Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jesus, thank You that You are most definitely larger than me and the challenges that I face daily. I want to thank You that You have worked me through my anger, and are accepting the challenge I place before you, a challenge that I am completely helpless to influence or instruct. I give it into Your hands, and trust that You will explicitly mold it to an outcome that will praise Your Name. Amen!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills ~ Habakkuk 3:17 -19

Often, I am focused on the good things before me, and when those good things are taken from me, it is difficult to praise God in that circumstance, yet the good is taken away that the better may appear; the better being Christ. Right now, I am learning to rejoice in my weakness and in His strength; it is a never ending continuum. Amen. 
It's interesting as I become older how my perspective of God and that commitment to the relationship changes. I am discovering that it is a matter of switching from an emotional perspective to a principal perspective. It's a matter of keeping a daily appointment. More thoughts on this later. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts will be established. ~ Pr. 17:3

Had a soul talk with a long time friend that went till 1:50 AM this morning; a talk that leaves me deeply pondering her life and definitely reflective of my own choices and future choices. First of all, she will be actively in my prayers from now on. Secondly, reflection of current situation and choices leading up to her situation have caused me to reflect on a few questions, like, am I going to be of a generation who'll keep quitting jobs and trying to find the job I like, or will I be part of the generation that will "do what I have do to so I can do what I want to do"? It's making me look at my current/future situation different. What mind set do I need to cultivate to push myself beyond my sabotaging self? Is this what is called, the call of Excellence? Going beyond the immediate gratification to a long term satisfaction? I am directed to the verse above...commit my works to my Jesus, and my thoughts will be established.

This has become evident to me in my footpath to better body health, but now I realize in mind - especially my work mind. What quotes do I need to start putting up around the office to drive me to excellence, His Excellence? Is all this feel-good-push-my-body Facebook stuff just for my body? No! It can also be fashioned for my work, for my home life, for my spirituality, for my relationships. Reminding words are power words, used to propel limbs forward to complete actions.

So today, I am committing my works to You, Jesus, and You promise that my thoughts will be established! Amen!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

In the fear of the LORD, there is a strong confidence and His children will have a place of refuge ~ Proverbs 14:26

One thing I realized yesterday was my limited time in the day. I get up at 5:00 AM, talk to the BF, get ready for bootcamp, get home, head off to work, go to second job, come home, take my hour walk, talk with the BF for an hour, have family worship and am in bed by 9:00 day is packed. I was lamenting about my schedule last night to my heavenly Father and about the little time I have to spend with Him, and He blatantly told me - "your hour walk is My time". This makes sense. I don't listen to music on my walk, and my thoughts are meandering. So, tonight, I begin my first prayer walk!

On another note, I am contemplating Proverbs 14:26 at the moment. What does In the fear of the LORD mean? Not only what does it mean, but what does one do? I guess by spending time in His presence, it begins to dawn on the individual the immenseness of His Glory, His Power, and His Love. So, I am definitely in need of spending time in His Presence. Amen

Friday, February 1, 2013

Jesus, I thank You for the blessings of this day - I am alive, I am getting healthy, I am in love with an amazingly beautiful man, and You are here with me in everything I do and say. Thank You! Amen.