Friday, April 24, 2009

MY Way OR NOT...

Do you remember the Elvis song "My Way". Now, I like Elvis as much as anyone but as I was studying my WOF "Managing Your Moods" this song came to mind. I looked up the lyrics and was surprised at them. Although the song is catchy and was probably one of his most popular songs I am afraid it is a total contradiction to the Bible. Although the lyrics are to long to post along with my feelings for the day. I imagine I will never hear that song again in the same manner. It basically says I've come to the end of my life and I've lived life my way, and done what I wanted and pleased and done the best I can.

Here are same of the scriptures that were in my Bible Study for the Day. I hope they help you as much as they did me. (If you are not doing a daily bible study for yourself, I highly recommend it for everyone. There are many out there, and many different ways to study Gods word. Find what works for you and get in His Word. For me, I like a structured bible study that I can write in.)

Proverbs 6:14 Frowardness is in his heart, he devisteth mischeif continually, he soweth discord. (I looked up frowardness = disobedience) or
Proverbs19:3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way; and his heart fretteth against the Lord. or
Provers 12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom; but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Ouch, I had rather have these scriptures to mold my life than above ones how about you?

Matt 9 :2 & 22 - of good cheer... & of good comfort...
John 16:33 .. but be of good cheer...
II Cor 9:7 ... for God loveth a cheerful giver. (there are many ways to be a giver, time, encouragement, and not only money)
James 5:13 ...Is any merry?Let him sing psalms.

After, studying the scriptures this morning I am reminded how many times, I have done things my way. That has been so against the scriptures. My life should be about God and Gods way and never my own. How about you? I am finding that as I get into the Bible and study His Word daily that it is messing up a lot of what I have thought or the way I have acted over the years. And that if I apply what I read and learn in the Bible that I will be more like HIM, which is my desire.

It's All About HIM(and not me)