Tuesday, December 2, 2008

BFS #112 - America’s Favorite Dessert: J-E-L-L-O

Assignment: Write about your favorite ‘faith food’. Tell about the books of the Bible that you read that help to build your faith. Nurture the seeds of faith inside you.

Every time I finish reading a book in the Bible I think to myself, "That it is my favorite book." :) How can you not just love them all? Exodus, Joshua, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Hebrews, Oh...I should just stop. I am glancing through my Bible now and I just want to name them all! ;o) There is so much there that just speaks to you in whatever situation you are in. There are times that one Book, one Chapter, even one verse may speak the loudest and clearest and hit me right in the heart. When I know that that verse was for me to read at that moment. I love those total ah-ha moments, when you have read something 20 times and suddenly it takes on a whole new, REAL meaning. One where you can almost hear God speaking to you. Yep, I love those moments.

However, they don't always happen on a regularly scheduled program...at least not for me. I can only just keep turning to the Word and praying that I see, hear and understand what is meant for me. I always come away better then when I started reading, but maybe not with a major eye-opening.

There is one book in particular that I just LOVE! Yes, I said I love them all and I do...but one that just was one after another full of Ah-Ha moments. Every single verse was just so full of truth and conviction. I re-read it often and meditate on these verses. They are definitely worth keeping them tucked in your heart!

Here are just a few....it was impossible to pick out all my favorites, because I really would just be copying the whole book.

James 1:22-25

22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.

James 2:14-19

14What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
18But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.
19You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.


Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

I'm a big fan of Matthew myself. It seems like in my hardest struggles this book speaks the loudest. Great topic!

Sheri said...

Nice choices...so true too. Depending on where I am in life, one book will speak to me more than another-right now-Eph. and Isaiah are my favs...but Luke, Hebrews and Psalms are close seconds....
Thanks for sharing those lovely verses...

Darla said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I needed that today.