Posts Tagged ‘Personal’
Having not written in a while, I just wanted to post a quick update. The devil has been beating me up pretty good for many months. I have been struggling in many areas of my life. That said, I still love the Lord Jesus. His grace toward me is amazing. I know that I am saved by God’s grace and not by my works (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7). I know that my salvation is based on the work of the Lord Jesus and not my works (Romans 4:5). I know that I have peace with God through the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1) and He is my peace (Ephesians 2:14).
I ask for prayer. I ask for forgiveness from anyone I have hurt. I do long to please the Lord despite seeing my faults on a daily basis. Each day I pray Martin Luther’s daily prayer: “Lord help me to not sin this day” and then I pray with Luther during the evening when I go to bed, “Lord forgive me of my sins this day.” I am thankful that God does forgive me of my sins (1 John 1:9). I long for holiness (Hebrews 12:14) despite seeing my sins in the light of the gospel. Thank God for the good news of His grace.
So I am okay. I find each new day the truths of God’s grace and His mercy while finding my sins in the light of the perfection of the Lord Jesus.
Just wanted you to know that I will be going back to http://www.ArminianToday.wordpress.com. Please update your address books for this.
At this moment, for the first time in my life I am having surgery. Granted, it’s just oral surgery as the surgeon is removing my four wisdom teeth. I am a bit nervous because I have never been put to sleep and secondly, I know someone who woke up during their wisdom tooth removal and it was horrible for them. I ask you to pray for God to grant me peace. I know it’s a minor surgery but having never been put to sleep before and operated on is a bit alarming. Plus I am already nervous around dentists!
That said, give me a few days on the blog. I will be out of it today and tomorrow. I hope to blog some this weekend if I am able.
Until then, Dei gratia!