You - whoever you are, reading this - did I let you borrow my Battlefield 2 disc, and manual? I can't find them anywhere! I neeeed them to install BF2 onto my fresh install of Windows...and I'm bummed. Somewhere in the dim recesses of my memory is an image of me lending someone my BF2 CD and manual - did I loan it to you?
Merry Christmas to you all. I hope you have a great day and are able to remember what Christmas is all about. Not presents, though they are pretty sweet, but rather Christmas is about the fact that God loves you, and that He is willing to give everything for you.
I have finals today. I'm about to leave to drive up to Mill Valley to take them. It's the end of my first semester at seminary and I've gotta say I liked it. Made for a much busier me, but I'm learning some good stuff and I think it's going to benefit me down the road. For now, though, I have to go and take some tests that I'm not sure I'm ready for. Y'all have a great day now.
If you're stuck in a rut with your bed - if you think it's not that comfortable, or boring, or time for a change...think again! All that is necessary to make your bed feel like a collection of soft fluffy clouds from which you never want to leave is to stay up until past 4 in the morning! At that point your bed will feel like the most wonderful thing ever and you'll save a lot of money.
This is what the LORD says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that tis waves roar - the LORD Almighty is his name: "Only if these decrees vanish from my sight," declares the LORD, "will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before me." This is what the LORD says: "Only if the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the earth below be searched out will I reject all the descendants of Israel because of all they have done." declares the LORD. - Jeremiah 31:35-37 (NIV)
God is in control of everything. He is mighty and powerful beyond my wildest imagination. Because of Him the sun rises, the stars shine, and the world turns. God declares that as long as He is God, His people will be His people. God says that He'll always be with Israel's descendants (me, those who follow Christ) and will not reject them, regardless of what they've done.
Often when I mess up and sin, I feel that I have failed God in a huge way. I feel that He surely can't have a use for me, that finally He is done, this was the last straw. But I will strive to turn to God instead of away from Him when I sin. I must come back to His words - to a God that keeps the universe running, I am valuable and he will not turn from me. Turning away from God after we mess up is not the answer - it is when we turn to God in the midst of having nothing to offer that we can more clearly understand the depth of His love and commitment to us.