Reflections on God’s Word

-Today’s reading was Isaiah 1-6

Isaiah 1:2- Hear, O heavens, and give ear O earth, for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

The Lord has molded us in a certain way and many have decided to go against that and rebel against God.

As I read that verse this morning all I had the news faint in the background. Of course as many have read and watched there is yet again another incident happening in Baltimore right now. Lately is seems the younger generation mine included has gone to many extremes an it seems like this is now to normal thing for many. As a mother of 3 young children this scares me so much! I’ve begun to ask my self these questions. When my kids get older are we still going to seeing these extremes all the time? Will they have it worse than what we are seeing right now? How can I protect them? Whether this becomes the norm for them or even if it is worse it seems like the only way I can try and protect them is by teaching them what is right and wrong and instilling in them God’s word. I know the day will come when each one of them will rebel against us at some point but we will try hard to help keep them on the right path and one that is filled with a relationship with God and one that they realize we aren’t the only ones raising them that God is raising them as well. We hope that they will be able to stay on a righteous path  and continue their relationship with God long after leaving the nest. We as parents can only do as much as God has. He has nourished us and brought us up. If our children rebel against us and God we will do whatever we can to try and bring them back to the path of the Lord but hopefully with the guidance of God throughout them growing up won’t have to worry bout a mass rebellion like we are seeing in the news so often theses days.

Tomorrows reading will be Matthew 1-2

May God bless your day!

Daily Scripture Reflections 4/23/15

I had created a page a few weeks ago that was going to be my reflections page on the sermons I would hear on Sunday’s at church. I then began a reading plan to help me better get through and understand the bible today and the verses I read today changed the way I will be doing the reflections. They will now be right there with all the other post because I don’t want to hide the word the God or how I have interpreted it in any way. I will be using the S.O.A.P. method. I love how it was explained in the link and truly feel it will help me since I am a very visual person with writing things down.

Today I have started out by reading Romans 1-2.  For those of you who would like to work through the bible with me every day I will post what tomorrows scriptures to be read are. I would love to hear your interpretations of the word of God!

The scripture I choose to reflect on most today was.

Romans 1:16

S: Romans 1:16— For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

O: The word of God is meant to be spoken to others. Those that believe and those that don’t. We should not be ashamed of the word of God.

A: This verse has two sides. Sharing the word of God with those that believe and sharing the word of God with those who don’t. Now the first part is very easy for me to do. I have many people in my life who are true believers and speaking about the word of God is very easy to do with them. We can reflect and give our opinions and bounce context ideas off one another. It’s a great feeling to know I have these people. Now the other half is not being ashamed to speak the word of God to those who don’t believe. Some don’t believe because they were never introduced to the Lord. Others feel as though God is not there for them, for it he was then they would not suffer as much. I can speak from personal experience I was one of these types of people not all that long ago, but it took a group of women to help me come back to the light of the Lord and I am forever thankful for this. There is also those that seem to enjoy doing the things the devil has led them to and they fear stopping these things will result in them being alone. Sometimes trying to get the word of God spoken to non believers is very difficult for me. Sometimes I feel as though they are judging me for having this relationship with such a great man. To help myself begin to have faith in myself to speak to the non believers have begun today doing a daily reflection on a verse that I read each day to help get a meaningful verse out there each day You never know who will benefit that day from a verse that also connects with you/ This is my beginning of getting the word of God out there to those who believe and who don’t believe. I know this is my starting point and helping others become believers as well.

The  “P” portion of S.O.A.P. is a prayer to God to help you achieve the portion of  taking that scripture and applying it to your life. This portion each day I will be keeping to myself to help me better have a few moments just the Lord and I.

I look forward to sharing these verses with you each day.

Tomorrows scriptures to read are Genesis 1-3.