Thursday, September 3, 2009

Just an update...

So life is a little crazy at the moment.  Between classes, working, cheerleading, exercise science club stuff, and planning a WEDDING, things are pretty busy.  Regardless of how busy things are, I couldn't be happier.  Life is SO great and I don't have a thing in the world to complain about.
The Lord is teaching me ALL kinds of stuff right now.  He's definitely keeping me on my knees about a lot of things.  There are a ton of uncertainties for the next year or so.  I am constantly reminded to "just keep praying".  It's been an awesome, but painful, experience to see yet again how often I forget God.  Now I KNOW that He is there for me, but it's sad to see how often I don't go to Him for help.  I rely so often on my own understanding to try and figure things out.  Lately though, God's been showing me that i am NOT in all.  It's been so great to be reminded of how powerful He is and how weak I am.  It's a constant reminder of His love for me.  
I just have to truly believe that His plan is perfect.  In His perfect timing He's going to reveal all I need to know at that moment.  It's so refreshing to just surrender all of my plans and let God show me what I need to know.
Until next time, know that I am growing and learning OH so much.  The Lord is using this time of uncertainty to bring me to my knees in prayer.  I'm loving it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Life sure is sweet...

Every single day I am amazed at how wonderful life is. Regardless of what's going on, life is good. You simply cannot deny that this life is amazing. I am just so very thankful to God for giving me such joy in Him. I find new reasons to laugh and sing and dance and just generally be happy about every single day.

I love walking around and noticing the beauty of things for the first time. I mean, sometimes I've seen these things at least a million times but I've never taken the opportunity to really look at them. Let's say, for instance, the trees or the clouds, or the sunshine, or the grass, or even little sickening bugs. Everything has such a unique beauty to it that I really believe God intended for us to notice. One thing that I've had a major fascination with for the past two years or so is the sky. I think the sky is just absolutely breathtaking. The way that the clouds sometimes span across the blue, or the colors of the sunset when they turn everything orange. That is my absolute favorite time of the day...When everything seems to take on this orangey tint. The way the sky looks just before it rains is another thing that is just beautiful to look at. I hate that I don't take the time out of my day more often to notice these things.

I'm going to make it an effort now to see the beauty in everything that God has created. I am going to give him the credit and the glory for making things so beautiful for us when it's not even necessary. I mean, think about it...There's no reason that the sky has to turn all shades of pink and red and orange right before it goes down. I believe that God made that happen so that we can enjoy it...

Take the time to look around you and really see things...

It's an amazing world we live in...Take advantage of it.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

So faithful...

So this morning, I was just standing on the sidewalk waiting for runners to approach so I could point out the direction of the bobcat ramble course, when I thought to myself...this is a GREAT opportunity for some Jesus time. So I just spent a good 15 minutes or so just praying that the Lord would show me or teach me something cool today.
I've been saying that a lot lately, though...that I want the Lord to teach me something, but I realized this morning that I haven't really given Him a chance to show me anything. I've been drowning out His voice with anything and everything; not intentionally, of course, but mindlessly, nonetheless.
I believe God used that tiny moment just to show me that no matter what excuses I make up about not hearing His voice or not learning anything from him, HE remains faithful...I'm the one that's not. He is the UNCHANGING God, I, however, am constantly changing. For that, I am grateful. I cannot express enough how much it means to me that the Lord, OUR savior, is willing to give me chance after chance after chance. He is constantly molding me into the person He has created me to be. The fact that such a MAGNIFICENT, HOLY, BIG, POWERFUL God would be concerned about little ol' me is unfathomable.
I have known that for years, but I feel like it is one of those things that I have to constantly be reminded of, and every time I am, I am in absolute awe that God would care so much about US.
Anyways, onto the thing that God showed me today. No specifics, unfortunately, but the thing that God seemed to be showing me over and over again today was how He is working in other people's lives. That in itself makes me examine my own life and recognize the ways that the Lord is changing my life and my reasonings about certain things.
I am so excited to say that today really opened my eyes to God's power. It sounds so petty to say, but I am constantly underestimating His power. I have absolutely no reason to, but it is so very common for me to say that God can do anything (and THINK that I really believe it), yet when it is something that seems impossible, I subconciously find myself doubting that it will happen.
SO, my new goal is to STOP underestimating my God. He is mighty. He is the Creator of the universe, of YOU and Me, of grass and trees and flowers...of every animal that is not yet even discovered and all the ones that are...of the different types of clouds and all the colors of the sunset...everything. That is mindblowing. It's one of those things we are all taught in Sunday school and church, but it really is so great to be refreshed on that very surface-y topic.
Praise the Lord, my eyes have been opened to wonderful things.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Because everyone else is doing it...

Well, I caved. I'm new to this whole blooging deal, so it could be a little rough at first. I'm going to have to come up with some good stuff to write about on here so it's not too too boring, but we'll just have to wait and see how that goes.
For now, I'm just going to post this and try to think of something interesting for tomorrow. Maybe even something philosophical. Or maybe not.