Friday, January 23, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm in love with my Savior!!

In my last post I told you of how the Lord is working in my life... well this is simply a continuance of that! I've been blown away by our Savior!! He was wonderfully and ever graciously allowed me to fall in love with Him! He is moving in amazing ways in me and all around me!
Recently the Lord has started a work within our Sunday School class and as just worked wonders through everyone in the class, each according to the Lord's great and perfect plan!
What a great God we serve!! All praise and glory and honor to Him alone!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

2009 - The Year of Faith!

So 2009 has been a whirlwind and were not even three weeks in yet! I like to be in control of my life, and I have come to realize that I have no control. The Lord has all the control, as He should, and I realize that this is a big thing for me to grasp. To an extent, I have 'known' this and been told this all my life, however it is something totally different to 'know' something in your heart and believe it. This takes faith. And that's what I want to focus on this upcoming year. I don't do 'New Year's Resolutions', but I do want to be intentional about some things in this year. I want to check myself and constantly remind myself that I'm not in control; to fully give God all of my struggles, even when that means I have to give my heart and all of its struggles over to God every minute (which will likely be the case). The Lord is teaching me to have faith and to trust. Trust is something that I have a really hard time with, but slowly the Lord is teaching me to trust in Him, that He has a plan for me. And that no matter what I do, and how many times I fall and mess up, that I can't 'mess up' His plan. The Lord has no 'plan B'. He knows my many faults and has still chosen me as His child. Remembering these promises and standing firm on the love and faithfulness of Jesus Christ is how I want to go throughout this year. To live my life to glorify Christ to the best of my abilities, and that requires me putting all that I have, my faith, my trust, my life, my securities, my insecurities, my controls, my emotions, and my heart, before Him and giving all that I am to Him. For me, this seems so risky, giving it all up, but at the same time I have peace and comfort knowing that I am safe in the Lord. That He will watch over me and protect me as He sees fit.
For years, I've said this, but lately the Lord has worked in my life and has revealed Himself to me in a way like never before! I have fallen in love with my Savior!
I have joy, and even in the times such as this, when trials in my life abound, I still have joy. I know that this joy is only from the Lord and I'm so thankful for it! I'm grateful to no end that the Lord has promised to get me through the valleys that He brings me to. And I have to constantly remind myself that He intentionally brings me to valleys, I don't 'accidentally stumble' upon them, He brings them to me and He will never leave me as He gets me through them.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas Pictures!

Ok, so I know this post is a tad late.. but I just got around to and just remembered to put these up. Many weeks ago, my family had the great pleasure to have Christmas pictures taken for the first time by Kyle C.! We had a wonderful time and just wanted to share some of my favorites!