Sep 18, 2009

Five Little Words

I was visiting Kat's blog, Heart 2 Heart earlier this week and she had an interesting meme posted where she was given five random words to post about. I thought I would give this a try, and will add that it's harder than I expected. :)

If you would like to play along let me know and I will email you five random words. Here are the words Kat gave me. All but one made me immediately think of Christ.

1. Heart: Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
- I want my heart to be fully devoted to Jesus in every way. I wish I could say that it always was, but as I am tried, I discover there are still areas that are not as loyal as I had thought. I pray that if God ever gives me a husband that he will be completely sold out for Christ. Two hearts cannot remain joined together through life if they are not encouraging each other in the same direction.

2. student: I think it's interesting that this is the one word that Kat did not capitalize, because I don't like school. I almost didn't graduate high school because I wanted to work. I took the easiest classes available so that I wouldn't have homework to get in the way of holding a job. The worst part is that the school let me. After taking geometry, I was allowed to take basic math. We're talking 2+2 kind of basic.

On the flip side to not liking school, I love to learn. I just prefer to dig into a subject on my own and work at the pace, the place and the time that I want to. I learn much more that way and usually spend many more hours digging in. Sometimes I would like to discuss questions I may have with someone who has more knowledge about the subject. I'm so thankful that I can take all my questions to God and that He will answer and teach me. I love being His student and learning from Him. - Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11

3. Living: But the Lord is the only true God. He is the living God and the everlasting King! Jeremiah 10:10 - This truth astounds me. The fact is, our God is a Living, breathing, active God. All other gods are the product of man's imaginations. But the Living God who created all things, fashioned us from HIS imagination and in the likeness of HIS Image. What an incredible honor.

4. Paradise: And Jesus replied, "I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43 - This is where it all began and where it will begin again. I say begin again and not end because my life will only just begin when I step into the other side of eternity where paradise awaits. I think my heart longs for this more than anything else.

5. World: "Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world." Psalm 46:10 - Usually when this scripture is quoted, the second part of it is left out. The fact is, we are here to Honor God. In this day and age, few people honor God in their speech or action. We are so used to seeing it that we have become tolerant and hardly phased when God is disrespected. When I think that one day the entire world will honor Him, I am utterly amazed. It is something that is hard to really wrap my mind around.


Edie

A girl needs to be so lost in God, that the guy is going to have to seek HIM to find her!

8 comments:

2Thinks said...

Inspirational answers. I enjoyed reading these, Edie.

Kelly Combs said...

I think my sister should play this meme. She is good at random. I think I'll pass for now, but will keep it in mind. You did great!!

Susan said...

Hmmm...I loved reading your answers to this one. I think I might have to pass on trying it this time.

Hugs,

Susan

Debbie said...

I loved reading your answers Edie. This seems like a fun meme. I might like to try it! :) Hugs to you, Debbie

B His Girl said...

Hey Edie,

I was looking on your graphics and reading your answers. God has given you wisdom and talent. You are using them to glorify Him. I think you have found how God wired you: )

My ADHD Me said...

I like your answers to #5. It's a "feel good" answer.

As for #2...I am there! I feel (and felt) the same way.

I saw this on 2thinks blog and she emailed me 5 words....ouch....it is harder than I though. (I even went to my email to get them)....I REALLY need to clean out my emails.

Hope all is well with you. Haven't had a nice long chat (email) with you in a while. I need to do that. Just not tonight. It will be 2:00 AM if I don't hurry up and get off of this computer! (actually it will be 2:00AM at 2:00AM whether I stay on the computer or not....

Sue J. said...

I like your philosophy about learning. I think we do gain so much more when we can explore at our own pace, and ask God for His wisdom.

So much of academia is about following rules, schedules--the pragmatics of things. We lose the creativity, the natural inclination to explore. There's no time, etc., etc.

We need a balance, because, certainly, we need to have structure and limits. But if we don't have room to breathe, to let things sink in, to ask and have our questions answered, what are we gaining?

I'm willing to play. You don't have deadlines, right? LOL!

Heart2Heart said...

Edie,

I didn't even realize I did this. Coincidence? Nah, I think it was divinely inspired that way, isn't God amazing?

I love where you took these 5 words and it is amazing just how you tied them all in to scripture. You are talented in so many ways.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat