Welcome to my first blog post! Since the release of my book, I have had so many sweet responses from you guys and I just want to thank you so much for taking the time to read my story. I have been so overwhelmed with the support and love from everyone! Thank you so much! Excited to see what God does!!
I wanted to share what that I learned during my study of 1 Corinthians. I will be honest here and tell you that I struggled with this book. When I start a study, I pick a book in the Bible and I started paraphrasing every verse. In Corinthians, I found myself wanting to rush through it because it was soo long and it was going to take me forever! And, I wasn’t getting that WOW moment that I feel when God speaks to me through a passage in the Bible. God really convicted me one day to go back and highlighted the main points in my journal that I had paraphrased. Oh. My. Goodness… The enemy had been distracting me!! I started to re-write the main points. I was in tears after reading all the goodness that flowed from those pages! The enemy did NOT want me to see this! This stuff is powerful and I’m so thankful that God opened my eyes and my heart that day. I want to share with you some of what He showed me. These are just a few:
-Love others, even in their sin. (This is how people know you have Christ in you) 1 Cor. 1:4-7.
-God promises strength until He comes back for us. 1 Cor. 1:8.
-God has called you to have a relationship with Him through Jesus. 1 Cor. 1:9.
-There is no one greater than Christ. CHRIST = POWER & WISDOM OF GOD. 1 Cor. 1:17.
-Nonbelievers of Christ think the message of Christ = foolishness because they can’t understand. 1 Cor. 1:18, 2:14.
-Believers think the message of Christ = POWER. 1 Cor. 1:18.
-Even the wisest men fail in comparison to God’s wisdom and perfection. 1 Cor. 1:25.
-God chooses the week and unpopular to do His work. 1 Cor. 26-27.
-The Holy Spirit will tell you what to say and do. We have the MIND of CHRIST! 1 Cor. 2:5, 2:15-16.
-The Lord knows the heart of ALL people. 1 Cor. 3:20.
-Do NOT judge others. 1 Cor. 4:5.
-Do not brag. If you do brag- brag about what God has done for you. 1 Cor. 4:6.
-Imitate Christ. 1 Cor. 4:16.
-Glorify God with your body. 1 Cor. 6:20.
-YOU CANT UNDO WHAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO DO. 1 Cor. 7:18-21.
-You were bought with a price when Christ died for you on the cross. Do not become slaves of men, you belong to God. 1 Cor. 7:23
-Keep God first in your life, no matter where you are called. 1 Cor. 7:24.
-ALL things are from Him, we exist from Him. There is ONE Lord, His name is Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. 8:7.
Write these words on your heart and live them out. These are instructions God has given us to live by. If we choose to live like this, we find happiness and joy, but most importantly, strength to make it through our day. That is my favorite promise of God! Nothing in this world can give us Joy the way God can. His strength and power is greater than anything in this world.
WE EXIST FOR HIM…