Friday, July 8, 2011

One of my New Favorite Scriptures

Proverbs 1:20-29  

20 True wisdom itself keeps crying aloud in the very street. In the public squares it keeps giving forth its voice. 21 At the upper end of the noisy streets it calls out. At the entrances of the gates into the city it says its own sayings: “How long will YOU inexperienced ones keep loving inexperience, and how long must YOU ridiculers desire for yourselves outright ridicule, and[how long will YOU stupid ones keep hating knowledge? 23 Turn back at my reproof. Then to YOU I will cause my spirit to bubble forth; I will make my words known to YOU. 24 Because I have called out but YOU keep refusing, I have stretched out my hand but there is no one paying attention, 25 and YOU keep neglecting all my counsel, and my reproof YOU have not accepted, 26 I also, for my part, shall laugh at YOUR own disaster, I shall mock when what YOU dread comes, 27 when what YOU dread comes just like a storm, and YOUR own disaster gets here just like a storm wind, when distress and hard times come upon YOU. 28 At that time they will keep calling me, but I shall not answer; they will keep looking for me, but they will not find me, 29 for the reason that they hated knowledge, and the fear of Jehovah they did not choose.

Odd scripture to fall in love with, I know. BUT- It rings an important truth "wisdom itself keeps crying aloud in the very street" -people all over the world are being given the precious opportunity to learn the truth.
We live in an important time, and it's vital that we choose Jehovah now, and we take his hand that he extends in love. Because soon, when things get REAL hard people will then look for Jehovah, but he won't let himself be found at that time. The doors to the ark will close, and it's gonna start raining.
 It also shows what privilege it is to already be holding Jehovah's hand in friendship and have a share in spreading the wisdom in the streets.
 My goal is this- DON'T LET GO and help others take hold.
<3 Niki

Good-Bye Facebook

So, I've been a member of Facebook since 2005, and I recently decided to delete my account. While I think Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends, I feel the disadvantages and dangers out way the good. This may not be the case for all Christians, however it is my personal choice that it isn't right for me. It's so easy to say something wrong or befriend the wrong person...
  However, I enjoy expressing my thoughts so that's why I've decided to open a blog. My goals with this blog are to express my beliefs and thoughts. However, I'm making it my goal to limit the amount of time I spend writing, because anything, bad or good can become bad when an excess time and energy are put towards it. I'll also endeavor not to over-share or become too personal. After all this is the Internet, so I don't want to reveal to much. Also, I tend to be wordy, so I'm going to try and make my blogs brief. I'll never want to look back and read looooooong stories and neither will anyone else. So.... my rules....
1. Don't spend too much time writing
2. Don't over share
3. Be brief... Proverbs 10:19 "In the abundance of words there does not fail to be transgression, but the one keeping his lips in check is acting discreetly."

~ Niki