One of the scriptures I love is Psalm 108:2 that says, “I will awaken the dawn!” Oh how lovely it is to awake the dawn with the praises of the Lord!! Another verse is Psalm 92:1-2- It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and sing praise to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night.
It’s a beautiful thing to declare God’s faithfulness every night! How lovely it is for the praises of God to always be upon our lips! Yet there are seasons in life, when you desire to do these things, but it feels so hard to attain.
When you think about suffering, is it easy for you to embrace it? Would you want to go through suffering? I don't think anyone does. However, I would guarantee that Christians would say they would love to have a greater relationship with Christ. What if that fellowship with Christ meant you had to suffer, would you still want a deeper relationship with Him?
This is just a poem that came after meditating on 2nd Corinthians 4:1-6
God took us from perishing and made us conquers
Once bound to sin, by faith living in victory
Hearts blinded to the gospel we thought was foolish
He shone in our hearts the light of the knowledge of His glory
Now triumphant in Christ
His light shines through us
No longer living with shame
But abounding with love from the life we gained
Renouncing everything that once identified us
Living now in liberty, because Christ abides in us
Born again as a child of God
Transforming from glory to glory by the Spirit of the LORD!
Copyright © 2015 by Ralph J Monroe III
I’m taking theology courses and it’s been better than expected. I’m learning a bunch of historical context, learning how to really study God’s word, and I’m learning the Christian lingo that many theologian uses. These classes are awesomeness, but there’s one class no one can prepare you for…
Unexpected Life Events.
Behind every life there's a fascinating story. What have you learned from the story of someone else's life? I enjoy meeting, "strangers" and talking with them because I learn so much.
I most recently got a taste of Netflix. I signed onto a one month free subscription. At my disposal was the liberty to watch a number of movies. The purpose of the one month free subscription was for me to get a taste of what they had to offer in hopes that I will purchase a monthly subscription to Netflix. Since I knew I had just one month to watch anything for free, I told myself, “I’m going to take advantage of this and watch many movies.” I watched more moves in this one month than I did in 6 months combined. I knew I had a limited time before the subscription ended, so there was an alertness in me to watch movies
There was a week and a half when, emotionally, things were going like a roller-coaster in my life. I woke up one morning with a heavy heart, praying in tears to God. In His faithfulness God comforted me and filled me with His peace. This is how I felt...
Lay me down LORD, down to sleep.
My weary soul is going bleak
Emotionally I feel like turmoil's raging
So lay me down LORD, let me sleep.
To leave this crazy, uncomfortable reality
The world is caving all around me
There is something wrong inside of me
I just want to lay down and go to sleep.
Maybe I'll sleep all my worries away
Or maybe they'll remain until another day
I really don't want to sleep them away
Jesus i need you right away!!!
I love to write. These writings come from my time in the Word of God, from observation, and trails in life. I pray that you will be blessed as you read them.
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