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Ephesians 5:15-17

As a disciple of Jesus Christ I have to use my time, my limited time, to the best of my ability. I have to walk in the wisdom that God provides for me. I have to make sacrifices in my life according to what is important. As I’m sitting here in Antigua Guatemala, with only 4 hours of wifi access a week I realize the little importance of it, especially when it comes to social media. The enemy definitely uses social media to distract me in my walk with the Lord. I strongly believe that people are too connected. No one needs to know everything that is going on in anyones life 24/7. I know that this is true for me, and I’m sure others, but when I look at social media I rarely end up closing the Facebook tab feeling satisfied with what I had just looked at. I usually end us seeing something or reading a status that I didn't care to read and it can ruin my mood in an instant. On the other hand, not all media is negative, some is an extremely useful tool in which the Lord has blessed us w…

James 1:5

As I sit here in Antigua Guatemala on an extremely chilly morning in the court yard looking at the top of the Agua volcano I wonder how I ended up here. This obviously wasn't in my own power, both God and I knew that I needed something radical in order to turn my life around. God, who knows all, picked me up out of Hanover Massachusetts and Flew me 8 hours south to Central America. God’s wisdom is abundantly greater than my own, and intact I wouldn't have an ounce of wisdom without Him. My God can see what happened, what is happening, and what is going to happen. He knows the way for me. The Lord has an amazing plan for me and He has that because He is wise. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare (peace) and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11. God already knows my future because He lives outside of time. He has a plan and I have no idea what that is. God has mad me some promises for my life and I know that my God …

2nd Corinthians 1:12

How will we ever be true disciples of the world if we mistake ourselves for being part of it? The simple answer is that we wont. Being a disciple of Jesus Christ isn't the easy road, it isn't filled with rainbows, unicorns, and flowers. It’s difficult sacrificing yourself. and when I say yourself I mean ALL of yourself, and if I have learned one thing here it is that all means ALL. But Jesus sacrificed His life for mine, so why would I not do the same in return? Giving up all control of my life is probably my biggest struggle right now. I am so far from home and I have no control over what is happening in the lives of the people that I love. I just have to trust that God has them and that He is working in their lives.Even though I struggle with most of what I am called to give up and be obedient to I cant deny that the out come will be more that worth it. God’s plan may not be easy but He is going to use me and He has a plan for my life that is bigger and better than anything …

Psalm 111:10

What is wisdom? The quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgement. (New Oxford Dictionary) How often am I willing to hear my Lord’s wisdom? Not as often as I should, thats for sure. The great thing about our Lord is the fact that He didn't need to come to the earth to show us He understood and had the experience, knowledge, and good judgement, but he did. Jesus Christ came to this earth with the wisdom of the Lord in Him. He had an ear willing to listen to God’s voice. Being more like my Lord, Jesus Christ, is something that I try to strive for on a daily basis, and every single day I fall short of that because I am imperfect, but if I carry the wisdom of the Lord with me I don't have to trip up on the little things. If I practice wisdom and I mean really practice it, I can only imagine what God will show me in return.  God calls us to love each other unconditionally because why? Because it wise. My Lord understands how wise it is to love one another as He has firs…

James 3:13-17

The Lord’s heart is a vast ocean of love and mercy but more often than not I forget how deep and how wide that is. Both bitterness and jealousy are things that I struggle with on a daily basis. I have a hard time forgiving people the same way that my Savior forgave me. I struggle to not be jealous of the people around me. Being a girl there is always something telling me me that I have to be the prettiest and that I have to be the skinniest, but why? If the Lord is perfection He can not possibly create word that is imperfect. “I praise, you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works. My soul knows it very well.” My God doesn't make mistakes. Selfishness is another one of those things that can try to take root in my life. I can look at what I think I have and think that I cant give that up because I worked so hard for it. But you know what, it wasn't my work. Nothing that I do has ever been done in my own power. All of my power is of the Lord and who am I…