BEULAH LAND- Piano, West Coast Baptist College

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.

Friday, May 2, 2008


Today, I meditated upon a simple thought- I was considering what it was costing me to serve Jesus Christ. It was costing me many things: my comfort, my earthly passions, my silent hopes and my large dreams for success and wealth. It was costing me my family, my job, and even some of my friends. Following Christ is costing me a lot.

But, as I thought about these foolish, carnal things...I realized something.

I realized, it cost Jesus Christ so much more for me to follow Him and to have intimacy with Him. It cost Jesus Christ His life, His Blood, Pain... Nails pounded into his wrists and feet! He suffered and sacrified everything just so I could make the choice to follow Him, and yet we complain at times about what it costs US to follow Him.

Yes, the price to follow the Lord in this world is a large price, but Jesus paid the ultimate price with his blood.

And alas, oh, blessed day! I now realize my carnal joys, my family, friends, job, foolish dreams and hopes, and even my own life is not to high a price for me to pay for the Glory of Christ!

He died for me....

I must live for Him.

This video was shown at West Coast Baptist College during their Youth Conference with the theme of "Consider Christ." It's only about 5 minutes long, I hope you will take the time to watch this video. It's heart wrenching, and challenging.

He considered You...
Will you consider Him?