Monday, May 16, 2011
In this chapters Moses is watching the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, and while he was watching them he saw a bush that was flaming but was not burning. When he saw this he went to see what he could learn about this bush,and when he did so god spoke to him from the bush saying to him to go to and free his people from hand of the Pharaoh. But even with of Moses's faith, he doubted that he could do what god asked, and every time god told him that he would be with Moses, Moses came up with another excuse. God even turned Moses's rod into a snake, but Moses still didn't believe he could free the Israelite. So god send Aaron to be Moses's speaker to the Egyptians. This just goes to show how even when God shows his power to us, we still don't completely trust him.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Off and on through the second verse of Colossians, Paul mentions some of the customs upheld bt the Jews. When speaking of them, he did not say that these customs had to be followed. He told the people that they should not let others judge them acording to these Jewish customs. It's a reminder that to be a Christian doesn't mean following a bunch of man-made rules. -V
Friday, May 6, 2011
During the time of Exodus chapter2, the Pharaoh over Egypt had ordered that every new born boy from the Israelites be killed. But a man from the house of Levi had a child, and his wife hid the child for 3 months. Eventually she couldn't hide hide him anymore. She then put him in a basket and placed him in the Nile River. Now if I was her I would be thinking that putting the baby in the water had to be the dumbest thing possible. I mean there are crocodiles, hippos and other things that could kill the baby in that river. So why did she put him in the river? I have no clue, but oddly enough it worked, and he was found by the daughter of Pharaoh. Then the sister of the baby spoke to the Pharaoh's daughter saying that she could find someone to raise the child for her. Pharaoh's daughter agreed and the mother of the baby was chosen to raise her own child, plus she was payed to do it. So in the end the child was safe from danger and his true mother got to raise him. Later, this child grew up to save the people of Israel from slavery.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I started reading the book of Philipians today. In chapter 1, Paul tells the Phillipians that even though he is in prison, God has used the situation for good, because now the guards knew that he was in prison for God. He also said that because he was in prison, other Christian prisoners had begun to proclain God's word too. -v
Friday, April 29, 2011
I find doing what Joseph did in this chapter very hard to do. After all his troubles with his brothers, like being made fun of, getting picked on, and getting sold into slavery, he didn't seek revenge because he saw that all of this was part of God's plan in his life. If his brothers had never sold him, he would have never gone to Egypt. If he had never gone to Egypt, he would never have told Pharaoh of his dreams, and if he never told Pharaoh the meanings of his dreams, there wouldn't have been any food during the seven years of famine. All of this was because of his brothers trying to do him wrong, but instead they were actually part of God's plan to help save the lives of thousands. The point being, even if things look really bad God has a plan even if you don't see it.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I like this verse because it speaks to me about being sold out to Jesus. It says, " Amaziah did what was pleasing in the Lord's sight, but not wholeheartedly." We act this way a lot in own lives. We give God everything except....and God doesn't want and 'all except this or that' relationship with us. That's def. something to think about. - mom
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
today as i was reading i read about Joseph being throne into prison. while he was there he met 2 men a baker and a wine taste. each man came to Joseph asking him about a dream they had,and Joseph told them what they meant. It came to past as Joseph has said to them about there dreams,that the baker was to be hanged and the wine tester to go back to working for the pharaoh. as they were being taken out of the jail to go to were they had been sent to Joseph ask them not to forget him, and they said that they wouldn't forget him. But they forgot him he was to stay in jail untill many years later he was to be remembered. to me this just shows how us humans can be, some times we will ask others for things and receive, but if some one ask you for something back you may say yes but ask soon as you got what you wanted, we just forget about them.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A couple days ago I was reading in 2 Corinthians again, but didn't blog it, so I'll do it now. I was reading chapter 12 and I came to verse 9. Part of that verse says "My power is strongest when you are weak." Reading that verse reminded me that we don't have to be good enough to serve God because he'll use our faults to bring glory to himself.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
today i read about Jacob having to face his brother Esau sometime after he took away his birthright. because of this Esau hated his brother. After many years Esau gathered 400 men, and planned to kill Jacob and his family. Jacob hearing of his coming and send out many gifts of animals and other belonging as a gift to his brother as a token of forgiveness. On receiving the gifts Esau forgave his brother and returned home. i believe the moral of this story is deception leads to trouble. But if you truthfully ask for forgiveness, you may redeem your self of those wrongs. -f
In the beginning of this chapter, Paul writes to the Corinthians about false prophets. He tells them that when the false prophets came, they had put up with them and been led away from the truth.
In the second part of the chapter, Paul talks about all the trials he had been through. And through it all, God had always been there and gotten him through it alive. -V
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I read parts of Matthew and Luke today and I liked this verse from Luke which says, " Don't let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life." I know that sometimes we worry about stuff so much, ( as if we can change things by worrying about them) that we are not in tune with God and not trusting Him.