Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Psalm 36:7

How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 36:7

I am loving the focus this week of "priceless love." God's love cannot be bought or earned, and there is nothing we can do to make God love us more or less. I have struggled a lot ever since becoming a follower of Christ to understand this concept. Why does God love me even when I'm awful, hateful, mean, judgmental, and so many other not so great things? I strive to live the way God wants me to, but I'm human. I'm bound to mess up eventually. Yet even when I have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, God is there. Never changing. Always loving. Always faithful. Always forgiving. WOW! How awesome! I am so thankful for the opportunity to read and study God's word along with A Confident Heart. I already feel my attitude changing, and I have become more positive and felt more peace. I know there is always a place of refuge in the shadow of His wings, and I am thankful that even in a world full of hate, war, and sin (including my own!), He is always there..watching and waiting with open arms.

One of my favorite songs is "One Thing Remains" by Jesus Culture. I think it illustrates the idea of God's unfailing, priceless, perfect love in such a beautiful way. So encouraging!

Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study: A Confident Heart

I am so excited to have started participating in an online Bible study. I'd been longing to join a small group or Bible study, but my church doesn't really offer any. Luckily, my cousin posted a link to the Proverbs 31 site just in time for me to join the newest OBS! I am looking forward to all that I can learn from this book and from God's word, and I'm hopeful that I will make some serious life changes as well. I can definitely use a change in my thinking and attitude, and I believe this Bible study is just what I needed. :)