Thursday, May 31, 2012
I began reading the Bible as a young adult who was raised Catholic. God had brought some evangelical Christians into my life who gave me a Hailey's Bible Handbook and a Bible and I began to read, believing in Jesus and the Bible to be true. I remember especially being so surprised to read about old testament people such as Abraham,Jacob,Samson, & David and to discover that they had so much SIN in their lives. I thought they should be Saintly! As a mature Christian now, I still am surprised sometimes how much I seem to "miss the mark". Not that I purposely sin but I find that God continues to show me on a day to day basis that I have areas to pray about, confess & ask Him for forgiveness and sometimes I'm flat out surprised that I am so foolish & sinful! And to think it ALL stems from me wanting my own way (sometimes quite ignorantly but foolish nevertheless!) I am learning to pray quite seriously about asking God for His will in my life, finding that it's ALWAYS better & He so clearly shows me if I take the time to ask Him! Ephesians 2:6&9 "For by grace you have been saved & that not of yourselves:it is the gift of God , not of works, lest anyone should boast."