Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 143... I think

Okay, so I've been lazy... The last post was day one, this is day one hundred and forty three, I see no problems with that whatsoever.

This is what the Lord has been teaching me:
1. He has taught me most recently the power of persistent prayer and not losing heart in my prayer life using scriptures like Luke 18:1-8. He has shown me that praying will change my heart to suit His will for my life. Through prayer and supplication my heart with be softened, others hearts will be softened, doors will be opened or closed. Prayer is so essential to every aspect of my life because Jesus is preeminent in my life.

2. Over the past few months He has taught me about singleness and what it looks like to be a single Christian woman and still glorify God in all that I do. I have been learning what it looks like in my life to give my full and undivided attention to God. Don't get me wrong, I get distracted every once in a while, but for the most part I'm thinking about God and how He wants me to be acting and how I can best glorify Him. He has taught me through the Mark Driscol study on Song of Solomon the importance of marriage and that I was holding it as an idol; exalting it higher then I ought. He has made me aware in my heart that singleness is a gift through 1 Corinthians 7 and through that scripture and teachings from my pastor that marriage isn't any better then being single, it's just different. Both things have amazing benefits and different purposes.

3. The last thing I'll write about is that He has eluded to me recently about the idea of taking up my cross and following Him; forsaking everything and 'going for the gold'. Also finding my treasure in Heaven and not in the world. I am anxious for the next lesson that the Lord is going to teach me. He is the only teacher I've ever actually listened to and agreed with everything He had to say.