As part of my focus on my practical obedience of God (progressive sanctification process), I've been pondering Biblical joy/happiness. The Bible clearly commands believers in Jesus to rejoice always. (Philippians 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:16.) But what does this really mean? My pastor recently preached/taught through 1 Thessalonians and I was really struck with his excellent … Continue reading Happiness/Joy
There is a wonderful sermon that was preached by Dr. S. M. Lockridge (March 7, 1913 – April 4, 2000) in Detroit, Michigan in 1976. An excerpt from this sermon has been widely circulated and is available online, at YouTube, etc., entitled "That's My King!" The entire sermon is also available on YouTube. Someone posted … Continue reading “That’s my King!”
The Bible clearly teaches that believers in Christ are to be contented. What does contentment even mean? Am I contented with my life in Christ? Why not? I've been pondering this topic this year along with Biblical joy and other subjects related to my desire and focus to cooperate with God more in my progressive … Continue reading Got Contentment?
It's another night of insomnia so I'm blogging. I have problem feet. They are too wide. I have arches, but they turn and collapse inward. I have a Morton's Neuroma (dead bundle of nerves) in my left foot. I have a left foot injury from 2013 that has never healed (and the doctor can't find … Continue reading Free Shoes and Running with Endurance
Many of my friends are going to want an update after I’ve seen Dr. Guggenheim at OHSU after my brain/spine MRI and autonomic testing/tilt table test. So, I am doing this by way of a blog entry to try to lessen my energy and time in keeping people updated. It means so much to me … Continue reading A Health Update: Autonomic Nerve Failure
On January 2nd I posted a blog about my focus for the year 2018: To find out and execute how to be pleasing to God. https://grandmabethblog.com/2018/01/02/a-new-better-goal-for-the-new-year-2018/ By this I meant to be pleasing to God in cooperating with His grace in my progressive sanctification. My justification and positional sanctification are secure in Christ because I … Continue reading Embracing My Sanctification
I was taught and/or misunderstood the doctrine of “Sanctification” in my childhood. I was sent to a church in my childhood that taught believers must have three “experiences” to be really right with God: 1. Believe in Jesus and ask for forgiveness of sin; 2. Pray to have the “root of sin” removed from your … Continue reading Why I am pondering sanctification.