Who Am I?
I have been married since May 2002 and my husband and I have four beautiful children. Two biological and two adopted from the country of Bulgaria. I am also a stay at home, homeschool parent, and am entering into my seventh year of home schooling.
I have been a Christian since Aug. 2002 and attended Calvary Chapel a good part of my life. I was the Women’s Bible Study director at Calvary Chapel and have written many Bible Studies for the women at the church. I have also served in various ways within the women’s ministry itself including writing and acting in skits, coordinating events, and more. I am currently the children’s worship coordinator and serve in various other ministries.
I studied at International School of Ministry (ISOM) and my passion is to serve God with all my heart, help those who need it and to spread the Gospel message to its full extent.
What is my Passion and the Purpose for this Blog?
One of my favorite Books of the Bible is the book of Jude. This one Chapter Epistle contains a very powerful message to believers not only living in Jude’s day, but very applicable to believers today. When Jude set out to write the book, he had every intention to write to believers about Salvation which is a very good thing. However…..when he picked up his pen to write, He instead found himself drawn by the Holy Spirit to go in a completely opposite direction, from what he intended. Check it out for yourself…
Jude 1:3 “Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints..”
You see, rather than focusing on the riches of salvation, God’s blessing, and some of the positive things, which are very good things and should be talked about. He instead found himself compelled to “contend earnestly for the faith.” The Greek verb used for the word “contend earnestly” in this particular passage is “e/pago/niza/mai.” Which literally means‘to contend about a something as a combatant – as a fighter.
Here Jude is literally describing an intense difficult, long drawn out fight over truth.He was telling his readers to ‘wage a mighty battle over the truth.’ Now, he is not talking about a war with weapons, a guns. He’s talking about a spiritual battle (as our battle is not with flesh and blood but against the principalities of this world). He considered this a state of spiritual emergency for the church, and he was calling them to actively respond in defense of the gospel.
So my question is why would he want to do that? What would cause someone to have such a sense of urgency? Well, the answer is found in verse 4…
“I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives….for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” Jude 1:4
Jude was facing a problem in his day that needed addressed. False doctrine and false teachings were creeping in and becoming a threat to the security and the foundations of the church. Many people on the fence were led astray. Does this at all sound familiar?
Battles over the truth were raging in Jude’s day, and it’s no different in our culture today. Truth today is under serious attack.That’s why we have to “wage a might truth war” in our generation. This is also why God has led me to compose this blog. To get the truth of our Lord and Savior out to an unbelieving generation.
“…Friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them…” Jude 1:20-23
My life verse…
Hebrews 11:6– “But without faith it is Impossible to please God, for he who comes to God Must believe that He is!”
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