‘do-sa-na-a(h)‘ means ‘a child of God’ in Walaitta (Ethiopia)! my username avansog means ‘avan Son of God’, A(h)van being my nick name in Burmese/Chin.
I am just here trying to keep the blessings that I had obtained from my summer missions in Ethiopia. I think this might be the best way for me to fight by writing things down, and be convicted throughout the days. ahh so much to post.
I shall fight because of this: “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
I need to take the words deeper into my heart and aslo take the prayer more serious. When I keep saying that I want the revival, why do I keep silent?
Just a random thought from today as I was trying to study the lipoproteins in our body… It sounded complicated at the beginning, but as I read more and more, I came to understand them.. memorizing is another thing. Nonetheless, I understood all the HDL, LDL, VLDL, chylmicrons etc. Something beyond my understand is the love that God has for us…. I will never understand it fully. And that’s the beauty of it. But it’s through the Word that I will come to know him more.
WHAT REALLY GOT ME START WRITING THIS BLOG……
I will be studying three books from the bible this month. hopefully consistently! Like my sister Haeran described to me how these books were going to teach me.
Leviticus for the Law, Proverbs for the wisdom, Romans for the theology. It will be one chapter each on Leviticus and Proverbs, and QT on Romans. I will try to keep up and write my ideas down everyday. stay tuned…..
I totally forgot today is the Communion. I wish I was more prayerful when I went into the church… but ‘thunder’ prayer before receiving the bread and wine still is good 😀 It reminded me of the one and only communion that we had in Ethiopia, the tap water + sweet tea and a piece of hard bread. I have recommitted myself again. This is like the 100000000000th time now?
Today Pastor Michael’s passage was Matthew 7:13-14. What does it mean only a few find it? That’s the peace and joy that only a few find in walking through the narrow gate. What a loss for Christians to choose to walk the narrow gate and not have peace and joy in Christ! The thing is that we enter through the gate but God is the one who is doing all the work in that gate of persecution/suffering/growing/sanctification/etc.. He also says in Matthew 11 that we can put our yoke under Him because His burden light and His yoke is easy. I have been struggling/not finding joy so much lately as I am entering the narrow gate.
I prone to look at the world and it shows me how easy it would be if I were to choose to enter the wide gate…..
ah. I AM GONNA GO RIGHT IN THE NARROW GATE AND BRING MORE IN through THE HOLY SPIRIT!
Here’s my heart, Lord, take and seal it, seal it for Thy courts above.