Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Your love is strong.

Wow, does God know or what!?

One of my cousins just shared this with me, "once, i saved a conversation we had on AIM (ha!) about God. i found it awhile back and remembered immediately why i saved it. you told me that if I take the time to fall in love with Jesus, everything else seems to not matter as much. i really took that to heart. thank you!"

Seriously, so awesome. That was something that I needed to hear. It's good to be reminded where my heart needs to be in all of this.

This particular cousin is such an inspiration in my life. She's helped to keep me on track throughout life (I finally told her that little fact of my life since I've never shared that with her). She's completely amazing (just like the rest of my family, duh).

I love my family and I love God.

Blessed beyond belief.

Post Script;;
You never know who's watching. Always smile, always turn the other cheek and always love. Happiness is inevitable and God is good, believe those two things in life if nothing else.


Lord, I'm amazed by You.

"Be still and know that I am God."
This verse is heavy on my heart this week.

It's a struggle I have. I need to learn how to be still and listen. I keep searching for answers, but I don't listen for the response to my questions. I need to learn how to shut it sometimes. Now is one of those times.

Life is so good.

I am so blessed.


Real stuff:
I'm confused, completely.
I feel like I have built a strong concrete wall around me.
I feel as if I'm unsatisfied. All of these great things have been done for me, and yet here I am. Standing ungrateful, unsatisfied. I am striving and desiring to be satisfied again. I know my God is great, so what's stopping me? (This concrete wall that I can't seem to knock down.)
I give advice to people when really I'm saying it to myself, but since I don't want to say it to myself, I say it to others. I need to start writing all of this advice down so I can follow it.
I need to re-read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 until it's implanted in my head once again.
I want to learn the story of Ezra.
I want to do an in-depth study of 1 (& 2) Peter. I know I want to do a study of 1 Peter, but I guess 2 Peter, too?
I want to feel again. (This concrete wall isn't just in my spiritual walk and life, it's everywhere. I'm numb to so much right now and I am not completely sure why.)
I want to be brave and confident.

Now, since I want all of that stuff, I have to go get it.

Life is golden. Happiness is inevitable.
Be happy. Stay happy.

Everything happens for a reason, even if we don't understand that reason.
Remember: It's God's timing.

"All I need is You."

My Savior, he can move the mountains. My God is mighty to save.

Note to self: I can do it. Don't hesitate, just do. Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances.