Reading through the book of Malachi tonight, I ran across a verse (3:17) where God calls the ones who live faithfully to Him, His “own special treasure” or His “own treasured possession” or His “jewels” depending on what version you read from. I will be going to bed with a smile knowing that Christ considers me a special treasure to Him tonight

Ephesians it will be

I have decided to go back and read the book that made me fall in love with Christ to begin with a year and a half ago when I decided to truly give my life to Him. This time I will read it from a clean Bible (no highlights, no notes) and just read the words of Ephesians over again as if reading them again for the first time. It is my favorite book and have read it through several times since. But I am going to do it a little different this time. Rather than reading it straight through, I really want to let it sink in and really absorb it.

So I will be practicing the SOAP method. I did this with a Colossians study I did last December and got so much out of it that I want to do that very method with Ephesians so I can really sit and listen to what Christ has to say.

For those who haven’t heard of the SOAP method, let me explain. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer. So you hand write the verse/verses (maybe 2-3 a day), write an observation or two about what the verse(s) says/means to you, list one or two ways that you can take the verse(s) an apply them to your life, then write out a prayer over what you just read (or whatever the Spirit is leading you to pray)

I’m exited to start this journey. The journey of falling in love with the creator of the Universe who is love Himself.

This just happened… Came across this verse in Jeremiah 3 and now this song is playing through my head

This just happened… Came across this verse in Jeremiah 3 and now this song is playing through my head

A Conversation Between my 7 yr old cousin and I while doing my Bible Study

Me: *highlights a verse*

Michael: “Why did you do that?”

Me: …..*pauses to think*…. because it was important.

Michael: “But isn’t the whole Bible important? Wouldn’t you highlight the whole thing then?”

Me: -_-……. ……. ….. Yes, Michael the whole thing is important but sometimes I want a verse to stand out so when I’m flipping through I can read it again and find it easier

Michael: “But shouldn’t you just read the whole thing again?”

Me: -_-

I mean the kid has a point but really? All these questions? This is a typical day too, but this one just seemed to be the most bloggable of our Q&A sessions

Ahh how I hate the A-word

Anxiety that is.

But thankfully God is here and wants to take them all away.

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7

He doesn’t want us burdened by our anxiety. He cares about us and want to take it from us. Let Him do that…

Dreams

So last night I had a dream that I fulfilled one of my bucket list items, while saving a little girl’s life by introducing her to Jesus. It was like a movie…

I have always wanted to be a Disney Princess for a day.  In my dream, I decided to dress up as Belle and go to Wal-Mart.  Well they kicked me out because I was “disturbing the peace” b/c the little kids came running and flocked to me. So I decided to go to the MUSC (local medical university here in my hometown) and go visit the children’s cancer ward. 

While there I met a little girl named Kaitlyn.  Me and her became instant buddies, and over a period of time, I mentioned Jesus. Long story short, she asked why she was going thru this battle if Jesus loved her, and I told her that God chooses special people to be His special warriors. And since she was a child of God, that made her a special Warrior Princess.  She liked the idea of the warrior princess and accepted Christ into her heart and I gave her a children’s Bible.

A couple weeks later, I learned that she left this world to spend eternity with her Heavenly Father, but not before writing me a note.  In the note she explained how she was thankful for introducing her to Jesus, (and how she knew I wasn’t Princess Belle, but knew that I was still a princess because my Father is a King) She gave me back the Bible to give to another special warrior prince/princess.

I woke up moved to tears. The dream was so realistic, but I really want to do this someday. Even if it is only for one little child, knowing I have made a difference in one child’s life will be more than enough for me.

I’ve always asked God to speak to me through dreams, and I think I finally got that prayer answered…

Can I just say how much I would love to meet Paul from the Bible.

Reading his books are amazing, I can’t even fathom how awesome it would be to actually hear the words come from his mouth. His words have so much passion in them I would love to hear his voice actually say the words he writes with all the emotions he entails with them. Even in his native tongue it would be amazing to hear the emotions and excitement and passion. I can never get enough of reading his books. He is just so inspirational.

Okay… This is all. :)

My thoughts tonight as I finish reading 1 Timothy and begin reading 2 Timothy, the last writing we have from him before his death.

My thoughts tonight as I finish reading 1 Timothy and begin reading 2 Timothy, the last writing we have from him before his death.

Using the Word of God to help heal my back. My back just had this searing pain and I could barely walk to heat up my heat pack but I was finally able to get it heated and grabbed the closest book to add pressure. “He sent His word and  healed them, And  delivered  them  from their destructions.” (Psalms 107:20 NKJV) #bible

Using the Word of God to help heal my back. My back just had this searing pain and I could barely walk to heat up my heat pack but I was finally able to get it heated and grabbed the closest book to add pressure. “He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.” (Psalms 107:20 NKJV) #bible