Are we filling our lives with useful things? This thought has run through my mind many times. Are we really doing all we can to serve our Maker? I try my absolute best but I do fail terribly, I know. Sometimes too I wonder, "am I filling my life too much with unnecessary things? I admit that it is hard to be a older sister and have the responsibility of being a good example to younger siblings. I do something maybe not quite right, and soon I behold a little shadow following in my footsteps. And maybe Mama says, "Don't do that..." and a little voice answers, "but Mama, Vanessa was doing it!" ?????? Oops! I have also learned that I have to be VERY careful what I say or someone might take it wrong and get upset with me or someone else. Then I have to go and ask for forgiveness to all concerned. I often think my most commenly used words are "I'm sorry". Why? Probably because too many times, us girls, (me anyways) maybe make excuses to get out of having daily devotions. Like "I'm too tired", or "I don't feel good enough to read the Bible tonight". I recently did a Bible study on Deuteronomy 11:16 "Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;" and was surprised to find that "deceived" really meant "to be fearing/fearful" Hmmm...does that mean that if we fear what supposedly is supposed to happen to this earth and all the major destruction and devestation that we hear about, if we are afraid and in a tizzy over it that we are being deceived? Makes sense though. What is the most powerful force in the universe? LOVE! And fear is the opposite of love, so why not? "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." 1 John 4:18 I encourage you girls, to love, not fear, and to trust always in the Most High, for he is our rock and fortress and he has promised to never leave us or forsake us.
Blessings In Yahuwah,