I have been improving this amazing habit of waking up at 7 a.m. just to read and digest God’s Word and so far, the talks I’ve had with God - no matter how striking and piercing they are in my life - are just amazing and His timing is really perfect!
I remember a quote from Neal Maxwell and I quote “Faith in God includes faith in His timing.” and everytime I read the Love Letters He has for me, instead of closing it because I’ve been badly hit in the gut, I continue reading and accept everything with an open mind & an open heart.
If you have been reading my blog, you’d notice that I have been spiritually down for the past months due to what has been happening in my life (my relationships & my ministry). I’d like to think of it as a test of my own faith because I could say that I have improved (a little bit) and yes, I am boasting because the Lord has been very, very gracious and patient with me.
And here’s what I’ve been learning/reminded of, so far:
•”People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life but those who ignore correction will go astray.” -Proverbs 10:17 - This hit me so hard when I did my first morning quiet time. Really, I’ve been neglecting all the encouragements/lessons God has been giving me through the people around me but I can’t believe that one sentence could hit me so hard. The Lord is amazing!!
•”God’s power is made perfect in weakness” -2 Corinthians 12:9b - His grace is sufficient and my weaknesses won’t make God love me less. I am honored, and I am loved.
•God’s wonderful grace doesn’t mean we should keep on sinning but rather, sin should have no power over us anymore because Christ has already redeemed us.
•Obeying God will lead you to righteous living.
•You are alive to God through Christ.
•As a servant of Christ, I must be nourished and trained in God’s Word so that I will be able to fulfill the mission God has given me.
•God should be the center of my worship. Not the songs, not the messages and most importantly, not the people around me. I should acknowledge that God is the Only Source of my knowledge. Refocus!
•”Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them.”
•God will reward me with progress and that I should keep in tune with God’s Word for the benefit of my own salvation and for those who will witness my life.
•”…what is important is faith expressing itself in love.” -Galatians 5:6
My deepest struggle was that I found it hard to love others and I compared myself to a lot of people who have greater faith than mine but God has reminded me that He should be the center of my life, not the people around me. And if God loved even the criminals in His time then I should learn how to love even those who are hard to love.
My boyfriend and I have been improving in our faith (and in our relationship as well). For some of you, specifically those on Twitter, might have noticed that there are people who wanted us to break up because they told us that it “hinders” our relationship with God but after weeks of thinking and praying about it, we have been doing simultaeneous devotions & we have been praying together. And so far, the walk has been amazing! I don’t want to prove anybody wrong but I’m just gonna leave everything to God.
Life has been extremely amazing, I tell you. I pray you’d get to experience all of this as well. May God bless you and keep you. :)