“Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” – Isaiah 55:6-7
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.”
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Share a paragraph of something that impacted your own life in the way of receiving kindness or how you extended kindness to someone else.
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.
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
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.
11 facts about me:
I am a born-again Christian.
I am a fan of Lee Duigon, the author of the Bell Mountain series.
I am a human being from top to toes.
I don’t usually do any sports.
I like to drink coffee.
My favorite singing group is GLAD.
I want to work for Christ.
I want to be more like Christ.
I pray for all the Christians around the world who are living for Christ each day.
The biggest fish I ever caught was only about a foot and a half long (about 40 centimeters).
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.
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 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!!
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.)
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/
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.