Thursday, April 23, 2009

Captivated By .... business!!!

Wow, it has been quite some time since I have written on my blog. College life is definitely keeping me busy and sometimes it is so overwhelmingly stressful, but through it all, I know God's helping and guiding me along. I have a beautiful friend who always encourages me to find Joy in everything, especially in the tough and difficult times.

Here is another picture I took a while back, it is another picture of the sun/sky, and the beauty God has created in the sky above us. The verse I placed with this picture is Psalm 27:14 ~Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.~ This has become one of my favorite verses. (Just one out of all my favorites ;) ). I always have a difficult time to just stop breathe, and know that God has it all in control. I am always wanting to take things in my own hands, and make things happen in my own timing. (of course this is wrong) This verse speaks volumes to me, and I hope it does to you as well. I put this verse on my computerscreen so every day I read and know that I need to wait on the Lord, and trust in Him.

I heard this quote from someone "God is rarely early, and never late." I find this statement to be comforting, I know in all things God's will WILL be done. No matter what you do, how you can screw up and what kind of mistakes you make, know, and believe that through all things and with everything God will have His will be done.

I know this might seem like repitition, like a broken record playing over and over again. I am sure that you have heard how God's will will be done in His timing. But, I believe it is important for us to repeat and remember OVER AND OVER again until it is in our brain, heart, soul and mind. Until we trust the Lord so much that we will never question or be discouraged about the present and the future. Knowing that we don't need to take on this load, this worry or fear on what is to be, because God knows, and He will place it on your heart what needs to be done when the time is right.

Wait on the Lord everyone, wait, trust, know and believe... and wait on the Lord!

Just my thoughts


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Prayer, it's a POWERFUL thing. How many times do we get down on our hands and knees and pray to the One and Only?
I was at chapel the other day, and was really touched with what the Pastor said. While he was talking, I remembered this picture to the left, it is of a little girl who goes to my church. I took this at VBS where she was on her hands and knees praying for a very long time. She has a beautiful heart, this wonderful child of God.
The pastor asked us the question "How do you develop a steady heart? A heart that does not worry or be anxious, but a heart that trusts in the Lord and a heart that is steady in Him?" He gave us four words to help us...
1. EMBRACE the cross. (Galations 2:17-20)
2. EXCHANGE Our Load for His (Matthew 11:28-30)
3. CHOICE - to choose not to worry and to choose to pray and trust the Lord (Philippians 4:6-7)
4.CONFRONT the issue (Genesis 22:1-14)
What really stood out to me was when he said "Worry is a sign of Pride." It hit me, because I worry... a lot... it really got me to thinking, am I really that prideful? Can I not admit that I need to pray more and get on my hands and knees and trust the Lord with all my worries and my personal load!?
Philippians 4:6-7 "Be anxious for nothing, in eerything by PRAYER AND SUPLLICATION, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the PEACE of God, which surpasses ALL understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
The Lord is so good, so very good! Through ALL things, be like this little girl, get on your hands and knees daily, and pray to God and trust Him, embrace Him, exchange everything for Him, choose Him, and confront all your issues to Him.
Just my thoughts...

Friday, February 13, 2009

This is my cousin Katelynn. Isn't she Beautiful!? My family and I went on vacation over Thanksgiving Break, and the hotel was "made" for kids. They had these really cute bunk beds, and this cute little night light that switched on and off.

Katelynn was absolutely amazed by the light! I hope you can see that in this picture that I took. We would shut it off, and she would turn it right back on and just enjoy the beauty of the light and the warmth.

It really opened my eyes to God's Light in our lives. How we should be like little kids and just be an absolute awe of His light and guidance, as Katelynn is here with the simple night light.

Proverbs 6:23 "For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the correction of discipline are the way of life." It is so easy for us... me... to find His commandments as an "inconveniance." when really we need to be realize the commandments are the lamp to guide us in our life, it is something we should be blessed to have, something we should always be happy to have to guide us in the direction that God has planned for us.

My little Katelynn, always looking to the light :) Never accepting the darkness. You try to turn that light off and she will turn it right back on. Lets always be keeping that light on, never shutting it off.

Just My Thoughts,

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I went for a walk with the Lord on the day where it was 60 degrees in the middle of winter in Michigan... (thats just not normal ;) )
I was reading through John 8 and came across verse 12 "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."
I looked up at that moment and was amazed by the bright sun, I decided to take a picture, and next thing I know I created this photo :) God's beauty is all around us and it amazes me how I take it for granted sometimes. God shows us so much through His creation, it just simply captures me.
Just my thoughts :)