Turning around

I realize now that I have been idolizing things in my life without realizing it. Things that, although they may be important to a degree, are not nearly as important as serving the one true God and studying His word. My priorities have been mixed up, and it has taken a lot to remind me that I’ve been headed in the wrong direction in a lot of ways. I feel like I’ve gone backward in my walk with God, and that is probably exactly what I’ve done because it seems as though I unlearned certain things – and, that, solely by not studying and reading daily. There is a reason that God says through John in 1 John 5:21: “[My] little children, guard yourselves from idols”, and through Paul in 2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Fortunately, the widows, orphans and others in my life have allowed me to see things in a different light and made me rethink my priorities in life. I have so many blessings, and I take most, if not all, for granted.

But I want to change that. Right now. Because God gave me this day with all of its fresh opportunities. I don’t know how Paul so drastically turned his life around as quickly as he did (Acts 9; 1 Timothy 1:12-15 “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This [is] a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”), so I know it will take me time, but I suppose fixing a little bit at a time is better than not fixing anything at all.

As my beloved sister in Christ reminded me this week: “Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls.” 1 Peter 1:3-9

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~ by Lady Molly on April 22, 2013.

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