Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Such a time as this

I see the finish line. Pardon me if my focus gets more fixated. :) Really. Last night, he saw it coming, grabbed my hands and said,
"No, don't do it...It's going to be fine..."
and the tears freely fell.

I know it could be called fear. I think I'm not good with unknowns. I like predictability and comfort. I like knowing that life will go on as I know it.

Yet, isn't life like that anyway? Isn't that why Jesus told us not to worry about tomorrow because there are enough concerns in the today? The very thing I am giving myself to walk in. Today. Resting in His hands like I'm on a large bed that won't ever disappear...in spite of how I feel, His hand remains.

This is one of the moments of my life where I give myself to the bigger picture.

A new life and person will make their entry into the world.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday's

Phillipians 2:12 Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. 13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My Sunday meditation

Ephesians 3: 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A heart like Mary's and the One Thing

and so the days whir and blur by...


and this song gets pulled up for my listening, for my participation.



So many needs. The best place to start is at His feet, to heed, to listen, to be encouraged and strengthened.


That's where we all began. That's where we will all end.



Luke 10:
39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. 40 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”
41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! 42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Friday, January 1, 2010

The creaking wheels, oiled.

Romans 12:2 (NLT) Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

There are seasons of life which pose so many internal questions, it leaves one with moments of fatigue, confusion, and even more questions. I think that this sums up my life through this past year.

But God has been so faithful. And I know, without a doubt, as I have knocked, sought, and asked, He has answered my cries so faithfully. I am so grateful. He has drawn near when I called, He has hidden me when I ran to Him, He has given me wisdom when I asked. I have discovered it to be that simple. Simple in idea yes, but in reality, a bit more of a challenge.

This year marks a point in my life where my need for mind renewal has never been more clear. There are others whom I have had the priviledge of spending some of my thinking hours with: those in my local church, authors like John Piper, AW Tozer, Hannah Whithall Smith, and Joel Osteen, bloggers like Darlene, Jewels, and Ruthanne. These others have had the wheels of their transformed minds oiled by the Holy Spirit and His Word through their years of walking with Him. Maybe they have asked some of the same questions I have...

I don't have resolutions, however more than last year, my vision is clearer.

It isn't always easy. Sometimes we must wrestle for the Truth. But He has promised that we shall know the Truth and it shall make us free. He has promised us that if we come to Him and learn from Him, He will give us rest. This is where I have found true strength and rest to come from.