Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Alabaster Jar.

This blog was insipired by a sermon by Pastor Leonard Ravenhill.
Most of us have heard the story of the woman and the Alabaster Jar in Matt. 26:7, Mark 14:3
The disciples were astonished not by her devotion to the Lord, but by her "wasting" of a very expensive perfume. It is said it was worth around a year's wages.
Then in another occacion - not sure if it was the same woman ,
In John 12:3 it says that "Mary took a pound of ointment, genuine nard of great value, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet dry with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of her ointment."
Again, the disciples (in this case Judas Iscariot) complaint about her "wasting" an expensive perfume with the excuse that it could have been sold and the given to the poor.  Sounds like a pretty noble idea right? I am sure that in any other occation Jesus would have agreed to that. However, he did not. This time things were different. This time Jesus was to be his disciples priority.

Monday, February 27, 2012

He knows me.

We all want to be known by somebody else.
It comes natural to seek to satisfy our hunger and thrist.
We even seek to satisfy our social needs. One way or the other.

We want to be known. Not always fully and completely by every single person around  us.
Yet, at least by somebody. At some point in life.

Many times we worry, we are anxious, we have doubts about what the tomorrow will bring.
Or take away.
It is OK. It is our nature. We can't see the future. We can't read minds and hearts. We don't even know our own very well.

Friday, February 24, 2012

30 Random things about me...

1) I can touch my nose with my tounge.
2) I love doing crafts

3) I really hate pink, but i still wear it.

4) I am never 100% sure if what i buy is what i wanted.

5) I am pregnant with my first baby

6) Originally I wanted 12 kids, but being more realistic I will settle with 4-6.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Every Little Detail

Do you ever  get that strange feeling of not really knowing yourself?Maybe looking into the mirror and wondering why?
Why did you get upset about something so little?
Why don't you ever know what you really want?
Why do you feel this way?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

He will not abandon you.

Our God is an awesome God.
When we turn our backs on Him, when we sin against Him, when we disobey and offend Him greatly, He is always willing to forgive us. He is willing to forget and start right where we left of.

Deut. 4:15 warns us against idolatry. It is very clear that God does not wants us worshiping and praying to anything man made "which cannot see or hear or eat or smell" (vs.28). The idols of today are not only made of wood or stone. We have way more idols: work, family, health, wealth, friends, popularity, self-image, social status, etc. You name it. We would most likely turn it into an idol.