Monday, May 2, 2011

Nothing Profound

I’ve been struggling with writing lately. There is a lot going on. Which makes me not want to blog. It was pointed out to me this week that is precisely why I should be blogging.

But honestly I don’t even know where to begin.

God is doing stuff…

Like always, it’s deep and painful.

But His grace blows me away over and over. He is gentle in His leading and correction.

And even with all that, I feel a bit like I’m floundering in this journey He has me on. I don’t feel like I measure up… and yes, I know that is more than likely the enemy but I can’t shake it.

So I keep doing what I know to do. I’m surrendering everything, sometimes every minute. I trust Him to lead me… He’s never let me down before.

Sorry, nothing profound from me today. No leading questions to make you think. Just me… trying to follow wherever He may lead even if I have to limp to get there.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Surrendered, Willing, & Trusting

Sometimes I really think the word surrender is a four-letter word. It's not easy to do.

Surrender is a fairly new word that has been introduced into my daily conversations with the Lord.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve surrendered things to Him in the past. Often actually. But now it’s almost a daily thing.

It’s a new level of trust.

Surrendered… therefore trusting.

Surrendered…giving up control. Trusting Him to control.

Surrendered leaves you a willing vessel for Him to work with.

What is He asking you to surrender today? Or maybe it’s not just one thing.

Trust Him with it…

Monday, March 28, 2011

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Willing. Surrender. Trust.

Has the Lord ever asked you to do a hard thing? He has me. More times than I can count.

Recently, He again asked me a hard thing. Now my norm in situations like this is to argue with Him. But this time I didn’t. Okay, I will admit there was a little bit of whining after the fact but no arguing.
I surrendered to what He wanted.

The thing that blows me away is how sufficient His grace is. It hasn’t been all that hard. I have moments of, um, Lord, please but for the most part it’s been okay. More than okay.
I’m still taking it one day at a time but I’m doing it. I know what this would have ended up like if I would have been fighting Him on this. It wouldn’t have been pretty.
It’s all about being willing. Then surrendering. Oh and most important… Trusting Him.
What’s He asking of you today? Trust Him.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Trust and Comfort

Trust. It’s like a broken record. Round and round I go. Learning the same song on a different groove.
Not complaining. Just sayin’.
I love the word Trust. I seem to write about it a lot. Talk about it a lot too.
I always laugh at the Father when I end up telling someone, as they’re talking about their problems, the exact thing He’s taught me in the past or currently saying to me.
Isn’t that just like Him?
“Okay, Beloved, let’s see how much you’ve been hearing.”
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too. ~2 Corinthians 1:4 (The Message)
I think what I love about those verses so much is it says in a small way that we’re not going to stay where we are at… 
 But it also says He will use it for His good.
Also tells us that He brings people alongside us when we need someone most. You won’t be alone. I love that. I’ve experienced that more times than I can count and I’m grateful for every one of those beautiful wonderful people.
Has God used you to comfort someone in a way that you’ve been comforted?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Marathon or Sprint?

As was so kindly pointed out to me earlier this week, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. In my defense, it’s been a little crazy.
While I lived in Colorado, I learned so much and grew so much. The Lord was merciful and full of grace and gentle in His approach to me learning/growing. He would hit one area at a time. Slow and steady. Marathon.
I was frustrated for a few months because it felt like I was learning all the things I had learned in CO over again. I asked the Lord, haven’t I learned this? I had learned it. But now I am learning the same things but on a deeper level. The kicker though is the fact that it’s all the areas at the same time. No slow and steady to be found. Sprint like.
The beautiful thing is whether it’s a sprint or a marathon God is still God. And He is still very much involved with what’s going on in me. I trust Him with what He has planned for me.
And besides, if He always did things the same way, life would be boring, right?
Are you on a marathon/sprint? Do you trust the Lord through it?

Monday, January 31, 2011

Friendship and Trust

Ebb and flow
Seasons, lifetime
I know this
And still don’t understand

Trust and love
Balance, boundaries
I know this
And still don’t understand

I don’t have too
It’s up to You
I trust You to lead me
Even when it doesn’t make sense

And when it hurts
You are still God
I trust You