Sunday, May 13, 2012
Everyday you have choices. Each minute there is a choice to be made.
Do I get up now or lay here 5 more minutes?
Do I put on liquid or pencil liner?
Do I wear hoop earrings or studs?
Do I say hi when I pass my neighbor or look down?
Do I talk about how much I don't want to be at work right now or do I thank God that I have a job?
Do I do a little extra to help out someone else or do I do just enough to say I did my job?
God has given them to us.
He doesn't make them for us, He expects us to choose.
The more we know God and are pursuing Him the more we will choose what He would have chosen.
The more we know how Jesus lived the more we'll do what he would do.
Choose to search Him out.
He's waiting for YOU.
He's as close as He'll ever be, its up to us to reach out, or look up or tune our ear to Him.
Do you want to live an abundant life now?
It's your choice.
Jesus said he came so we could have it.
It's baffling how many people don't choose it though.
The devil wants to keep us distracted so we don't take the time to see all that God really has for us.
Choose to deny your flesh and live by the spirit.
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
First of all, I must admit I stole this idea from a friend, but she's not going to blog it so I thought I would!
Picture for a second that Adam Levine is God (that won't be hard for some) and he's singing this to you:
"My heart's a stereo, it beats for you so listen close, hear my thoughts in every note."
God is always speaking to us, wanting to share with us, His heart that beats for us!
"Make me your radio, and turn me up when you feel low, this melody was meant for you, so sing along to my stereo."
God is saying "Tune in to ME!! You feel low? Listen closely to ME!!! Sing MY words and I will lift you up!"
Most of the time our dial isn't tuned in to God's channel.
Our signals are picking up the words and melodies of other people or other philosophies and we're left empty or confused.
Once we tune in to what God is saying and start singing along, our lives will turn around, our burdens will be lifted, and our joy will return.
He's saying, "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!! CAN YOU HEAR ME??"
But so often we're tuned out.
Listen to the rest of the song and apply the words as if God was singing them to you (give or take some)!
Be encouraged and tune your life channel into His heart station!!
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27-28
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Steffany Frizzell @ Bethel
PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS SONG!!!:)
Close your eyes and snuggle up in God's lap. Express your love and receive His love!!
His love is so sweet.
I want to go deeper and deeper.
I want to know Him better and better.
His love draws me in, keeps me, and yet the deeper I go, the more I realize I've barely scratched the surface!
It's simple but complex.
It's free but the most valuable thing in the world.
Without the love of God nothing would exist.
Isn't it nice to know that YOU are His main priority.
He wants YOU to know how much He loves you.
He's told us about it, demonstrated it towards us and is always reminding us through His creation how much he loves us!
He made us to love us and live with us.
Why don't we get to know Him?
Why do we play church on Sunday but refuse to sit with Him at home and talk with Him?
How has the church become so numb?
So often we confess Jesus is Lord with our mouth but our hearts aren't in it.
I could say I'm married to Josiah but I could live and act so dissatisfied that people would feel sorry for me.
I think that's how the world sees the church a lot of the time.
Rarely do they witness passionate Christians who are genuinely IN LOVE with their God.
Rarely do they witness it because sadly, a lot of Christians don't take the time to fall in love with God and truly get to know Him.
I am just beginning!
I lived as a confessing Christian for 18 years but my heart wasn't in it.
Not until I met people who were so obviously in love with their God did I realize what I was missing.
I want to quit laying on the beach and talking about the ocean of love God has for us, and actually jump in!!
Our love is our greatest witness.
Let's go deeper into His heart and really get to know Him!