Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

I have been thinking a lot about New Year's resolutions. I don't usually make them because I know I won't keep them. I think I need to start doing what a motivational speaker that I heard last year said. He said instead of setting goals, make promises to yourself. We all know that goals, resolutions and other things of this nature are things that we subconsciously set ourselves up to fail or not accomplish, but when we make promises to ourselves or others we do everything within our power to keep that promise. A promise calls into question the person's character not just what they will do.

I want to be a person that makes promises to God as well as myself. I am scared to make Him a promise. What if I don't keep it. What if I am too lazy to accomplish what I promised? I don't want my character to be tarnished by my failings. I care too much about myself and my comfort to do what I should. I want to be a person that will keep on keeping on spite of things and that is not easy sometimes to do.

Please Lord help me be the kind of child that will do what I should and promise what I should do. I want to be a child that glorifies you.

Blessings in Christ,

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This picture really says a lot about me right now. I am in a contemplating mood lately. I have been soaking it all in and not really saying much lately. I had a tramatic event in my life about 3 weeks ago and it has left me in a desensitized mood. There has been so much stress in my life I really think that my emotions have turned off for a time. I didn't even get upset or cry about the situation until a tiny, small thing happened and it was as if my world had fallen apart. I am glad that God made us this way. That when the stresses of life get to be too much, we simply shut down until we can get things under control. If I didn't believe that God was in control, I would be crazy or worse. Thank you Lord that I don't hold tomorrow, that You do!!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

I have been thinking a lot today about many people I know that are out of work. Each of them has their own way of dealing with this situation. Most of the people I know that are out of work are friends or family.

This is a stressful situation and even though I don't dwell on it I am starting to feel the effects of the stress on my body. This is the time I need to go to God's Word and reflect on what He has done for me. He prepared me for this time several years ago by showing me in His Word in Matthew 6:25-34. He made me come to realize that if God cares for the birds and flowers and takes are of them in due time, how much more does He love me and will provide for me and my family in times of need. He has proven himself faithful over and over.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Moving Mountains

I am wondering how many people are as awed by our Lord and Savior as I am. He is more than I can imagine or think. He can also do more than I can imagine or think.

I pray weekly with a friend and our topic of praise for this last week was God is a mountain mover, one who can do the impossible.* Can you imagine! Matthew tells us that if we have the faith of a mustard seed, a seed so small that it is difficult to see, that we can move mountains. We have the same capability as God! We can move mountains if we have enough faith, so if we are not moving mountains, what does that say about us? What does that say about our faith? Oh that I would have that much faith!! To move mountains, both real or imagined.

Thanks be to God for His infinite Mercy.

Blessings on your day,
*Isaiah 40:3-5, Matthew 17:20-21, Mark 11:22-24