Sunday, October 28, 2012

Perspective


 It's all about perspective.  The choice to be happy comes from within ourselves.  If we have it in our hearts that God is in control, then we will want to shine with the joy of Christ rather than dwell on the problem itself.  It's very easy to say yet so hard to do in the moment of the problem.  When we get caught up with ourselves, we forget that the creator of the universe is just waiting for us to ask for more guidance.  He sees that we are lost, but he is waiting and waiting for us to open up our eyes and trust him.  When we finally realize that it is God's plan that prevails, we are no longer afraid to move forward in spite of our trouble.

    

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

He Made a Choice

I really love fall.
During fall, you can see God's creation so well.
The leaves are changing colors and spiraling to the ground, the flowers are slowly wilting, the windy weather's embrace, the rays of sunlight shining on the treetops.  This is the beauty of God.  With all of autumn's simplicity, God just blossoms through every moment of every day.  







He chose to save us.
He chose to make all of our flaws void through his love.

Why does he choose me?  With all of my flaws, I must be a disappointment, right?
Wrong.

When he says he loves us, he means it.
We belong to him, we are his children, and he is so proud to be our salvation.

    

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shine for Christ

Happy Friday!
Don't forget to shine for Christ today.
Don't get distracted by the small and imperfect details.  Focus on counting your blessings.  









 


 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Empty Me

"The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of God will stand forever."
Isaiah 40:8








Jesus, empty everything out of me that does not give you glory.  Just like you empty the flowers and trees of their wilt, empty me of my wilt.  Give me courage to be your servant, willingly.  Even though you do not look at us as your servants, I want to stand readily awaiting your commands.  I want to serve you because you have served me unlike any other.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Flower Art Friday: A Plan


God has a plan.  He has a plan that isn't going to put you down.  We as humans are often fearful of the future because we lack the ability to determine the unknown.  The greatest blessing is the fact that we simply don't know what's going to happen in our lives.  The less we know, the more we learn to trust God for what we are unable to see.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Little by Little










I look through the window and see my reflection imprinted in the glass.
The view of my face out this window reminds me of how I am constantly trying to figure out how I fit into the world and what I can contribute.
I sit down in this swing and contemplate the future, but no matter how hard I try, I just can't see it.
Every time someone asks me where I want my life to take me, I can't help but hesitate on the answer.
I honestly don't know what my life will look like in ten years.
I have absolutely no ideas.
I think of all the possibilities and never can decide among the many choices before my eyes.
Sitting on a swing, I rock back and forth, as I try to see all of my life at once.
Does it work?
No.
Only God can see great works like that.
As I am still sitting on this swing, I take a different perspective on my life.
I realize that I don't have to know the events.
God has a plan for me, and I have to trust that He will not lead me astray.
He will not let me fall.
He will bring me to places that I couldn't have imagined taking myself.
I am beyond blessed that the creator of the universe holds my life.
I can't wait for him to reveal his plan for me, little by little, step by step.  

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I Want To Know








I want to know love.
I want to know why He wants me so much even though I am so flawed.

I want to know grace.
I want to know why I am forgiven even when I do awful things.

I want to know jealousy.
I want to know why He is jealous for me.  Why?

I want to know the cost.
I want to know and understand the exact measure of the cost he paid so that I wouldn't have to.

I want to know Him.
Even more than I do now, I just want to know Him.