BEULAH LAND- Piano, West Coast Baptist College

Saturday, July 19, 2008


"For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, decieved, serving divers lust and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kidness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of re generation and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs accorind to the hope of eternal life." -Titus 3:3-7

Today I have been reminded, it is according to HIS mercy he saved me! Not by any works or merits I have done or will do, but according to his mercy, love and grace towards me! PRAISE HIS NAME FOREVER!!!!

Constrained by His Love Towards Me,
Rebecca Lucille

Friday, July 18, 2008

Break Up The Fallow Ground

"Sow yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you." -Hosea 10:12
"The news came to Jesus,
Please come fast,
Lazarus is sick, and without your help
he will not last.
Mary and Martha watched their brother die,
they waited for Jesus, but he did not come
and they wondered why.
The deathwatch was over,
Buried four days,
Somebody said, He'll soon be here,
The Lord's On His Way.
Martha ran to him,
and then she cried,
Lord if you had been here you could have healed him
he'd still be alive!
But you're four days late,
and all hope is gone.
Lord we dont understand why you've waited so long
But his way is God's way
its not yours or mine
and isnt it great
when he's four days late-he's still on time!
Jesus said Martha, Show me the grave.
But she said, Lord, you don't understand, he's been there four days...
The gravestone was rolled back,
Then Jesus cried, LAZARUS come forth,
then somebody said, HE'S ALIVE...
He's alive!
You may be fighting,
a battle of fear...
you've cried to the Lord I Need You Now
but he has not appeared.
Don't be discouraged
Because he's still the same
He'll soon be here,
He'll roll back the stone,
and call out your name!
When he's four days late,
and all hope is gone,
Lord we dont understand
why you've waited so long!
But His way is God's way,
its not yours or mine
And isn't it great, when he's four days late
he's still on time!"
-"He's Still on Time", by Winess (a tour group from Heartland Bible Baptist College)
The Lord has been teaching me so much lately. This summer has been incredibly busy with work, preperations for college, and just life in general! Today is friday, my one day off of work- PRAISE THE LORD! But as I sit here, listening to the song I have shared with you, and meditating on Hosea 10:12, I keep thinking about school and how the devil keeps trying to fight against the Lord's will in my life.
I have signed a contract with the Lord, willing to surrender to his will- but on that contract there is nothing written, merely my name written in Christ's blood...a contract to follow Him wherever he leads. That means going to Bible college, and surrendering to the Mission field. That means the devil will fight hard. And he IS fighting hard! The accursed, terrible Satan has been fighting me so hard by telling me things that make me doubt my decisions to follow and please the Lord. A few weeks pass, Satan had fought me, telling me my salvation was not real. However, the Lord has continually been there, comforting me and guiding me still.
A verse came to mind yesterday while I was talking to Jesus- 2 Timothhy 1:7, which says:
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
The Lord does not want me to fear. He will cast Satan far from me. He has allowed tribulation to come unto me to strengthen my faith and to get my attention and focus back on HIM! Through it all, I choose to serve the Saviour! When I draw nigh unto God, he will draw nigh unto me! Through it all, I have been reminded of how wonderful Christ is, and why I am doing what I am doing for him. At first I was planning on getting a degree in education and teaching at a christian school here- but the Lord has shown me it is against his will for me to do that- HE HAS CALLED ME TO THE FIELD OF LOST SOULS, I must not abandon his calling for a mediocre job.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his porpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also Justified: and whom he justified, them also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to seperate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:28-30- 35
The Lord is faithful! Who shall seperate us from his love?! He has called, justified, and glorified!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

In Grace Alone

"God's word changes lives,
His power cannot be denied,
The lost find salvation,
the foolish become wise,
God's word changes lives!"
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth: to the jew first, and also to the greek:" -Romans 1:16
Dearest Friends,
Christ is so wonderful. Today, I was in a car accident, it was scary and frightening. My car was completely destroyed, but PRAISE THE LORD nobody was seriously hurt. My back hurts and my neck, but other than that, everyone was all right.
God is soooooo gracious.
He has taught me so much today.
Today he has helped me to re-surrender many parts of my life to Him.
He has taught me that HE ALONE Is sufficient for me.
Wow, it helps to write these things down, because it is then that he teaches me more and more about what I really learned. By GRACE ALONE will I live my life surrendered to Christ. By Grace alone will I live through the day and through the night as I lay my head to sleep. By God's grace alone have I been saved from the firy flames of hell.
By God's grace alone has my life been changed.
Thank you LORD!
I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God.
Your Sister Through His Beautiful Blood,
Rebecca Lucille
PS, Psalms 90. :)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Count Your Blessings! :D

Yesterday, the reality of everything I was leaving behind hit me over my head, just like a big 2x4. I realized, wow....I'm leaving my job, and all my friends there?!?!! My last day at work will be May 24th! It's funny how God works everything out, because that is the week I officially graduate and summer officially begins- so I can start my new job the next week! God really DID work it out, but it came to me as a suprise when I realized I really am leaving my job, and going all the way to California for school! Ah, well, God has not ceased to be good to me! Praise His name, forever!

The devil has truly been attacking me yesterday and today, and mocking my decisions. He wants me to think they are not real- that what I have decided to do is merely a decision made upon emotions- not faith. When in reality, it was faith in Almighty God that helped me make these decisions in my life! PRAISE HIM!

God has delivered my soul from death, why shall I not trust him to help me make decisions in my life, and trust the decisions he leads me to make? This reminds me of some verses in PSalms 56 which say:
In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death": wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
-Psalms 56:11-13

God is so good, and gracious. And yes, I really got hit in the face yesterday to make me realize everything I'm leaving behind- I know realize, I am leaving it behind because God has called me to a NEW life, a NEW song! One in which praises and offerings to HIM is chiefest of priority! Of course, all my friends I'll stay in contact with, and my dear, dear, family, but I'll stay in contact with them while doing the will of God. PRAISE HIS NAME!

I also wanted to share some pictures with ya'll, my family is so cute, eh? I dont know if I have pics of everyone, but here's a few! These two are some kids my who were added to my family by God last December! What a great Christmas present! :) I'll post pics of the rest of my family soon! :D

(Me and my sister, Evie! Awh, she's so cute! She looks sorta suprised here!)

(Me and my brother Alex, awhh, he's so cute too....after I told him to go wash his face. Haha! =D )

PRAISE GOD For all the blessings in my life, especially Evie and Alex, and all my other brothers and sisters. I dont have pictures of them on this computer, our computer crashed a while back so we have to get the memory cards onto this one. :)

A Sinner, SAVED!,

Rebecca Lucille

Thursday, May 15, 2008

What Shall Seperate Me From the Love Of God?

As I sit here at my computer this morning, it is hard for me to think of the right words to write. First of all, Jesus is SO, SO, SO Good! I can scarcely comprehend his goodness and love towards me! Secondly, if He is so extremely great to me, why should I not serve him?

I'm very ecstatic because I thought I would have to wait until June 1 for my internship at my church- but by the grace of God I will get to start next monday!!!! PRAISE THE LORD! I'm so excited! It is truly an answer to many prayers!

I was thinking today of some

What can seperate me from the love of God?

What can seperate me from God's will in my life?
Only myself.

What can seperate me from God's wonderful grace?
Only my sin.

What can seperate me from God's power to answer prayer?
Only My iniquity.

And to think, Jehovah God is greater than me, my sin, and all my iniquity! So, if I let God work, NOTHING Can seperate me from God!

God is so gracious and kind. To think that God almighty- the one who created me, who created the stars in the sky and the birds that sing outside my windeow every morning, and who created and planned Redemption through Jesus Christ, oh, to think HE WOULD LOVE ME?!?!

"And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren."
-Luke 22:31-32

Satan has desired to have me, but Almighty God loves me, and he loves me enough to say he prays my faith will not fail- just like for Simon Peter. What a great blessing this is to my heart!!!!!!!

"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God."
-Col. 3:1-3

Rebecca Lucille

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Lord is My Keeper

"The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and coming in from this time forth, and forever more."
-Psalms 121:7-8

AMAZING LOVE! How can it be? That thou, my God should'st die for me!!!

....I am really so speachless right now, God is so GREAT! All glory and honour to HIM!

"My chains fell off, my heart was free! I rose, went forth, and followed Thee!! Amazing love, how can it be, that thou my God, should'st die for me!"

Monday, May 5, 2008

If I Cherish Him

If Christ, in me, is all that lives...
My life is not my own.

If Christ, in me, Bids me, "Child, go and tell, as I would do",
and if He is my all in all,
My life is not my own.

If I truly love the One who saved me from death in hell eternally,
and the One who laid a place up for me in heaven,
then I willingly will say,
My life is not my own.

If the Lord, who created me and holds me together with his very fingers, bids me to love my neighbor as myself,
My love is not my own.

If Creator God, who alone is perfect, lives in me,
then my "goodness" is of Christ, not of my own works.

If the world stands in awe of my ability to change the world,
I must reply,
"It is by the grace of God, not of my own ability."

If I love Jesus Christ,
The one who suffered men spitting in his face,
ripping out his beard,
placing a crown of thorns on his brow,
and being beaten with the cat of nine tails,
having his hands and feet pierced with rusty nails,
and the One who died on the Cross of calvary,
and defeated death by rising again on the 3rd day,
Oh, if I love him at all,
If I cherish Him at all,
My life, love, being, hope, and works are not my own...
If I hope to serve Christ at all,
I am merely a vessel for Him to work through,
and my life is not my own.