What's the Gospel?

"The Gospel is the news that Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy.
That’s the gospel." - John Piper

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

being still.

It seems that every December I purpose that the New Year will be one where time is allocated each week to doing absolutely nothing.

I have a day planner where I note down all my upcoming adventures, meetings, lunch dates, FRIDAY SOCCER! etc etc just so I won't forget.

This morning I got up and sat in front of my little gas heater, something I do each morning when it's absolutely freezing.

Winter draweth nigh, my friends.

As I was sitting there this morning, I recall thinking Lord... why does it seem I've been spending so little time with you lately?

Then I thought about all the activities I've been busy doing.

It doesn't matter how much I purpose to not be busy, I just can't help but fill in every bit of free time I have with something to do.

This can't be a good thing, I conclude.

I got the tram to work and was thinking about my thoughts, I remembered the verse from Psalms which says "Be still and know that I am God".

It was like God was saying, Lizzie... you can't be still when you're all over the place. Slow down, stop girl. Hang with me.

I miss this.

I miss going to the park and sitting under a tree and just thinking about Him, thinking about life and trials and all that He is.

I don't do this enough.

I am having a good week therefore I'm 'okay' so am not needing Him.

^ This is what my heart is really saying.

How up and down we humans can be with our affections.

With one another, most importantly with God Himself.

Breaks my heart.

Someone once told me that the three essential C's in a good relationship are as follows:




If I apply anything he taught me, it's gotta be this.

Communicate with Him daily.

Consider His Word, His ways, His Son.

Consistently seek His face.

It's the only way to be successful in this crazy thing called Life.


  1. We're so lucky to have Jesus as the focus of all our relationships. Things can rise above the level of individual wants and needs.

    Your posts are so much more relevant and interesting than mine... :)

  2. Indeed, He is our All in All.

    Can't live without Him.

  3. Do you know what I missed most this morning on my way to work? (apart from not falling off a bike and my head hitting the pavement) I missed my little prayer walk and special communion time with Him... I haven't decided yet whether I should keep cycling to work or not. The day gets busy so quickly and I only realised how precious those 10min when I didn't have them. ♥

  4. did you fall off your bike trying to pray and ride at the same time?


  5. lol just saw this! alas no it wasn't such a "spiritual" experience. i try and be prayerful tho during the trip ev day, esp just b4 i get to le work. no more accidents since then (well maybe a small one but not as dramatic thank God) giving it back this friday....snifff will miss it. but at least i'll get my prayer walks back......10-ish days of work left and i'm officially off for the summer! yippee yay