The TMI Tag 1.30.18

How interesting, Lord. You have allowed Lovely A of Discovering Your Happiness to tag me in The TMI Tag. Thank you, Lovely Anita, for thinking of me. This tag is as interesting and intriguing as your site, filled with answers to so many questions. 😉 God loves you!

  1. WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WEARING?
    clothes 😉
  2. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE?
    Yes
  3. DID YOU EVER HAVE A TERRIBLE BREAKUP?
    Yes
  4. HOW OLD ARE YOU?
    knocking on 50
  5. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
    taller than average, but not enough to be considered tall
  6. HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH?
    too much
  7. DO YOU HAVE ANY PIERCINGS?
    yes
  8. DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS?
    No
  9. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK?
    chocolate milk
  10. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SONG?
    right now it’s King of My Heart by Kutless 
  11. WHAT’S YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?
    I don’t do astrology.
  12. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO SHOWER?
    15-20 mins
  13. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SHOW?
    preaching
  14. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BAND?
    Red Letters right now
  15. SOMETHING YOU REALLY MISS?
    being smaller/healthier 
  16. WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU’RE SAD?
    to my Lord and Savior ❤
  17. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO GET READY IN THE MORNING?
    30 mins to 1 hour
  18. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A PHYSICAL FIGHT?
    unfortunately
  19. WHAT TURNS YOU ON?
    a genuine love for the Lord ❤
  20. WHAT TURNS YOU OFF?
    the lack of a relationship with the Lord 
  21. QUALITY YOU LOOK FOR IN A PARTNER?
    Christ focused instead of self focused
  22. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
    lavender
  23. LOUD MUSIC OR SOFT?
    soft
  24. FAVORITE QUOTE?
    God loves you! ❤
  25. FAVORITE ACTOR?
    Kirk Cameron
  26. DO YOU HAVE ANY FEARS? WHAT THEY ARE?
    Yes… quite a few…
    but fearing the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge
  27. WHAT’S THE LAST THING THAT MADE YOU CRY?
    the movie LION
  28. MEANING BEHIND YOUR BLOG NAME?
    gaillovesgod means I ❤ God!
  29. LAST TIME YOU SAID YOU LOVED SOMEONE?
    To my son
  30. LAST BOOK YOU READ?
    sad to say Love by Lang Leav… very disappointing… didn’t like it at all 
  31. THE BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?
    -Jesus Led, I Simply Followed by Blanca Mesias Miller (long time close friend),
    Hearts of Fire: Eight Women in the Underground Church and Their Stories of Costly Faith by The Voice of the Martyrs forward by Gracia Burnham,
    -as well as my daily reading of the Holy Bible: Authorized King James Version
  32. LAST SHOW YOU WATCHED?
    McLintock (John Wayne movie)
  33. LAST PLACE YOU WERE?
    right here
  34. LAST SPORT YOU PLAYED?
    sack race
  35. WHO’S THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO?
    the Lord
  36. LAST SONG YOU SANG?
    Does Jesus Care? (hymn)
  37. FAVORITE CHAT UP LINE?
    God loves you!
  38. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?
    no
  39. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND THE PERSON YOU LAST TEXTED?
    friends
  40. FAVORITE FOOD?
    spasagna and ice-cream
  41. PLACE YOU WANT TO VISIT?
    Australia
  42. WHAT’S THE LAST TIME YOU KISSED SOMEONE?
    my son
  43. LAST TIME YOU WERE INSULTED?
    family pettiness
  44. FAVORITE FLAVOR OF SWEET?
    Chocolate
  45. WHAT INSTRUMENTS DO YOU PLAY?
    very little piano
  46. FAVORITE PIECE OF JEWELRY?
    I don’t have any.
  47. LAST TIME YOU HUNG OUT WITH ANYONE?
    watching TV with my stepdad

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Choose Life

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: that thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” – Deuteronomy 30:19-20 KJV

This is the verse you have given me, Lord, for this year ahead. Weeks ago I began asking if there was anything you wanted me to focus on, making sure to be careful not to make promises I cannot keep or that you were not asking of me. You lovingly taught me the value of not making resolutions, and the peace of following you instead of the world the first year you led me not to make one, and not to let the world make me feeling guilty.

You brought to mind things that happened through the year, and how this battle for my health was following your instruction to fight! At least you would know I was trying to do all you asked of me. Even if I lost the fight… I would go down obeying. Now you are saying CHOOSE LIFE. You used Caralyn’s broadcast to confirm it with Deuteronomy 30:19, and explained why with verse 20.

Choose Life… not just to live… but to love you… to obey you… to cleave to you… because YOU are my life… and the length of my days.

So…. by your grace… in your strength… according to your will… I will choose to live…
to love… to obey… to cleave… to my life… which is all you!

Some things you have encouraged me to use as a source of strength and Motivation are:

  1. Writing down the bible word for word as you lead.
    (I was so motivated I already began in December.)
  2. Continue to fight for my health. (Philippians 4:13)
  3. Lovely A’s Walking the Walk, and blogging it as you give it.
  4. Blogging (both blogs)
  5. Writing poetry
  6. Color Therapy (You gave me plenty of materials for Christmas!)
  7. Music (You use Hayley to make it enjoyable! ❤ )

None of these are in specific order. And there may be some I have forgotten, or that you will add along the way. But whatever the journey has ahead you have assured me…

“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.” – Psalm 32:8 KJV

“Asking Myself” Lovely A’s 50 Questions

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
    However old I really am. 😉 If I were able to be how old I feel, I would be 21! It’s the closest age to being a child without having to give up my legal rights. But I have no right to my life. It belongs to Christ. I freely gave it to Him because He gave His for me. ❤ I am the age He has given.
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
    Depends if God is saying “Do” or “Be still and know that I am God”
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
    Paul addressed that very thing in Romans 7. It’s because we are in the flesh until the day we die, therefore evil is present despite the good.
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
    That depends on God’s will for my life… if God says, “Speak of these things” or “Keep Guard over the door of thy mouth”
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
    That ALL would know and love the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost!
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
    God’s will… Lord willing, that would be writing.
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
    I am doing what I believe in… trusting God with my life.
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
    There are things I would like to change, but I trust I am who I am in Christ by leading the life that God designed and allowed specifically for me.
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
    0% God has always had control and always will!
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
    They should be the same, but if I am doing God’s will, both are covered.
  11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
    Say a quick prayer under my breath as I calmly  but firmly point out to the three “friends” their behavior and/or comments, asking how they would feel facing such ridicule and humiliation from a friend. Offering support to the friend being unjustly attacked.
  12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
    God loves you! He created you. He loves you, and He always will! ❤
  13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
    If we are talking about rushing to save someone in a deadly situation, of course I would not worry about traffic laws or such; but if we are talking about doing just anything to save a loved one from something they should not be doing, and helping would be enabling or justifying a wrong behavior… then no! God is the only one who knows what’s best in each situation. Trust and Obey.
  14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
    Yes. In my writing. Not by my doing, but by His.
  15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
    I go to God about every single thing in my life, regardless of how trivial it may seem. If God says, “No” when the world says, “Are you crazy? Everyone does.” So be it! If God says, “Yes, absolutely!” when the world says, “Are you crazy? No one does.” I don’t care! If it bores, annoys, or offends that is their problem. It is not my desire to do those things, but I ought to obey God rather than man!
  16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
    Well the things that make me happy are God, so anyone who does not care for God will not be happy with Him. Everyone finds happiness in different things.
  17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
    Fly! A passport, money, opportunity, fear, anxiety, God’s blessing.
  18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
    It’s always possible. I trust God to let me know, or have me just let go.
  19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
    Australia! God has placed so many friends in my life that are from Australia, and He uses Lovely A  and a few others to keep that hope alive!
  20. Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
    Of course. Slightly. It doesn’t “push” the elevator but it does encourage the sensor that is waiting on a set time before the door closes to detect a need to close. I learned this from some electrical engineering buddies.
  21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
    A joyful simpleton so that I could experience God’s abundant joy! ❤
  22. Why are you, you?
    Because God made me, Me! 🙂
  23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
    I wish I could say yes, but that would be dishonest to my friends… especially to my best friend Jesus!
  24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
    They are equally unfortunate. They are both sad situations.
  25. What are you most grateful for?
    Jesus dying for me on the cross to reconcile me to my Father ❤
  26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
    This is a painful one to answer, as most days I feel like I am struggling with both. They are both cruel. They both rob you of friendship, love, family, support, and anything else. If God allows my choice, I would do neither. It would mean never remembering Him and His great love. 😦
  27. Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
    Yes. To know Christ is to know the way, the truth, and the life. He doesn’t mind us challenging Him or the truth. But it is not necessary.
  28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
    No. And according to God’s Holy word, He promises it never will because I gave my life… my soul… to Him. 
  29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
    I do remember extremely upsetting things from 5 years ago. Of course they matter now. They remind me of what Christ has brought me through.
  30. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
    swimming. I loved to swim! I loved the feel of the water… the feeling of being wet. I loved feeling my body float… pain free! ❤ I miss it!
  31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
    This is another hard one because I don’t have passion for anything other than loving Christ. If it weren’t for that I would struggle to feel life. When improvements in my health gave me the hope that I could run again, swim again, live again. But that was tragically replaced with a cruel reality. Now I find what life I can in being able to walk and live. Dreaming of flying makes me smile. Walking (or flying) with Jesus makes it all worth while.
  32. If not now, then when?
    I really don’t care about this kind of question. It just exhausts me to even think about. Christ… everything for me is about Christ. Including living!
  33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
    Writing and flying are what comes to mind. I’m doing one, and following God for when He will allow the other.
  34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
    Yes. It’s a good feeling. It happens all the time with Christ! 😉 ❤
  35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
    Because they have to defend against those who hate.
  36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
    Yes! Absolutely! By reading God’s word, praying, and trusting God.
  37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
    It would depend on if I liked the job I was doing, or if it was what God called me to do. He could either be supplying money to change jobs, or support the one I have.
  38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
    I would rather have what God wants to give me, where He wants to give it.
  39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
    Sometimes
  40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
    When God called me to leave my church, even though I loved them so much.
  41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
    As many unsaved souls that God knew I could reach for Him!
  42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
    No
  43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
    Being alive is just physically being here, pretty much like a 100% brain dead bedridden patient. Truly living is living life abundantly… with joy… doing!
  44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
    When God has made it clear it is His will.
  45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
    Because we have learned the cost it takes to endure a mistake… the energy.  We fear we may not survive the next one.
  46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
    live… sing… fly… live… abundantly!
  47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
    As I was typing this. I noticed I am becoming… have been exhausted, and wonder if I will make it through this before falling asleep.
  48. What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
    I love Christ! Yes! Not only does my username say so, but I try to tell everyone in any way I can. If all else fails, I have at least declared my love for Him!
  49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?
    Lord willing. Only He knows. Only He can! Allow!
  50. Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
    I am absolutely letting Christ make them for me! It doesn’t mean I lay down and do nothing. Quite the contrary. I am actively seeking to do what He expects of me each day! I have decided to follow Christ, and that makes me accountable! Faith without works is dead! A testimony testifies for or against the one who openly proclaims.
    Lord, the way this was formatted did not allow for me to write this as a letter to You, but You understand the format of my heart. I pray these answers glorify You. They are as true as I understand them to be. I pray they do whatever You have intended for Lovely A’s “Ask Yourself“, as she asked me to answer these. I hand them over to You! In the Lovely name of Christ Jesus, Amen! ❤

Finding Myself in Lovely A’s 56 Questions

*Disclaimer! This is extremely long! 56 Questions answered! Please know I am not trying to be pretentious, pushy, do better than anyone, or any of the things I sometimes hear when striving to keep God first everything in my life. If you are not interested in scripture, you may want to click away now. If you don’t have time to read it all… I understand! Having said that… Lovely A, it felt like a very diligent bible study challenge! It made a very laborious work so exciting to do! I had fun! ❤ If anyone wants to check out her post Find Out Who You Are (56 Questions), it can actually make you think. God loves you!*
PS… #25 was so many verses to choose from Psalm 119 that I shared with you a link to a friend’s friend who does music that is like reading the whole chapter. I love it!

1.Do I believe that everything is meant to be, or do I think that things just tend to happen for no reason at all?
“I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.” – Ecclesiastes 3:17

2.Do I forgive and forget? Or do I forgive, but always remember?
“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” – Ephesians 4:31-32

3.If I could give one piece of advice to everyone in the world, what would it be?
“For God so loved you, that He gave His only Son for you, that if you believe in His Son you will not perish, but that you will have everlasting life.” – John 3:16 paraphrased for you to know God loves you so much!

4.Do I think that people can change, or that they just are who they are?
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17

5.Would I consider myself to be religious or spiritual?
Both are good, but I consider myself to be His.
“If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” – James 1:26-27
“All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.” – Proverbs 16:2

6.Would my 10-year-old self be proud of me?
My 10 year old self would not know who I am. She doesn’t exist.
“Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.” – Proverbs 13:10

7.What do I think is the best revenge?
“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” – Romans 12:19

8.What would I change about myself?
“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.” – Romans 7:18

9.On the flip side, what would I never change about myself?
“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:10

10.Can I confidently say that the path I am on in life right now is the one that I (and no one else) would want for myself?
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

11.It’s the year 2040. Where am I?
In the future. 😉
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” – Matthew 6:34

12.Am I a morning person or a night owl?
“I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.” – Psalm 16:7

13.Would I consider myself to be more creative or more logical?
“Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.” – Job 13:3

14.What could I do to be a healthier person?
“Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.” – Acts 27:34

15.If time and money were no object, what would I do with my life?
“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21

16.Is it all about luck or hard work?
“Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.” – Proverbs 13:11

17.Should I live with no regrets, or learn from my mistakes?
“Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.” – James 5:19-20

18.How would I describe myself in only five words?
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20

19.Family first, true or false?
“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” – 1 Timothy 5:8

20.Can discipline be learned?
“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” – Hewbrews 12:11

21.Am I as loyal as I think I am?
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” – Romans 12:3

22.How could people be a better friend to me?
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.’ – Proverbs 18:24

23.How could I be a better friend to people?
“Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.” – Mark 5:19

24.Is conformity a good thing or a bad thing?
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” – Romans 12:2

25.What is a book I read that completely changed my outlook on life?
“It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.” – Psalm 119:71
“My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.” – Psalm 119:81
“O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.” – Psalm 119:97
“How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” – Psalm 119:103
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” – Psalm 119:105
“Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.” – Psalm 119:119
“Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right;
and I hate every false way” – Psalm 119:128

26.How can I be generous when I am not rich?
“If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.” – James 2:8

27.How can I improve dialogue and communication with those I deeply disagree with?
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” – Ephesians 4:29

28.If I had to make a list of my top 10 most important values, what would they be?
The Ten Commandments
I.Thou shalt have no other gods before me…
II.Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image… thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them…
III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
IV.Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy…
V.Honour thy father and thy mother…
VI.Thou shalt not kill.
VII.Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VIII.Thou shalt not steal.
IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
X. Thou shalt not covet… any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
Exodus 20:3-17 Summary

29.What are my deal breakers for romantic relationships?
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” – 2 Corinthians 6:14

30.Do I love myself?
“If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.” – John 5:31
“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” – Acts 20:24

31.If not, how could I find a way to love myself?
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. ” – 1 John 4:10-11
“As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.” – John 15:9
“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” – Psalm 139:13-14
“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.” – Psalm 139:17-18

32.Is trust always earned, or is it a given until it’s broken?
“Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the Lord; therefore I shall not slide.” – Psalm 26:1
“He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.” – Proverbs 16:20

33.If I could apologize to one person, who would it be?
“For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.” – Psalm 38:18
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9

34.And what would I say to that person
“that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” – Romans 10:9-10

35.If I was able to say one thing to my ex, what would I say?
“Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.” – Ecclesiastes 7:10
“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.” – Isaiah 43:18

36.If I could have one person apologize to me, who would it be?
“For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.” – 1 Peter 2:19

37.And what would I want them to say?
“Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?” – 1 Corinthians 6:7

38.Do I ghost people or do I give them a reason for breaking ties?
“Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? 
Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me! 
But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost. 
Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost. But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?”
 – Job 3:11, 10:18, 11:20, 13:19, 14:10

39.Do I believe in karma?
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will… in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:” – Ephesians 1:3-5, 11

40.How do I show I am angry?
“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness” – 2 Peter 3:11
“Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:1
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving… that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” – Colossians 4:1-6
“for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.” – Luke 12:12

41.In my opinion, what are my greatest strengths?
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” – Philippians 4:13

42.In my opinion, what are my greatest weaknesses?
“For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.” – 2 Corinthians 13:4

43.If I could go anywhere in the world, where would I go?
“If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.” – John 12:26
“But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.” – John 14:31

44.Is work-life balance important to me?
“Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” – Proverbs 16:3

45.Is family important to me
“Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.” – Proverbs 17:6

46.Is friendship important to me?
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13

47.Is romantic love important to me?
“My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” – Song of Solomon 2:10

48.If I could have one talent, what would it be?
“My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” – Psalm 45:1

49.What is one part of my life I miss and why?
“And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” – Mark 10:17
Because I miss running… for exercise… for work… for the joy of it… daily… but more importantly I miss kneeling in reverence to my Lord and Savior at the altar. (Side note: I miss having a real altar to kneel at! Not steps! Praise the Lord for the last one I know of, should I ever be blessed to be able to kneel again… especially to linger with my Jesus as long as I want! ) ❤

50.What are elements from that time I could incorporate into my present?
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

51.Do actions really speak louder than words?
” What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
 – James 2:14-26

52.Am I happy with my career?
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33

53.If not, what could I change about my job to be happier and more satisfied?
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” – 1 Timothy 6:6

54.What’s more important to me, self respect or being right?
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” – Proverbs 22:1

55.Do I learn from the past or live in the past?
“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:14

56.When I die, what do I want to be remembered for?
“By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.” – Hebrews 11:5
“Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.” – Matthew 26:13