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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I Cannot Please Myself

Today I tried, once again, to do what I wanted to do. I slept in till 7:15; 45min after the alarm went off, which made my day start late. After reading a short chapter in Psalms and a verse in Proverbs, I decided that was enough. “It won’t hurt to skip one day of my study in Isaiah.”

Once breakfast was over I started on my online college classes. I actually got a good bit done, but could have accomplished more if I had not of spent so much time surfing the web- for my own enjoyment of course.

These are all little things, but I soon began to realize that they were acts of rebellion. I should have been studying more, I should have spent more time with God, I should have started my new sewing project, I should have worked on the article that I started two days ago . . . and the list goes on. But I didn’t, because I wanted to please myself. I wanted to spend my whole day doing things that I enjoy. How selfish!

Did I enjoy surfing the web and sleeping in? Not really. I knew the whole time God wasn’t pleased with me. How can I enjoy myself when I do not have the peace of God? The only way to enjoy my day is to keep Christ at the center of it. If He is not, then I will only be miserable as He urges me to come back to Him. God knows what I really need and He knows that I am nothing without Him. What a great friend I have who will not let me stay in my unhappy state!

Just A Little About My Life. . .

My name is Jennifer. I am a young adult who loves beauty of the past, home comforts, pumpkin scented candles, elegant journals, my early morning Bible studies, and writing from my heart. I live with my wonderful Christian family: my parents, two brothers, and two sisters. I stay busy spending time with them, studying on my online college classes, and polishing up my home-making skills (which have gotten a little dusty!)

When I was six years old I accepted Christ as my personal savior and I've been saved ever since! Over the years I've seen God's goodness towards me in every area of my life, yet I am still amazed that he should bless me riches beyond description! Through this blog I hope to show you some of God's goodness, and how He can give you a life filled with peace, love, and joy beyond your wildest dreams. My life is not perfect, but without God, it would be far worse.

"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. . .Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies." Psalms 103:2&4