Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
When Christ is our focus - and He is filling our hearts - peace, love and joy erupt from within. The love and grace Christ has given us was given to be shared.
"Present grace COMPELS joy. Future Grace, our hope in heaven, ALLOWS for present joy." - Gary Spooner
"Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him." Psalm 98:1
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I am learning, now – that God didn’t create us to be independent – or to do life by ourselves. He created us to be in relationship with Him – to ask for and rely on help from Him. The whole point of life is to learn to life in relationship with Christ – our PERSONAL savior – who knows us completely and loves us unconditionally.
And, all of our Earthly relationships reveal something about the way we are called to relate to Christ – and I think marriage is an especially awesome blessing in this respect! I am already learning from my marriage relationship about the deep LOVE that God has for each of us. I am also learning that relationships REFINE us! Each person in your life is there to “chip” something away – or “sheer” off some of the “wool” that is keeping us from a full relationship with Christ.
God is showing me that admitting my need (for anything and everything!) is the first step to having an authentic conversation with Christ. So – I need help – but my help comes from above – so that I can in turn help and love the precious people in my life. Thank you Jesus, for showing me how much I need you!
"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." – Hebrews 4: 15-16
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
"So do not loose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal." - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Thank you, Jesus:)
Monday, September 12, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
...and hopefully back to blogging! Maybe with a set schedule - I will be able to make the time! This is my new bulletin board - with our school's theme - "Saddling up for Success!" If you can't tell - it's a horse created with all different art mediums - it turned out pretty cool!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I just started reading a small book by a lady in Birmingham, Alabama titled, "All we like sheep." Throughout the Bible we are compared to sheep and Christ as our shepherd. In the book, she goes into a deep explanation of how we are like sheep - something that is hard for me to grasp because in order to admit I am like one - I also have to admit that this list of characteristics of sheep describes me as well:
I like to think of myself as fairly intelligent and able to find my own way. But - according to the Bible - and when I am really honest with myself - we are all just like sheep. Realizing my "sheepness" reminds me of one of my favorite hymns, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: we are truly "Prone to wander...Prone to leave the God (we) love." But Praise God for His son, our good shepherd who "sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God; He, to rescue me from danger, Interposed His precious blood!"
Admitting my "sheepness" brought be to a deeper understanding of a truth I learned a while ago - that I need to "Let HIM be Lord." So often - I think I have things under control, and tend to be "lord" of my own life - but I don't and can't. I am learning to Praise God that I am a wondering sheep - that I need to rest and look for His guidance - because He is my shepherd!
So today let's give up!!! Let's admit we are sheep, in desperate need of a shepherd every minute of every day - and allow Christ to guide us:)