Still amazed at how just when I’m at the brink of slipping into the deep end, God reveals Himself through someone else. Or through something that would normally be mundane or ordinary. It’s been a horrible month, an even worse week and then out of the blue.. God. He always shows up. Never failing, He has never given up on me even though I am constantly failing Him. I am so humbled by His love for us.
Have you ever found yourself dazed, staring into space imagining a life that is not. A life that let’s be honest probably never will be? I’m not talking the “go out and live your dream” kind, i’m talking the snap out of it kind. The ridiculous never gonna happen kind. See, you may visit that land one in a while, but I live there, I bought a piece of land, build a house and moved in there. It’s crazy place to be. It scares me sometimes, this property of mine, wondering whether it will ever be fruitful. After all dreams are for fools and anyone who considers themselves wise knows better that to live in that crazy little fantasy world. Sometimes when this fantasies go out of hand and I lose focus of reality, it’s pretty scaring. I always imagine that’s how insanity begins.
There’s this verse in the bible that really puts it all into perspective. Dreams are good. A little fantasizing is good, but when it takes over your mind.. it no bueno. I need that beautiful gift called self control. The ability to master my mind that I may not loe myself in a world that doesn’t exist and miss out on the beauty of today. That I may be lost in the beauty that is God.
For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity;# but #God is the one you must fear.
Hope every one of you is doing fabulous and shamelessly living for Christ!
I have been extremely busy lately with really no time to do a post, but I still think about you guys and I pray that you are continually finding inspiration in the word and in this beautiful world we live in. Inspiration to live life to the fullest, inspiration to follow your dreams, inspiration to love till your heart gives out. It is our duty to find inspiration in everything, to motivate ourselves towards the achievement of our life’s purpose and if you don’t see inspiration all around you then you really need to open your eyes because it’s there. In the most simple situation, like when we breathe in and out and our lungs don’t ache. In the laughter of those around, in the beauty of nature. It’s everywhere.. so no excuses. Look around and be grateful for all of it. And live like a person who knows just how blessed they are.
Anyway, I was just stopping by to say hallo. I will figure out a new schedule for posting(like I always do) now that my plate is so full. And I promise to be back on a regular.
God bless you.
I’ve written about Kim before, I think it was last year or early this year when she had done something(can’t remember what) and everyone had an opinion about it/her. So again I have something to say, not that I’ve heard or seen anything about her that I feel I need to defend or anything, I just thought of her and felt very inspired. I know a lot of you read that and were really puzzled. Well, keep reading. People have this opinion of her that is nothing close to inspiring. But, as much as I may not exactly follow her shows or her life, I am online a lot and I cannot prevent myself from seeing aspects of her life that are always being publicized(mostly negative sadly).
In spite of all that negative talk about her though, this lady keeps on living her life the way she wants to live it. You can say whatever you want about about Kim Kardashian, but you cannot deny that she’s focused. Every new story, every negative, she picks it and spins it to her advantage. The girl works hard. Her whole life is a job and she knows it, showing us what we want to see. I may not want to live her life -mostly because that publicity is ridiculous- but honestly, I think it takes way too much energy and I wasn’t born to work that hard.. *Smiley face* but I would love if I had that much passion towards my dreams and goals. The ability to take the negative and use it to my advantage. That’s inspiring.If we could all live our live with that tenacity towards our faith, our passions, our lives. It would be incredible.
We all need to be a little bit stubborn when it comes to living the life we dream of. Refuse to bend to public opinion. Choose to be ourselves. No imitation. When it comes to her personal life, I really have no clue. I don’t know how she truly is on the inside, I don’t know what she believes, and it’s not my job to know. It’s not my job to judge her either. Her life choices are her own, guided by her thoughts, her heart and whoever advises her and I will not judge her choices. It’s very easy to sit on my couch watching some entertainment news nonsense and form an opinion based on someone else’s imagined summary of a celebrity’s life. But, I am not here to live the easy life. I’m here to represent Christ and Christ sees the heart, and He shows love, and grace. Plus, I’ve mucked my life up pretty good with some choices I’ve made and it would be extremely ridiculous to judge someone when my own faults are staring at me. So I will only speak about her public life, what I see. What she shows us, and that is bravery and a whole lot of crazy hard work. She is always selling something, it may not be obvious, but she is always marketing, making money, achieving some goal. Be it online or when she’s out and about. And that is something to admire.
So the motivation for today, and the week ahead. Don’t lose focus on the dream. Push forward, have faith and mute all the negative talk. You’ll get there.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
(John 16:33 ESV)
It's the morning after the Chick-fil-A drama and I'm still chewing.
I remember the day I was sitting next to an incredibly nice gay guy, enjoying a really good conversation when he dropped the ultimate conversation-killer.
"What do you do for a living?"
I hate that question. I hate that question because people can't help but size you up when they hear the answer.
So as the title states today’s post was not something I wrote, a friend ent me this and I thought I should share it. Hope it inspires you as well.
There is a battle between light and darkness in this world. The devil will do bad things to people if he can get away with it. He is a thief and is always endeavoring to steal God’s blessings form us. Although we enjoy a great deal of protection from him simply by avoiding sin and living in obedience to the word of God, we cannot er afford to just sit back complacently and think we’re immune from his attacks. Be sober and alert.
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
(1 Peter 5:8 ESV)
May I constantly grow. In maturity, in faith in love and in all aspects of my life. I refuse to regress. I refuse to stay on a plateau. My life will not be stunted. My spirituality will always represent you and the person you want me to be. Lord, grow me and shape me. Mould me into the person you see when you look at me. My lfe is yours, freely I give it. Fully I surrender to your will.
It’s so easy to get frustrated and angry when we watch the news and take a look at the world we live in. Every single day, terrible things happen. All this stupid, stupid things humanity keeps doing. Self harm. We live in such a lost planet, and it’s really challenging knowing what we know. About God, about His truth, about the world and all that is to be done(according to His word). It can be really difficult living, just being alive in such a dark world. Being the light isn’t as easy as some people make it to be. Living right, we all know isn’t easy at all. It’s a lot easier to just give up on humanity. To forget our calling to love, to forgive and live harmoniously with all.
When it get’s to that point for me there are some things that throw things back into perspective. Scripture and music. I love music, but honestly there are times even music doesn’t soothe my restless heart. So I look for friends to talk to. Thanks to online church campuses, facebook, twitter, and christian chats we have a large variety of options when we don’t have anyone physically to talk to. So I talk to people, and they share their faith and my heart gets focused back on Him. The bible does say’ “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Our God loves fellowship, unity among men. It’s such a beautiful thing. We are not expected to go it alone, we are the church. Not me, or you by yourself but all of us. We are the bride and we need each other to fulfill His will for us(the bride).
It’s a cold, crazy, scary world we live in, but together we can overcome anything with Him by our side. I’m really grateful to Him for all of you who make this beautiful family and who keep me focused on Him. My Father, my King.
What do you do to keep the faith? When everything is making you angry and impatient? How do you turn your focus back on Him?
Anger, frustration! That seems to be the order of the day. You start to settle into the good place and whoosh! A new a more powerful whirlwind comes in and tries to blow you away. This life we live, is something special. This life we live, a blessing, yet so bitter sweet. The bible teaches us, to enjoy the tough times, for they too are a blessing. In every negative situation is a brand new reason to be grateful to God. Another chance to revel in His awesome. But in those down moments we tend to get so obsessed with the situation that we miss out on the bigger picture. It might be small, it may need a keener look at, it it is never lacking. Take a closer look. Before you let a person or a situation turn in into a raging volcano. Before you say something really stupid. Before you “unforgive” that person for the hundredth time. Put your focus back on Him. Do not let yourself be dragged back into an angry place, a dark place.
Today, I refuse to be brought down by anything. I will show love no matter how hard it is. I will be kind no matter how undeserved it is. I will represent my God in the best way I can. Devil, you can’t bring me down!
I figured I should write something for the sake of my “I promise to write more post” I wrote not so long ago. I could give a list of excuses for why I haven’t posted more, but I really don’t have any. The truth is in the last couple of posts I have made. I just haven’t been there spiritually, and in my journey to getting to that good place I haven’t really had any good or positive things to say. I really don’t want to be the one throwing negativity and darkness online because we have enough of that already, plus I’ve lived that life and I prefer to stay away from “that” person I once was. So I’m getting back to the okay place, and I pray that God gives me the strength to move, and grow in my spiritual and physical life. Until then, I can’t promise regular, daily posts, once a week is more likely. So again, I’m really sorry for my diminished presence online, but I assure you it’s all going to work for my good. And I’m getting there for sure!!!
Hope everyone is doing okay.
I’m adding this video of a song I really love and blesses me. Jesus Culture are really fantastic, if you haven’t listened to their stuff you should check them out.
Oh Lord, You’re beautiful by Jesus Culture
and the verse for today is,
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
(1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV)