Welcome to INTO THE LIGHT Journal! This journal is NOT about me but about the GREAT Savior, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and ALL that He has done for me (and NOT what I have done)—who saved and changed(inside-out) a great sinner like me. I don't claim that I know everything about life. But one thing I am certain, that apart from the love and mercies of Christ—I AM NOTHING. "... God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world."(Galatians 6:14). I’m attesting the words of Charles Spurgeon: "My hope lives not because I am not a sinner but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; I don’t trust that I am holy but that, being unholy, He is my righteousness. I don't have to be rich, but I must be pure. My faith doesn’t rest upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ IS and what He has done for me. The love of Jesus is the source of salvation. He loves, He looks, He touches us, and we live!" Christ said, "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing."(John 15:5). For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 10:36)

Journaling in Christ's throne of grace,

Erlinda Mejia Olson, BSN, RN

Be Still...& KNOW: God's Names in the Bible

One of the greatest ways God reveals Himself to us is through the names given to Him in the Bible.

“Jehovah Nissi—He is our victory. Jehovah Rapha—the God who heals.”

... The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.

“El Shaddai—Almighty God.”

... When you get overwhelmed, confused, exhausted, you need a safe place where you can run and be protected. You need the name of the Lord.

“Jehovah Jireh—the Lord will provide.”

... Whatever you’re facing, whether it’s a hectic schedule, difficult marriage, a lonely apartment—you need a safe place.

“Jehovah Shalom—God our peace.”

... When you feel overwhelmed or discouraged, run to the name of the Lord and be safe.

“Emmanuel—God with us.”