Jan 24 2014

Superabundantly

You know that kid who you have to remind over and over again to turn in their homework, bring their lunch box home, and to stay after school for music lessons, and they still forget. 

Well, that kid was me. Plus, now I'm raising one just like me. I love how God does that.  

That type of personality also so easily forgets the love and possibility that is available to us IF we allow God in.  We beat ourselves up when we forget, and make mistakes.  Others are hard on us, and we are even harder on ourselves.  

That must be why I love the Amplified version of the Bible. It uses the full translation of every greek word in the verse. It's perfect if you're like me and need the reminder of God's love drilled into your head over and over and over again! 

"His power that is at work within us, is able to carry out His purpose and do SUPERABUNDANTLY far over and above all that we dare ask or think infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams" -Ephesians 3:20 (Amplified Bible)

You mean it really can be that good? Oh I want that SUPERABUNDANT life God! OH god, I let your POWER work within me...  

Jan 23 2014

Alone Yet Not Alone

In case you’re doubting yourself today, here is some proof that your limitations are not so limiting when you ask God for help.  

Joni Eareckson Tada is a quadriplegic she’s 64 and runs a charirtable organization that gives wheelchairs to kids in developing nations.  

She’s a Christian.  She loves to sing, but her lung capacity is just HALF of what it should be. She is so weak, in fact, that her husband needed to push on her diaphragm while she recorded the song, “Alone Yet Not Alone.” It was for a small family friendly Christian film by the same name.

It just nominated for an Oscar!

And if tradition continues. she might be singing it from the stage on Oscar night.  Check out how she prayed before the recording.

Maybe your so-called limitations aren't so limiting after all!