Tuesday, May 22, 2012

“[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13 NIV Humbly in LOVE... HUMBLY in love... Thinking on this today... It is a lot to absorb. Thank you God for your word! Joan

Monday, May 21, 2012

Having a hard week... but God is still bigger!

This is one of those weeks that feels overwhelming. I am tired. I have had illness pestering with me... I have it pestering my kids... My baby is about to graduate 8th grade... WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN! I remember that time of my life. It was a difficult time... This does not have to be a difficult time at all for me and my family. My attitude needs an adjustment. God is bigger then illness and frustration. PUT DOWN THE CRAP and PICK UP THE WORD! I opened it and this is what I got... Isaiah 1:16 - 20 Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. 17 Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed.[a] Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. 18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land; 20 but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land; That sticks out a lot to me... I have been feeling ill because of the way I eat! My doctor is telling me that I might have some issues that can not be instantly changed with diet, but are related to my diet. Time to get serious with this fat thing... Just feeling overwhelmed with all of it. God is bigger and His word is truth. I need to be WILLING and OBEDIENT Up to this point I don't know that I have been. Dear God, I confess that sin in my life of unwillingness and disobedience. Please God help me to stand on your word and the work of your hands! You are BIGGER then my unwillingness and disobedience.. PRAISE YOU GOD that my sin leads me to you. Amen Joan