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1 timothy 4:8

"8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,holding promise for both the present lifeand the life to come." 1Timothy 4:8

When i read this verse the story of mary and martha comes to my mind. While martha was not doing a bad thing by trying to serve her guests, mary chose the best part. Im very used to being presented with the message of choosing doing good over sin. And in a way its easy to choose the first option, because by the grace of God i know what the path of sin can take me to. I struggle way more when i have to choose between a not nessesarily bad way or Gods way. For example going to college was obviously not a bad path, but God had something better for me this year. I think that this verse is saying how investing in things from this world, even though they might not be bad, will never compare to living a life in Gods will, wich means investing in our eternal life.

1 John 1:5-7

5 This is the message we have heard from him "and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin." 1 John 1:5-7

   John 8:12 says that Jesus is the light of the world. Darkness cant stand the light. Because Jesus is part of the trinity, and he is light, there is absolutely no darkness in God.
Verse 6 says that if we walk in darkness then there is no posssible way we can have fellowship with God,  because he is in the light. Obviously if im following him and walking with him i have to be walking the same path, which is light. Depending in where im walking is the people that are going to be surounding me. If i walk in darkness then people in same path are gping to be comfortable with me because im just lik…

Philippians 3:8

8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ" Phillipians 3:8

This verse was kind of hard for me to understand. It says that i count all things  loss for the excellence of the knowledge of christ. What does that even mean? Does it mean that the deeper i get into my relationship the more i will have to count as loss? Does a deeper relationship with Jesus mean more sacrifice? Mathew 7 14 says...... if the gate is narrow im guessing some of the nongodly attitutes i hold dear to my heart wont fit. That means i will have to get rid of my pride, self pitty, selfishness etc. I will have to sacrifice that to gain entrance to the path of life, which is christ. This are things i already know,and wven though i have difficulty practicing them, i still recognize its something that must be done and is for my own good. But what about things im s…

Job 1:21

21 and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised.”  Job 1:21
I honestly dont even know why i picked this verse. Im not even there in my walk yet; im barely learning and trying to give away my relationship and feelings to God. But i want to be there, this verse helps me to put matters into perspective. Here i am, week 1 of training, trying to hold on to my relationship and my extreme deoendance on my parents. And there i'll be be in week -------, completely wrecked and humbled, and ready to ask God what He wants me to give away to him next. Because i'll learn that there is no safer place than His hands.
But im not there yet, and i won't be if i don't start walking. I'm stuck in not wanting to give to God what He's askinsg from me right now. He knows where i'm at and what I can do and what I can't. Yet It's me that is not letting the process go on. I d…

Galatians 5:13

"You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love." Galatians 5:13
The first thing that came to my mind when reading this verse was: thats it!That's the perfect comeback for unbelievers that view my life as oppressed by religion. In other words, the first thing i did was think about how it could be useful to other people instead of me. I was tfirst thinking about taking care of the speck thats in their eye instead of the log in my eye like luke 16:42 says.

God has been showing me what real freedom is. The world portrays it as being able to do whatever you want as long as it doesnt harm others, and i guess superficially it doesnt really sound awful. The enemy is smart, he knows how to word things into  sounding harmless. thats why its important to stay in Gods word, trh truth, so that i dont fall for one of these lies. Real freedom is being able to say no to those things tht once…