Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The season of JOY unspeakable!!!

...and there you have it!! The cast of glee just preached the gospel!

  This is my favorite Christmas song because it is all about good news! Christ has saved us all from Satan's power! We can enter into resting with these tidings of comfort and joy!

When I hear this song I want to dance and shout and laugh because I'm free.

All I can do is worship and praise God for sending His son to earth and restoring us into right relationship with Him. How awesome is it to know God! How awesome to hear from Him and not have to worry about a thing! I am filled with JOY!!

If you've always wondered about the hype of Christmas, this is it! It's not Santa and presents, it's about a miracle birth of God's son, Jesus! 

Jesus went on to live a perfect life and died as a sacrifice for the whole world's sin.

God required a perfect sacrifice and He already knew that none of us would ever be perfect so He made the way Himself because He loves us, His creation, SOOO much!  He couldn't stand to not have a relationship with us!  

When we accept what Jesus did on the cross and confess that he is the Lord, God's Son, we enter back into perfect relationship with our Father, God.

Now when God looks at us He doesn't see sin because when Jesus died, our sin was washed off of us.
It's like we're all red but when we accept Jesus' bath we all turn white and God sees us as white!
We still sin of course but God doesn't keep track of it because what Jesus did lasts for eternity.
We don't have to keep asking God to forgive us, He already did! Jesus isn't going to come back and die again!

We are now F R E E!!!!!

How much more can I enjoy life now than when my conscience was bogged down.
I always knew something wasn't right, I always knew there was more, then I found it when I started having a relationship with God!

So if you've never had that relationship and you want to, go for it!
Ask Jesus to be the Lord of your life and see what God begins to show you!
It's unreal.
He starts to add his super to your natural and the world becomes a different place.
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Why not experience this Christmas in its fullness?  This will be your best Christmas ever!  There will be joy overflowing and a thankfulness that is uncontainable!

Jesus coming to this earth is the best thing that has ever happened to this earth and he's going to come back again to take his brothers and sisters home to be with the Father forever.

If you don't want to know God now, why would you even want to go to heaven and spend eternity with a stranger?
If you don't want to know God at all, there is a place with no presence of God, but that place is described vividly as a horrible place.

He is my best friend, and when I'm crazy about somebody I want everyone to know them so I'm sharing this because He's sooo stinkin good to me!!!:) And I know He'll be good to you!!

19It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but cancelling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor).
    20So we are Christ's ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ's personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God.
    21For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [[g]endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].
2 Corinthians 5:19-21

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Madly in Love

As a gentleman
you ask me to dance
I am flattered
and take your hand
I won't take for granted
what a privilege this is
you look into my eyes
and my face erupts in light
Your glory
has made Me beautiful
We begin 
I am just learning this song
You lead gently
with each step to each note
no surprise twirls
there's no need for you to show off
this dance floor is yours
and all who are here already know you
I relax in your polite embrace
and you begin to pull me closer
my heart beats faster
as I feel your breath on my cheek
the answers I once sought
are no longer of relevance
you are proving all I need to know
they can't take their eyes off of us
I've never loved like this before
you whisper of my beauty
you quietly express your delight in me
I want to whisper back
but cannot find words
eloquent enough
to tell you how I feel
Pools fill in my eyes
and spill over behind your back
I am so in love.
I know you're smiling,
and I know you feel it too.
Our light shines like diamonds
and my skin like pearls
then the clock strikes
like a knife to my soul
the hour has come and with it
you hold my face in your scarred hands,
kiss my forehead and whisper,
"I'm coming back."

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Who Are We Fooling? - Brooke Fraser & Aqualung (Lyrics)

I had no idea.
I didn't know what to expect and even if someone had told me everyday everything to expect I still wouldn't have understood.
It is something you must experience to understand and I have been experiencing it for 2 and a half years now.
To my complete surprise it didn't taste like chocolate and smell like roses.
It was like taffy, kind of sweet but so chewy you couldn't really enjoy it like you wanted to because it was so exhausting!
That's how the first 2 years were for me.  I knew it was right and what God had in mind but sometimes I wondered....
This past month my Pastor has been talking about marriage and had a key piece of advice that changed my thinking, marriage isn't supposed to just work, it's supposed to shine
Marriage is a picture of Christ and the church.
It is a prophecy for the world to see.
It is a witness for the world to see.
God, in the beginning made man, the species, not just the man.
Adam was male and female within himself until God pulled Eve out of Adam.
God separated them with full anticipation of bringing them back together.
So in marriage you are one with your spouse and the fullness of God is there.
The only way to make marriage work is to not try to fix anything about your spouse.  I repeat, anything.
God can, but you can't!
The only person you can change is yourself and that's hard enough.  Try loosing 10 lbs.!

Once you forfeit the game of "Change Your Spouse to be Better" you're on your way to success in marriage.
God calls men to love their woman like Christ loves the church and women to respect and honor their man as unto the Lord.
There is freedom when we focus on our roles. I don't respect my husband because he deserves it, there are a lot of times he doesn't, but I do it because the way to joy and peace is through obedience to the Lord.
I don't deserve his love but he loves me because God told him to.
I used to want to try and manipulate situations to get him to love me more but it always backfired or he'd see right through it so I decided to respect him more instead of manipulate and what do you know, in return he loves me more!

There is only one reason for divorce, selfishness.
That's it.
As Christians we must die to our flesh daily! We take up our cross daily so we should never be living for ourselves but that is quite contrary to what the world teaches us.
Sometimes in the morning I just declare that I am dead.  I say it out loud so Satan and I can hear it.
"I, McKenna, am dead to my flesh.  I am living today by the Spirit alone."
It's simple but it transforms your mind early on, sometimes I put a finger gun to my head and pull the trigger just to solidify my statement.
Now it doesn't matter how my husband acts towards me because I am living by my spirit and it obeys the Word of God so I choose to respect him and not talk bad about him or joke in a way that is disrespectful.
When I do my part and he does his, not for each other but for God, we s h i n e.
God's glory gets involved in our marriage and it shows the world what love is.
The problem is that even Christians don't know what their marriage is really about.  Most people think its about them and their desires but its not.
When the world sees Christians divorce at almost the same rate as unbelievers I'm not surprised that a loving God is a far off fantasy to them.
Marriage is hard if you don't die.
I know that sounds funny but it's true.
The reason married people fight is because they think they deserve what they want.
We don't deserve anything.
God deserves everything.
Most importantly he deserves us to be obedient to Him.
In our obedience He works behind the scenes in our partners and in us so that we become what He has planned for us to become.
So next time you find yourself fighting or wishing your spouse was different get out your finger gun and kill that flesh! Spend time in prayer for them!  Spend time in prayer for you!
Respect him!
Love her!
That is what will cause the necessary change in your relationship.
You might be thinking,
"Oh, McKenna that's too simple!"
Well it is simple.  Boil every situation down and see that the key to a successful marriage isn't complicated.
I'm so glad that this knowledge has sunk down deep into my "knower" so early in my marriage because now there is no reason I shouldn't have a God-glorifying marriage.