Wednesday, June 22, 2011

prayer and memorization

Today I feel burdened to pray...

It's been happening more often lately. It seems like every other day there is some great need that I find out about. Today it's a high school friend who lost her sister suddenly. Last week it was a family I know who is grieving a suicide. This week its a friend waiting for test results. Last week it was seeing someone struggle through a personal dilemma. On and on the list goes. And being so far physically removed from most of these situations or just the simple fact that there's not much to actually "do", I just have felt the urge to pray.

Today I feel burdened to hide God's word in my heart. This post from "A Holy Experience" was right in line with what I've been feeling this week.

Monday, May 23, 2011

just some ponderings...

i guess i'm a bit of a beth moore fan...but here's a nugget of wisdom that i got from the last video session of "A Heart Like His". I'm still working it through and trying to see what I think about it.

(and it's not word for word, but here's the gist...)

If you have any desire to serve God, His will for you will find you. Stop stressing about finding it. Stop panicking. If you love Him, you will serve Him.

i mean it makes sense that if i truly love God and have any desire to serve God, that i will find myself seeking out things and situations that are glorifying to Him.

i guess i'm just wondering is if that specific good/glorifying thing that i end up doing because i love God is His specific will for me. and how do you find that you're really in His specific will. but on the other hand, is any godly thing His will for me just because in its essence it's a God-glorifying thing....

...just some ponderings

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Christ in you, the hope of glory

I have a friend who quotes this verse (Colossians 1:27) and I never really understood the magic of it. But tonight, while sitting through a video Beth Moore Bible Study, I feel like I've learned a little of the meaning and depth behind these words. The topic of the study tonight wasn't even on this verse specifically, it was just one of side verses she mentioned. But, I was able to connect with it.

You see, since November, my life has been in a spiral; a tornado at times. Without going into all of the lovely details, it has been the most stressful season of my life thus far. It was a period of time that I knew would end this spring once we had moved and were all settled and one that I knew I couldn't have good perspective on while I was still in the thick of it. I had so many points in which I felt like I was going to break down and completely lose it, but just somehow kept going. I couldn't think of anything I had to do tomorrow or the next day, because I had literally lists of things to consume my current day. And now, that my to-do lists of things to do and be concerned about are down to what I can count on on hand, I can see that the only way I could have gotten through the last six months was with God. It was 'Christ in me'. And tonight in realizing that the only way I am where I am now is through Him and in that He is glorified, I can see a glimpse of the hope of God being glorified in the future even more by my life.

God is continually bringing us to perfection, which is ultimately to His glory.