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Keep It Short- Six Words or Less

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Thoughts chaotic. God silenced my doubts. 

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It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent. Jeremy Taylor

Journal Entry #22 Dear future me...

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Journal prayer is that I will trust God. Trust the place He has me and the pace He is going in my life.

Keep it Short: Six Words or Less

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Nevertheless: I will trust You

Quote: Grace

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Soar back through all your own experiences. Think of how the Lord has led you in the wilderness and has fed and clothed you every day. How God has borne with your ill manners, and put up with all your murmurings and all your longings after the 'sensual pleasures of Egypt!' Think of how the Lord's grace has been sufficient for you in all your troubles. 
Charles Spurgeon 

Keep it short: Six Words or Less

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Loneliness more realized in a crowd.

Keep it Short: Six Words or Less

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Focus on Him, Not Your Circumstance.

Journal Entry #21 My fear...

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Abba, I have seen abuse and just thinking about it scares me. I don't want to ever be in an abusive relationship. I honestly want to be blessed with a man of God, You have for me that will not hit me. I pray to be with someone who loves me as Christ loves the church...            
12/11/2010

I fear to be in an abusive relationship. I have noticed that whenever I hear someone raise their voice at me, my heart starts beating fast and I get nervous. I find myself hiding and running from confrontation. I wish I were never around abuse because it has shaped my view of men. As I continue to seek the Lord, he is changing my view of men. I have an understanding of how men and godly men should treat women. Some days are better than others, but I am trusting God with this fear.




What has happened in your past that has shaped your world view?

Journal Entry #20: What kind of woman will I be?

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Abba, I want to know what a woman of God is? I want to know what kind of woman I will be. I sometimes fear not much... I have a desire to be used by You. I want to be a woman of God that loves You and reverence Your name. I pray that You will grow me, teach me, purify me and guide me however You choose.                                                                                                               11/24/2010

I did not grow up in a Christian home. I do not grow up around godly women. I instead saw and knew what the world says a woman should be. I remember indirectly being told women are to be loud, put men down, and independent.

The woman I pray to be:

Speak wise and encouraging words

Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. Eph. 4:29 NLT
Let your conversation be gracious and attractiveso that you will have the right response for everyone. Col. 4:6 NLT
Trust in the Lord

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Keep It Short: Six Words of Less

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Road ahead unknown, keep trusting Him.


Journal Entry#19: When my world is chaotic, You sustain me...

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Abba... Looking back at everything, I know that you continue to show me who You are. Over the years You have shown me that You are merciful, gracious, provider, sovereign, loving, kind, and my sustainer. Thank You for showing me You.



11/14/2010

I wrote this during my undergraduate year at Nyack College. I had so many questions about my life and where I would end up. To be honest, I feared the future because I did not know what to expect. 

Something I would say to 22-year old Asia is that 
 God will work out His plans for your life and you can trust He is a good Father. He will be with, you never have to worry about being abandon or alone.


The Lord will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O Lord endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.
 Ps. 138:8 NLT
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you Ps. 32:8 NLT


If there were something you would say to your younger self, what would you say?

Journal Entry# 18: Pray I will run to You...

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Abba, You have prefect knowledge of men. You know me better than anyone. You know my thoughts, struggles, secrets, hurts and fears. You know it all. Nothing is hidden from You. I pray that with this knowledge, that I will run to You. I will run to You when things are good and when things are bad. You are amazing God.  11/8/2010

Our God is all knowing. During the year of 2010, I was struggling with a lot and I would try to keep things to myself. I was struggling with my identify and had fears about the future. But I take comfort in knowing that I do not need to keep things I am struggling with to myself. It is so important that we as Christians, run to Him about everything. God knows it anyway. We all need to trust in Him. He does care about the things that concerns us. 


Scriptures: 
 Psalm 62:8  Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
     Psalm 139:1-4 O Lord, you have examined my heart     and know everything about me. You know when I sit do…

Keep It Short: Six Words or Less

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You sustain me through it all. 

Journal Entry # 17: Okay Lord, What is Next?

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Abba, I ask myself what is next for me? Today at church I am reminded that I need to trust in You. I do not need to know every detail of my future; the why, when, how, or what, I just need to trust You, but I am struggling. I am getting closer to graduating. A lot has happened this semester that did not go the way I expected. I ask that You encourage me about the future. Abba direct my steps as You may. Help me to live in the now and to let tomorrow worry about itself. You will carry me through this life. 
9/26/2010
I am a control freak. I want to know everything that will happen before it happens. For some reason, I do not like to be surprised. I am learning to take one day at a time. It is God who will direct my steps.  I rest knowing that I do not need to know everything. This is a journey. I take comfort in knowing that before I was born, God knew everything. He is involved in every detail of my life. This morning I was encouraged by Psalms 32:8 "The Lord says, I will guide yo…

Journal Entry #16 Why Do I Doubt You Lord?

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Why is it that after seeing all we know to be true about You, we still doubt? Abba, please forgive me because I have seen your faithfulness time after time and still doubt you. Please help me to take you at your word. I have no reason to doubt You.
9/9/10
Time after time I have seen God's faithfulness in my life. His Word is true. He is not a man that he should lie. I can not compare man to God. He will never be distrusting the way people have shown themselves to be in my life. I am amazed that, at the right time he always showed Himself faithful and trusting. Through my job search, apartment search, being in school and even my finances, my God is faithful. I know I can depend on Him. 


Question:
Why do you think that you might doubt God?
What do you do to remind yourself of God's faithfulness?