Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Faith..Is it a scary thing?

     So this week has been a rough week. Decisions that need to be made have the "I don't know" answer. As I have been struggling with the whole not knowing what's going to happen, when is something going to happen and those sort of questions, I have had this longing for the word of God. As I was having my time with Jesus, I was in the book of Matthew reading chapter 9. The entire chapter is about faith and how the people were healed just because of their faith in Jesus. In this chapter he heals a paralyzed man, Gives an invitation to follow him, raise a dead girl and heals a woman that was bleeding for 12 years and also points out that the workers are few but the harvest is plentiful.
     As I was reading the passage I came across this phrase.. "your faith has healed you" and "According to your faith let it be done to you". The question of  if  I have this much faith in everything I did then I could move mountains. It amazes me at how the people watching this had the faith that they did and it is so encouraging to me. Reading the last verses of the chapter "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of  the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into is harvest field."  Can you only imagine if we had the faith of these people what we (and Jesus) could do.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beauty Is...

    As I sat and looked outside at the glummy day I certainly didn't find the beauty. The trees are dead with no leaves and the sky is just so gray.
    According to dictionary.com beauty is the quality that gives intense pleasures to the sight or other senses. As I am getting older I am finding it more and more challenging to accept the fact I am single, still in school and have no clue what I want to do with my life. People (myself included) are always wanting to change themselves to make them become more beautiful...but what is that really all about? I read the book captivating and it's about how a woman should be viewed, it also talks about being romanced by God and how he longs to be romanced by us as well and to me that's a beautiful thing. I am human not perfect by any means and sometimes make a big deal out of nothing. I have days where I don't think i am beautiful and then I look at my life and I realize how beautiful my life really is. I don't want this post to be a sappy/feel bad post but for you to really look at how beautiful your life really is!
I am who I am, and that's ok because Jesus made me BEAUTIFUL!

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles,expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quite spirit, which is so precious to God."

1 Peter 3:3-4

What are you settling for?

     Rain makes people do crazy thins. As I am at work with my dear friend Shelby, I have this thought about how thirsty I am and how much I want a REAL Dr. Pepper but doesn't feel like spending $1.25 for a Dr.Pepper (cheap I know). So I walk outside and there is this cooler full of FREE drinks!! I look inside and don't see a Dr. Pepper but I see a diet Dr Pepper. I am trying to be cautious on what I am eating so I settled for a diet Dr. Pepper.
      I tell you all of this because I feel like in today's world we just settle for things and never really try for anything more. We as human beings have day to day decisions that we have to make. I am not sure who all reads my blog but it could be a relationship and you just want that person because it's convenient or it could be life decisions with a job and you take one because you feel like there is nothing better, but have you looked? I know that sometimes we just settle for what is there at the time(like my diet Dr. Pepper) and we are not willing to go the extra mile and get what is better!

So what are you settling for?