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Monday, April 26, 2010

Terrific Tuesday with Bomi Jolly from Jolly Notes

Today's Terrific Tuesday guest is Bomi who writes at Jolly Notes. I was so pleased when I stumbled across Bomi's site because she shares slices from her very normal, day to day, life with Christ. Bomi is someone with whom it is easy for me to relate.

Bomi shares that her vision is that her site will be a source of positive inspiration for others. To encourage others in the life of faith that can lead to a joy that is ours no matter what our circumstances.

Here's a favorite post from Jolly Notes:

~ Secret Place ~

Hi everyone! Hope your week is going well so far! So, I have a confession to make :| .. I have a secret stash of Kitkat and other munchies hidden away downstairs. I am not a big chocolate or candy person.. but I absolutely love Kitkat. That delicious crunchy wafer bar just does it for me… aaaah..lol. And I promise you, this is not the reason for last’s week’s big bummed post. LOL. That one is purely a genetic thing, ask my sisters – we’re all wonderfully blessed like that :D !

So anyway… every once in a while, I’ll buy a pack of mini kitkat bars plus some other snacks with yummy crunchy nuts, you know, the itsy bitsy ones… and store them away. That way I don’t even remember they exist. And then all of a sudden, out of the blue, I’ll remember one day, smile to myself, head downstairs to my secret place and have a little treat. I will often hide and finish my bar before the kids can find out what’s going on lol, and other times I will bring some up and give them a little treat….always being very careful not to reveal my source;)! We always have a ton of fruits in the fridge, and whenever anyone of us gets hungry for a snack, the typical thing to do is to open up the fridge and grab a fruit. You can imagine what would happen if the kids found out about my hiding place…lol. Hubby knows I have a hiding place but he could care less lol, he’s not into munchies. And that’s just fine by me :D !

One evening, A little while ago, I had gone downstairs to treat myself. I sat on the bed in the guest room, happily munching away…. I then turned and saw my Bible on the bed, along with my favorite blanket. I was instantly reminded of how much fun I have had curled up on that bed, under that blanket, reading the Bible. The whole experience, me enjoying my kitkat and then seeing those items, just reminded me again how wonderfully delicious God, God’s presence, and God’s word is…

God speaks to us through his word and his word is waaay better than KitKat or any other yummy snack. We don’t have to take “mini bites” and “mini bars” every once in a while because we want to stay healthy and fit. Quite the contrary – “eating” God’s word makes us healthy! It strengthens, refreshes, nourishes, uplifts, teaches, corrects, motivates, encourages and inspires us… and helps us grow stronger everyday. The more time we spend in God’s presence, the more we get to know him and the more in love with him we become:)!

This morning, I woke up singing this song (by Maranatha singers) –

To keep your lovely face, ever before my eyes
This is my prayer, Make it my strong desire
That in my secret heart…. No other love competes,
No rival throne survives, and I serve only you…

…. Amen! I pray that our hearts will always be turned to God. May we all get to know him better and better every day. I pray that our deepest, strongest desire – whether in secret or out in the open, will always be toward God. That we will always be excited about, and continue to gain lasting strength, joy and peace from God, His presence and His word. (Please click here to see more about Getting to Know God).

Here’s the verse/thought of the day:
Psalm 119:162I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.” (NRSV)

And here’s another great scripture to remember (Thanks Toyin!):
Psalm 91:1 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. ” (KJV)

(See More Great Verses)

Have a wonderful rest of the week! Enjoy your munchies, Enjoy your fruits, and Pleeeease, Enjoy God:)!!!

Much Love & Blessings,

Bomi Jolly

4 comments:

BennieS_0123Godina said...

一個人的際遇在第一次總是最深刻的,有時候甚至會讓人的心變成永遠的絕緣。......................................................

May said...

Amen...The Word is the spiritual food that is a vital connection between God and man.

dsjohndrow said...

Thanks for sharing. The word of God isn't always sweet, but it sure is nourishing.

Thanks for the smile. Now I have to run out for some chocolate.

Bomi Jolly - JollyNotes.com said...

Tracy - Thank you so much for the opportunity to contribute to your blog. I really appreciate it:)! And thank you so much for the kind comments=).

Thanks all for taking the time to read and comment... and thanks for the reminders - good points!

Blessings to you all..

Bomi

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