Wednesday, October 23, 2013

His Word

Yesterday was the first time that I have ever ventured into a Christian store.  My family has all requested new bibles for when we attend church on Sunday, so while we were in the city, we made sure to schedule a stop at LifeWay Christian store.

I was so overwhelmed at all of the amazing things available in the store.  It's not even a very big store but I could have gotten lost in there for hours!!  Okay, I can do that in any store or library, but I really wanted to stay there and enjoy all of the areas and see what was on each shelve.  

We were good and spent our time in what seemed like the largest selection of bibles I have ever seen.  Being LDS, there was a selection of bibles that included the option of soft cover, hard cover, regular print, large print, some small print and your choice in color of burgundy, blue, black, or green.  Oh, and you can chose between silver or gold leafing on the sides.  It surprised us to see all of the different translations and choices in covers.  

We could chose a bible as unique as our relationship we have with God!!

So, below is the bible that I chose for myself.  I love it!

After I was saved, I was told (more suggested) that if I hadn't really read the bible before I should start with Luke.  I have slowly been reading it for the last 2 weeks and taking my time to soak it all up.  I was so excited to read from my bible last night that I stayed up reading until my eyes burned and I had to go to bed.

Reading the word of God has brought so much meaning to my everyday life.  Even, my husband stayed up reading his new bible for almost an hour.  He almost never reads and it has been a long time since he has wanted to read the bible.  We are all noticing differences in our lives.  

Although I still want to share the gospel, I know have the right tools to learn it so that I know what I am sharing better and how find the words of Christ.  Life is so good!  God is good!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

A New Beginning

This has been a long time in coming, but I am here now and just want to shout this from every roof top. 

I am starting over and focusing my attention on my relationship with Christ.  I thought that is what I was doing before and have learned that I was learning about him, I was learning what my religion said I needed to do to return to him, but I didn't understand the simple pure truths that I need to know.

There are so many more things for me to learn and I am so thankful to have the rest of my life to learn all that God wants me to know.  I am also so excited to share each step of my journey as I go through this process and the changes that are going to happen within my life.

To begin with, I had some initial fears of leaving my current religion.  While on a Christian Women's Ministry retreat I was blessed to have God answer my prayers and the concerns of my heart in a way that put those fears to rest.

His answers are:

You are not alone!

I Love You Too!!

Don't worry about trivialities, I WILL NOT TURN YOU AWAY!!!

Thank you Lord for not giving up on your daughter.