On Easter Sunday my pastor gave a wonderful sermon that I've been meditating on for some time now. The sermon was on remembering and keeping God's commandments. Not in order for us to obtain and maintain salvation but rather to show our love for our savior and creator! I've been going back and forth on what God's will is for me and not being sure if I am clearly "hearing His voice", but sitting in church with my fiance by my side I realized that my WONDERFUL SAVIOR has been placing a burden on my heart to follow the things He has laid out before me.
"37And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
38Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:
39And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them ; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
40That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.
41I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God." -Numbers 15:37-41
I will be keeping a "ribband of blue" on my blog to remind my self and others of the commands that our wonderful and loving God has given us. The commands aren't to hinder us but rather to help us grow. He knows what's best and I am striving to trust Him in ALL areas. I find when I'm reading my Bible that I am searching for what it is that God wants me to do. I'm constantly searching for direction. I am still a new Christian and I know that it will take a life time to even learn what all of the commands of God are. But there are areas in my life where I can firmly stand and begin my obedience.
I think it's only fitting that I start with learning and preparing myself to be a submissive wife. I'm currently studying this, reading and reviewing scriptures. I know that since God said it in His word He means it.
Another area that I've been focusing on is praising God. I want to be certain that I am honoring Him in all that I do and that I am properly showing Him praise. Past studies have shown me that there is an incorrect way to praise Him, and that's not a mistake I want to make!
This journey has taught me SOOOO much and I'm so excited to keep learning. I know I've been away for awhile but I'm back and even more hungry for my Lord than before!
Yours in Christ,