Redemption (In School Update)

As the semester started a few months ago, I posted about beginning a new journey by starting nursing school. I was jus reminded by my boyfriend to share my testimony, so

Here’s an update: I’m doing quite well in all of my classes, praise God!
There’s one class in particular that sticks out and it’s Elementary Statistics. So far, I’ve gotten grades that range within the 80’s.
A few years ago though, for my associate’s degree, I was taking statistics – and failing (while going through some family trouble). So I withdrew from Statistics and got a W grade. I wasn’t happy about it, but it was better than getting a F or even a D.

This is why I call this redemption. I’m taking Stats again, but this time God is with me and I’m passing! Glory to God!

Look at the past to give thanks for what God is doing in your present.

Truly remembering the past can cause you to miss the blessing of the present. It’s happened to me with things other than school. The best thing to do is to start giving thanks to God for things in the present, then also for things that you’re expecting Him to change, fix or do. It’s also good to give thanks for lessons learned or situations in the past.

God is still redeeming, restoring, making things new, making things beautiful. He is still fulfilling His promises and keeping His Word. He is still being faithful. Glory to God!

Numbers 23:19, Isaiah 55:9-11, Ecclesiastes 3:11, 1 Corinthians 1:9 Revelation 21:5, 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Preservation of The Word

The preservation of God’s Word – the Bible – won’t ever cease. For it says, the grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God stands forever. Upon realizing how the Word of God has been preserved over time it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Word of God is easily accessible through the internet. When the thought first came to my mind I was surprised. If ever paper books/paperbacks go away completely because of eReaders and tablets this won’t be an issue for the Bible, because the Bible is already accessible through the internet; it is able to be read on tablets, smartphones, and eReaders.

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8

This verse isn’t just for God’s written Word – the Bible – but also for His spoken Word; the Word He speaks to His children both individually and collectively. Which brings me to say, what God speaks will come to pass, nothing against it is going to stop it.

God has the authority, power and dominion to pass a judgment and later relent if He pleases to. In the Old Testament this is seen when a person, a group or the leader of a group repents for his sins and/or the sins of the people. As I’m still on the topic of God’s Word, it shall be known that God has said, His Word will not return to Him void but it will accomplish what He has sent it forth to do and it will prosper in the thing it was sent to accomplish.

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11

In the last two verses of Isaiah 55, God speaks. After He has given us reassurance and confidence of His Word He then gives us His promise. Therefore, we can completely trust His Word.

“For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree. And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.” Isaiah 55:12-13

Thank You Lord!