I’m getting a little dusty!

then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. (Genesis 2:7 ESV)

As I am learning more and more about the earth and it’s process I am learning more and more about the truth of God. Genesis 2:7 rang a bell in me.

The earth’s crust contains most of the 100 or so chemical elements discovered thus far. Only eight of them make up more than 98 percent of the crust. These are, in order of abundance, oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. In addition to water, we are composed of about 6 percent minerals: calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, magnesium and iron – do you see a pattern here?

There was no way that the author of Genesis 2:7 knew that our mineral makeup was similar to the earth’s.
The idea of us being composed by different minerals wasn’t around until 330 BC when Aristotle made the hypothesis. The periodic table wasn’t composed until 1869 by Mendeleev. Genesis was written in 5 BC!

It amazes me to think of a creator who would get down and personally create a human from dirt and breath his very own life into him! God wants to have a relationship with you!

So think about it, look it up! God and science are compatible! True science proves that God exists and that the Bible is infallible and inerrant.

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Late Night Rant…

I just saw a video that was completely amazing!
Here is the link: cool video
Ladies – please stop settling for the first person that comes along. If he doesn’t love God what are you doing with him? Please save yourself the heartbreak! I am tired of seeing great Christian girls date sleezy ungodly guys…guys please ask some of our girls out so they can’t use that as an excuse to date these sleezy guys…

Men: stop dating girls as trophy wives. physical attraction should play a part, but it shouldn’t be the most important part! Your love for God should be the biggest thing that y’all have in common….
I know waiting is hard – especially when everyone around you is dating, engaged or married – but it will be so worth it! I promise!

Love & Death

Love is a word with many facets and meanings. Some people think of LOVE and they think of a relationship with a significant other, they think of flowers and butterflies. Others think of LOVE and they think of their children, maybe family etc…

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But it all boils down to one answer.

love is PATIENT, love is KIND. it DOES NOT envy, it DOES NOT boast, it is NOT proud. it is NOT rude, it is NOT self-seeking. it is NOT easily angered, it keeps NO RECORD OF WRONGS. love DOES NOT delight in evil BUT rejoices in truth. It always PROTECTS, always TRUSTS, always HOPES, always PERSEVERES. love NEVER FAILS.

As I read these verses I ask myself “Have I truly followed this part of the Bible showing this kind of LOVE
I think of the times I might have judged someone through their past forgetting who they were in Christ now… Or about the time I was not patient with a family member… Or about a time when I was rude… I now realize I have been doing it wrong all along.

We ask ourselves why are people not following Jesus, why are less and less people following him. The first century Christians were known for their behavior towards one another… Historians noted that Christians were set apart in the beginning because of their behavior and “unbinding love” towards one another. Is our love towards one another unbinding? Do people know you’re church is a Christian church because of the behavior of its members?

Little by little I am learning that just as Christ died for me I must die for others as well. Don’t misunderstand the death I am striving for to one that is physical … But understand that the death God wants us to live is a death that will benefit others. It may mean dying to my emotions, or my frustrations in order to love like 1Corinthians 13 states, all in all it is because of love that we are here and because of love that we must live or die… I challenge you to truly walk in love, and check your actions against these few verses.

Learning to love – the right way,
Abby Rea

Wedding Invitations

It’s wedding season! I have about four weddings these next few months, I’ve seen about 8 engagements in this year two which were on the same day, and I have found myself planning a perfect wedding on Pinterest! All this making my status as a single kind of depressing – or so I thought!

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You see this culture (especially among Hispanics) says that I must be in a relationship to be happy. Let me give you a bit of information that will come useful later on – if you’re unhappy as a single you will be unhappy as a couple. Bad example: it takes two complete eggs to make an omelette not half of an egg. You need to be a whole person in order to function correctly with another person!

I came to the realization a few weeks ago that if I wasn’t single I would have not graduated from an amazing Bible school, gone to Africa, or be preparing for a six week trip to a Central Asian country! You see it is true what it says in the Bible – there is a time and a season for everything under the sun, (Eccl. 3) and that includes marriage. Be content in this time and season God has you in! The apostle Paul tells us, “I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstance.” (Phil. 4:10-12)

Enjoy it – go on a cruise – finish school – save money – serve your community – do something. Learn to be content in your status.To all my sisters who are committed, your season isn’t that bad either but don’t make us single sisters feel left out and don’t try to get us a date with your man’s friend, cousin, brother, nephew etc.

So in conclusion, it’s ok to not date. It’s ok to not want to date. It’s ok to do things alone (ex., movies, dinner etc…) It’s ok to show up at weddings without a date (you don’t have to worry about matching or someone being tacky). It’s ok to take your mom or dad as a date (mine love to attend weddings maybe that’s why I say that) and it’s ok to not be at home waiting for Prince Charming to come and sweep you off your feet!!

Learning to be a full egg,

Abby Rea

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Adequacy…

I have not blogged in a while but I promise I will blog more frequently…

So I find myself feeling inadequate for the tasks which are ahead. I find myself feeling inadequate for the future and whatever lies in place.

I constantly have to remind myself that it is not me who will be adequate but Jesus in me.

As my time culminated at Impact Now I am brought to a different world filled with fear and mixed emotions.

I constantly remind myself that “His grace is sufficient for me, for His power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor 12:9)

Alot has happened over these past months – opportunities and doors have been opened.

I am traveling to a Central Asian country in July. His calling upon my life becomes stronger and stronger day by day – I don’t think my life will ever go back to normalcy… It has been too supernatural to be anything other. I wouldn’t want a normal life even if I had a choice…

Rosie the Riveter Follows Christ

Rosie the Riveter was an iconic figure in America during the Second World War. She represented women who worked hard in jobs that were considered to be a “man’s job”. Rosie the Riveter inspired women around the country, her determination and hard work made her an icon to many women.

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I will not be talking about Rosie the Riveter but I will be speaking of a woman who to me has been a Riveter icon and has inspired me in my calling to missions. This woman’s name is Lillian Trasher. Being a woman in ministry at such an early time in the Pentecostal movement was a hard task. Missionary work was seen as an arduous task for a woman.

Lillian faced many problems before she left to Egypt – the country she felt called to. Many doubted her calling to ministry including her pastor, yet she still followed the voice of God and went to Egypt. Lillian sacrificed many things including an engagement and her security in America.

Though she faced many trials and tribulations she still saw the hand of God in her life. She has been noted for her tremendous faith in that the Lord would provide financially…  and he did. Her work in Cairo was one that ministered to hundreds. She opened an orphanage and began taking in children. “Thousands of Egyptian Children and families recieved food, clothing, housing, spiritual nurture, and education in the ever-expanding number of buildings that Trasher constructed.” (People of The Spirit)

It is because of women like Lillian Trasher that I am inspired to give all for the work of God. It is because of women like her that I see my life and know that it is meaningless if it does not work to serve God. It is because of women like her that women like me have open doors to places where women may be seen as second class. At Lillian’s death a Muslim man was noted for saying “Even though she is a woman and a Christian, I believe God took her to paradise”.

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New Favorite Song

If you were a boat, my darling
A boat, my darling
I’d be the wind at your back
If you were afraid, my darling
Afraid, my darling
I’d be the courage you lack

If you were a bird, then I’d be a tree
And you would come home, my darling, to me
If you were asleep, then I’d be a dream
Wherever you are, that’s where my heart will be
Oh, do you know we belong together?
Oh, do you know my heart is yours?

If you were the ocean, I’d be the sand
If you were a song, I’d be the band
If you were the stars, then I’d be the moon
A light in the dark, my darling, for you

Oh, do you know we belong together?
Oh, do you know my heart is yours?

Oh, do you know we belong together?
Oh, do you know my heart is yours?
Oh, do you know we belong together?
Oh, do you know my heart is yours?