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My Prince Charming

Prince Charming

Life is flying by. One minute you’re a girl who longs for her prince charming to come along, the next moment you’re a girl who is engaged. The Lord has brought my prince charming along and I feel as though the Lord has blessed me much more than I deserve. The man the Lord has brought me is one-of-a-kind and wonderful to me. He treats me very well and loves the Lord so much. He pushes me closer to God all the time. He truly is concerned with my holiness and purity as is described in Ephesians 5, which is the job description for the position of  “prince charming”. Continue reading

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Love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

I will be starting a mini blog series on Love. I have found in my walk with the LORD that when I close my eyes and ears to the Holy Spirit I lose sight of the basic things of my faith and I lose alot of ground. It is so easy for me to stray off the path God has set me on when I don’t love, and it is a lack of true and genuine God-fearing love for others that opens the door for sin to creep into my life and wreak havoc on my relationships and ministry.

As a disciple of the Living God, I must seek to love others in the way that the LORD has loved me. Love is the key, and everyone benefits from this love from God. Over the next little while I will be using the above passage in 1 Corinthians to write about Love, but will also glean from all over the Bible truths about Love to better enable us to have a Biblically sound understanding on godly love.

The list in 1 Corinthians 13 can be skimmed over without much thought and we may use it in weddings or write it to our sweethearts in cutesie letters because it is desirable to be loved in that way, but what about loving in each of these ways? I have not really deeply considered this passage before and now that I have considered it, I realized that there is some deep spiritual meat in this that can’t just be skimmed over. The list is also fairly daunting. Without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, this is impossible.

So here is my challenge to you and to myself. Pray every day and ask God to illuminate your weaknesses and be open and be humble. Embark with me on this journey to discover how to love God and how to love others.

My prayer is that God will allow me to use my own life to bring insight and understanding into yours (and hopefully more understanding in my own life because I don’t claim to be an expert on love…more, I’m sure I’m still an amateur!) And I also hope for interaction within this blog community. Learn from me, learn from you, all from God. Share with me what God has shown you about each posts topic on love (i.e. patience, trusting, pride, etc). I am so excited for this opportunity and I pray that God blesses this blog series. May God bless each and every one of you!

He answered: “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
~ Luke 10:27

♥Kristy


He who limps is still walking. – Stanislaw J. Lec

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The quote above is one I stumbled upon a website as I was trying to find some deep inspirational quote on walking. This one stuck out to me the most. As a Christian I will not always have a strong stride with chest puffed out and confidence radiating off of me. At times my walk with the LORD will be tested and the world will wound me. The most important thing that I take from this quote is that it indicates that movement is still being made. There is still progression.

Move forward, never go backwards, and never stand still. Always move closer and closer to our beloved Savior.

-Kristy


So what’s the story about God and Jesus?

“So Kristy, tell me the story of God and being a Christian.”
“Ok!”

God created the human race as perfect beings to begin with. Adam and Eve lived in Eden, which was a paradise. They had a blessed and complete relationship with God and lived in total peace without any worries because every need of theirs was provided for.

But one day in the garden a serpent came along and started talking to Eve. He instilled doubt in her heart and led her to believe that life would be much greater if she did as the serpent suggested, which was to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This of course, would be disobeying God’s only command. The snake led Eve to believe that she could do things on her own and it would bring her much greater happiness. (It has always been Satan’s tactic to instil in our hearts the lie “But did God really mean that?”) Continue reading


Down Again

Imagine you are going to run a marathon. You hear about it months before the event and you decide firmly that you will run in it, but you realize you have a ways to go to be in shape and ready for it. So you began practicing for it everyday by running a few miles. As each day of training passes, you get better and better and you run for longer distances. You run through rain, and you run through mud puddles. You run when it is 98 degrees outside and you run when it is humid. You run in the early morning when you would have rather slept. You do everything in your power to be prepared for this big marathon. You read the rule books and the know the statistical averages and you go above and beyond to be above the average runner.

Now the day finally comes. You wake up and have an awesome breakfast and have orange juice (I heard that it boosts energy? who knows…it could just be hearsay) and get to the location that the marathon is to start at. You are extremely anxious and excited. You give your coach a thumbs up and you and the other runners line up at the starting line and the guy starts counting down…

and what do you do? Continue reading