Wednesday, March 24, 2010

NIPTO, Day 45

WARNING: Serious stuff, and not so serious stuff, ahead.

So last night I was listening to music on my phone. (Phone=mp3 player=awesomesauce!) And I was listening to the song Yearn by Shane&Shane. I really like that song. It reminds me of LT&Colorado... but not Colorado LT. tee hee hee. I'm so clever.... But anyways. Back to my story. I was listening to the lyrics (shocker. I know.) But I was actually listening and paying attention. And one of the lines caught my attention.

Your Joy is mine
So why am I fine?

And I really started to think about it. I have the Joy of the LORD. WHY am I fine??? Why am I content to just live with it? Why do I not revel and rejoice in that joy every single day without fail? Nehemiah 8:10b says "Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength." When I feel weak, I can fall back on the joy that God gives me and it will strengthen me. How awesome is that?

Acts 13:52-And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.  Huh. I wonder why this verse stuck out to me... haha. But really... These disciples were filled with joy after they had been rejected. I don't know about you, but I tend to get discouraged when I'm rejected. These men were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. It's incredible. 

Proverbs 24:29-Do not say, "I'll do to him as he has done to me; I'll pay that man back for what he did." Revenge... is said to be sweet. It is also said that it is a dish best served cold... revenge is ice cream. (ha. ha. ha. I know. I'm just full of awful jokes today. But really) Revenge is not God's way for us. First I typed "Revenge is not God's way."  But then I realized that God will get revenge for us. We shouldn't do anything about it because we will not, I repeat will not, go about revenge with the right motives. Which sounds strange. But God will give everyone their just desserts. *snickers* *... realizes that Snickers could be dessert...* *facepalms* I really need to get more sleep or something... 

Revelation 21:22-I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. I think this is interesting for the following reasons: They had temples before Jesus came that was where God lived. Now, however, we are the temples. God lives in us because Jesus died and made us holy for God. But in heaven, there will be no need for our bodies or for temples because we will be in the presence of God and Jesus eternally. Sweet. 

Who I am in Christ: I am complete in Him Who is the Head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10). I am Complete. I don't need anything other than God to complete me. No family. No boys. So often as a teenager you feel like you need to have a boyfriend or girlfriend to complete you, but all you need is God. (wah wah wah-wha wahh... all you need is God... God. God is all you need) And that is comforting ::insert cheesy smile here::

Okay. I just need to stop. Now. Toooooo many bad jokes today. I'm sorry. Will you forgive me? 

One last thing: Tonight at EncounterRemix, they're talking about worshiping God through dance. I can't go because I'll be at dance. Ironic, no?
Hope you have a good day!

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