It’s been a little while since I’ve posted regularly here on Sparks of Reformation and I thought it was about time for some sort of an update here.
First, I’ve still been working on healing from Lyme and Bartonella and their effects on the body, though, by the grace of God, a year later, I have gotten to the point where I’m no longer treating for Babesia and protomyxzoa rhumatica. I can’t say how long the rest of treatment and the accompanying necessary healing will require before I can say that I am truly healthy.
Again, by the grace of my God shown towards me, I’ve recently been able to begin college classes again, this time with a different school, New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy. In my studies with them, my emphasis is on Christian education. It has indeed been a blessing to be able to once again read with comprehension – and even write! – despite the fact that I certainly still have a fair share of days when my mind feels like it is under the influence of a fever to one degree or another. In addition, I’m also preparing for a reenacting type of event near the end of this month, so I’m extra busy with sewing and re-thinking my current seamstress business. And then I’m taking the time today to scribble here on my blog a little bit….
In a nutshell, that is what’s going on with me right now.
A little more specifically, covenant theology has come to the forefront of my life once again, as the light and hope of Christ has become even more impressed upon me in these days. The glorious continuity and truth of the Scriptures as the covenant revelation of the One God, the Triune Almighty who has saved a people out of sin and death for his joy and glory, have again brought me joy, thanksgiving, and life.
“So he brought out his people with joy, his chosen ones with singing. And he gave them the lands of the nations, and they took possession of the fruit of the people’s toil, that they might keep his statutes and observe his laws. Praise the LORD!” ~Psalm 105:43-45
“For the LORD will again take delight in prospering you, as he took delight in your fathers, when you obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes that are written in this Book of the Law, when you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” ~Deuteronomy 30:9b-10
“…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life….” ~Philippians 2:12b-16a
“And one of the elders said to me, ‘Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered….'” ~Revelation 5:5