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I don’t know about you but there are so many things I do that I shouldn’t.

There are things I say without thinking and things that I do that hurt others and myself.

Why am I like this.

Romans 7:19-24  For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing.  Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.  So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.  What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death.

This scripture says it all, I do these things because of sin living in me, I am a wretched woman.

But I have hope because…

Galatians 1:3-5  Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,  who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,  to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ gave himself for us, for you and for me. He came to rescue us from the sin within us and the evil around us.

Sometimes this is so hard to fathom, that He would do this for me, the wretched woman that I am.

But he did and now with Jesus we are no longer wretched, but we are redeemed by the blood of the lamb.

I’ve been redeemed
by the blood of the Lamb.
I’ve been redeemed
by the blood of the Lamb,
I’ve been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb,
saved and sanctified I am.
All my sins are washed away,
I’ve been redeemed.



I decided late last year that I wanted to do more bible readings in 2015 and I thought I would connect with Donna Reidland over at Soul Survival and do the readings with her through her daily plan.

So far so good, I have been enjoying reading through with her and then reading her commentary.  It has been a blessing and I have felt focused on the scripture instead of trying to do it by myself.

I’m up to Exodus now and the children of Israel have left Egypt, gone through the Red Sea and are now in the wilderness near Mt Sinai.

So Moses was up the mount communing with God and Aaron and the people were at their camp.  Moses was gone just too long and they started to grumble and complain. They asked Aaron to make a god for them so Aaron took all their gold and melted it and made a calf for them to worship.

Now God was so angry with them that he was going to wipe them off the face of the earth, but Moses pleaded with him to spare them and God did.  Moses went down the mountain and called all the followers of God to himself and the rest – well you can imagine, it didn’t go too well for them.

I suppose what I have been thinking with this is that God was angry. He wasn’t just upset – he was angry and was going to wipe them away.  He didn’t say Oh dear, look at that, they missed you Moses, come here and I’ll comfort you all.  He said you are a stiff-necked people and you are going to suffer the consequences of your behaviour – hence the wandering around in the desert instead of enjoying the promised land.

Exodus 32:9 And the Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people!”.

God was angry because the people who He had brought out of slavery, who He was going to lead to the promised land had strayed and were worshiping another god.

Aren’t we the same, aren’t we always complaining about the way things are going, aren’t we worshiping other gods. We may not even realise that we are, but do we put sport over church on a Sunday.  Do we watch too much TV when we should be with our family doing devotions.  Do we care too much about how we look and how we feel???

These are the gods that we worship, the gods of sport, and I feel the biggest one, the god of self.

Then He sent his son Jesus, to die for us and to be the last sacrifice. Now God sees us through Jesus.

Ephesians 1:7  In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.

I love that chorus:

I am redeemed by the blood of the lamb, saved from sin and I know I am.  All my sins are taken away, Praise the Lord

I feel we should think more about falling on our faces and worshiping a God so great and so mighty that He could wipe us off the face of the earth with one word, but also a God who loved us so much that he sent His only Son to die for us, that our sins would be forgiven.

Let us remember how big and strong and MIGHTY our God is, let us have a reverence for Him and all that He is and has done.

This is just what I have been thinking about my Bible readings at the moment.



This post is linked up at…

Woman to Woman Word Filled Wednesday