Sunday, June 26, 2011

Spiritual Sundays

I tell you, I'm in my glory when I can get up on a Sunday morning and be able to go to church. Most Sundays I've been going alone b/c no one wants to wake up and go. Most of the time, I've usually had like 3 hours sleep. Mike keeps me awake while he works, texting me. Last night he got a night off. What a great night. We got to snuggle for the night. I love that, and then to get a full nights sleep together. Can't get any better then that.
Now mind you, I've spent weeks praying for Mike and my family. Today he actually went with me to church. I know he was feeling the spirit in it's truest forms. It just touched my heart. That's how I know that Father answers prayers. It may not be right away, but in His time, He will. The best, was how Pastor Mark walked back, gave Mike a "guy" hug and told him, how much he enjoyed seeing him there. Prays he is feeling well and that he misses him when he is not there. It just filled my heart. For a congregation of over 700. To walk up to a part timer and call them by name, just warms me..
We have been learning about "back to the basics". The basic foundational issues. How Jesus is the ONLY way back to our Father.
"It says in the bible that " I am the WAY and the TRUTH and the LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through ME."
So if this be the case, then w/o Christ and his blessings, We will not make it back to live eternally to our father. We cannot do it all alone. The other thing that struck out to me was that "how much do you have to hate a person to not share your faith" that was from Penn (from Penn and teller) who is an Athiest. He said, respectfully, even though I'm Athiest, I give Christians the utmost respect when they present to me their God. It's like if a truck was coming and was bounding in to hit you. What would it take for me to convince you? If not I was going to either takle you or pick you up and move you out of the way. That is how you should believe in your God and go to every aspect in life to tell others your beliefs. B/c He is either the Lord of all or He is the Lord of nothing. It's your choice.
Talk about over powerful. It just fills my soul to know where I am at today in my life and desire this love for all I come in contact with..
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Monday, June 20, 2011

girl friends in God post for today...

I can remember growing up and when I would say my prayers, that it was a daily ritual of usually the same things over and over each day. And things didn't usually change up until something drastic happened or I really needed something from the Lord at the time. So this story from GIG really struck a chord.
I love how I've grown today and how my daily prayers have changed. I have what I call prayer rides as well. when I drive Mike to work, usually once or sometimes, lucky enough for twice a week, I spend the drive along the country hwy alone, talking to God. Just spilling out a conversation like I would have with my best friend. I love it. It refreshes me and feels like I just spent a one on one time, like I would with my best friend. It's awesome! But below is the story that GIG sent my inbox today....

Emergency! Emergency!

Sharon Jaynes

Today’s Truth
“I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer” (Psalm 17:6 NIV).

Friend To Friend
My husband, Steve, graduated from dental school in 1981. In the beginning I was his only employee: his dental hygienist, dental assistant, receptionist, and insurance clerk. On the days that I was not helping him, I worked for another dentist in town. I was so exhausted most of the time that our joke became, "Sharon works six days a week and cries on the seventh."

One thing that amazed me when we started his practice was all the emergency phone calls that Steve received on nights and weekends. I usually answered the phone, and asked the caller several questions, one of which was, "Mrs. Jones, how long have you been having this problem?" Invariably the patient would say, "three days," "two weeks," "a month." I always thought, So why did you wait until Saturday to call? Of course, being the sweet person that I am, I never said that.

One night the phone rang at about 2:00 a.m. I groggily picked up the phone and managed a weak, "Hello."

"Hello," said the caller. "My son is having a terrible toothache. Is the doctor in?”

Where did she think he would be other than "in" at 2:00 in the morning? (OK, I’m being grumpy again.) "Yes ma'am, he is. How long has this tooth been bothering your son?"

"Oh, I'd say for about two weeks," she answered.

So why did you wait until now to call...thought, not said, of course. Something didn’t feel right about the call. Then I asked, "Ma'am, and how old is your son?"

She answered, "27. My son is 27-years-old."

I was so shocked that I quickly sat up in the bed, accidentally jerking the phone cord out of the wall and disconnecting the caller. She did not call back. I had envisioned a distraught mother with a crying five-year-old. But twenty-seven!

I laid back down complaining and grumbling. "Lord, why is it that people won't go to the doctor regularly but only want help on demand when they have an emergency?"

When I got quiet enough to listen, I heard Him say…"Now you know how I feel."

Let’s Pray
Dear Lord, forgive me for only talking to you when I have a problem that needs fixing or a situation that needs solving. How it must hurt You when Your children come to You always asking for something, rather than simply telling You how much we love You. Today, I just want You to know how much I love you! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn
How do you feel when your children only come to you when they want something?

When was the last time you went to God with an “emergency” prayer?

When was the last time you went to God with an “I love you” prayer?

Write out a prayer to God, simply telling Him how much you love Him.

Here’s a challenge. Log onto my Facebook page and tell me 3 reasons you love God today.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Falling in love over and over

On this day, God wants you to know
... that a successful relationship requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Always with the same person, but deeper and deeper every time. Each time on a whole new level you together open in love and discover the truth of your beloved anew. There is no limit to the beauty of your beloved. If you think you've reached the end, stop generalizing...
I took this from a friend of mine on FB. It hit me, Mike sent me a text the other night, that said, "I have to tell you how much I love you. How I'm falling in love with you like it was the first time." I was even more flabbergasted when he told me that he wanted to renew our vows together. The amazing part of that is how he tells me, he wants to marry me b/c HE WANTS to marry me, not b/c he has to. He felt that back when we married, he "had" to b/c there was no one to take care of me. My mom past away, my dad remarried and moved away. There was no one else to take care of me. But now, 8 years later he feels that he has fallen head over heals in love with me and wants to renew our vows in the right way to prove it.. How awesome is that?? I just adore every bit of that... He is totally awesome!!!