Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Darkness in a fallen world: how do we finish what we start? Let's talk.

Remember when I said I would not finish my GED? Unfortunately I am willing to do this!
Yes! I will do it!

Take a look at the devotional below:

1. I have picked up my GED as a loose end by not studying.
2. Loose ends I am leaving for others to pick up on are my Salvation story! I can't wait to see what God is going to do in my life! 
3. Considering those like my father who have gone before me and those who will go after me like Brittany Nicole Fults, has a greater impact on me through telling me that my work has just started. I know that the Lord will begin and continue to make me new in Him! 

1 Chronicles 28:2-3 NIV
[2] King David rose to his feet and said: “Listen to me, my fellow Israelites, my people. I had it in my heart to build a house as a place of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord, for the footstool of our God, and I made plans to build it. [3] But God said to me, 'You are not to build a house for my Name, because you are a warrior and have shed blood.'
2 Chronicles 28:11-19 NIV
[11] Now listen to me! Send back your fellow Israelites you have taken as prisoners, for the Lord's fierce anger rests on you. ” [12] Then some of the leaders in Ephraim---Azariah son of Jehohanan, Berekiah son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah son of Shallum, and Amasa son of Hadlai---confronted those who were arriving from the war. [13] “You must not bring those prisoners here,” they said, “or we will be guilty before the Lord. Do you intend to add to our sin and guilt? For our guilt is already great, and his fierce anger rests on Israel.” [14] So the soldiers gave up the prisoners and plunder in the presence of the officials and all the assembly. [15] The men designated by name took the prisoners, and from the plunder they clothed all who were naked. They provided them with clothes and sandals, food and drink, and healing balm. All those who were weak they put on donkeys. So they took them back to their fellow Israelites at Jericho, the City of Palms, and returned to Samaria. [16] At that time King Ahaz sent to the kings of Assyria for help. [17] The Edomites had again come and attacked Judah and carried away prisoners, [18] while the Philistines had raided towns in the foothills and in the Negev of Judah. They captured and occupied Beth Shemesh, Aijalon and Gederoth, as well as Soko, Timnah and Gimzo, with their surrounding villages. [19] The Lord had humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had promoted wickedness in Judah and had been most unfaithful to the Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:10-15 NIV
[10] By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. [11] For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. [12] If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, [13] their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's work. [14] If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. [15] If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved---even though only as one escaping through the flames.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV
[9] What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

Blessings and Christ centered love! 

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