Wednesday, July 9, 2008


"There is a time for risky love. There is a time for extravagant gestures. There is a time to pour out your affections on one you love. And when the time comes -- seize it, don't miss it.” - Max Lucado

So many times we take this word called "love" for granted. We love our spouse/girlfriend/special someone. We love our family. We love Food. We love Music. We love Atmospheres. We love Friends. We love Smoothie King. We love our Church. We love artwork. We love trains. We love long walks on the beach... I think you get the idea.

So many times, we take this word called "love" out of context. In the dictionary, there's two different words for love, a verb and a noun. The noun says, "strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties". The verb says, "to hold dear". Now, i think that these are both very, very good examples of "love" but let's read what God's word says,
"If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love." - John 15:10
What a thought? Jesus' love for us, he says it above. Obey my Father's commands and you will remain in love. I pray everyday that I remain in my Father's commands not just for His love but because of the great guidance. I am a worshipper first, not a lover first, but I worship my God because he is Worthy, Great and Almighty to deserve the praise that He desires. I love Him and He loves me... what a great principle. Remember... Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

God Can!

I thought this morning was going to be a great day! I got up, my head hurt alittle but I felt excited for things to come! Well, out of no where, I started vomiting... not a good thing. I have been under alot of stress and alot of different issues have arose over the past few days. But you know, I am drinking lemonade, sitting at my desk, just blessed that God is Able to move mountains. Since I was so sick this morning, I'm just now opening God's Word for today...

"For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through
Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and
salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you
patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is
firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you
share in our comfort." - 2 Corinthians 3: 5-6
When I read this a few minutes ago, I thought the Heavens had opened up and God had slapped me on the head. I needed to hear today that God is a God of comfort. That He is my salvation and comfort. He is my endurance. I can fail in anything... but if God has led me and I truly have a servants heart then I am under something much greater than myself. Today has and will be a great day as long as I serve Him. I never need to forget the passage above and How Great Our God is. I am a worshipper first and because of that truth of begin able to worship the God of Comfort, I know that I have a peace and understanding that I need to suffer for Him all the days of my life.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Lemons to Lemonade

This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. You said, 'No, we will flee on horses.' Therefore you will flee! You said, 'We will ride off on swift horses.' Therefore your pursuers will be swift! A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill." - Isaiah 30:15-17
Trusting God has been something that over time, I yearn to do. God does things to us for reasons that we think are just crazy. God's love and his desires for us is a crazy love. To put it simply, we are His children and He puts boundaries in place for us, but ultimately, the power of God can do through us inside those boundaries is life shattering and changing. I was at Buckhead Church here in Buckhead last night. Andy was preaching on big ideas. He was talking about how big ideas shape us and form a culture. Like the idea of not like another race. Big ideas can change and shape humanity. God wants us to trust Him, it's when we don't that things happen. I am trusting God now, it's tough, no fun and impossible - Now that's a big idea.

Doing what I feel is God's will is something that I am trusting Him for... even when I've got the opposition of others. What I'm learning is our choices are something that God can always take lemons and make lemonade from, sometimes, there's just no sugar or not enough lemons. But God provides. In times of troubles and in times of worry, I know that He is ABLE. I know that He will do, because I am His child. I have found it tough to figure things out, on the one hand, I KNOW what's got to happen, but the second doubt, no support and unapproval from people come into my brain I just think that maybe I'm suppose to please these people, because I guess it's not about me... Oh wait! It's about GOD'S WILL! I am a worshipper first, I am trying daily to serve God and follow His will... Remember, Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.