What Do You Find Your Identity In?

AMEN! I wanted to share these good words by Keziah!

(This post is from Keziah’s blog!)

Keziah E.

My family and I
have recently been attending a house church that some friends go to. I have
really enjoyed it, and wanted to share something that really stood out to me,
one Sunday night.

One guy said
something that really made me think. He said (paraphrasing here): “The world is
telling you to find identity in the things around you. Whether it be money,
your job, or what people think of you, the world tells us to find identity in
things of this world. We, as Christians, however, need to stop trying to find
identity in things of this world, and start finding identity in Jesus. He’s the
only one that can satisfy us, the only One that can truly make us who we were
meant to be.”

So, here’s my
question for you all:

           What Do You Find Your Identity In?

The definition
for the word “Identity”…

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Random Acts of Kindness Award

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Keziah nominated me on July 24th.

Thank you so much, Keziah, for nominating me for the Random Acts of Kindness Award! It’s the first time I was awarded this! Check out her awesome blog at: https://keziahe.home.blog/

The Rules of the Random Acts Of Kindness Award:

  1. Tell who you nominate and why.
  2. Copy and share the picture that shows the award, posted above.
  3. Share a paragraph of something that impacted your own life in the way of receiving kindness or how you extended kindness to someone else.
  4. Nominate anyone or share to your own page. If you so choose to Participate. Tag or pingback to the original person who nominated you, or the original post.

My story:

Many acts of kindness have been performed in my life, mostly by the people around me, but at this point, I don’t really know what I’m going to talk about…

Oh, (Slap!) yes!! God always has been so graciously kind towards me, even with all my rebelling and sinning against Him. But He still loves me, and I owe my life to Him!

It happened on a nice sunny day a couple of years ago (The exact year, season, month, or day I do not remember). We, that is to say my family and I, were taking a walk around a big lake. Near the lake was an observatory, and we decided to see the view from the top of it.

Leading to the top were many steps. At that time I had a breathing problem called asthma. So I should have known better not to run up those steps…

Well, I reached the top. But when I did, I felt a dizziness that I had never felt before. I had a hard time breathing and my heart was pounding like crazy!

“Dear Lord Jesus,” I prayed, “please give me my breath back. Please heal my asthma.” My family prayed along with me.

Then gradually my breath came back and I was able to breathe normally again.

And now I don’t have asthma anymore! Praise the Lord!

Thank You, Heavenly Father, for helping me that day and for prolonging my life to this day. I do not deserve Your kindness because I am such a sinful creature, but You love me and care for me. You thought about me even before You created the universe. I love You, God, help me and all Your children to serve You from our hearts to the end. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

“Deal bountifully with Thy servant, that I may live, and keep Thy Word.” – Psalm 119:17

“For Thy mercy is great above the heavens.” – Psalm 108:4

“For His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.” – Psalm 117:2

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I nominate…

Rosy Marr, Ryan Callahan, and John Eli! Please check out their awesome blogs!!

Thank you once more, Keziah! This was fun to do and I was able to write something longer than usual!

Thanks for reading! Have fun!

Liebster Award #5 & 6

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Thank you, Mrs. Holliman (July 1st, 2019) and thank you, Keziah (July 9th, 2019)!!!

Thank you so much, Mrs. Holliman, for nominating me for the Liebster Award!! Please check out her beautiful blog at: http://godscourage.wordpress.com/ (Please check out her husband’s blog as well at: http://greathappyliving.wordpress.com/ !!)

And thank you very much, Keziah, for nominating me for the Liebster Award!!! Please check out her fantastic blog at: http://keziahehome.wordpress.com/ !!

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The Rules:

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers and make them happy!!
5. Make up to 11 questions and ask them to your nominees!
6. Notify your 11 nominees.

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11 facts about me:

  1. I am a born-again Christian.
  2. I am a fan of Lee Duigon, the author of the Bell Mountain series.
  3. I am a human being from top to toes.
  4. I don’t usually do any sports.
  5. I like to drink coffee.
  6. My favorite singing group is GLAD.
  7. I want to work for Christ.
  8. I want to be more like Christ.
  9. I pray for all the Christians around the world who are living for Christ each day.
  10. The biggest fish I ever caught was only about a foot and a half long (about 40 centimeters).
  11. I am really no one in particular…

Here are the questions Mrs. Holliman asked me…

What great things have GOD done in your life? God has given me a lovely family who loves me and many other blessings, and above all He gave me the Lord Jesus Christ so that I may be cleansed from all of my sins!
What is your favorite vacation place? I like Okinawa.
What is your favorite holiday and why? I like the New Year holiday because we can spend time together as a family and thank God for all the blessings.
Do you believe in faith? Yes, of course! I believe that my faith in Jesus comes from the Holy Spirit, not my own doing. I am a child of God by God’s grace because I have faith in Jesus Christ my God and Savior.
What is your favorite color? I like green!!
Have you ever been tempted to do evil? If so how did GOD help? I am beset with temptations every day, and God will help me through His Word the Bible. That’s why memorizing Scripture is so important.
Where was your last vacation? In America.
What is your favorite food? My favorite food is taco rice.
What’s the most important thing to you in life? JESUS CHRIST IS!!
If there was ever a time would you save yourself or someone else? I would probably save somebody else.
What is your number 1 goal in life? Living for Jesus to the end of my life.

Here are the questions Keziah asked me…

If you had to drink anything except water for the rest of your life, what would it be? It would be tea!!
What do you most prefer: Writing or Reading? I like reading more than writing.
Are you very close with any of your extended family? Well, I don’t get to meet them very often, but I do get to meet them and chat with them sometimes.
How long have you been blogging? I’ve been blogging for 9 and a half months.
What’s one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to you? The assurance that Jesus died on the cross for my sins.
Have you ever gone to an amusement park and if so, which one? I’ve gone to Tokyo Disney Resort, which was very fun!! I’ve been there twice.
What do you see yourself doing five years from now? I see myself driving a car and working.
How often do you think you get sick? I get sick maybe once every two months. I get the common cold fairly often.
Do you prefer shopping online or in the store? I prefer shopping online.
What do you think is wrong with the world? Sin is the No. 1 problem in the world which causes all the other problems. That’s why we need Jesus. I think video games, alcohol, abortion, etc. are major problems in the world.
What book (besides the Bible) have you read and learned the most from? I’ve learned many spiritual things from Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Devotions.

My nominees are…

Lydia Rose 

Saania

Newblogger20

Rosy Marr

Jack Flacco

Renee

Ilona 

Sheree

Caralyn

Hattush

Lorac

Here are my questions:

  1. What is your favorite sport?
  2. What is your favorite cold drink?
  3. Who do look like the most: your mother, or your father?
  4. What’s your favorite hot drink?
  5. Which do you prefer: summer or winter?
  6. If you had a favorite teddy bear or doll, what was its name?
  7. Do you have a LEGO set?
  8. Do you have faith in GOD?
  9. Do you enjoy reading?
  10. Do you want to write a book (or books) someday?
  11. What is your favorite 8-letter word?

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Thanks for reading, guys! Thank you again, Mrs. Holliman and Keziah!!!

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Top Ten Songs Tag

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🎵 Nominated on June 18th, 2019! 🎵

Hooray! I’ve been nominated for the Top Ten Songs Tag by Keziah!! Thank you so much, Keziah! This is my first tag, which I think is some kind of award! (This is my tenth award!!! 🙂 ) Please visit and follow her at: https://keziahe.home.blog/ !!

The Rules For the Top Ten Songs Tag:

1. List your top ten songs in answer to the questions.
2. Hyperlink the songs if at all possible.
3. Tag as many people as you want.
4. Feel free to use my graphic or one of your own.
5. Have fun!!! 🙂

All right! It’s Q&A time!!!

What’s a soundtrack song you can’t help but sing along to?

The Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack song, “He’s a Pirate,” is, I think, quite cool!

What’s a song you love from a genre you don’t?

I don’t like horror (If that even is a music genre?? 🙂 ), but I love “Ghost Riders in the Sky”!! I like the ones by Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson (duet) and Christopher Lee (my favorite actor!).

What’s a song that makes you cry every time, without fail?

Like you, Keziah, I don’t cry when I listen to songs, but I am of course moved when I listen to Christian hymns and songs, especially “It is Well With My Soul.” Hymns are the world’s #1 important songs!!

What would be your theme song?

My theme song would be “Be Thou My Vision,” my favorite hymn.

What’s a song tied to a good memory?

A song that I liked when I was a youngster, a song that rang in the early mornings when I was living in a nostalgic neighborhood, was “Love is Blue” by Paul Mauriat. This song brought me to tears at that time. Every time I hear this song, I think about the ol’ neighborhood. I will never forget that neighborhood full of good memories.

If you’re a writer, what song best sums up your main character? If you don’t write…song for your favorite book’s main character?

“Be Thou My Vision” by Ron and Kelly best sums up one of the main characters from my favorite book, Bell Mountain, whose name is Jack. (Please click on the link, and it’s the 2nd song.)

What’s a song you always play on repeat?

“Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb / I’ll Fly Away” by Alan Jackson.

What’s the most convicting song you’ve heard?

“Our God is an Awesome God” by GLAD, my favorite Christian a cappella singing group.

What song reminds you most of your childhood?

I used to listen to Anthony Way a lot when I was a child, and the song he sings that I love is “The Lord’s Prayer.” (Please click on the link, and it’s the 2nd song.)

What’s your favorite song?

Wow. That’s a hard question! 🙂 There’s more than one answer, so I will make a list here: “Be Thou My Vision,” “El Condor Pasa,” “O Holy Night,” “We Three Kings,” “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”… and much more!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

What is one song that greatly exceeded your expectations?

Alan Jackson’s rendition of “Blessed Assurance” exceeded my expectations!

I will nominate this tag to…

Joah Gabriel, Lydia Potter, and Elisha McFarland!

Thanks again, Keziah! It was fun sharing my favorite songs!

Randomness Award

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I was nominated for this new award by Keziah Hofmann on May 31st, 2019!

Sorry for being so late to do this, but hooray! I have been nominated the Randomness Award by Keziah! That makes six awards in May! Thank you so much for nominating me for the Randomness Award, Keziah! Please follow her blog at: http://keziahehome.wordpress.com/

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The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you, Keziah!!!
  2. Then answer the questions asked by your nominator.
  3. Then you must nominate 5 people and ask them 10 questions.

Questions from Keziah:

1. Which do you prefer: DC or Marvel, if you are into either of them?

Hmm… I like Marvel now, but when I was younger, I liked the DC comics hero, Superman. I have watched several Marvel movies, but not recently. I don’t read the comics. Iron Man’s pretty cool!

2. If you could do anything right now, what would it be?

I would like to be translating a Christian book.

3. Would you rather be told when you died 10 minutes before, or years before?

I can do more things for Christ in a few years time than in 10 minutes, so I’d rather be told when I will die years before.

4. What do you think should be invented?

Centipede detector… to lessen the worries.

5. What is your favorite subject/s in school?

I like English and history.

6. Do you play sports, and if so, what kind?

I don’t usually play sports, I’m a stay-at-home type of person, but I like to play catch and watch baseball. I also like to play ping-pong (table tennis).

7. If you could meet anyone in the world who lives now or used to, who would it be?

It would be pretty cool if I met Shohei Ohtani. But Someone whom I want to meet more than “Show-time” is mentioned in the next question…

8. Say someone built a time machine. Where would you go?

I would go to Jerusalem when Jesus was on earth. I really want to see Jesus Christ the Son of God in person, my Savior, the King of kings and LORD of lords.

9. What is your favorite natural color?

My favorite natural color is green. I just love the green color of nature, especially during and after it rains.

10. What is one of your favorite memories from when you were under the age of 8?

Going to a fun amusement park with my family at the age of 7.

My nominees:

Jyoti

Newblogger20

Suni

Jacquie A. Bradford

Sheree

Questions for my nominees…

  1. Do you keep your blog a secret from anyone?
  2. Have you ever met a famous person?
  3. What’s your favorite movie?
  4. What country do you live in?
  5. Do you have any brothers or sisters?
  6. How did you find my blog?
  7. Can you play any musical instruments?
  8. What is your dream for the future?
  9. How long have you been blogging?
  10. Are you a funny person?

Thanks again, Keziah! I really enjoyed doing this! God bless you and your family!

Joshua

WSU – Weekly Scripture Unearthing

Here are some encouraging Bible verses that Keziah has shared on her blog! Courage, soldiers under King Jesus’ banner! “If God be for us, who can be against us?”- Rom. 8:31

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Hey all!!

I know a couple of bloggers that do a thing called “WBV”, which stands for “Weekly Bible Verse”. I loved the idea but wanted to go a little more in depth than just sharing a Bible verse, and so decided to come up with my own name – Weekly Scripture Unearthing, or “WSU”. Weird, I know, and the initials do look like some university’s initials, but whatever; I like it. ;D

I don’t guarantee to post exactly a week from today, or the next week, but I WILL post one of these every week, though I can’t say what day it will be on. XD

And now, for what we have all been waiting for!

1 Peter 4: 12-14 :

12 Beloved, do not be surprised at zthe fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

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