God is Holy, The Bible

Holy, Holy, Holy

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“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.” [Isaiah 6:1-7, KJV]

There is nothing more overwhelming than being in the presence of a Holy God.

We’re going to explore three aspects of this chapter in the book of Isaiah. The first being the name of the Lord.

The Name of the Lord:

“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.” [Isaiah 6:1]

What’s this with the all-capital-letters LORD? This is God’s name. The lowercase version, Lord, is his title. What does LORD mean? It’s Yahweh.

As Dr. R.C. Sproul puts it in his book, “The Holiness of God,”

“These different uses of the words LORD and Lord indicate the care with which people communicated God’s holy nature. In some ways that is similar to my choosing to use capital letters when I use a pronoun to refer to God. Because God is unspeakably holy, I cannot bring myself to refer to Him as “him”, even though my younger readers may be bothered by what they perceive to be an outdated use of capital letters. To me it is a gesture of respect and awe for a holy God.”

God is unspeakably holy. Why don’t we give Him full respect by using his name?

Trisagion – Three Times Holy:

Verse 3 of Isaiah Chapter 6 says that the seraphims cried to one another, saying “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” Why is the word holy said three times? In our day, when we want to emphasize something, we usually underline it. During the time of the Bible, when something wanted to be emphasized, it was repeated. For instance, look at this verse.

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” [John 5:24]

Note that “verily” means truly. If we reword this, Jesus is saying, “Truly, truly”. Or, “It is true, it is true”. In other words, he’s saying listen.

In Isaiah’s case, the seraphims are saying “holy”. God is not just “holy”, though. Neither is he “holy, holy.” He’s “holy, holy, holy”.

Woe is me!

Isaiah, known to be the great prophet, fell to the ground and tried to hide himself from God’s Holiness. Even the seraphim covered their head at feet! Isaiah said,

“Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.” [Isaiah 6:5]

Isaiah; this man of honor and respect, is disregarding himself in the presence of God. He has seen the King, and he is ashamed of his unclean lips. But read what happens next!

“Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.” [Isaiah 6:6-7]

God cleaned Isaiah and purged his sin. The hot coal to his lips represented that Isaiah was free of his sin.

We just explored three parts of Isaiah 6, the name of the Lord, the significance of Trisagion, and the cleansing of Isaiah. This is such an amazing chapter of the Bible, showing God’s pure and perfect holiness.

Let’s not forget how great a God we serve!

Rebecca

DIY, List

Spring Fun

Spring Fun

Hi ladies! Today, I am going to share a few things that are fun to do in spring.

  1. Press flowers– There are SO many lovely wildflowers in spring. We have a greenbelt behind our house where there are LOTS of wildflowers. I (or my brothers) gather a few and then I press them in a big notebook. Any notebook is fine, but I like the composition notebooks that stores sell in the school section. Once you get your flowers, just arrange them in the middle of the book, and put something really heavy on top. Leave them there for about a month.
  2. Sketch- I am not a very good artist, but it is kinda relaxing to go sit outside and draw.
  3. Riding horses/Biking– If you bike, or ride horses, spring is wonderful time to do it because it is not as hot. Now, this doesn’t go for Texas, where I live, but it is still fun.

Hope you enjoy these activities! Have a great day!

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Your Walk With God

Limiting Technology

Limiting Technology

First off, I’d like to say I’m sorry for not posting in so long. March and April were unbelievably busy. I will try to post more often from now on.

Technology can be time-consuming. Believe me, I know. Sometimes, you get on your computer and say to yourself, “I’m just going to check my email and get right back to work.” Well, checking your email leads to emailing your friends, which leads to more and more time spent on your laptop/phone/tablet, and less on your work.

  1. Finish your work first. When you have done that, you should be free to use technology as long as you want! (Depending on what your parents’ rules are)
  2. Respect your parents’ rules. If they say no phone in your room at night, don’t have your phone in your room at night. Both you and your parents will be much happier if your follow their rules.
  3. Set a timer. If you or your parents think you’ve been spending too much time with technology, agree on a time limit. For example, 30 min. each day.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

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Books, Purifying the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Purifying the Mind, Body, and Spirit with Our: Readings

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Hello girlies! Sorry I didn’t get this posted yesterday. Anyways, welcome to post #3 of my series: PMBS (Purifying the Mind, Body, and Spirit)! You can read post #1 HERE and #2 HERE.

Sometimes, it can be hard to find a clean book to be engrossed in. Or, it can be hard to find a clean blog or magazine to follow or subscribe to. Because that is one of the areas we can purify ourselves in as well; what we read.

I will separate this post into three sections: 1, books; 2, blogs; and 3, magazines for Christian girls to read.

Unless you are not allowed/cannot/do not want to read anything with magic or fantasy-ish things (like elves and light catchers {practically magic wands}), this is a clean NYT Bestseller series that I personally LOVE.

– The Mysterious Benedict Society Series

There are four books in this series, and it strangely all makes sense. Such an interesting idea of what might happen if four kids saved the world was never found but in this series.

– The Anne of Greene Gables Series

There are many (eight in total) books in this series. L. M. Montgomery did a great job on every one. I recently found and bought Rainbow Valley, the second to last book in the series of Anne and her children. It wasn’t as good as the first one (when is it ever?) but I enjoyed it very much!

A Question of Honor (Questions of War #1)

I beta-read for this indie published book, and I LOVE it! Jesseca did such an amazing job! A clean read set in the WWII times for ages 12+.

– The Love Comes Softly Series

These books (eight in all) are very good if you like historical fiction (which I do). I would recommend this series to girls 12+ (just like A Question of Honor) just because it was originally intended to be Women’s Fiction and YA Fiction.

  • Blogs

– Girl Defined

I love to read this blog so much! Written by two young women serving God in their 20s, this is one organization I couldn’t keep off my list. They do post about stuff for older teen girls (sex, relationships, marriage, etc.) but there is content appropriate for younger young women here as well. 🙂

Scattered Journal Pages

An amazing teen named Amanda shares her thoughts on, well, everything here. Although this started out as more of a blog for teens to read, it has reached my heart as a kind of ministry that Amanda started.

A Purpose and a Promise

Emily is a beautiful poet and a daughter of God who fills her posts with the love of our Savior and the (amazing) rhyming of poetry.

Having a Heart Like His

Hosanna Emily posts on this blog about faith, writing, and everything in between. She has indie published one book (The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser) that I enjoyed very well!

Madi Grace

Oh. my. word. Have you ever heard of a blog SO amazing? I mean, DEVIL BUTT KICKING CLASSES every Monday??!! Yes, please!!!! Madi posts about writing, life, devil butt-kicking, and tons of other things on her personal blog, but you can also find her on her doll blog @ Delightful World of Dolls.

Ok, this isn’t technically a magazine, it’s actually a book, but I didn’t have room up in the books section, so. 😉

Cover Up for Christ

Ok, maybe this isn’t a magazine either, but it’s an amazing organization that I had to fit somewhere in this post. 😛

Stone Soup

This is a really good (actual) magazine! It is a children’s magazine featuring stories, art, poems, and book reviews from children under thirteen all over the US. I actually submitted my first short to them over a year ago, got it accepted and published in their Nov./Dec. 2016 issue!

Crown of Beauty Magazine

This is an e-magazine that I heard about from a friend a while back and decided to check out. Haven’t got a chance to read much yet, but so far so good. 😉

Set Apart Girl

This is another e-magazine that I found not too long ago and can’t wait to read more of. 😀

Thanks for reading the third post in my series! If you skimmed a little, that’s fine; it was long anyways. 😉 Chow for now!

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PS: If you want more magazines and books to check out, look at Chloe three other posts HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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Verse of the Week 5/2/17

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Hi, lovelies!

Here is this week’s verse. 🙂

“A good name is more desirable than great riches; but to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” ~ Proverbs 22:1.

Our reputations should matter more to us than wealth.  We need to be people of integrity.  For that there is no substitution.  Pursuing a good reputation along with doing what’s right, is much more important than great riches.  As Christians we shouldn’t look at people’s material wealth to decide their worth, it’s all about the heart.  A good name is going to bring God glory, and isn’t that what we’re here for?  To bring God glory?

I hope you liked this verse.  Have a great day, girls!

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