Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A heavy heart

The days have felt so long, my stomach so uneasy. It is so hard to know someone I love is hurting and there is so little I can do. I have to keep remembering the verse God has used so many times in my life.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to the Lord and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6& 7

There are sooooooooooooo many families out there that are hurting right now!!!! It is my prayer that I will no longer sit on the sidelines and wonder if they need a friend, I have learned I need to just be available. I pray God will prompt my heart to act, and I pray I will obey. I know it is not me that can change a situation, but I know God works through His children and I would be honored if He worked through me.

Families are falling apart because of pornography, drugs, alcohol, prescription medication, affairs, out of control spending and so many other things. They are everyday families hurting with a smile on their face. Families that look just like you and me, maybe this is your story today. God is our only hope. These are all symptoms of a broken heart, a heart that needs to be put back together by our creator. He is our only hope, He is the only way.

Here are three great videos that we have been showing to the youth group, if you are hurting today or know someone that is hurting today please take some time to watch them. Louie Giglio gets to the root of the issue and helps to find ways to deal with it through Truth. He really understands the power of sin, but better yet he really understands the power of Christ.

Louie Giglio To Tell The Truth

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

To Bless or Impress

I have to confess I am a people pleaser to the core.
Every natural part of me wants everyone to like me.
I am constantly in the fight to keep my eyes on Jesus, to check my motives and to remember that when it is our goal to impress those around us we cannot bless those around us.
I see others lives, their blogs, their homes and I often feel inadequate. I question my parenting, my eating habits, my housekeeping and I compare myself to others.
God made me unique!
Why do I want to be like everyone else?

A little analogy that helps me remember who I really am:

If I am a mirror and I point myself to facing others, then I will reflect others. God did not create me in the image of "others", so I feel unsatisfied.
But if I am a mirror and I face Jesus, then I will reflect Jesus in my life. That is when I find true satisfaction. Afterall that is what I was created to be, an image or reflection of Jesus.

Genesis 1:26 "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness...."

What does this world need more of anyway?
We need more of Jesus.
I need more of Jesus.
My family needs more of Jesus.

When I am in the center of His will it doesn't matter to me what anyone thinks of me and for me that is TRUE FREEDOM.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

No Arms, No Legs, No Worries

Our new resource link. Top right corner.

He is amazining and has inspired many to "get back up when you fall".