Tuesday, July 28, 2009

my crush...

I make no qualms about the crushes I develop because they are spiritual crushes. Yes, spiritual. For instance, I can have a huge crush on Hudson Taylor because he was strong, brave, smart, daring... and dead. I have can a crush on John Calvin because he's relentless, bold, wise, dutiful... and dead. But anyone who is anyone knows that my not-so-secret crush is Paul the Apostle who is brilliant, verbose, theologically sound, loves to travel, heals people from the dead, can survive a ship wreck and prison and, coincidentally, is dead. I somehow will manage to squeeze a scripture in from one of his written works in every study. Every. Study. I'm not embarrassed or ashamed or carnal because really, they're dead so put your stones away and remove the scarlet letter from my chest. I'm still holy ;)

I am moved to my core when I read his works and today was no exception in light of my fumbling through what I am going to say tonight. I was encouraged this morning during my devotions and was affirmed that if I was alive during the times of Paul, he'd love me. No really, he would love me. I'd make him. We're totally alike in so many things and if I'd ask him to wear the same Hawaiian print outfit out in public, he would. He'd totally would. We're that alike.

In the book of Acts Paul is writing his farewell letter to a group of people he knows he'll never see again. Because he's WAY smarter than I, I'll just quote him on this matter and say that I made it up. But it's totally okay because boyfriends let girlfriends do that ;)
19I served the Lord with great humility and with tears... 20You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly... 21I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus. 24However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace. 27For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God. [Acts 20: 19a, 20a, 21, 24, 27]

For those that have joined me on this journey, thanks so much for your commitment. For those that can care less and think I'm lame, be careful because my boyfriend can beat you up then heal you instantaneously. So there. If you want to join in for the last study on laziness, click here at 7PM (pst).

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you're hilarious. But in addition to this, I love the blog. I am new to it but I will try to watch tonight live!

God bless and keep rocking it!

Kelly said...

I hope I can watch tonite.......have a great one and god bless

Anonymous said...

Biannca, you are the most funniest and amazing young women after Gods own heart. It is beautiful to see the Holy Spirit just doing an amazing work in your life.

Diandra said...

Okay... I laughed right out loud from my desk. I think people in the office think there's something wrong with my head... you are hilarious! I can't wait to hear tonight and this time I wont forget to take pictures! You're going to do great!

jamiedelaine said...

Hahah! Love that 3rd to last sentence. ;) :)

Bridget said...

I love the way you put things so that us girls can relate:) you are so funny!!!

Bridget said...

I love the way you put things so that us girls can relate:) you are so funny!!!

christy said...

Girlie, i love your blog...actually been a bit addicted since i was introduced to it...

the race is a bit tough right now, but I know God's got my back and He has put people like you on this earth who cheerlead us on....thanks for your ever encouraging words and see u at the finish line...

God Bless!!!

Anonymous said...

Today is the last one?? noooooooooooooooooo so soon!! Oh Dios Oh no!!!!..

jacquelinefigueroa said...

I'm sad! We're not going to have a date every Tuesday :( I've had an amazing time, it's been awesome can't wait till next summer!

Nessa <3 said...

Reaction: LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT! Your the bestest! ;)

Gabby said...

B, you are too much...I love it. You definitely are your father's daughter

Can't wait for tonight.

Love you and praying for you.

Nayi said...

Bianca I have been so totally blessed by the study and though I am not there physically I thank God for the internet and for using it for His glory for so many of us that live far.... It has truly been a precious blessing to me!

Love Nayi

Anonymous said...

Bummed, I am!! :( Proud, I am also!! :)

This was your best summer series yet!!

Can't wait for next year but also a lil selfishly glad that I get my friend back! ;)

Love you!

-j

Unique said...

You and your crushes B...they crack me up.

Tonight will definitely be bitter sweet. I'm sooooooo happy I can stop driving to other side of the world every Tuesday (I know women drive further but I don't care I'm a drama queen!) but I'll be sad the series is over. I've kind of enjoyed the bright cop lights you've shined on our secret sins and how uncomfortable you make me feel by somehow knowing/preaching the Truth...oddly.

:)

Anonymous said...

So sad but it has been Oh so great!

Love you B!

1717

..:*cL*au*Di*a said...

I can't wait for class to begin, had to call off work or else I would have missed it!! lol. ^^; really I did. anyways, I'm a bit sad though, tonight is the last one, Sloth. =[ we should just start all over!! lol. jk... no not really, Thank You so much Bianca for the mirror. =]

see ya tonight!!

His Jewel said...

Hey B,
Unfortunately I will have to miss your last study. =( I leave on a short term mission trip this Friday and I need to pick up some things at Costco for the host family and start packing. But I will download your podcast and I'll be listening to it on my flight to Germany on Friday. Love ya girl! You'll do great!

Rochelle Ax said...

Oh Bianca! You would have TOTALLY rocked the hilo hattie outfits & matching helmets to dodge the rocks people threw at you. :)
It's seriously such an amazing blessing to see the work God is doing thru you sister! :) I remember our old soccer days, and kids chior...and now being all grown up it's so sad when I see my childhood friends not rocking for the LORD, but you revive my heart! :) ((HUGS!)) WORK IT!!

Melissa said...

Hey B,

Your study's been great. I can't believe it's almost over. See you tonight.

Kelly said...

=( I missed it, I am sorry, I wanted to see it. I know you did great. Have a great one and I hope to see another one

Anonymous said...

Bianca, i missed the last classes and i was so sad because i was so looking forward to it. i can wait for you to posted here and be able to watch it, i wasn't able to watch yesterday but i did listen to it.. God Bless you and i hope you do another study soon... Love you. stalker siste

Bianca said...

I'm so blessed by your sweet comments and thank you all for joining me on this journey!

Christy, welcome to the commenters club! Now you are extra cool ;)
Rochelle, WOW! So glad we can connect after all these years.
Julie, I missed you last night! Have fun on your trip :)
Melissa? As in Lomenzo? If so, thanks for the love!!! I feel so supported :)

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