Friday, February 10, 2012

Goals for 2012

This year I've made a few goals for myself, I'd like to share a few of them:
1. Read the Bible in it's entirity at least once this year.
2. To have a committed life of prayer
3. To be more involved at my church and at the youth group I attend .
4. Go out of my comfort zone and reach out to others, instead of waiting for others to reach out to me.
5. To alway remember  that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! ( Philippians 4:13)

In my next post I will share what I've learned from the book of Proverbs.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I suffer from prayerlessness, sometimes because I sin and I am either too ashamed or too stubborn to approach the throne of God. I am also afraid that when I pray , I might be doing it the wrong way.

I am trying to change this habit as prayer can ultimately help me grow in my walk with the Lord.

What's the right way to pray? As woman's author/teacher Elizabeth George wrote, " There is no right or wrong way to pray....except not to pray!" Therefore I shouldn't let my thoughts that I am praying the wrong wat stop me from praying.

God's Word tells me that I must pray for anything, and I must believe what I am praying! ( Mark 11:24; John 14:13-14). I must pray with boldness and confidence because of my faith in Christ ( Ephesians 3:12; Hebrews 4:16). I must pray at all times ( Ephesians 6:18). I must make my requests known to God and I must not be anxious about anything ( Philippians 4:6)! I must pray wherever I am without anger or quarreling ( 1 Timothy 2:8). And I must pray for others ( James 5:16).

With these verses and commands I am ready to start the journey of a life dedicated to prayer!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Proverbs and Extreme Devotion

So yesterday I finished going through the book of Proverbs. I learned a lot! I learned about wisdom, laziness, discipline and what is an excellent woman! In the next few weeks I'll share what I have been learning.

I also recently started going through Extreme Devotion from the Voice of Martyrs, each day I read about people who have suffered for their faith. As I read on a realize how I want the same faith that the various people have, I want to have a faith that is willing to sacrifice everything for Jesus Christ! Today I read about Rachel Scott, she was a Christian teenager who was killed at the Coloumbine High School shooting because she was willing to stand up for her faith even if it meant death! I highly recommend this book of devotions!

God Bless!

Janelle L.C.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Trusting God

About a week ago my mom asked me if I wanted to go back to public school next year. I instantly said yes, the only problem was my dad was not to sure about it.
My mom told me to pray about it. I did, but instead of asking God if this is what He wants me to do, I begged Him to let me go back.
Two days ago I came across these well-known verses:

Proverbs 3:5-6 - " Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

Isaiah 55:8-9- " ' For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,' declares the Lord. 'For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.'"

Jeremiah 29:11- "' For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, ' plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.'"

I had not been trusting in God and had been leaning on my own understanding. I never stopped to think that maybe God's plan for me is to be home schooled for my senior year and that His ways are completely different to my ways. So I prayed about it and I finally have peace about what I am going to do next year.

Trust the Lord

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Passion Week : Wednesday

Today I will be sharing about Wednesday of Passion Week.( Matthew 26:3-5, 14-16; Mark 14:1-2, 10-11; Luke 22:1-6)
The chief priests and elders plot to kill Jesus. Judas bargains with the chief priests and tries to find an opportunity to betray Jesus. He was promised money in exchange for Jesus.

I know today's post is short, but tomorrow I am looking forward to sharing about Thursday, The Last Supper !

Bye for now!

Janelle L.C.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Passion Week : Monday and Tuesday

So yesterday I said I was going to spend this week concentrating on the events of Passion week. Yesterday I shared about Jesus' Triumphal Entry that happened a week before His resurrection. Today I will be sharing about Monday and Tuesday of Passion week.

Monday: ( Matthew 21:12-13, 18-19; Mark 11:12-17; Luke 19:45-46)
Jesus cleanses the temple by overturning the tables in the temple. He drove the sellers out of the temple. He quotes Isaiah 56:6 and Jeremiah 7:11. Jesus curses the fig tree.

Tuesday: ( Mark 11:20-25; Matthew 21:23-23:39)
The apostles see the withered fig tree that Jesus cursed the day before. The Pharisees try to challenge Jesus' authority. Jesus then tells them the parable of the two sons. Jesus tells them the parable of the landowner . Jesus tells them the parable of the marriage feast. They try to test Him by trying to get Him to tell them not to pay their taxes but instead he tells them to pay their taxes. The Sadducees try to test Him again by using the example of a woman who is married and her husband dies and he has 6 brothers she marries the second one and he dies basically she marries all 7 but they each die and then she dies and they ask which will she be married to in Heaven and He tells them that there is no marriage in Heaven. The Pharisees ask Him which is the greatest law of all. His reply is ," ' You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ' You shall love your neighbour as yourself.' On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."
Christ exposes Pharisaim to be a fraud. he then gives the  Pharisees and the Scribes the 8 woes . Jesus again prophesies the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem.

Tomorrow I will studying about Wednesday of Passion week.

Bye for now!

Janelle L.C.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Passion Week : Sunday - Jesus's Triumphal Entry

So for this week I have decided to dedicate it to sharing what I am learning about Passion Week, and especially Jesus' Crucifixion and Ressurrection. I thought it would be fitting this week that in addition to my quiet time I also read what all four gospels have to say about Passion week.
The first day is Sunday, a week before Jesus' ressurrection.
(Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-10 ; Luke 19:28-44 ; John 12: 12- 19.)
  This day is known as Palm Sunday because this was the day that Jesus made His triumphal entry through Jerusalem.
 It is referred to as Palm Sunday because in all four gospels it tells us that the people placed branches in the street. John 12:13 tell us more specifically that they were palm branches. Just as His birth took place in the humblest of places. so was the animal that He rode because usually when I think of a king I think of him riding a majestic horse. But the King of kings rode on a humble donkey which is also known as "the beast of burden" ! This was to fulfill the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9. At first the apostles did not understand what was happening.
The crowd that was worshipping Him and rejoicing Him would also be the same crowd, days later, that would order His Crucifixion! During our Lord's triumphal entry the pharisees tell Jesus to tell the apostles to stop praising Him. Jesus replies to them saying that if the apostles and the crowds were made silent the stones on the street would weep! Jesus then also prophesies about the destruction of Jerusalem. The pharisees become jealous and angry at Jesus.

I look forward to the week ahead !

Bye for now!
Janelle L. C.