i don’t think the title has anything to do with the post. i just like the song ‘be near’ by shane and shane. awesome song that i didn’t know i had in my itunes, but discovered that i did! good song, reminds me of the time in Ethiopia.
Right now I am taking a study break with some prayer and time to blog. I got about 15 mins left. Such a busy day, spending my whole day in the library trying to finish two lectures, am I just dumb or the lectures got longer? I have so much to do still for this coming Monday exam…. Gah… BE NEAR, OH GOD!
I just also thinking about the things that I want to involve in this year like, Chin/Burmese prayer group online, Rosalind Franklin Christian Fellowship, leading a bible study for a Burmese church, joining a small group etc… with this rate, I won’t be able to do any of these. As Christians, we have so much more to think/concern/discern/act/pray/fellowship that other people don’t really have to think about. It’s so crazy. That’s why I know I have to step up and spend my days more purposeful! I can always ignore to do those things saying I have to study for an exam or school is hard, but if I could be more diligent and purposeful, I can make time. Small group leading was easier because I was already committed to it, and I knew I couldn’t quit. But now that I have these options, it is a matter of how I want to use my time.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.
I actually memorized it, but it has been a while. What does acknowledging God look like? It’s tough… maybe it could mean being purposeful in align with His kingdom. Really, do we trust Him? Do we walk to acknowledge Him in every path that we choose?
Romans 5:20 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more.
The law is sooooooo good! If it wasn’t for the law, we wouldn’t see our sins. If it wasn’t for the law, the grace would have seen so little. My prayer is to able to see my sins so that I can see the overflowing of His grace more and more.
Leviticus 5:1 “If a person sins because he does not speak when he hears a public charge to testify regarding something he has seen or learned about, he will be held responsible”
hmm… It seems like not doing something is also a sin. I think it counts to everything. From sharing the Gospel to telling someone the truth about themselves (with love). more discernments…
This could connect to this: Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those He loves, as a father the son he delights in.
God gives us the law to discipline us because He loves us, and He just won’t stop showing the truth. So, we could see His love and the abundant grace.
AISH… it took me 15 mins longer.