Genesis Is Full Of Good Things!

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I find it interesting that the first thing God did as He created the earth was to create light and then he divided the light from the darkness, and called the light day and the darkness light.

Light is of God, good things are of God and they are never in secret…darkness is of the adversary, dark things are of the adversary and he works in secret.

I love reading my scriptures, things just jump at me all the time. They are marked, connected by lines across the page, underlined and writen on.

I just got a new set of scriptures and I am in no man’s land. I am reading through it again and marking them up…this has been sooo much fun!

I am glad to say I don’t have a favorite verse of a favorite book. There are sooo many that were very important at the time I read them! My kids say my scriptures are like a rainbow.

Each of my scriptures I keep for 10 years, mark them up and then give it to a child of mine. On the sides of the pages, I have writen what that specific verse meant, what I was going through and the answer that it was to my prayers. So far, 2 down, 2 to go.

How fun is that?

What do you do in special to your scriptures?

We Reap What We Plant

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Genesis 1:11,12

I was pondering how come we doubt ourselves and the answers we get from the Lord through the Holy Ghost. When we plant the seed of doubt, we cannot get faith as a fruit of that tree.  When we plant the seeds of love, we cannot get hate from that tree.

We reap what we plant in our minds, hearts and lives. That is how it was created, it will produce the fruit the seed produces.

So, if I want to be doubtless, I must plant seeds of faith and trust in God. If I want to love and be loved, I must plant the seed of charity and kindness. If I want to have joy, I must plant the word of God in my heart that I may find joy in all things, even the hard ones.

It was wonderful to have the Spirit testify that it was up to me which seed I planted, how I tended it and what I harvest.

I decided to weed out the seeds that didn’t bring forth good fruit from my garden and plant a whole new harvest of good seeds in place of it.

It makes life much better! It is simple, it is kind and I have peace.

 

Scriptures That Became Treasures To Me

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My dad is from North Korea and a preacher, he survived the North/South Korean war. He asked me the last time he visited if I had read my Bible several times…I hung my head and said that I’ve read it a few times (when I read scriptures I usually don’t read it from cover to cover, I study and jump from book to book on the subject I am studying)…so, he proceeded to tell me this story.

He said that when he was teaching this man right before they went into the concentration camp, the man had felt the Spirit of God and was converted into Christianity. My dad and his fellow preacher friends wanted very bad for this man to have a Bible. There was none to be found. They finally found a Bible, the cost was astronomical, they got their moneys together and were able to give the man a copy of the Bible. At that time, if you got caught with a Bible in your hand, you were punished and the book was lost.

Then he pointed to all of scriptures on the table, all leather, beautiful books and we can read it at any time. How much do we read it? Nobody is going to beat us with an inch of our lives, yet, how much do we read the word of God?

Well, I am reading it daily from cover to cover and still doing my studying as I read it…I am finding treasures that I thought I would share. Journaling my treasures feels amazing!

I use a King James Version.

The stuff I post here is what I got from it, not looking for argument or disagreement. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. If you do, I would love to read your comment on what is posted.

Have a blessed day.

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