Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Great Escape

I have to admit, I can not stand Alice in Wonderland...actually it makes me crazy! I hate the feeling of being lost in "la-la land". As hard as I try sometimes to's never been easy for me to do. I have a conscience that works overtime so I guess you could say I have to be pretty careful with what I do and know for sure that I'm making a choice I can live with for the rest of my life, or else I just can't do it! What kinds of things do we want to escape from? Dishes, ha,ha! Deadlines, grumpy people, responsibilities in general...Whatever it is- what helps us? These days there are pills for everything, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, counselors, books, hypnosis, & on and on! What we're looking for is something to satisfy us and get our mind off of these "earthly" things. The bible says, "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Our minds have to be renewed by the Word of God. It's not the "stuff" that needs to change- it's our minds and how we think about the lives we live every day! Anybody can escape but what good is it, if you come back to things just the way they were!? We need to store up for ourselves treasures in heaven not earthly treasures. What we're shooting for is a life with someone who cares about us more than anyone on earth could EVER care about us! The bible says, God's love for us is deep and wide and long and nothing could ever seperate us from it! His word is what gives us peace and when we live by His standards we actually are more free than bound.... We tend to think of rules as binding and hard to follow but the MORE we follow God's laws the better we feel. There are so many opposite ways of thinking when it comes to God's words. Love your enemies, be good to those who despitefully use you, when you are weak-He is strong in you, wait on the Lord...etc. etc. These are all things that we are not learning from our society. We can only find this wisdom from God! How could anyone LOVE their enemies? And why would they want to? Especially if we knew someone was using us on purpose? Or how could we be strong when we're weak? Who even wants to admit that they're weak in the first place, let alone to God? And lastly, who has time to WAIT for anything? What good does it do to "wait" on the Lord? If there's anything we need to FOCUS on it's the Lord. We can give our bosses, our friends, family, whoever our 100% attention so why can't we give it to God? I have a profound answer....because we can't see him! You have to Trust that He's listening to you and that He cares, and that He has The answer you need! Could you try and "find" Him today, or maybe I should say get "lost" in Him today!!!??? He's there, I promise you that! I've found Him many times-funny thing is, it was Every time I was looking for Him. He comes to us in different ways...sometimes it was through a peaceful feeling, or an encouraging word from someone else, or a song, or a word straight from Him to my heart! Mainly it will be straight from The good ole' Bible... How bad do you need your Savior? He doesn't play games or hard to get-He has Perfect Love-just for you-can you receive His love? If not, you need to find out why? He's even kind enough to show you...
Wendy's Wednesday Favorites:
Can't help that last fave...I just loved the name-Makayla!!!
My favorite pastor in the world: George Sawyer! Please check it out!
More famous love quotes:
One last one...just a funny blooper that was in a bulletin at church...