we all, with unveiled face,
beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same
image from one degree of glory to another.
For this comes from the Lord
who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18
Day 2- Your first Love
My first love would be Jesus Christ. I know for some people that concept might be hard to understand but it is Him. I was never a girl that was boy crazy or had a lot of boys wanting to "be" with me. I guess as a young girl I use to worry about it a lot and wonder why guys did not like me. I think it was because I was not aggressive toward boys. I use to hate that about myself and it use to be a struggle with me because everyday I wished I was someone else.
But now I am mature and I see things a lot different than I use to. I have to say the day I receive Christ Jesus into my heart is when I found love. I no longer foolishly looking for love and wanting attention from guys. My first love is Jesus.
Quotes from Gladys Aylward "I wasn't God's first choice for what I've done for China…I don't know who it was…It must have been a man…a well-educated man. I don't know what happened. Perhaps he died. Perhaps he wasn't willing…and God looked down…and saw Gladys Aylward…And God said - "Well, she's willing." “If God has called you to China or any other place and you are sure in your own heart, let nothing deter you….Remember, it is God who has called you and it is the same as when He called Moses or Samuel.”
"My heart is full of praise that one so insignificant, uneducated, and ordinary in every way could be used to His glory for the blessing of His people in poor persecuted China."
Abba...I want to sleep with hopes that everything will be okay. From this day forward, I ask for the courage and strength to press on. 5/10/2011
If I could speak to my twenty-two-year-old self, I would say:
Do not be surprised because trials and troubles of any kind will come into your life, but you must choose to press on. Do not give up instead seek God. Seek Him in your confusion, frustrations, doubts, and fears. Remember that God can handle all your worries and questions. Ask for God's perspective and lean not on your own understanding. Choose to take it one day at a time, stay close to Him and be honest about your pain. Getting through a season in which you experience pain or suffering is a process, not always an instant deliverance. Learn all that God wants to teach you in the seasons God will allow you to go through. You might not understand or receive an answer to "why" …