Thursday, January 28, 2010

Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's been awhile since I've posted, but I've had a rather busy week. Lots of running around and waking up early! But I have FANTASTIC news. S/O got saved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He said he was reading Matt 25 the parable of the 10 virgins which is:

1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

He said the part that really convicted him was verse 12, he said he didn't want God to say that to him! So he started praying and asked for forgiveness and salvation! PRAISE THE LORD! I (as well as others) have been praying for this for so long and it is so nice to see a prayer answered especially such an important one! The best part is that it was all God, He spoke to S/O's heart and showed him the way. I've witnessed to him in the past but that night I said nothing. He was doing his own personal bible reading! GOD IS SO GOOD!

Monday, January 25, 2010

My journey to Modesty

Before I got saved there was something placed on my heart. I've always had a desire to know and to love the LORD but I didn't quite know how to go about it. I was raised Roman Catholic, attend Catholic school my entire life (even two years at a Catholic college) but something was missing. for the last couple of years I've been watching the Duggar family on TLC and their love for the LORD is so visible that it encouraged me A LOT. One day while I was watching I couldn't shake the idea of modesty. This also was around the time when I was at my lowest point and realized "I NEED GOD". I began to dig and dig looking on ANY website I could find that had articles on the subject. Surprisingly I would stumble across Bible verses, and I would write them down and look them up. A few times, particularly on sites that supported wearing dresses only, there would be verses that spoke about how to dress.

I searched for days, I even searched for the opposing views, yet I still came back to the same conclusion. God cares how we dress! One verse that really struck my heart is 1 Timothy 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array. From studying this verse was when I began to see that modesty isn't just about how we dress but also how we carry ourselves. I could be covered from head to toe and yet still walk and talk like a completely ungodly, unsaved, person. So I had to learn to watch my mouth (and my temper). But the whole dress issue was still up in the air, as well as the no costly array! when I read that my first thought went to the Duggar family and them shopping at thrift stores and I though to myself "I WILL NEVER SHOP AT A THRIFT STORE!".

As I kept digging another verse struck my heart. Dueteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD THY GOD. GASP! ok so now what do I do? I looove my pants (especially skinny jeans). Surely pants made for women would suffice. Then my mind started racing and one thought kept replaying "they are still pants!" So I talked it over with S/O, who was delighted because he's always wanted me to wear skirts because he just thought it would be more feminine and he likes that. Then I took it to the LORD in prayer.

The next day I woke up and I had to get a skirt! I couldn't wear pants a day longer! I cringed as I pulled my favorite pair of jeans on! That was it I was CONVICTED! HUGE GASP! I RUSHED to the GOODWILL because I knew I couldn't afford to just change my entire wardrobe! I couldn't believe I was ACTUALLY IN A GOODWILL! SHOPPING! I wore the same skirt for a week. Then that Friday I went and purchased another skirt. And these skirts weren't just skirts. They were full on down to my ankles SUPER modest skirts. My first skirt is still my favorite. I think its because God sent me to it. But now Fridays (when we can afford it) has become my goodwill day to look for skirts. I don't always leave with something but I usually at least go take a look. The only pants I have left are a pair of jeans that I'm going to turn into a skirt when I find the right material and maternity pants (which will also get turned in to skirts when they're needed).

This long story is just to point out how God has a way of reaching out to us if we'd only listen. I still have a hard time listening but it's something I'm working on. I even still have a hard time praying but I'm working on that too. But the thing that keeps me going is knowing that God is working on me!

Sunday, January 24, 2010


S/O brought me a sewing machine as a new years gift! What a blessing! I've always wanted to sew but never had anyone to really help me or teach me. Now I have a really good friend who sews and is willing to help me! God really knows how to work things out!

But all this excitement has led me to another question. Should I only make my clothes? Or should I make dresses and buy dresses? Proverbs 31 discusses a virtuous woman and states "19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff." Which is speaking to sewing to the best of my understanding. So does that mean a virtuous woman should sew? Most of the ladies in my church sew but I don't think they sew exclusively. By sewing though we can have complete control over everything (like I don't like splits and if I make my dresses I don't have to worry about it). This is something that is on my heart currently and I plan to continue to take this to the Lord in prayer. Currently I'm working on a skirt and when its done i'll post pics of it and I will also keep up to date on the conclusion the Lord leads me to on this matter.

*Thanks S/O for helping to fulfill a dream!


Do you belong to a Bible believing church? If you do great, if you don't you should find one....

But more important than that, if something were to happen to you today could you HONESTLY say that you know 100% for sure that you would go to heaven? If you think you do, what are you trusting to get you there? (I hope not good work) and If you don't know I'd like to show you what the Bible says about how you can KNOW 100% for sure that you're going to Heaven!

First realize we are all sinners:
Romans 3:10 As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Sin is anything that goes against what God would want. No one is perfect except Jesus Christ, so we are ALL sinners. Can you admit that? if yes keep reading)

Next realize there is a REAL penalty for sin:
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
Romans 6:23 for the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(because our sin we deserve to die and go to hell and if we don't ask Jesus to save us that's exactly where we're going. Do you want to go to hell? if not keep reading)

Thirdly Know that Jesus paid for our sins:
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(Jesus' death and resurrection fulfill all the prophesy of the Messiah coming! Jesus' blood washes away our sin, what a wonderful gift! would you like to receive God's gift of eternal life? if yes keep reading)

Finally we must accept God's promise:
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
(Whosoever is ANY BODY you, me, your neighbor, ANYONE. If we call on Jesus He WILL hear us and if we mean it, He will come into our hearts and we can have our names written in the book of life!)

If you're ready to accept Jesus then right now say a prayer! it can be this prayer or ANY PRAYER that you create asking God to come into your life and into your heart. **Dear God I know I am a sinner, but I want you in my life. I want to accept your gift of eternal life through your son Jesus Christ. I trust in what Jesus did on the cross and I believe that HIS blood will cleanse me! Jesus PLEASE remember me! Amen.**

{please know this prayer is NOT what saves you, Only Jesus SAVES!}

1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

If you decide to get saved after reading this post please leave a comment with the date so I can pray for you!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The begining of a journey....

Hello all! I decided to create this blog because a. I felt moved to do something to share my love of the LORD and b. I needed a way to vent lol

Thus Herein is Love was born. I think 1 John4:10 is a BEAUTIFUL verse (all of 1 Johns 4 is great actually) and something about it spoke to me. Actually I prayed on what the name of my blog should be and the Lord led me to it. Praise God for His wonderful way of making things come together!

I am a newly saved Christian (Nov. 15th 2009 day I got saved!)and am learning a lot from my Bible, and the people around me. I will post my testimony at a later date. Since I've been saved I've been active in my local church and have grown leaps and bounds in my faith. I have a great Pastor (and Pastor's Wife) who help me in every area of my life and I thank God for them!

Prior to being saved I gave birth to a wonderful little girl who is now just about 14 Months old. Her name is Amina Ivy, and you will read a lot about her, she's obviously a huge part of my life. Although I am not married (yet) since coming to the Lord I have repented (actually changed not just confessed) from my old ways and am trying to do right. I'm not perfect but I try to do all things to glorify GOD. first order of business was not living with my significant other (S/O for all future posts) that decision has been rough so I'm sure there will be many posts on that as well. Choosing to do the right thing seems so much harder then giving in to the wrong thing.

My goal is not to condemn others but simply to share what I have learned and maybe encourage a few others to get saved as well!
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