Wednesday, May 28, 2014

~Looking to Him

Do you know what one of the hardest things in life today is? Being still! Everything is fast-paced; you're going somewhere, or doing something, and you know what? Its so easy to forget about God.
How are we supposed to hear His still small voice when our schedules are full and we go from one thing to the next? We are so focused on the here and now that we miss His promptings.
  Col. 3:2 says "Set your affections on things above not on things on the earth." We are going to have to concisely and continually take our minds off of us and on to God. I know, I struggle here. So how can we do that? Later on in Col. 3 verses 16-17 it kind of explains. "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of our Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him"
  So from that I get that we need to be in the word, believing it and applying it, so that it becomes our life. Then our minds will be drawn to Him. It won't be a struggle when our heart is already there.
  So here are some suggestions (I intend to use them too!)

  • When you see a beautiful creation-praise God for it!
  • When something special happen-thank God for it!
  • When something unpleasant happens-thanks God for it! ;)
Unpleasant things should turn our thought to God just as well as pleasant one!
One way I love to praise God is by going outside and finding a secluded place, then I sing my heart out to Him. (I love to sing!)

These are just some things I'm thinking about and I hope they make you think too!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

~I love knowing...


I started doing something a little different recently. It's pretty much identifying lies that I believe or have believed and then stating the truth. I'm a writing girl. I love making things that I can write down: lists, charts, poems, stories. Things like that. So anyway this is one of my more recent projects.

 I'm working for 100 things to write down and I think I'm somewhere around 75. The problem is I feel like I ran out, but I couldn't have there has got to be more! I think I'll try going through the Psalms to find some more. It's kind of like a game to me now. I'll sit in church and try to pick out more truths to write down that I hear from the sermon! Ok so the list...
I started it out by addressing it to God.

Dear God,

I love knowing-
  • that you will take care of me
  • that you love me
  • that you hold me in the palm of your hand
  • that you want me set free and set apart
  • that you always want what's best for me
  • that you desire my whole heart more than anything else
  • that you are faithful (my favorite!)
  • that you are good all the time
  • that you make shattered pieces into complete vessels
  • that you know everything about me
  • that I'm special to you
  • that I'm treasured by you
I would encourage ya'll to start a list of your own. Write down anything you can think of that is a promise of God. Then when Satan tries to put you down and get you to believe his lies, you can pull out your list and show him the truth while claiming it for yourself! Literally tell Satan. For example - No one really loves you - Satan that is a lie God loves me, even if everyone else leaves me He will not!
A good thing to do too, is to put down a scripture verse that backs it up. Sound fun? Any ideas to add to my list?