Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Simple thoughts...

Well, I haven't blogged in a bit. I still want to use wordpress, but I'm still getting it set up.

I've been thinking about how our actions represent Christ or how they can represent the world. Calling yourself a Christian doesn't work if you aren't Christ-like. Who are you representing?

God requires something of us. We can't just sit back and say that we are a Christian and then go out and do w
hatever we please. There is a standard that we (I) live by and that is the word -- values that we should uphold and teach our children.

Raising children to be Christ-like and to step up to a higher standard than what they see everywhere else is a challenge. It's even a challenge as an adult to say NO to a particular movie or tv show that's popular because of the content of it.
But I think about what I want my children to do...they follow after me...what do I want them following? As my oldest gets older I'm reminded every day that she learns from me - ALL the time! I'm becoming more and more aware of what I say and do. Then again I should already be like that as God watches what I do all the time.

We've been talking about the Holy Spirit and Pentecost, as it's coming up this Sunday. My 4yr old is still getting the concept that the Holy Spirit is apart of God, but she knows that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit and that the Holy Spirit wants to live in us just as Jesus lives in our hearts.
It's the Holy Spirit that helps lead us in the right path - that little tug that keeps you from doing something you shouldn't do and repent when you do mess up.

Do you need a filling of the Holy Spirit? We all need a refilling of the power of the Holy Ghost! We need it now more than ever to stand for the truth and to go out with boldness and share the goodness of God.

As my 4yr old says God loves us and Jesus died on the cross....can it get more simpler than that?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Is there something you should be fighting for??

Is there anything going on in your life today that you should be fighting for and aren't? Or maybe you are getting tired of the fight.
I don't mean physically fighting - I don't condone that :-) I mean taking a stand in saying "I'm not doing that because...", "I'm not accepting that report. God's word says...." etc.

Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

I know for me I recently had to take a stand and it was hard to stay strong to what I knew was right, but it was worth it. My stand took me to my knees and that is the best place when you are "fighting" for something. Getting in the presence of God and reminding Him of HIS word because HE is faithful to do what He says He will do. Don't let the circumstances around you dictate what you believe or even feel. Keep the word in you to change your thinking and "stand and fight"!

In Ephesians 6 in vs.13-18 it gives us what we need to do to fight.
  • 13.
  • Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
  • 14.
  • Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
  • 15.
  • and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
  • 16.
  • In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
  • 17.
  • Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
  • 18.
  • And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

You don't have to do it alone and if you are I encourage you to email me or leave a comment and I will be in prayer for you and with you.

Be blessed in your Journey!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

You Are Not Alone

I have never thought that I would do a blog, but here I am. I think that this is a great way to share what God is doing in my life and what He is speaking to me that may help someone else.

For the past few days God has really been speaking to me about being broken and allowing HIM to "fix" me the way He made me to be instead of what I thought I was to "look" like.

In the midst of this, my wonderful husband shares with me what God was talking to him about.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fire but they were not alone - Jesus was with them...I don't remember what else he right now. I began meditating on that. Jesus - God in the flesh - was with them in the fire. So no matter what kind of "hell" you think you are going through if you are faithfull and obey God's commandments- not take part in the things of the world - then you can expect God to be there in the midst of the fire of the enemy!
That just gets me excited!!! No matter what your situation God doesn't let you stay in that "fire" by yourself and He will bring you out of that fire.

Be blessed!

The Beginning.....

Today I'm beginning my journey of blogging. My life journey is 26yrs in the process, but I know that the years to come are going to bring forth what I am on this earth to do. I am blessed beyond measure and am greatful for what God has done in my life.

Welcome to Life's Journey: You're not Alone