Delight in the Law

IMG_2406.JPGThe longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119. It has 176 verses and 174 of them mention God’s law, statutes, word, or scripture in one way or another. The longest chapter of the Bible is dedicated to the Bible itself.

Oh how I love your law!
It is my meditation all the day.

Great peace have those who love your law;
nothing can make them stumble.

-Psalm 119:97;165

Sometimes I feel like I rarely actually know what I’m reading when I read the word of God. I try to understand. I do research and study and read and re-read, but I’m still often left with wonderings, musings, and questions. And sometimes I adore the law. I love the scriptures. All I want to do is study it and learn from it and read it. But other days it is a chore to get myself to open the Bible. I want to do anything but read Jeremiah. Continue reading

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Thanks For My Pain?

parisfriday-10Psalm 119 obviously filled me with a lot of thoughts. It’s a good chapter – long, easy to read, and filled with verses that make you go “Uhm, David, what were you smoking and will you please share some of it with me?”

Here are the verses that hit me the most with that “God, what are you saying? I want to believe this and I do but it’s time to wrestle some and please don’t make me cry” feelings: (Oh… I’m the only one that gets that very specific feeling when reading the Bible? ….cool)

 

 

It is good for me that I was afflicted,
that I might learn your statutes.

I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous,
and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.

-Psalm 119:71;75

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Oh, How I Love

screen shot 2018-12-18 at 7.23.38 pmI don’t like rules.

That’s a lie. I love rules.

Because I love breaking them. Pushing the lines. Asking why they are rules. Realizing they are rules for a reason and then choosing to follow them not because I’m told to, but because I can see the benefit in following them… And then breaking them just for the hell of it.

Okay, but really, I have grown in this area and I can follow rules better now-a-days- especially if I highly respect the authority figure that has made that rule. Continue reading

Day One

Day One.

San Francisco, California-Wednesday September 18, 2013

After a red-eye flight from Kona, Hawaii to San Francisco, California, I find myself in the bathroom at 5:30 am with my lovely team of seven girls. And oh how terribly obvious we are a team of girls.

I step into the bathroom to see my leader fixing her hair, a teammate applying makeup, another looking at her teeth and a third putting in contacts. Is this not necessary? We’ve just slept through a five our midnight flight, of course we have to fix ourselves in the San Francisco airport. Continue reading

Bitter Sweet

map1So I’m going to start off by saying I’m sorry for not posting in weeks, my computer has actually not been working and I’ve been very busy.

But to catch you all up, the past month has been incredible. All the speakers we’ve had have been amazing. And now is our last day in Kona, Hawaii.

Tomorrow I leave for Amsterdam. Continue reading

Best Week Ever

wd2I’ve had a crazy week. From messages, to things God is doing, to spending time with my friends, It’s  been amazing. Although it has also been incredibly draining. I will not spend time on specifics, but rather, the overview of what God is doing in my life and saying to me, either directly, through others, or in amazing messages.

Last week was corporate week, which means all the DTS’s have morning teaching together in one room. For the first half of it we had…. wait for it…. Dar and Loren Cunningham talk to us. Continue reading

Best Job Ever

wd5I should have written this blog a while back, but as they say, better late than never right?

So a little over a week ago, the Awaken DTS was called together to figure out what our work duties will be. So, we are all standing in a corner, anxiously waiting. They go through kitchen duty, morning duty (my name isn’t called thank goodness) and others until Camera duty is called out. Four names are said, “Austin. Brooke. Julia. And Madison.” Okay, fair enough. Sounds fine! So we go to find our work Duty leader. When we come up to him, he tells us his name is Bernie, so, of course, I immediately call him Uncle B.  Continue reading