6.29.2010

Our God

Well summer is here. Ha! As if I needed to tell anybody in the 90 degree heat. But I'm not complaining, I actually love the hot weather. :)

I have been spending a lot of time outside to say the least. Soaking up the sun and looking around at the Lord's beauty. I am absolutely awestruck by how much beauty is around me. Sometimes I just wonder how you can look around and not believe. However, that's a different topic for a different day.

I have recently been listening to Chris Tomlin's song, "Our God". I absolutely love that song. Every time I look around that song just comes singing in my head because it is so true. Our God truly is greater and stronger and higher than ANY other. He is Indescribable.

I wanted to share the song with you because it truly speaks my heart to the Lord. Here's a video I found that I thought was pretty cool...



Shine the Light of Jesus around you! Have a blessed Tuesday!

6.17.2010

Come On In....

"Come on in, you're always welcome" - Church Billboard

That is what I saw on a  Church billboard that I passed yesterday. I thought that was really amazing and welcoming to see outside. The only problem I had was, sometimes that's not the way people feel inside the Church.

I've been to several different churches. All the people are nice and stuff, but sometimes I just don't see people who genuinely love the people (the believers, the Church, etc) that are around them. I have been guilty of this before, thankfully then and now anytime I start judging those people the Lord gently rebukes me and reminds me that we are all sinners looking to our Savior.

It would be so awesome if the feelings inside our hearts for people were in fact, "come on in, you're always welcome." We'd be fulfilling the Lord's will by just loving the people around us. I want to really and truly love the people around me, my problem sometimes is though, that I've been hurt by these same people. Forgiving isn't easy, but forgetting.. well that is even harder. At least for me. Sometimes I just want to hold onto those feelings of hate and anger and bitterness. Not actually realizing that it is hurting me more than that person or anybody else. I guess, you can't really love someone if you have hate towards them, right? So the best possibility is to let go of the anger and hate and allow the Lord to heal your heart so that you can actually love them.

My point is that the Father has called us to love one another as ourselves. If we can't let go of the hate we have for others or for even ourselves, then we cannot love. Let's stand together as the body of Christ and truly love Him and love others. Let our attitudes be, "Come on in, you're always welcome." Have a blessed day!! :)

6.07.2010

The Light Is Coming

Lately I have been waking up at early morning. You know, 3:00 am and 4:00 am and God has been teaching me something through that.

Each morning I just sit there listening for the next.. well however long I can stay awake. haha And I just let my thoughts come as they come and go as they go. Something I've noticed is that the birds will start chirping about 30 minutes before the sun starts to come up. So any morning that I wake up and see that it's still dark, but the birds are singing then I know that the sun will be up soon.

The Lord showed me something that I want to share with you; in  the crisis that you may be in or the difficult situation the Light is on it's way. Jesus is right there with you, holding your hand and trying to tell you that everything will be okay. Listen to Him because God has a greater plan for all of our lives that none of us can truly see unless we listen to His voice and know in our hearts that His truth is truth and it will all be okay.

My reminder to you on this Monday is listen for the birds 'cause the Son is on His way. The Light is coming. Your are going to be just fine. Jeremiah 29:11 says so, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Stay blessed!

6.05.2010

Thoughts

My head has been buzzing for a long time now. So much running through it, it's almost hard to process all of it. Here are some of the thoughts I am thinking about...

I am thankful to be alive. God has blessed me with a life that I will not.. could not waste. Life is so precious. Once you've had a near death experience and see what a true gift it is, you can never be the same. Why waste your life by partying, drinking, and living for that next high? Is it really that fun hanging over the toilet throwing up after a hard night? Matt Pitt said this, "People always say, 'you only live once' right, so we have to get it right now because we only have one chance." We're all looking for love for sure, but let me tell you that love is not in that bottle it's in Jesus. Once you find His love, you'll never be the same.. ever!

Why do people lie to each other? Why do we inflict pain on our closest friends? Family members? That is such a shame. We hurt the people we love the most. It would be so much easier to just keep our mouths closed, rather than open them and harm a friend. "A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction." - Proverbs 16:23

Do I truly know how to love? 1 Corinthians 13 tells me what love is and as I'm reading I'm thinking, if this love do I love people or just strongly like them? Jesus, teach me to love truly with all my heart.

That's just a few of my thoughts that I decided to share. Feel free to share any of your thoughts. Would love to hear about them. :) Have a wonderful weekend!!

The Noticer


I just finished reading 'The Noticer' by Andy Andrews, well, actually I finished it a few days ago but I've had a crazy week. ;) Anyways, if you are looking for a great book to read this summer I highly recommend reading this one.

This book really does give a different perspective or view of the ways things are and the situations we face. I had such a wonderful time reading this book. God used this book to help my heart see things in a whole other way. For that I am thankful.

Definitely go pick up this book if you have the chance to. I think everyone would have a better life if they had their eyes opened a bit and a different perspective to go on. Have a wonderfully blessed weekend!