Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Winks from God...

This thought was given to me by my old boss, John today whom I miss his Godly advise!!. God gives us winks to let us know that he is here with us. When he said this it was an interesting concept. God winking at us to let us know he is still here. This is so true! It got me thinking of what ways God has winked at me in my life. I can think of quite a few, and for example on of them goes all the way back to first grade when this girl Crystal was in my class and then we became what I call "hi buddy" where you just say Hi to each other when you see them in the hallways and that's it. This went on until middle school. I think that was God giving me a wink saying hey you know what... you will still be friends with her when your about to turn 28! and also that year Crystal met Nikki who is still her best friend and in middle school become one of my good friends as well and then I met angie and jen and so on because God knew we would all need to be friends to get us through some horrible and wonderful times in our lives.

I also think God likes to give us winks just because he can, because he is GOD!!! He is all power and love and can do whatever he wants. And he chooses to love us and because he loves us he will show us which roads to take and then he leaves the rest up to us. We have the choice to see the cross in the road and we get to make the decision of which way to go. Sometimes we choose the wrong one and God will "recalculate" and give us different road to take. He will give us detours throughout our whole lives to reach the goal he has for us!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I blame Cinderella....

I blame Cinderella and all her other friends, Belle, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Arial. Why do I blame them? Well because ever since I was about five years old Cinderella has been my favorite movie, and still is, but it was that movie that first put into my head "I want to be a princess and soon my prince charming will rescue me" It was that mentality that I placed my prince charming on a pedestal and have left him there. I know that my standards are really high up there and that I should lower them a little, but truth is I know that when I meet my prince charming I will know instantly! I know that sounds crazy, but I believe that God already knows who he is and that he has brought me up knowing that he is out there somewhere. We are just not ready to meet yet because God is still working in our lives to prepare us for that next step. It's weird but sometimes I get this crazy feeling in my heart to pray for my future husband and I know that is God telling me "hey your guy need some prayer" and I hope that when I meet my future husband he has been praying for me as well.

Ok back to my blaming the princesses!! These fairytale stories that almost all girls fell in love with when we were little have made us crazy! They taught us that you can find your prince charming in one day and fall in love and live happily ever after. Well they forgot one thing! That this method is wrong!!!!!! I do believe in love at first sight, but I believe you also have to work and fight for that love at first sight to stay there until death do you part. They make you think when you are five years that it will be easy to find that prince charming, they forget to mention you might have to wait until your late twenties, thirties, or even older to find that prince! So for the next future generation growing up with these fairytales, let your daughters in on that little secret. This is a fairytale, and that life does not work out that great!!! :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

God's Splendor

"For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him, strength and glory are in his sanctuary." Psalm 96:4-6

God made the heavens!!!! That still amazes me that at one point there was nothing and then God just spoke and the stars in heaven were created and then he spoke again and then there was light and then he spoke again and he created us. God created us!! That amazes me. God, I am in awe of you tonight. You give me strength when I need it most and you love me so much, and I can't believe how much you love someone so unworthy, but I thank you and I hope everyone on this planet knows somewhere deep down in their hearts that you are their creator and put them on this planet for a purpose. I sometimes find it hard to think that there are people out there who do not know you, but I know there are and pray that Lord, you put someone in their lives to show them your great love. A love that is unlike anything anyone will ever experience. I pray Lord that you give us all strength to face the nightmares of this world, and I pray that you let us enjoy the little moments in life. I love you, In Jesus name. Amen

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring is in the air!!!

I had a wonderful day!! I am truely blessed. God has done so much for me lately I feel like my heart is going to explode!! Work is going great and I got a part-time job at Payless to earn some extra cash. Our offer was excepted for the house and my sister and I are now Homeowners!! I can't believe how wonderful God is!! I love you Lord. Today I was at wal-mart and saw these awesome flowers that are going to inspire my new room decor!! :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Beauty beyond belief

God made this whole world and it amazes me every day just how everything works together for God's purpose! Today I got to spend a little time underground in a cave and see God's beauty at work. Its amazing to see what can happen under the earth with God at work. He work is amazing and glorious! He knows what he's doing. When I was down in the cave with some great friends, I was reminded that if God can do this underground, imagine what he can do with our lives. :)

God is...



Thank You, Lord

"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin." Psalm 51:1-2

Have you ever noticed that when you sin, you get this almost immediate since of guilt? Well today I'm thanking God for that guilt because without that guilt how would we know what we are doing is wrong. We get this sick feeling because we so want God to be proud of us and love us for who we are, but when we sin, we automatically think God hates us. We could all day or week and feel loved and blessed and full of grace, but them bam...we sin...and God hates us. Why is that? Because that day or full week that we felt blessed and loved God already knew what the future held, and the fact that we were going to sin. He loves us so much, that is why he gave us his son. Jesus took our guilt and pain and left it at the cross! We were born sinners and we are going to sin every day of our lives, but God already knows that and guess what? HE LOVES US ANYWAY!!!!!!! His love is so deep that he fights for you. He doesn't want us to have the sick guilt feeling. He wants us to be filled with grace and mercy. We should be thankful that Jesus died on the cross for us. He wants us to be guilt free! But we know that we are sinners and are going to be leaving our transgressions at the feet of the cross and every day renewing ourselves with the fact that God loves us, He hates our sin, BUT HE LOVES US!!

He already knows we are not perfect in any way shape or form. He knows that the devil is fighting us along with him. That is why we have free will. He wants us to always choose HIM!!! I choose him every morning!!!

I love you, Lord and thank you so much for showing up this morning and renewing my spirit and my soul. You are my father and I love you so much that sometimes I have no words! Your beauty is shining today with a gorgeous sunny day. I know that you are going to arrive today and shine on us. Again, I love you and thank you! In Jesus name, Amen.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

If God is with us who can stand against us?

That is the question of the day, and the answer is easy. Nothing or no one can stand in God's way. He knows what the future holds and we have the decision to either simply stand still and watch it go by, or we can stand up and walk, run, skip and jump and enjoy every moment! God doesn't want us to stand still, he wants us to jump! Sometimes the leap is hard because we don't know where it leads, but with God there to catch us its so worth the chance of true happiness! Some jumps are really big like jobs, kids, marriage, buying a house and other jumps are like jumping in a very small puddle, but the impact will last a lifetime like saying hello to a complete stranger who might someday become your best friend. Or just helping someone with their groceries or holding a door open for someone. Or by making someone laugh because you both jump in that puddle together and feel like kids again. It is sometimes the simple things in life that make it worth living.

God amazes me everyday by just showing up. I try every morning when I first wake up to say "Good Morning God, whats in store for us today?" I find that when I start my morning off right with a good conversation with God, my day goes smoothly and life is grand! It's those weird days that I forget to take those special moments that my brain gets confused on what to focus on. I take control of the steering wheel and get out of control. So my little message for the day is take it slow and say Good Morning to God and see what that does for your day!! :)