Monday, February 4, 2013

God's Big, Im Little

One thing I have discovered is that everything sounds better in my head then it does once it makes it's way out!!  I have all these thoughts, that at the time, seem absolutely amazing!!  And then when I'm ready to get them all out, NADA! (example: this blog was going to be an amazing story of renewing your light for Christ, but I pretty much sucked that one up).  It can be frustrating because as a prideful, insecure and often times begging for approval kinda person..I definitely want MY words to come out beautifully!!
I am starting to discover that perhaps that is the point.  That YOUR words come out just as lowly and terrible as they are, so that when something amazing or lovely or humble does make it's way onto your paper, you'll be able to say... "Where did that come from, because it was definitely NOT me?!"

Some of the most amazing times in my life are when I CANNOT explain how or why something happens.  I just sit back in awe and think to myself how cool MY GOD really is.  He can take broken relationships and mend them back together stronger and tighter then they ever were to begin with.  He can heal hearts that the pain is so deep and dark that it seems untouchable by the light of day ever again!  He can take scared and timid Christians and give them a boldness that they could never possess on their own! He can renew your mind, He can strengthen your faith and He has paid the ultimate price so that YOU can be saved!  He is amazing, so I don't have to have the perfect words to display that!!  He is enough!!  I cannot add to, or take away from the GREATNESS of my God!!

So trust Him, and He will fill you with a peace that is WAY beyond our understanding!  Believe in His Word and He will reveal the way that you should go!!  And get down right BOLD about the gift that you've been given.  Because no matter how lowly or pitiful your story may be, God can use it in a MIGHTY WAY!!

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" Hebrew 13:8
Trusting Him ~Hi-D~

"Be Still"

Well, A while back I was trying to post a blog from my phone and I couldn't get it to work, so I just posted it as my facebook status... but I now have a computer and so I would like to put it in "blog form" like I initially intended!!  Hope ya'll enjoy.
Have you ever wondered why the Bible says "be still and know that I am God"? That's what I've been wondering today.. I mean why doesn't it just say "know that I am God"? What's the point of the "be still" part? Well, I'm no scholar and I haven't done any fancy research on it, But the easiest way for me to understand it is by comparing it to parenthood. Okay parents, you all know what I'm about to say, I'm sure! 
Alright so say I'm a child (huge stretch I know) and I'm bee- boppin around my dad (God) and you know I'm talking extra loud (like right over him) doing a little dance (banging all up into him) and He's trying to get my attention but I'm too engrossed in making sure that nobody misses the next amazing thing that I might do. So he gets down on his knees(at my eye level) and takes me by the shoulders (so I can see straight into His eyes) and He says " child be still! Stop bouncing off the walls and listen to what I'm telling you.. because I'm your Father and I love you very much!!" That's the kind of God I serve!! He's not screaming at me telling me to "knock it off" like I most the time do when my kids are going crazy! No instead He gently ushers me back to place a calm and sure!
"Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalms 46:10
So when life feels out of control and you're at a place of utter chaos- Listen to His gentle nudge and be still and know that He is God!