Friday, December 24, 2010

stirring thoughts.

I've been having the thought lately, random in a sense, but the thought of, "What made Eve choose the fruit, in a holy and perfect place?". It was one of those thoughts that comes to you leaving you going "hmm". It just baffles me that something deep within her wanted more, when everything someone could possibly want was offered. She was in direct communication with the Lord of Lords, her relationship with Adam was without flaw, YET she had a nagging sense of discontentment in her that thought things could be better.

We, as women, always tell ourselves, "we need the answers, we need to know" as a sense of entitlement sort of- I wonder if that was how Eve felt. However, the Lord tells us again and again, "No, you need to trust. Have faith, child." Goodness, I see this everyday in my own life, as well as my friends. It's a constant struggle not to take things out of SOVEREIGN hands into my own. In that same breath, that thought doesn't make sense, do we miss the part of SOVEREIGN? And why does that not resonate more boldly with us? We dissociate God's sovereignty from our situations, thinking that we understand more.

As Eve did, we secretly crave power in the form of knowledge, always wanting to know more. Never satisfied. Yet we are not meant to be satisfied within ourselves. We are made for deep communion with our Lord Jesus, and when we forget that, when we get in our flesh - we fall. Luckily, the power of grace is amazing!!!

The Lord knows our hearts and desires for us to be honest before Him. In the midst of thoughts of self-sufficiency, we must choose God's love and provision. Praise Him, for He is greater & his love is unfathomable.

"Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us."
{Psalm 62:8} 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

done for the HOLIDAYS

Praise the good LORD, finals are over. Now it's time for Holiday fun! I seriously revert back to little girl years during Christmas - when it comes to this here holiday season, I am a child. After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year!!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

take time to listen

"My thoughts are not your thoughts; neither are your ways My ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways and thoughts higher than yours. Remember who I am when you spend time with Me. Marvel at the wonder of being able to commune with the King of the universe-any time, any place. Never take this amazing privilege for granted!

Though I am vastly higher and greater than you, I am training you to think My thoughts. As you spend time in My Presence, My thoughts gradually form in your mind. My Spirit is the Director of this process. Sometimes He brings Bible verses to mind. Sometimes He enables you to hear Me "speak" directly to you. These communications strengthen you and prepare you for whatever is before you on your life path. Take time to listen to My voice. Through your sacrifice of precious time, I bless you far more than you dare to ask."
[from Jesus Calling]

This was such an encouragement to me when I read it today. Remembering who the Lord is constantly as we approach Him is something we tend to forget. SO many times I get "busy" and don't listen to the Lord's voice. This is definitely a season for consecration for me, and a time where I climb the mountain with my hands wide open. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tis' the season to be JOLLY

What other grand way to kick off my FAVORITE month of the year, than a Christmas party?! We had our Christmas Cocktail party for Chi O last night, and it was a blast!

goodness, i love them.

I look so much to December every year.
-So many good times with family and friends
-Christmas lights, music, decorations
-my sweet Savior's birth
-Hallmark Christmas movies ( for real, 24hrs a day = legit)
-any and every excuse for a Christmas party/gathering
-Holiday coffee mugs
-Family traditions
-Nanny's cheese biscuits Christmas morning

... goodness the list could go on. love the JOY of this season.