29 July 2016

Life Update & Quiet Time Shenanigans

Hello! LOL isnt this a nice surprise? I'm actually quite shocked myself. I was just here doodling and listening to Christian EDM and all of a sudden I'm like "I should write a blog post". I'm still actually trying to figure out what it's going to be about. #HolySpiritcomethrough. I'm kidding but I'm also not.

But before the Holy Spirit shows me what exactly this post is going to be about lets catch up aye? I literally have a month left before second year of university starts and I'm sitting here like *squints* *lowers oversized sun-glasses* wasn't I in 10th grade 1.3 seconds ago? Whats going onnnnnnn. You guys I've literally slacked the entire summer. It's so amazing. Amazingly amazing. For the first month I was like sleep.eat.read.repeat. I honestly can't remember what I did for like..May and June. But let's super casually forget about that. Casually.

Anyway, second year is fast approaching and I'm STILL here like *squinting* *ugly crying* *beating self up for not doing anything during the summer*. I'm kidding I kinda did get stuff done. But more on that later.

ANYWAY. I think I've figured out what this post is going to about wooo! So you guys, honestly one of my favorite things ever is gerrin lost in my quiet time. I still struggle with doing it consistently and stuff. *confession* I get super distracted by my phone/ general internet stuff. It's so bad. But I'm working on it promise. So on the days that I'm able to have a "good" quiet time, it gets so....lit. For lack of a better word. I'm joking, dope is another word that could describe the types of quiet time I've been having recently. I usually use a daily devotional and my Dakes Reference Bible (a super dope Bible with extra explanations etc) and so far its working for me. So I'll read the Scripture for the day, read above and below it a bit. Usually by this time I've been hit by an amazing Scripture that is just blowing my mind away. YALL.

I really wish I was joking but for real, like I'll just be hollering "YAAAAAAAAASSS" but in my head. *insert church claps for extra measure* A couple tears of joy may spring to my eyes because I'm just like "?????" why are You so good to me God?

ANYWAY, enough with my shenanigans. One of those days, I was reading the book James and I stumbled upon James 1:22 which says.

"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves"

And this is basically what I journaled about it:

So practically it is possible and probably hella easy to hear the Word and not do what it is saying. It’s like receiving wisdom and encouraging the message but practically you are not applying it to you life. Meanwhile you really need the wisdom, but it’s just there, hanging in the air. You’ve got to obey the Word of God. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth. That thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein (Joshua 1:8-9) Don’t just hear it and encourage it. Do it. Otherwise you’re just deceiving yourself. Don’t try and reason blahblahblah. What does the Word of God say?  Then do it. God says don’t steal, kill, lie, so don’t do it. Don’t make excuses for it. Jesus said “feed my sheep” (John 21:17) . Just do it. Ask for the wisdom and strength to do it. Be doers of the Word. We argue too much about what the Bible says. If we accept it as 100% the Word of God then we might as well get to obeying. Holy Spirit, help us to obey the Word of God, to be doers and not hearers only.
I know I've become like that without even knowing. It’s amazing. You hear a powerful word or sermon that requires you to do something. Bearing fruit. It’s powerful, you encourage the message but when you close from church you’ve forgotten the message about bearing fruit. It’s difficult. God didn’t say it was going to be easy. But it is required of us. Go out into all the nations and preach the Gospel. We are sitting comfortably in our air conditioned homes.  We have become hearers only. And we somehow justify it too. I’m telling you it is really God’s mercy that we are even still breathing it’s amazing. I know that I am guilty. This verse has convicted me. Lord have mercy on me. Help me oh Lord

So yea, super convicting. Kinda uncomfortable to read but I think very necessary. Sometimes you have to use the Word of God as a mirror and kinda see where you're at, how you're doing, how you're looking at the moment.

Anywaaaaaaaaaay.  Yes. So apart from that, I'm just sorta kinda recovering from a really amazingly annoying cough/cold sorta thing. Coughing it up here really quickly.
But yes. I hope you've been doing weeeeell and fingers crossed you'll hear from me soon.
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