Jun 18 2012

Where You Run

We’re playing a new song from Kari Jobe called “Steady My Heart”.

It makes you think about where or who you run to when things aren’t going the way you planned.

They lyrics say:

"Even when it hurts

Even when it's hard

Even when it all just falls apart

I will run to You

‘Cause I know that You are

Lover of my soul, Healer of my scars,

You steady my heart,

I'm not gonna worry

I know that You've got me

Right inside the palm of Your hand"

I rented this movie over the weekendit’s a grown up onecalled “The Way”.  When the son was explaining to his father why he wasn’t going to finish college and instead travel around the word, he said, “You don’t choose a lifeyou live one.”

So trueplus I don’t know about you, but I’ve found, if you try to choose a way a life for yourself, it usually doesn’t happen that way. And then you have to figure out what you’re going to do when life doesn’t go the way you planned.

There are all kinds of options in this world that you can run to if or when that happens.  The biggest section in the bookstore, "Self Help."

There is a book to help you through just about any situation you’re going through.  From Parenting help, to marriage, to finding yourself. There’s a guru for just about everything.  Some are great, some are distractions, from the real thing.

You could save a lot of money, and just buy one book.  It’s the only thing that helped me when my life was falling apart, called the Bible.

I camped out on this verse for about a year…

for those who grieve He will bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” (Isaiah 61:3)

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Jun 15 2012

Me With You

Toby MacMe Without You

It’s a song about how life is different when you don’t know God or

don’t have a relationship with Him.

When you don’t…TobyMac sang…

"Where would I be without you?

I'd be packing my bags when I need to stay

I'd be chasin every breeze that blows my way

I've been building my kingdom just to watch it fade away"

It’s True

That’s Me without You

Been there.  Done that.  Without God, I’d be depressed, alone, and

letting my so called limitations stop me from serving Him.

With God, I can not let my limitations stop me, in fact, I can allow

God to use them to make a difference.

I don’t know about you, but it’s a constant process for me to believe

and trust that God can do the things the bible says He can do.

I’ve am working really hard at not dwelling on my past mistakes, and

not worrying so much about my future for myself and my kids.  I am

trying to just enjoy the day that he’s given me.  I don’t want to be

sad about what I don’t have, but make the best out of what I do have

now.

29-32"What I'm trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so

preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God's giving. People

who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but

you know both God and how he works. Steep yourself in God-reality,

God-initiative, God-provisions. You'll find all your everyday human

concerns will be met. Don't be afraid of missing out… The Father wants

to give you the very kingdom itself.

Luke 12:29-32

The Message

You’ve probably heard it a thousand times."

“if it looks to good to be true, it probably is.”

But, yet God’s promises are true.  Even though they seem beyond all capability.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I doubt. The bible says all

things are possible through Christ, but healing…can he really do that?

Yes.  Here’s proof

Last night I saw an interview with Andy Copeland.  He’s the dad of

that young woman from Georgia who got that flesh eating bacteria.

She was in a coma.  She lost her hands, a chunk of her abdomen, a

foot, and a leg.  But, she has survived because her Dad has been

praying.

In the interview he said, “We’re thankful everyday for the miracle of

her recovery.  We can only say we’ve been blessed by God.”

The doctors said her chance of survival was 1%.

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