Hellooooo my beautiful, amazing, imported looking, garnished, sumptuous… um okay now it’s just creepy.
Helloo my beautiful people!!!!! All of that entry was just to say I have missed you. Man, it’s been a while and I give my sincere apologies.
I hope you all have been fine, like great!! I know life happens but I hope you all have found reasons to smile honestly these past weeks. And if you havent, I hope the fact that I’ve been praying for you makes you smile.. at least a teeny-weeny bit lol.
So let’s get to today’s entry, I know i know, “We’re not in the classroom, why the math for a title??” Well ya know as a RECENT GRADUATEEE, i think I am now in a very suitable position to lecture all of y’all on math. Naaam sayn?? hahahaa jk jk
But yes y’all, ya girl graduated this May with a 3.9/4.0 cumulative GPA with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from none other than theee best: Georgia Southern University.
Mannn I am SO thankful. All I can say is this: It has been, is, and will always be God.
He saw me through it alllll, bad times and good times. I cannot thank Him enough. A thousand years, a thousand tongues would never be enough.
Okay, now for real going into our entry for today:
If x, then y.
I was reading Isaiah 58, when I came across verses 8 and 9:
“If you do away with the yoke of oppression… then your light will shine in the darkness.”
And it struck me how often “if . . . then . . .” sentences come up in the bible.
Through out the bible, we see so many of God’s promises being tied to an “if” statement.
“If you make the Most High your dwelling . . . then no harm will befall you.” Psalm 91:9-10 NIV
“If my people who are called by name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14
“If you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, [then] you will be saved” Romans 10:9
Similarly in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
This is how I see these verses,
“If” is your part of the equation, What has God called you to do?
“Then” is God’s promise.
The thing with “if . . . then” sentences is that if the “if ” is not fulfilled, then the “then” cannot apply correctly.
It’s time for us (me included) to start asking ourselves, What has God called me to do? What is holding me back from doing it? fear? pride? selfishness?
Now, it’s time to take that concern to God, whatever it is, fear or pride, tell God. Understand that He has already given you ALL you need to do the work He has called you to. Remember He qualifies the called Romans 8:30.
Put one foot in front of the other and move. Make a step. For us thinkers and planners, you don’t have to have the details of God’s plan. Take the first step and watch Him come through with everything else.
And almost like a math equation, If x is 2 then y HAS to be 10, no questions asked. The same is true of God’s promises; If you obey and keep His commandments, then He will surely be faithful in His promises to you, no questions asked.
Now on that note, I want to warn that we do not take God’s love and grace as an “if . . . then” situation, albeit accessing that grace and love is in fact an “If . . . then.” I was reading a book yesterday that said, God honors our choices. It’s true, if we keep God out of our lives, then He stays out.
But as humans, we should remember that His grace and love is sufficient for us. No amount of our good or bad works can change the fact that God loves us immeasurably (Romans 8:38-39). No matter who you are, whether you believe or not, how “bad” or “good” you think you are, you are loved immensely by God.
“If we confess our sins, then He will cleanse us of all unrighteousness.”
Take a moment to ask yourselves the questions I asked myself in this entry. Talk to God about it, and pray that He opens your eyes to see where He is calling you.
I hope you have been blessed by this entry.
Share your insights, prayers, and questions either via the comment section below or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t wait to hear from you!!