Friday, March 16, 2007

Gives me chills...

On Sunday I found a verse to show a friend who was going through a similar situation that I've been through in witnessing to neighbors. Anyway, I ended up forgetting to show her.

I had no idea how much I would see that passage this week.

On Monday I was so worn out, that I was crying really easily. The stress and lack of sleep from the previous week hit me and it was pretty bad. I ended up going to my room, once I got home from school, and I cried for a long time. I had my Bible open to Isaiah and I was reading through some things I had marked, and then I came to chapter 40 (which had the verse I was going to show my friend). The tears kept coming as the Lord spoke to my heart. Monday's post pretty much sums up what I needed to hear. Then I took a nap. :) Oh and I feel better now, lol.

On Tuesday I brought my Bible (as usual) to school, but I brought it for another reason, we had to bring a piece of quality writing to English. I was debating between Psalm 107 and Isaiah 40. Isaiah won out in the end. Anyway, we got into our groups. There were two other people in my group and basically we had to write a short essay about quality writing. Our examples for the essay was our pieces of quality writing. I was able to testify that God's word is quality and show that His word has touched my life.

Wednesday was kind of blaaaagghggh... My HD class was weird. lol

Thursday we finished up the essay. A friend of mine came up to Kim and I during the break between our classes. We talked for a while, this guy was going through a really hard time. I will paste an excerpt from an email of mine to Jaho. The excerpt will have most of the details of my conversation with my friend.

So I asked him if he would read something, I handed him my Bible (it was open to Isaiah 40, you should go read it right now... It's awesome). After he read it he asked me why people blame other people, I told him about Adam and Eve. Adam, "My wife did it!" Eve, "It was the snake!!!" Blaming others has always been around. Then he asked why, I told him that people don't like to take responsibility for their actions. He wasn't too open, but I told him that he should rely on God. God supplies me with strength. I told him I couldn't do anything without God. He told me that I could, then I said, "Who made me? Who gives me strength?" Anyway, I told him that God is always near, he said something like, "Only if you think he is." I said, "No, He's always near. He loves you A LOT." Anyway, it was awesome to be able to plant seeds. I know God will work in his life and I'm glad God used me. He totally gave me strength and words to say. I can be timid, very afraid of offending people, but God spoke through me.
Anyway, so I sent that email to Jaho on um... Thursday night I think. Jaho posted this today.

Amazing how God intertwines our lives, eh?

"Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them. " Psalm 139:16

God knows my path. He hems me in. He guides me.

"LORD, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O LORD, You know it all.
You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high, I cannot attain to it. " Psalm 139:1-6

In fact just go read that whole Psalm, right now. Who knows who may see it and be encouraged... =)

So basically, the way God has been in my life for the past week (and my whole life for that matter) gives me that chills. His love for me is so huge. (oh and when in verse 3 "my lying down" God also knows when we need to take a break, as He did on Monday) =D

4 comments:

Curly said...

REJOICE!

Jahothanan said...

It has been an incridible week. Thanks for the e-mail, it helped me get through yesterday as I was trying to finish the research paper. Turned it in last noght around 11:07 or something like that. An hour before it was due.

God bless, Elyse.

jelvistar said...

Hi Elyse.

Sir Brian The Manly said...

Hi Elyse.