"The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever" Isaiah 32:17
It's taken the whole month of January for God to get it through my head how important it is that i make sure i read his Word every single day.
So I went to church on Sunday and my amazing pastor just so happen to talk about the Bible and it's importance in a Christian's life (you will find a link to the series here- the service i'm talking about is 'The Bible Declassified' i recommend watching the video just because i think it helps to see him as well...and his props and hand gestures :P...). I think it's just funny how God does that sometimes. Like he knew that this was an issue with me and he knew that this has been something that i've been struggling with but just to hear it sometimes makes all the difference. i just had to say "Ok God, i get it! i knoooowww...." but i'm still glad he called me out on it. I am happy to say tho that i have been doing my devotions daily since sunday (i know, i know that's only two days tabby... :P) and that is how i came across the verse above.
If you have been following my blog, you know that i've been feeling awfully tired lately and kind of at a time when i just want to live and exist in peace. This verse just says it to me because it says that you find that peace and that quietness by dwelling in righteousness. Righteousness= Chirst-like and being Christ-like means working on ur relationship with Jesus and through him God (i would explain how i connected everything together but that can easily be a long explanation and i'm not really up for it right now :P). So basically, i can fiiiind that peace and that rest by just dwelling in God! The One thing that i can fully trust to always be there and to keep His Word!!! This is a message that i've heard and has been said many times but i haven't truly understood it until now. And that's why God is amazing- he's just full of surprises ^_^.
On the subject of faith, i have kind of been meditating on the idea of having a dedicated blog for things of God and the Church and my relationship with both. Of course, i don't mean i won't write the occasional Jesus moments here as well but i think it may motivate me more to regularly do my devotions by having a blog there to write about my findings. I'll let you know when it's up and ready :)
On a lighter note!
I said it once (to her) and i'm gonna say it again, I love my buddy Andrea b/c she is my mecca of good music and all that is random :P (her blog page is here)
no list today but i must say that i absolutely LOVE this band she introduced me to called +/- (plus/minus)
idk, they're amazing...look it up, NOW!!! O.O (don't worry, i'll give you the usual picture and link)
Their music is pretty off beat and really really chill (some of their songs are too chill for me...) but i do enjoy the song "Steal The Blueprints" and "all i do" while Andrea loves the song "Snowblind"
i dunno, depends on what you like i guess.
***here's the last.fm link as well***
Ok! that was fun!!! now it's time to take a nap
Peacing it <3
*pst...Andrea! now you HAVE to update that thing more often!!! ;D*