Archive | May, 2011

The Time Is NOT Now.

29 May

I read this today on another site and thought I’d share it with everyone. It’s something that the Lord has been telling me to do and that I have been realizing that I need to do. God is SO good and KNOWS what is going to come about with our lives. Why do we not wait for His plan? Ugh… Cause we are dumb humans.

“God has an appointed time to answer our prayers and to bring our dreams to pass. Because we don’t understand God’s timing, we live upset and frustrated, wondering when God is going to do something. When you understand God’s timing however, you won’t live all stressed out. You can relax knowing that God is in control, and at the perfect time, He is going to make it happen. The scripture says, “The vision is for the appointed time, Through it tarry, wait earnestly for it, for it will come to pass.”

The key is how are we going to wait? What will our physical, emotional and spiritual demeanor be? Are we going to wait with a good attitude and expectancy, knowing that God has great things in store? Or, are we going to be upset, frustrated, and muttering complaints? Consider this: If you know you have to wait anyway, why not make a decision to enjoy your life while you are waiting? Why not be happy while God is in the process of changing things? We might as well relax and enjoy our lives, knowing that at the appointed time, God is going to bring His plan to pass.

When you are truly living by faith, you can relax in what the Bible calls the “rest” of God. That’s a place where you’re not worried, you’re not struggling, you’re not trying to figure everything out, wondering why something is or isn’t happening. The “rest” of God is a place of total trust. When you’re in God’s rest, you know that at the perfect time, God is going to perform everything He promised: He will bring it into being.

Understand, God is at work in your life whether you can see anything happening externally or not. God often works the most when we see it and feel it the least. If you’re not seeing God move in your life right now, one of two possibilities can be considered. Either your requests are not God’s best, and will probably not be answered the way you’d like, or it must not be the right time. If God were to answer that prayer the way you were hoping, it could interfere with His ideal plan for you.

We don’t always understand God’s methods. His ways don’t always make sense to us, but we have to realize that God sees the big picture. Consider this possibility: You may be ready for what God has in store for you, but somebody else who is going to be involved isn’t ready yet. God has to do a work in another person or another situation before your prayer can be answered according to God’s will in your life. All the pieces have to come together for it to be God’s perfect time. When it’s the appointed time, no man can keep it from happening. When it’s your due season, God will bring it to pass.

Learn to trust His timing. Let God do it His way. When we try to force open doors and make things happen in our own strength, the end result is a constant strain on us and a drain on our resources. Life becomes a struggle. Nearly all joy, peace and victory dwindle from our existence.

Be careful! If God isn’t in what you are doing, you need to make a change. Here is where many people miss out on God’s favor. They know God has spoken to them; He has placed a dream within their hearts. But then they set out trying to fulfill God’s plan on their own. We must be aware that if we get out of God’s timing, it’s the same as getting out of God’s will. We need to be patient and let God bring His plan together at the appointed time. That is not to say that we should sit back passively and expect God to do everything. No, we must aggressively pursue our dreams. But if a door is not opening, don’t try to make things happen in your own strength.

On the other hand, if you’re in God’s timing, you can be in the midst of the biggest challenge of your life, and you’ll still be filled with joy. God will give you all the grace you need. If you will learn to trust God’s timing, He’s promised that at the right time, He will bring your dreams to pass and answer your prayers. The answer will come, and it will be right on time.”

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Mood.Temperamental.

27 May

Somethings that I think are perfect. And really are perfect.

1. Summer Sun.

2. Dancing.

3. Smiling Children.

4. Josh Garrel’s Voice.

5. Reading.

6. Fresh Fruit and Vegetables.

7. Montana Snow

8. City Trips.

9. Pastor Joe’s Laugh.

10. The Lord’s Plan… For my life and also, for yours.

Goal of Mine.

24 May

So… I’ve been thinking. If I ever want to be married, have kids, or even live a healthy life on my own, I need to know how to COOK!

If anyone knows some easy cooking sites, recipes, or something… Please let me know!

Also, I am a vegetarian, so if you have any fun and interestingly delicious recipes for a vegetarian dish, please please PLEASE let me know!

Baking… I’m working on it.

I realized that when I cook or bake, it is ALL about the way it looks and its presentation.

I’m artsy in that way. I guess it is cool???

After I get the basics of cooking down, I want to experiment with vegetarian sushiiiiii!

A Continue of Montana Blessings.

23 May

Last night, I was able to skype with a few girls from the ranch.

1. I can NOT even tell you how great it was to hear their voices.

2. I can NOT even tell you how great it was to see their faces.

3. It felt like I was back at home… living at the ranch, doing my nails, and laughing about random things.

4. This morning, I watched my lovely friend, Michelle McCulloch on youtube. She had the opportunity to go to Crossroads Church in Vancouver, Washington and sing a song that she wrote for the new program starting at the school, called “Ignite”.

Hope you go, watch, and listen to this video/song. It blessed me already this morning.

Thanks Michelle! 

Lasts.

21 May

Today.MissionsConference.Saturday.May21,2011.EndOfTheWorld?Nope.

  I realized today, that if I could be better at one thing, I would want to be better at sharing the gospel with others. We don’t know when the Lord is coming back, so we must always be ready. The time is NOW. What are we doing with our time? Right now, I seem to be wasting it writing this blog post. But seriously… Why do we think we can only share the “good news” with others when we go “street witnessing”. We are supposed to be witnesses/ambassadors of Christ. Do you think the ambassadors ever get a break from being an ambassador? No. They are ALWAYS an ambassador. People watch how they act, because they represent a certain place, company, or person. People are watching us. I know I watch people! I love people-watching! So I know that people are watching me (I say that in an un-vain way). What are we doing with this time that we have on earth?

I was so blessed today at the mission’s conference. It got me really thinking. Be praying!

Musical

19 May

Favorite Band? mewithoutyou. Someone once told me that Aaron sounds like Kermit the Frog, but I still like his voice. If you think their lyrics are not “Christian”, go read their lyrics. Read them. Just watch… A whole new window will be cleaned and opened.

O! And today, I was in the city and I got starbucks (with my FREE starbucks coupon -LOVE-) and the guy making my drink definitely looked like he should be in the band. I almost said something, but I saved my thoughts.

Change.

13 May

  If there was one thing I could change, it would be to help the homeless receive shelter and receive assistance to get their lives back together. If I had endless money, I would buy the Divine Lorraine, fix it up, and have the shelter there. Seriously. One of my biggest dreams.

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