I was recently shooting photos for a friend of mine for his new album and we had some time to catch up and he filled me in on the new things God was doing in his life and I was so impressed with his faith in God and his courage to follow Gods plan for him. We continued the shoot and we were getting ready to change locations and I said ‘wherever you wanna go ill follow’ and it instantly hit me how easy it was for me to say that to him for a simple photo shoot but how hard it is for me to say that with God. God is the one and only person that I know would never hurt me or lead me astray and yet it is so hard to say ‘lead the way I’m right behind you!’. It really made me think and see that I need to grow stronger in my faith and allow God to fully lead my life and the decisions I make.
I will bring praise! I will bring praise! No weapon formed against me shall remain!
Wow such empowering words!
Okay you got me, I am spoiled. There does that make you feel better? Does that make your bank account increase? Does that make me less spoiled? NO. So why do you keep talkin?? My parent’s give so much money away it isn’t even funny! They have done more for other people than I can even count and some I am sure I don’t even know about and God has blessed them twice as much. When you do good with the things God has given you he gives it right back to you! He sees you know what to do with what he has given you and allows you to have more. So tired of hearing about how spoiled I am. I do get a lot and yes I am extremely blessed but I won’t apologize for it because I KNOW how blessed I am and I never take one bit of it for granted. I know it could all be gone tomorrow and honestly I think I would be okay if it did because it is all materialistic anyway.
I love sunny days. I have found that a beautiful sunny day can lift my spirits so much and almost change my mood if I am having a bad day. Nice days make me feel more productive and make me want to get things done instead of sit around. They make me want to dance and sing!
”This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
—1 John 1:5-7
I find myself in an odd mood tonight. I think it is God showing me a few things and my girly emotions getting involved but I just wish I could be in a place with no technology, no bad things, no people, nothing to think about, nothing to get done, and nothing all together. Just nothingness and quiet. Just me and the Lord with no distractions and nothing to interrupt. I know I can talk to God whenever I want and for as long as I want but sometimes there are just so many other things going on in my mind I feel I am being rude to God. Wasting his time almost by letting worldly things and other issues take away my attention from him when he deserves every bit of it. I don’t know but it seems to me I need to get off of here and disconnect everything, shut off my phone, and close my window and sit in silence with the Lord for a bit. I think I shall. Goodbye.
You Only Live Once?
Maybe for the unsaved. Christ grants me eternal life. Looks like YOLO does not apply. :)
I gotta say sitting here looking through the latest Tim Tebow tags (like such a girly girl) and it hits me. I cannot WAIT for the day of judgment when everyone who ever said negative things about Tim Tebow, the way he lived his life, or the things he did for the Lord with his time on Earth finally stands before the Lord. I would also just love to see their faces when they see how pleased the Lord is with his son Tim and rewards him for everything he did that everyone else mocked him for. Rollin in crowns he will be and you will be kicking yourself.
You ever have those moments when it just smacks you in the face and you realize “I am blessed!!” Well had one of those just now! Thank you Lord for everything you have provided me with! You never fail me even when I am walking away from you! THANK YOU for caring for you children!!
What is Beauty?
Well, now isn’t that a loaded question. In today’s world and time “beauty” is used to describe the most glamorous and attractive people and things. Beauty has come to be a very materialistic and universal term to describe more physical things such as looks, body shape, style, clothes, etc. However, I grew up with it meaning something different. I grew up in a Christian home. I grew up with a mom and dad who loved me unconditionally as well as each other, a heavenly father who loved me even more than the earthly ones, and the understanding that all things created by that heavenly father were more beautiful than anything this world could counterfeit.
There are countless thing I could use as an example of God’s masterpiece of beauty but that would take more of your time than you may be willing to spend. With that I will use the one that has been most prominent in my life. Love.
What display of love is most beautiful? I think I would have to say a newlywed couple on their wedding day, or a wife and husband with their brand new bundle of joy, or maybe even an elderly couple who has defied the odds and are celebrating their 60th year of marriage! It’s a time when they have the most passionate and unconditional love for each other but even those strongest of moments don’t compare to the most beautiful love of all. Unconditional love. This is what God has shown me to be more beautiful than anything. What could be the greatest act of unconditional love? Doing anything for that person? Being there when they need you most? Giving your life for them? Jesus loves me with unconditional love and has done and will continue to do all of those things and more for me even though I do nothing to deserve it! A love like that…how could it not be beautiful? To love someone so much. No strings attached, no conditions, no restrictions, and no reservations. Knowing that no matter what happens and no matter where you end up in life that you always have and always will have someone who loves you more than you can imagine and even fathom. On top of that knowing that nothing could ever come between you and that love: Romans 8:37-39 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Beauty is defined differently by every person we meet and everyone will have their own perception of beauty. For me? I have never found it more profound than in the love of Christ. I hope I am not the only one.