Thursday, June 27, 2013

Of Jesus, And the Blessing of 20 years

It was quite a few mornings ago, that I found this in my devotions. It really caused me to stop and think, and it hasn't escaped my mind since. I had 3 other girls in my room with me, two on the bed, and one sharing the floor with me. It was the morning we were leaving for Alaska on our Mission experience.

Still cuddled up in my sleeping bag, I picked up my Bible from the floor beside me, and aimlessly turned the pages. My Bible has little titles for each chapter, and sometimes in between chapters. I stopped in Romans, and the title there caught my eye, so there I decided to read. I started in the 4th chapter, and it was so good, that I just kept reading, oblivious of how many chapters I was reading, until I got to the 7th chapter. And especially there it was that the verses seemed to literally jump off the page, as the words in verse 4 burned its truth into the very secret corners of my heart.

This passage is longer than most blog readers would usually like to see, but please don't skim over it. It really is worth reading, and not just that, but digesting too! =)

"Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath  dominion over a man as long as he liveth?  For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God." Romans 7:1-4

That was just an un-thought of thought to my mind! Every time I sin, I am committing Adultery against my dear Savior.... Could it really be true? I sat dazed looking out at the rising sun that was bathing the room in light.

How could he love me still?

Because He sacrificed everything for me...

He sees a potential in me to be His beautiful, pure bride, who will never let Him down.

He loves me.

Do I love Him?


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Two days ago, 20 years of life passed into history. God has blessed me beyond measure!

With joy, trials, victory, laughter, tears, friends, family, and the list goes on. It has been a beautiful journey with the Lord. There have been the most beautiful roses along the way, even though the thorns may prick  at times, it makes me stop to notice the smallest details of beauty.

And as my journey continues, there is less and less room for anything else but Jesus. I want to be His bride... I want His smile to be upon me. I want to have an infinite connection with my dearest friend. I want to stop committing adultery with Jesus. I want to lay aside everything that separates us, and walk forever close by His side.... I want that to be EVERYTHING that matters....

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Thank you, to all my family and friends for the Birthday wishes! Each one of you are very special to me, and I thank the Lord for the blessing each one of you have been in my life! Really, thank you is hardly enough... I am so beyond blessed!