Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The greatest of these is love. We might hear it a lot but it’s true. Love is never ending. We cannot even imagine the vastness of love and ultimately God’s love. It always has us covered and it will always surprise us with pure goodness.
When our thoughts are on love we will be immersed IN love, completely saturated by love. Love is everlasting and awe-inspiring, hope-filled and unfailing. Love is everything amazing!
Nothing can hold us back from the love of God. It is ever abounding towards us and it will never stop; for all of our days and beyond. God boasts about us. He sings love songs to us; he is hopelessly romantic. He knows every way to get our attention and how to woo us! He is the ultimate lover; the lover of our souls and whole being! He delights in us! We are precious to him and he honours us, he LOVES us. Isaiah 43:4.
He is calling our names, wanting us to look in his direction. He wants us to be close to him. So close that we are one with him and that we can move with him in any direction and in every way. Now that is an exciting life!
Love castes out ALL fear. God doesn’t know fear as he is fullness. We do not lack anything in Him.
Lately I have been feeling hopeless; which is such a horrible feeling and it was confusing because I knew the truth and I was so close yet so far away from feeling the love of God. I couldn’t even bring myself to look out the window. I knew something was not right. I was brought to the thought of being paralyzed by fear. What the heck, no thanks. At the moment there is so much going on, so much to keep track of and to organise; a crazy amount of forces pressuring me to perform to the best of my abilities. It was like living trying to perform to everyone else’s expectations of me; that’s draining and not possible! When I was living like this I was so overwhelmed that I didn’t want to do anything because I couldn’t do anything well. Thank the Lord for his grace that covers and assists us in and through life! He is my teacher and the one who I answer to. Sometimes it’s so hard to bypass the immediate things of life and keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. He has good plans for our lives and we only have to answer to him. No one else has the ultimate authority. So from now on, God is Number One and I will answer to him.
Thank you Lord for being my Redeemer!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Something that has challenged my thinking in the last wee while has been the idea of being fully fixed on God; staying firm in Jesus; standing on the Rock, Him! I mean this in the way of not being subject to man but rather only God!
In standing firm in our Father we begin to know who we are and where the truth lies. This keeps us from sinking or sliding to the side. We are able to feel the fullness of life and are able to have overwhelming peace in any situation. Oh the height and depth of mercy!
Not being afraid to stand up for ourselves, not being frightened of things to come. Knowing that He has it all sorted! Fully trusting Him; abiding in Him and His presence. Our God is anointed! He is seated on High! He is the MOST High! He cares for what happens to us, he loves us SO, so, so much! He not only loves us but he loves EVERYTHING about us! It’s like someone who loves goodie-goodie gumdrop ice cream! He loves the base flavour of it and he loves ALL the bits THROUGHOUT it! He is so FAITHFUL, he has always loved us, he does right NOW and he will for all the days and time to come! Woo!
Take the world BUT GIVE ME JESUS <3
Faithful – full of faith (being confident and trusting all the time (that He has a plan)). Never lacking; always near, always there.
Having faith in the process! My God is beauty and all that He sets His mind, heart, thoughts on are also beautiful! If we set our eyes on things above, everything in our lives will be beautiful also! We can’t help but be captivated by our loving Abba Father when our gaze is locked on him! The fruits of us placing our trust, thoughts and heart in HIM are great! We will never lack and we will constantly bring glory to Him! What an honour to be able to bring glory to God! He is so goof, yeah. Yeah goof! He is spicy! Life with him is never boring, and never will be! We will always have everything we need and more! He knows what’s best and his ways are always so much better than ours! Testimonies only show!
B/c of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. Romans 5:5
So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ! Romans 10:17
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1
By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:3
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Honour – give praise and attention to; Keep (a promise)
Respect – treat with esteem
Esteem – high regard; think highly of
Wow being respectful and honouring of parent’s can be really hard sometimes. No wonder if we do it we will live a long life (Eph 6:3)... what a challenge. But what someone said yesterday we can’t live right by the ‘law’ ourselves, but only through love is it possible to meet those commandments. That makes sense too, because out of love everything is easier; you don’t think about things they just happen – it’s a part of who you are.
Mm I wanna be filled with the Holy Spirit ALL the time. Leaking; it’s the only way!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Have you ever experienced a blessing from a ‘neighbour’? Has the Holy Spirit ever prompted you to do something? Did you do it?
Being blessed is amazing!
I admire the people who hear, listen and give. OH how they will be blessed so much more in return!
This makes me think, wow, I have been a receiver of goodness but have I been a giver of goodness?
It inspires me so much more to listen and carry out the Holy Spirit’s prompts! I would love for people to experience the feeling of a blessing!
I love the fact that if God wants us to do something, he has given us all that we need to do it! We will not miss out or lack, anything!
Tonight I was waiting down at the shops and this little boy (about 3 years old) in the middle of the room was jamming OUT! He was the flippn MAN! WOW! He was performing ‘breaks’ and head stands and all that jazz, SO well! Like better than anyone around! WOAH! It made me think... how can he be so amazing when he is so young?!?!?! Someone must have invested a lot of time into him otherwise he must be very observant!
Imagine if we all spent time in God’s presence experiencing his pure goodness. Wooaaah! What a glorious day that’d be. Haha
So I encourage you, put your ‘antennas’ up and listen out for a chance to give/be a blessing!
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I’ve been thinking about honesty. I’ve been thinking of caring for people around me, other than myself. I’ve been thinking of the passion inside being re-fuelled.
I’ve been thinking about when someone asks you how you are, and you reply with good; even when you’re not. I’ve been thinking about how the devil likes to isolate people and pounce on them when they are alone with no support. I was thinking about the value of families and that we all have one, whether it is large, small or just one; whether they are blood related or not.
If we all have family, why do people struggle alone?
There is so much that we can gain from each other and it’s sad to think that we are too ‘busy’ for one another. It’s sad how we want things so bad that we forget to stop and enjoy the moment and care for our neighbours. It doesn’t take that long to stop and generally care for someone. I’m guilty of rushing by myself, but I am so, so willing to stop and make the effort for those around me. The Kingdom is all for it and surely if it is a priority for them, then that must mean something? Time will not be wasted when spent helping and encouraging people. We ALL have a part to play and I’m sure if we all worked together we could create a new culture. Wouldn’t that be amazing?
Everyone knows someone who knows someone, imagine if we all communicated, we’d loop back to the beginning and we would be so unified! It’s funny how things work huh ;)
Help us get back to your will and your ways, Jesus.
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! - Love you guys! :)