Thursday, August 21, 2008

Just a thought

Things that inspire you are all around, but true JOY comes when you least expect it. I have definately had my trials over the last year, but in every instance, God has given me things to inspire me and keep me moving forward, but I sit and think about all of the things that I have tried to create for myself and it is no wonder I was not finding Joy in them. God gives us joy when we quit trying to rule over our own lives.

So in this journey of spiritual maturity, we walk this path trying to develop the skills we need to be successful, but all to often we try to take our own path which is usually a detour. I hope that learning about myself will help me to limit those detours. Lord help me to widen my dimensions to see your end result. Help me to not try and rush through life, but to enjoy it as it comes along. Lord help me put my inadequacies behind me and bottle up those fears which bind me from what I want to accomplish in you and in life. Take time to put you first so that I will have nothing to be sad about later. You have a plan in me and I am your perfect creation.

Be Blessed

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Today is another day, not like yesterday cause it has already passed. I was just thinking about how life changes in the blink of an eye and for what reason changes happen, we'll never know. One thing, I've learned lately, is that you have to be open to the changes that God has for you. If you are constantly trying to make your life what you want it to be and miss the bigger picture, it will often blow up in you face. I trace back to the beginning of the year and see doors that God tried to open for me that I quickly closed due to fear. What struck that fear in me? Was it that I had neglected my relationship with Christ and therefore could not hear his discerning voice, or was I just being a stubborn child? I hate to say that it was probably the first of the two but honesty and truth are very important to me and so therefore I have to admit my fault. I had began running my own show which always causes problems. Lord help me that my today's and tomorrow's will be more about you and that I will never hesitate to hear your voice. Thank you for remembering me and always taking me back and making my life better than I deserve.


Friday, August 1, 2008

All because of JESUS

Free - All Because of Jesus: From the album We Shine

Giver of every breath I breathe
Author of all eternity
Giver of every perfect thing
To you be the glory

Maker of heaven and of earth
No one can comprehend your worth
King over all the universe
To you be the glory

I'm alive, bacause I'm alive in You

It's all because of Jesus I'm alive
It's all because the blood of Jesus Christ
That cover's me, and raised this dead man's life
It's all because of Jesus I'm alive

Every sunrise sings Your praise
The universe cries out your praise
I'm singing freedom all my days
Now that I'm alive

It seems I hear this song every morning now, and luckily it sticks with me. Since Wednesday night, I have really tried to ponder exactly where my patience level is. As stated at church, it is okay to be angry, but it is how we harbor that anger that makes a difference. And even this morning as I was driving in traffic and I wanted to yell at the people, I took into account that I can't do anything about what they are doing and do you know that it helped!

Referring back to why I put this song on this particular blog, I thought about it and it goes back to what I've said in previous blogs that no matter what we are going through, we must praise him and give him all the glory. The verses of this song inspire me. Giver of every breath I breate, Author of all eternity, To you be the GLORY!!! I'm alive because I'm ALIVE IN YOU! Lord when I'm not patient continue to work on me for it is all because of you that I have life!