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! :)
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Childlikeness. The Holy Spirit impregnated Mary with the Son of God. (Luke 1:35) Jesus was his name. He was to rule and he was a baby! He had the authority and he probably didn’t even know about it! haha that’s cause he was completely dependent on God and God was working through him! In ALL ways and in ANY way! ALL He was glorified God!
When children are crawling and gaining their motor skills they explore all around the house, their parents or caregivers are always watching, keeping an eye on them. Those children can choose to do whatever they like. The parent intervenes if they think the child is going to hurt them-selves or is going the wrong way. This is like Jesus watching our every move, either encouraging us or staying quiet as we explore. He has our best interests at heart (Jere 29: 11), so, if we head the wrong way he corrects us. Sometimes if we keep doing the wrong thing or are going the wrong way the parent will let the child go there and learn for themselves. It may hurt the child but they soon learn that that was why their parent was guiding them away from that action or path the first time. It would be so much easier if we trusted our God the first time so we didn’t have to learn for ourselves. But the amazing thing is that God chooses to use those experiences for our good, anyways! What a gracious God!
Being a child and care free is where it is at. We don’t have to worry about a thing! It may sound unreal but Jesus teaches us to not worry about ANYTHING but PRAY about EVERYTHING!!!! (Phil 4:6) And prayers SO work! That way we can keep moving through life living it to the FULL!! Jesus came so that we may have LIFE and life to the FULL!!! (John 10:10) Ahh what a kind, loving, thoughtful God! We were made to LOVE and BE with him. Resting in his Being and His Creations!
What an amazing Lover that we have and are able to look up to! Lead me oh Lord, let me ride on your wings like eagles!!! Wooooo Freedom!!!!