Apr 30, 2010

Jesus noticed

We say we do things for “Jesus” but do we always really? When we don’t get a “thank you” or “good job” doesn’t it irk us? I know time and time again I have to lay down my need for approval, that is, man’s approval. I tell myself I did “this or that” for Jesus but then when someone doesn’t notice how hard I worked at something I get a little peeved.

But Jesus noticed…

…and this brings a smile to my heart because in the end I really did want to do it just for Jesus. When I realize His approval is the only thing that truly matters I breathe a sigh of relief. I align myself once again, repent of my pride and thank Him for the grace to endure the “thankless” jobs. Because in the end I know that the “thankless” jobs are what bring Him the most glory.

Apr 15, 2010

A Merry Heart

Proverbs 17:22 (NKJ)
“A merry heart does good, like medicine,
But a broken spirit dries the bones.”

Isn’t it great to know that a merry heart is good for us? I don’t know about you, but it gives me great relief to know that being merry is not just a fun thing, but God’s Word says it’s good for me.

Sometimes I find myself being really intense. I know a lot of it is just my personality, I’m an intense person, but often I can be too serious. At times I’ve really needed someone to slap me in the face and say, “Hey…chill out…it’s gonna be okay.”

Yeah…I should chill out…it will be okay and God loves me and He thinks I’m pretty amazing. He wants me to smile, relax, and to not freak out. Go figure.

A merry heart sounds like too much fun to pass up on...I think I might try it more often...and take a few more chill pills.

Apr 13, 2010

once again

God likes to give me life themes.

Lately it’s two words…”let go”. (He ususally makes it simple like this because he knows me...I need simple.)

They seem like easy words to follow…just let go! Be free! La-la-la! But, isn’t it a lot harder than it sounds?

But I feel like I’m slowly, and I mean slowly, learning how to let go and let God.

This morning I decided to let go of another “thing” that has really been weighing on me. It’s one of those things that just nag at you and you can’t control it but you keep trying to. Do you know what I mean? Well, this morning I decided I’m done. I really am going to let go. And guess what? I feel a lot better! (And no, I didn’t let go of paying my mortgage or anything like that!)

All I have to say is…God is really smart. When I actually get it through my thick skull to listen and trust…things go a lot smoother. My circumstances don’t necessarily change, but my thinking does and my joy expands.

God…really smart.

Apr 7, 2010

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I log on to my computer, check my emails, respond, and then I make another click to a regularly visited website with anticipation to what I seek...

I admit it...I love it when people leave comments on my blog page. When I see those little lit up words that read "1 comment" I get all giddy inside. I can't help it. I just want to know someone is actually reading what I write. Even if they hate it...at least I know someone is noticing.

Am I vain?

Don't answer.

To all my blog followers out there who leave comments (mainly Marci)...thank you! You brighten my day and give me hope that my blog page isn't just another site in the vast sea of the web.