Monday, January 5, 2009

i have enjoyed reading the blog so far. thx all who have contributed so far. very coolio. :D
i find it very interesting how it didn't take very long for mankind to fall short. God designed us in HIS image and likeness. he desires for us to be like him and enjoy everything that he has given us. however, we have one big obstacle...Satan. the devil is the great tempter, deceiver, liar and hates Truth. the biggest battle isn't in the physical realm, but the spiritual realm. the battle starts w/ our mind and heart. satan wants us to believe the lie to be the truth and then we act upon it. "you will not surely die"...."for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." doesn't that sound convincing? well, it is sugar coated and the truth has been distorted. satan is good...he doesn't tell you up front a lie, he manipulates your thoughts. satan spins the truth and leaves false impressions. pretty crafty huh? it only makes me realize that we really need God and stay very close to him all the more. especially because if we let our guards down, we are vulnerable to his schemes. don't let him cause shame, fear and blame in your hearts when you sin....but rather draw close to God and his goodness.
Gen 4:7 "But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must MASTER IT." I love this passage. Sin lurks everywhere, but I am able to master it through God's word, prayer, and help from his people (esp. the Chrono 2009 group!! oh yea!!!)

Fun Fact: Methuselah is the oldest man in the bible. He was 969 yrs old. :P

I like the meaning of Noah's name...He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands. so even though women have been cursed to bear children...God will comfort us through that time. too cool.

In Gen 6, there was a passage that made me feel sad but at the same time..happy because it made me see how God has feelings too. "God's <3 was filled w/ pain. " It helps me see (written down), feel and understand how it does hurt God when I sin. It breaks his heart...and it should break my heart a good way. :( .... :D

I shall not be disgusted when Bear Grylls (from Man vs. Wild) eats those funky insects, sap from the tree or his own bodily fluids. God did say, "He gives everything that lives and moves to be food." :o) yummy!!!

Can't wait to study out more about Abram.......soon to be Abraham.

Blog w/ ya'll later.... good nite!

1 comment:

Inga Gerard said...

Bearing children was not the cursed part. Bearing them in birthpains was one aspect of the curse of Eve. Desiring to control her husband the way sin desired to master Cain is the main part of Eve and all women's curse in relation to the Fall. There are some interesting books on the subject of Man's fall and the cursed placed upon each of the genders. good studying topics for all individuals seeking to learn how God created them uniquely in his image through the seperate genders and how they were ultimately meant to compliment each other in ways that the curse now makes difficult, if not impossible, to achieve without first making Jesus Lord of your life, mind and heart.