Wednesday, August 26, 2009

This One's for the Girl!

If you're anything like me, then your one NEEDY girl! It seems like for me to feel REALLY good-I need smiles, pats on the back, lots of conversation, and encouragement. There could never be enough of that, in my opinion. But reality sets in, and if I take a look around, normally,I don't see people lined up waiting to do all these things for me! BUT the coolest thing in the world is I have a Savior, who at any minute is waiting to smile down on me, speak to me (through his word) and encourage me! All I have to do is take the time to include him in my day & some days that's pretty tough b/c I can't see Him, so sometimes I forget Him!
Ephesians 3:16-19 says, "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord's people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
The only way, we can grasp God's love is to give Him a chance to give it to us! He wants to spend time with us and hear about our problems, our successes, and anything else we choose to tell him. He sees everything anyway-but for us to take the time and seek Him and share ourselves with Him, is quite another story!
I remember when I was younger I would make a mistake and feel so ashamed and deliberately not talk to God because I didn't want to ENCOUNTER Him. I didn't realize at that time, that He still Loved me even then!
I don't know 1 person who has it all together...The best people I know are the ones who acknowledge their sin, go to God quickly and repent, and BELIEVE and have faith that He has the power to help them change!
God doesn't change- He's ALWAYS good! We are the ones, who may not get it perfectly the first few times, but if we keep trying, we will win! It's not on His end of things, it's on Ours! What are we choosing to do....It's easy to give in to sin and give up on ourselves??? But does that really sound like a good plan?
It boils down to surrendering....It's something all of us girls want to do! We want to surrender our hearts to someone. Isn't that right? We will look high and low until we find that "perfect" one to bare our souls...The only problem is, one day he might not be as interested, he may get a new toy, or work may be more important, or football games, etc...
We have to get our needs met through Jesus Christ! That's what we were created for....HIM! He did create Eve for Adam but he created (mankind) for Himself! Please don't sell yourself short- NO ONE can love you more than Jesus!
Open your heart up to him today & let Him love you! Eric Champion wrote a song a long time ago and the lyrics were "if you only knew, what was waiting for you, I could not keep you, from breaking down my door...I gave my very life, so we could be together...I need to talk, don't you think you owe me just a little bit of time, but if you never think enough to hear my call-can't you hear me? Wont you hear me?, calling you?"
He wants you....right now....just the way you are! Changes in your life will come, you just have to give him a chance!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Life's a Dance!

Good Wednesday Morning! How many of you are already dancing this morning? It just puts a smile on my face to think about all the wonderful opportunities God gives us every day to enjoy! My heart is so full of love for life and for my Savior! It is such a blessing to be a christian! I am thankful that I can get wisdom every day to start out my day & can spend time talking to the One who is in control but who also is my best friend!
I used to have a "victim" mentality and spent so much time wondering why so many bad things always seemed to happen to "me"... I look back and see how one-sided that view was-(and it was definitely not coming from the Lord's side) I felt like I was so alone and that everybody had it BETTER than me!
Over the years, I now realize that so much of life is really in HOW we look at it! Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever- He never changes! That's 1 constant that's good to know. I just had to believe what His word said. I knew it, in my head but I needed it to go deeper into my heart.
Once you get it though and you realize that HIS best is not for everyone else but for YOU- that is a huge difference! I don't feel guilt any longer like I used to- I feel very thankful and grateful and that I DO deserve HIS love and His blessings. He is for me and not against me! He is building me up to do greater things than I ever could imagine!
If we can just take some time and BELIEVE what He says- He will increase our faith and we will begin to see Him do amazing things that we've never seen before! He can take what little that we have and do something with whatever we give Him! The point is, that we're giving it to Him!
What is it you can give him TODAY? Some time, a talent, giving of your money to help someone in need, calling someone & encouraging them, your faith, your courage....Can you take 1 second and think about what you could give today?
I love that song, "Life's a dance"... It says, "sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow, don't worry about what you don't know, life's a dance, you learn as you go" It kind of takes the pressure off- doesn't it? It's kind of cool though, for me to think of my Savior as the dance instructor- that way I don't have to dance aimlessly and not know what I'm doing! ha,ha! Toodles!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Make It Count!

Don't really have a lot of time today...Of course there are errands to run, house to clean, children to attend to, and so on and so forth! I love the life God has given me! What about you? I am so thankful for his many blessings! Can you count your's? Yesterday I saw a video on Youtube that really stirred me though. It made me realize that I need to be praying more often and actually that time in prayer will cause me to become more anguished for this country, my family, and friends. It's funny how spending time in prayer seems like such a huge task, so I put it off for whatever reason, but once I do start praying, I usually don't want to quit! Do you agree? I encourage you today to MAKE time to talk to God and enjoy Him! He enjoys YOU! Gotta run...
Hebrews 4:16 So let us come boldly to our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and find favor in our time of need.