August 1, 2015
Start of August is also the start of a new book in the bible Ephesians, and it’s feels good to have finished 2 Kings. I didn’t realize until yesterday, QT, ever since I started doing it every day, it’s become a little more than keeping me spiritually awake. It’s also a slow-paced bible study. I realized this yesterday. I remember long ago when I didn’t do QT very often, there’s no bible study like NYBC available throughout the year near me. But yesterday, I realized that by having started doing QT everyday, QT has become that bible study. After all, most all QT I’ve done for the past few months, pretty much all lead to same conclusions. Funny thing is that I started doing QT everyday after coming back form NYBC.
Today’s qt is so much more pleasant than Kings. Paul greets and beautifully summarizes faith in Christ Jesus to the Ephesian people. I’m reminded of his choosing me and considering me to be holy and blameless in his sight, through the redemption through his blood, which gives me forgiveness of sins through repentance. I’m reminded I am holy, not because anything I have done, but because of what He has done. There is nothing I can do to even glorify him. HE glorifies himself through me according to his will. Most all I do, I do in hopes of pleasing Him, but more importantly, all that I am, I am because of Him.
I want a lot, and I’m asking for a lot, but I also know that I already have enough, for Jesus is enough for me.
A long time ago, I asked myself, what can’t I buy with money? I didn’t have much, if any money back then, but I felt confident that I would make a lot of money down the road, and the answer was the I can’t buy someone’s love. This lead me to a new outlook on life and relationship with other people. Today, I ask myself, what can’t be taken away from me? And there’s just one thing, and that is Jesus’s love for me. I may lose absolutely everything that I have, my health, my knowledge, people around me, but I will never lose Jesus’s love. And that is more than enough for me.
Application: rejoice in Jesus’s love for me on this lovely blue-sky Saturday, finish reading Genesis