Sunday, January 15, 2012

What Will You Do With Jesus?

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Jesus is standing in Pilate’s hall,


Friendless, forsaken, betrayed by all;

Hearken! what meaneth the sudden call?

What will you do with Jesus?



Refrain



What will you do with Jesus?

Neutral you cannot be;

Some day your heart will be asking,

“What will He do with me?”



Jesus is standing on trial still,

You can be false to Him if you will,

You can be faithful through good or ill:

What will you do with Jesus?



Refrain



Will you evade Him as Pilate tried?

Or will you choose Him, whate’er betide?

Vainly you struggle from Him to hide:

What will you do with Jesus?



Refrain



Will you, like Peter, your Lord deny?

Or will you scorn from His foes to fly,

Daring for Jesus to live or die?

What will you do with Jesus?



Refrain



“Jesus, I give Thee my heart today!

Jesus, I’ll follow Thee all the way,

Gladly obeying Thee!” will you say:

“This I will do with Jesus!”



Refrain

Happy Sunday

I love Sundays and going to worship services. Today I missed church because I was in the church nursery. Being with the little ones is such a blessing to me.
I've been thinking a lot about my walk with the Lord. Doing a spiritual inventory of my life last year, I realized I made some mistakes that I don't want to repeat again this year.

Sometimes I think being a Christian is difficult at times. It is not easy at all standing up for what you believe and if a Christian voices their feelings about certain subjects that person is criticized. This is especially true if the Christian is a public figure.

Anyway, back to what I was writing about, I hold certain convictions that some Christians may not hold. I'm doing my best not to conform to the ideas of the world as Paul warns us about.
Unfortunately I know far too many Christians who have conformed to the world's ideas. More on this later.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Can you believe it really is 2012? Time sure does fly!
Well as usual I post some of  my goals for 2012 that Lord willing I will achieve this year. Here they are in no particular order:
  • Draw closer to the Lord by reflecting on what He has done in my life and the lives of my family members and by devoting more time to His word and prayer.
  • Read the entire Bible in a year. This is over and above the assigned reading in the Beside the Still Waters devotion book and scheduled reading in 1 Corinthians  when Pastor starts the series at the end of January. There will be a study guide with lessons that correspond with what he will be preaching on the following Sunday.
  • Read one account each week of a faithful martyr from The Martyrs Mirror. Reading these accounts makes me appreciate the freedoms I have to worship the Lord freely without persecution. The stories also encourage my heart even though many of the accounts are hard to read because of the graphic nature described  of their suffering.
  • Get my house more organized and cleaned, Right now it is a complete mess but I hope to change all that.
  • Improve my homeschooling skills
  • Spend less time in front of the television. I'm really starting to really hate television so I'm hoping this to spend less time and I want to encourage my family to do the same
  • Practice my alto recorder at least four times a week
  • Do some sewing a least twice a month if not more. I'm afraid this is all I can realistically do. I don't sew very well but I want to try to do more sewing. This will help to increase my skills so that I'm not fearful of trying something new.
That's it and so Lord willing I will have accomplished all of these at the end of the year.