I just have to share that yesterday was AWESOME! I ate well, worked out, spent time with my Lord...every time I turn around He is speaking more of His Truth to me!
I went to MOPS yesterday and had a great time painting onesies for the Center for Pregnancy Choices. Mrs. Beth Bryant spoke to us about discipline and how the Lord works through us to grow our children in all ways. I love hearing that woman speak!!!
My heart breaks for those who dont know Christ..and for those people who think they are Christians, but are lacking the "fruit" of one! :( I have spent WAY too much time thinking I could never be good enough for the Lord to use me or really show me favor...but I know now that I am not and will not be good enough, but through Christ God sees me as perfect because HIS SON paid the price for me! For me! Really? YES and for YOU TOO!!!
I'm crying now just thinking about it! :) After all I have done, thought, said..etc...God sees me as perfect because HIS SON took my place on that cross and bore my sins so I could spend eternity with Him! Talk about love!!! The only thing I can do to ever try and pay Him back is to offer my heart, everything I am to Him so others may see His glory.
"Shine your light so brightly before men so they may see your good works & glorify your Father which is in Heaven" Matthew 5:16
I love listening/singing the song "The Stand" by Hillsong United. Oh how it just speaks to me! Here are the lyrics:
You stood before creation, eternity within You hand
You spoke the earth into motion, my soul now to stand.
You stood before my failure carried the Cross for my shame
My sin weighed upon Your shoulders, my soul now to stand!
So what can I say? What can I do? But offer this heart O God completely to YOU!!!
So I'll walk upon salvation Your Spirit alive in me! This life to declare Your promise, my soul now to stand.
So what can I say? What can I do? But offer this heart O God COMPLETELY to YOU!!! So I'll stand with arms high & heart abandoned in awe of the One who gave it ALL! So I'll stand my soul Lord to You surrendered!!!
All I am is YOURS!
(Also check out Jeremy Camp's "My Desire"...don't you love God's gift of music!)
Every time I think about it I get chills...He took our place! So what can we do? Certainly not sit around just claiming to be Christian...but going and doing His will...showing His glory to others, be the body of Christ, love others, sacrificing whatever we have to in order for His grace, mercy, love & power to be seen by others...to be FELT by others.
"Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?' Then I said, 'Here am I! Send me.'" Isaiah 6:8
Father, please help me to NEVER forget what you have done for me! Help me Lord to show the world how amazing You are! Allow me to be Your vessel so that You may be glorified through the work You have asked me to do! Help me to hold tight to what You have spoken in Your Living Word! Thank You Father for being my Lord, my Daddy, my BEST FRIEND, my Savior, my EVERYTHING!
Now go read Hebrews 9:11-the end of the book!! GOOOOOOOOOD stuff!!!!!
LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH!