Friday, September 30, 2011

Romans 5:5

"And hope does not put us to shame because Gods love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."

This scripture wowed me when I read it....the more I read it the bigger the impact on me. I was thinking about the rejection blog I did a while back because rejection has been on my heart lately. I never really thought about it til now and have realized the impact it has on a person. Rejection packs a punch that only God can shield. Rejection is the root to a lot of unhappiness. The result of rejection is the inability to recieve love from others and the inability to communicate love back to them. I mean think about it....our hearts are guarded....we get sick and tired of being torn down that we end up trying to beat the other person to the punch and rejecting them first. It becomes a war of who can get who first before we get had ourselves. We are then unable to love people the way God commanded us to Love....with divine love. Divine love is putting others before ourselves. Loving without condition. Loving in spite of how the other person makes us feel. Unselfishly...We must allow the Holy Spirit to renew our hearts and then through building Godly character we are able to outsource divine love to people. In order for God to heal our hearts we must start with forgiveness...when we forgive it releases the hold rejection has. When the hold is gone God can start mending our hearts...mending relationships...then when our hearts are whole we can start loving with our whole heart...when we love with our whole heart we then experience divine love..I dont know about anyone else but I want to experience that. I want to love people without condition and be loved that way also..So...start asking God to change you...ask forgiveness and offer forgiveness...mend relationships and Love with your whole mended heart =)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."

I have really been trusting in him with all my heart. I thought I was before but I would trust him during the morning and then by mid afternoon all of those doubts would start to creep in...I'd try to rationalize the stuff in my head and then I would be right back at square one. After I watched Joel Osteen one morning...he was talking about trusting God with all your heart, praying for favor in those areas, and then having faith that God would provide. So I started doing that. I wake up in the morning, I pray, and I tell God that he knows my needs, my path he has laid out for me, and the desires of my heart cause he placed them there..Anytime those feelings start to creep in I repeat those to God...and he always comforts me. I know he knows whats best for me so I trust in him to provide and bring nothing but the very best in my life. So now I don't worry about those things. He knows what he's doing and we get in trouble when we start leaning on our own understanding. He is bigger than any circumstance and will bring forth his ultimate best!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Food for thought =)

Sorry I missed my blog last night... I think the mere exhaustion caught up with me!! I have had a lot of things on my mind lately. One of the things I have been thinking about is the food we eat. Almost every person I encounter has the same ailments....high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, heartburn etc....I started thinking...God created us...thus he must have created us to survive disease or at least be able to ward off disease. Mom shared a scripture with me on Sunday that really confirmed my thoughts with scripture...Daniel 1:8 says,
"But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. 9 Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, 10 but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your[a] food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head because of you.”
 11 Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, 12 “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.
 15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. 16 So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.
So it was confirmed to me that God created all these wonderful foods of the earth for us to make us strong and able to ward of disease. All these diseases that people have today are all diet related. It is a known fact that cholesterol can only be obtained in animal based products...what causes heart disease...cholesterol. Cholesterol cannot be obtained in vegetables or fruits.. I just found it interesting that God reinterates that we need to be conscious of what we eat. Not saying that everyone should go vegetarian but be aware of how much bad food we eat. Because we can prevent and reverse disease. Just a thought!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Psalm 61:2

"From the ends of the Earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

There are things that happen in life that you just have to take a pause and wonder "WHY?" Why did this happen, why did I get sick, why did a loved one die, etc...Everyone has those moments. One thing that is of upmost importance is to trust God. Bad things happen....its called evil..God is not evil. He loves us. He wants us to be living in his blessings. Whenever your heart is so broken that you feel it can't possibly recover...pick up the pieces and crawl to the rock. God will be your strength. He will lift you up in your darkest hour. He wants to be your shield. He wants to pour out his blessing on your life and be your light in the dark. Cry out to him and allow him to set you on high.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Exodus 34:10

"Then the Lord said: "I am making a covenant with you. Before all you people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world.The people you live among will see how awesome is the work the I, the Lord, will do for you."

I was watching Joel Osteen this afternoon and he was talking about how God always does greater things in our future than he has done in our pasts. To rise every morning and declare his favor over our lives. This is so true. God will bring forth amazing things in our lives, things we would not believe if someone told us. All we have to do is have faith in him and declare it in our lives.

In Ephesians 2:4 "Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by GRACE you have been saved."

We are not deserving of anything but God, because he loves us so much, wants to pour out his blessings on our lives. He wants to bring forth the impossible so we will know with Him ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE...So declare his favor and that his blessings will exceed the blessings of your past!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Granny =)

Spent the day today celebrating my Granny Opals' 94th birthday. It is so amazing to me how well she is doing. She still has a great sense of humor and a sparkle in her eye. I remember as a kid wanting to pratically move in with her. When our family would go visit her I would run and jump in her bed and pretend to be asleep so mom and dad would let me never worked. I was thinking about her life today (the part I know since I've been alive) and the one thing that comes to my mind is "servant." She, as long as I've known her, has served people. From watching her numerous grandkids, to pratically raising others, to cooking meals everytime we came over. She has always put others needs before her own. She never thought twice about it. It was just her nature to put others first. She has a tremendously kind spirit and is a joy to be near. I know that God is proud of her. She has served him all her life. I hope to one day have people look back on my life and look at it the same. I want to be known as a servant. She has touched my life without even realizing it. She has truly lived her 94 yrs making sure others felt loved. So I wanted to dedicate this blog to one amazing, beautiful, and most loving grandmother....Opal.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Luke 7:13

"When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry."

This was Jesus showing compassion to a woman whose son had died and they were having his funeral. He saw her broken heart. She probably had already lost all hope and didn't know that Jesus had even seen her. Jesus heard her cry and had compassion for her in her lowest time. I have not been to that low but I know there are people that have. Jesus sees all our hurt and wants to have compassion on us. He wants to mend our hearts from all the pain and afflictions. We may feel like Jesus isn't even looking at our situation but he is. He sees all our pain. He wants to be our deliverer. It reminded me of that song "my deliverer is coming, my deliverer is standing by." He is standing by waiting to catch us, heal us, and carry us. Have you ever had your kids say I love you this much and they hold out their arms as wide as they can? Imagine God saying it and stretching out his arms as wide as he can...its almost unimaginable how far his arms can reach. But he loves us that much.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ecclesiastes 7:8

"The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride."

I read this at first and did not quite get it but I re-read it and then it hit me...When we start a journey that the Lord leads us on the beginning is sometimes rough...tough decisions, outcomes, and a testing of faith usually. When things don't go our way...pride sets in. "I don't need them or this situation." You start rationalizing with the flesh instead of listening to the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we veer off course because the end result is not happening in our time. We want the end NOW...but what I realized and keep telling myself is this...if we allow God to work, have patience and faith that he knows best...the end will be sweeter than we imagined. I have been struggling with this in a certain area of my life but lately I have just thanked God for knowing what I need now and in the future and trusting Him to bring it to pass. He will always do what he promises and whats best. I love that he is in control of everything so I don't have to worry about anything!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Deuteronomy 11:22-25

"If you carefully observe all these commands I am giving you to follow- love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him and to hold fast to him. Then the Lord will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and stronger than you. Every place where you set your foot will be yours; Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebenon, and from the Euphrates river to the Mediterranean Sea. No one will be able to stand against you. The Lord your God, as he promised you, will put the terror and fear of you on the whole land, wherever you go."
Gods promises to us if we only love him, obey him, and hold fast to him. I really needed this today.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Oh I was reading the Bible tonight and this really stuck out to me...
Jeremiah 15:18 "Why is my pain unending and my wound grievous and incurable? Will you be to me like a deceptive brook, like a spring that fails?"

The Lord said, "If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them. I will make you a wall to these people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will not overcome you, For I am with you to rescue and save you."

Have you ever or even now had a wound in your heart from someone or something? An aching from a broken relationship, rejection, or failure? Have you cried out to God in agony for him to rescue you and you still feel that the wound just won't heal? God says if you repent...and this means really repent for your role in it (this could be just mere unforgiveness in your heart towards the person) then he will rescue you and save you. He will heal those wounds, he will carry those burdens, and he will save you. We want God to take hurt away immediately but usually what keeps us from attaining relief is the unforgiveness and inability on our part to repent. I know what your thinking cause I have had the same thoughts before...THEY did this to me...I didn't ask for it so why should I forgive them? Well its as simple as this....until you forgive that person God can't forgive you. He can't help your heart to heal until he has full access to it. If you have one ounce of bitterness towards that person then he doesn't have your whole heart. Until you lay it down fully and allow him to pick it up your heart will always ache. It will remain broken. Then it begins to eat at you like a cancer and totally change you. I know this because I have experienced it...It is so hard to forgive someone we feel is undeserving but what we have to remember is God forgives us and not one of us is deserving. He even gave his only son as a sacrifice in order to forgive our sins. You can forgive...and when you fully will fully be healed....

Monday, September 19, 2011

Romans 15:5-6

"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."

God is all about unity. We must first be united with Him and have a relationship with Him then once we make God our number one we can develop relationships that will unite us with other people. Without God first we are unable to love another person the way they should be loved. We have to become selfless instead of selfish. And with these relationships we are able to glorify God with unity. Matthew 18:20 says, "where there are two or more gathered in my name there am I with them. God loves unity. Thats why he made 2 of everything...and why he loves families. We are meant to be united. Even in the church..we are to be united in worship, prayer,and teachings.
Have a relationship with God and he will show you how to have relationships with others...and with those relationships God will be glorified =)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Isaiah 61:2

"To proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn."

This is the year for rebuilding, comfort of the brokenhearted, and a year of praising God for all the good he has done and continues to do. He wants to go ahead of us and light our path and trample our enemies. He wants to give us messages of Joy instead of doom. So wake up with thanks in your heart and praise on your lips that our God is in control.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Psalm 17:7

"Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes."

God shows us his great love by his grace and saves us by his grace. I have found out here lately that not all people are out for your good. There are some people that relish in the disappointment of others, jealousy is their main agenda, and they think only of themselves. Our job in these situations is to react in love. Be kind. Show them the nature of Jesus through our reactions. Take refuge under Gods wing. Let him deal with their hearts and just forgive them. We get into trouble when we think we can change people. It isn't our job to change them its Gods. It is our job to ask God to change us and to help us react in love. I know sometimes its easier said than done but thats when we have to humble ourselves and just let it go. Give it to God...and know that he will take care of us.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Proverbs 16:3

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans."

I remember when I was in my first few years of college I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to major in. One thing I always said I would never be is a nurse. After I had taken every prerequisite course I could before I had to declare a major, I had to decide what to do..My mother suggested that I "just" apply to the RN program to see if I get in....I soooo did not want to but I did to appease her. Low and behold I got a phone call that I was in...I really was happy and apprehensive all at the same if I went ahead with this I would potentially put all this work into it for something I would hate doing. I did it anyway...I ended up loving it..I worked in the OR for years and thats where I decided I wanted to pursue the CRNA profession. I had no idea how I would accomplish this with 2 small kids but I took one day at a time and one goal at a time. Here I am now in my almost last year =) of CRNA school. The point to this whole story is this...God had and has a plan for my life and yours. I couldn't see past my nose but God sees everything. He knew where to establish me in every aspect...form the OR to the ICU to the school. He knew what was best for me. I have committed my way to him and I still know that everywhere he sends me I will get the experience I need to be successful in this new profession. I trust him to bring about in my life the best for my life. I may question sometimes and thats ok because we are human and can't understand everything but I know that if i continue to commit my way to him I will come into the blessings he has for me. So commit your way to him, give him your all, lay every aspect of your life down and let Him pick it up and do whats best for you. I guarentee you will never regret it.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Like Water off a Ducks Back =)

Proverbs 12:16
"Fools show their annoyance at once but the prudent overlook an insult."

Been lovin me some Proverbs this week. So many lessons that make a whole lot of sense but we seem to convienently overlook them. This was another struggle of all get to find out about a lot of my short comings. How many times a day do we have confrontations with many times do we let people or situations stress us out...oh man I used to a lot...Just driving down the road...the person in front of me never knew how to drive in my opinion..either they were slow as grandpa on a Sunday drive or were a maniac cause they were going to all can relate I know. I used to react immediately to every situation. I stayed stressed out!! I remember God humbling me one day real quick..I was on my way to class in Harrogate. I was at my exit on the interstate and the light to turn was I was flying to make the light. Well the car in front of me was stopped at a green light!! I was getting so mad that the car would not go...I remember totally bad mouthing her in my mind..I even honked the horn...when she finally turned I saw the reason she had wasn't cause she wasn't paying wasn't cause she was on the was because she had stopped to give money to a homeless person on the side of the road =( I felt like a big loser...I remember knowing that was God need to calm down.!!! She was actually doing something God would want her to do and I was being horrible..I remember repenting immediately..The point to this rant is that if we overreact to every situation immediately we are only harming ourselves and displeasing God. Let the little stuff roll off your back...most of the time we blow it up way bigger than it is anyways. Be a servant...react in love..and let God humble us. You will find that you will be more happy than ever before. I am...and I'm not just saying that...I truly am the happiest I have ever been in my life..and its all because I am allowing God full control over my life. I am seeking him daily and have laid down my life for him to do his will in and through it. I love him wholeheartedly and want to please him wholeheartedly!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Psalm 51:1
"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions."
Compassion....This was on my mind today. Especially in the field where you deal with people on a daily basis its hard to have compassion in certain circumstances. I have really been feeling compassion towards people. Its not our job to judge the decisions of others but if we would show people compassion then they will see Jesus nature through us. Jesus showed compassion all throughout the scriptures. He didn't heal the blind, sick, or people from the dead that "deserved" it..He had compassion on the people that didn't deserve it. He died for us all....and all of us are undeseving but he had compassion for us. People just need someone to show love to them. People respond to love. People do not respond to judgemental people or holier than thou...Love one another and practice showing compassion like Jesus would.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Choosing your words wisely =)

Proverbs 10:21
"The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense."

I have learned the hard way about putting my foot in my mouth so to speak. There was a time (I know this is a shocker =) ) that I really didn't care what came out of my mouth. I felt everyone was entitled to my opinion =) and then later regreted what I had said. I really never put much thought into if my words lifted people up or if they tore them down. God has really dealt with me in this area. I have to pause now and examine whether or not my words are Godly and encouraging. Even how I address my kids....we all go through stressors in life and the attitude/tone we take with our children can mean the difference in whether they feel loved or like an inconvienance. I want my kids to feel like they brighten my day just by getting to talk to them. A wise person is slow to speak, quick to listen, and slow to anger. I never want to tear someone down with my words...there is no excuse because we choose our words. We can choose not to say them and choose to keep our trap shut =) Our words can kill us. Negativity, strife, contention, and selfishness can slowly eat away at our relationships, cause stress, and most of all displease God. Choose your words wisely, listen, and encourage people you encounter. It has done wonders for me. I am not stressed...I am probably the happiest I have ever been in my life and its all because of my relationship with Jesus. I want people to know that he is the absolute center of my life and the reason I have changed.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Psalm 36:7-9

"How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see the light."

Being in the midst of Jesus is the best place we can be. Everything of God is good. He loves us with a love that no human can comprehend. He is our strength and our refuge...nothing can harm us when we are on his path. The devil will try to devour us and make us feel alone but we are safe in Jesus. Jesus is our light in the darkness and our eyes in the fog. With Jesus we have eternal life and are heirs to the Son...How can we go wrong placing our trust in Jesus? We can't....let him carry your load and trust in him to work all things for his glory =)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Nature of Jesus

The past few Sundays Brent has been teaching about the nature of Jesus. Jesus is many things, loving, kind, forgiving etc...this Sunday was about Jesus the servant. When we think about Jesus we think about his people serving him but Jesus serves us also...not by doing what we say but by hearing our cries, washing our feet, and most of all...dying for each one of us. Jesus didn't deserve to die but he died to serve as a sacrifice for our sins. Some of the scriptures Brent shared was Phillipians 2:5-8, " In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a SERVANT, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death---even death on a cross."
Jesus is Lord and yet he humbled himself and became a offer himself as a sacrifice for you, me and all human beings.
Luke 24:27 says, "For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? But I am among you as one who serves."
John 13:8 says, " No, said Peter, You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered, "unless I wash you, you have no part with me."
John 13:13-17 says,"You call me teacher and Lord, and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and teacher have washed your feet, you also should wash anothers feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them."
Our ultimate goal should be to take on the nature of Jesus. To allow the Holy Spirit to teach us to serve one another. It can be through many forms not just in acts but even in private by praying for people etc...I want Jesus to look at me and say, "well done my good and faithful servant."
Work on my heart father that I will be a servant...that my nature will be like yours. That I will humble myself and serve. 
Great Service....

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her."

Faith seems to be the common theme throughout the scriptures. God loves our faith in him that he will fulfill his promises to us. We get into trouble when we look to other people to fulfill us instead of trusting God to do that. I am the worst one for that. I thought people would make me happy...but I realized that people come and go, they hurt you, love comes and goes, and happiness is fleeting....but God is faithful. God cares for us unconditionally. I want God to look at me and see my faith in him. I want to be blessed cause I love and trust him wholeheartedly. So know that God will do what he promises...He will be there when no one else is...and He will bless you for believing he will fulfill his word!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Romans 6:14

"For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law but under grace."

In the new covenant with God, we are not under the old covenant but we are under Gods grace. When God sent Jesus to die for our sins, we were immediately saved by grace. "Where sin abounded in the heart, grace did much more abound."  Grace is all that Jesus has done for us and continues to do for us and in us. Ephesians 1:7 says, "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace." Grace is the gift of the new covenant with God. It is through the holy spirit that we experience all the good that God has for our lives. In His grace we have new hope. We know that God has taken our sin and made us new. It is through his grace that we are able to fully be free from the bondage of sin. Every mistake, every wrong turn, every poor judgement, and every sin is redeemed by Gods grace and Jesus love for us. God wants us to be blessed in our lives. He wants to fulfill all our needs and to show us that there is hope for the future. He wants to take all the mistakes of the past and turn them into treasures for the future. All we have to do is accept his grace and allow the holy spirit to work in us and through us and then we will live in abundance.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gods Promises

I have been reading another good book called, "Gods promises Our benefits." It is all  about the covenant that God has made with us. In one part of the book it says, "Beware that your earnest Bible study, excellent books, or beloved teachers do not take the place of the Holy Spirit! Pray daily, perserveringly, and believingly for His teaching."
This is so true. We get so caught up in interpretations, teachings, and preachings that we don't listen to the holy spirit. We take other peoples interpretations as truth instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to work on our individual hearts. Don't rely on others for what God wants for your life... rely on God to reveal that to you himself.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Psalm 139:17-18

"How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand. And when I wake up, you are still with me.

Its such a great feeling knowing that God constantly thinks about me! I am always on his mind and so are you... We are his most prized possessions! He never leaves our side and always has our future in mind. He wants whats best for us and blesses us daily. How can we not serve and love him with all our heart? I will always love him with all my heart =)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Job 16:19 "Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high."

I don't know about anyone else but I am glad God is my advocate. When I feel down or feel that nothing seems to be going my way I know that absolutely, God has my back. He always looks out for me and has my best interest at heart. He loves me no matter what. I really have been homesick here lately and its been hard to be away but I know that God has created this path for me and he puts me exactly where I need to be to gain the experience and knowledge to succeed. So I just need to thank him and be grateful he is in control and my advocate =)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Proverbs 23:19

"Listen, my son and be wise and set your heart on the right path."

I liked this verse when I read it because it is so easy to set out on the right path that God has for you but it is also very easy to be lured off that path. Having wisdom, asking for wisdom, and praying every step of the way will keep us on that path. Its also very easy for us to want something so bad that we think we can take a detour and then get back on the path without consequences. What ends up happening is that the detour is so full of rocks, bumps, and potholes that we end up needing to be pulled out of them. Our God is faithful to pull us out of them and to put us back on his path but if we would just trust him and stay right by his side we could avoid a lot of heartache. So use your map (Bible) and keep your eye on the prize...Jesus!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mark 10:15-16

"I tell you the truth, anyone who will not recieve the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." And he took the childrenin his arms, put his hand on them and blessed them.

Children depend on their parents for everything. They need them to meet all their needs and keep them safe. Children also are very trusting and look at everyday situations with vulnerability. Adults tend to pick apart everything and weigh pros and cons. Our hearts have grown hard over the years from hurt and disappointment.We do not trust people and try to rationalize circumstances. God wants to be our daddy! He wants us to come to him and depend on him to meet all needs. He wants us to maintain the vulnerablity of a child. To look at situations with a positive attitude. He wants us to have a relationship with him and allow him to work out every aspect of our lives.

I was reminded of when I was a little girl and my mom got saved. We started attending a non-dnomination church. My mom was raised southern baptist and her brother had questioned her decision to attend this church. I was about 3years old at the time and barely remember this conversation. But as I listened to them discuss this I chimed in with my 3yr old wisdom and said to my uncle, "You know why I go to church? Because its the Lords house!" At three years old I didn't understand religion. All I understood was that I wanted to go to church because it was Gods house. I think about that now and know that is exactly why we go to church. To fellowship and be in Gods house. I also remember at 8 years old God was very real to me. I remember playing outside and singing to him and talking to him as if he was my best friend. He was and still is my best friend and my father. I think back at those times and remember I trusted him whole heartedly and knew there wasn't nothing to big for him. I want that back. I don't want my heart to be hardened or to rationalize or fix anything myself. I want to be that 3 yr old that knew her daddy could handle everything. So think back to when you were a child and try to approach your relationship with God like a child longing for a daddy.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Matthew 19:26

"Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

There are lots of times I have looked at situaions and thought...there is no way that will work out. I was looking at those situations with my human eyes when I should be looking at them through Gods eyes. Nothing is impossible for our God. Its when we put our hands in it and try to work things out ourselves that we end up messing everything up. If we will just allow him to work in us, through us, and for us we will see the blessings he has in store for us. Instead of doubt have faith that He is in control and let him work out all the details!

Friday, September 2, 2011


The whole book of Psalm is about David in his time of loneliness and fear for his life when hiding from King Saul. In this darkest time for David is when he cried out to God and was the closest to him. The very first verse of Psalm David wrote, "Deliver me from my enemies, O God; protect me from those who rise up against me.
The best place to start when we are at our lowest and can't seem to find our way is crying out to God. Totally relinquesing every aspect of our life. Then remember Gods faithfulness, love, and mercy like David did. Ask God to show you his love, mercy, and faithfulness. Verbalize your fears to God. Talk to him and tell him every thought. He knows them anyway. We can't hid anything from Him. Then pray that Gods will be done in your life and worship him whole heartedly. And then set back and enjoy Gods blessings and thank him daily for all the blessings you already have. Psalm is considered a love song to God because in our time of need and when we cry out for him it is music to his ears. He wants to be our comforter, our deliverer, and our refuge. He takes pleasure in being our father. All we have to do in return is love him and know that he is OUR GOD =)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"If you know you have to wait anyway, why not make a decision to enjoy your life while you’re waiting? Why not be happy while God is in the process of changing things? After all, there’s nothing we can really do to make it happen any faster. We might as well relax and enjoy our lives, knowing that at the appointed time God is going to bring his plan to pass."
Joel Osteen
I loved this because I am an instant gratification person. I think God is teaching me patience =) Its so easy to get caught up in the future and always wanting better than we have. But why can't we just relax and enjoy all the blessings he has given us. Good health, family, home, children, etc...why are we always wanting more more more? We need to learn to just enjoy each day that he has given us and be happy that he is in control!