Friday, July 20, 2012

High Five for Friday

So for the past couple of months, I have been following a fun, quirky, educational (yes, shoes are educationalJ) blog. And every Friday, people link up and share five things about their week. It’s called “High Five for Friday” and it is promoted by Lauren at FromMyGreyDesk And, I have finally decided to give it a try. Not that my life is all that exciting, but I thought of a couple things this week I felt like sharingJ
Deep breath….. Okay, here goes nothing….lol

I am glad that Mondays only come once a week – and I am glad that coffee makes them more bearable

Salted caramel ice cream is the true love of my life, next to Jesus, of courseJ
“Why Worry?” by NewSong is an awesome song when you are feeling a wee bit down:)

Organization makes me a happy person – I know, I’m a tad strange (explanation: I got super organized at work (which makes me happy), and other people are appreciating it (which equals more happiness, haha)

My brother – I am pretty proud of him this week – enough saidJ

So there is my High Five for Friday! I honestly could have listed more than five things, but those could come in a later post. Most important thing I was reminded of this week, is how wonderful and amazing it is to have Jesus…. Always and forever

“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.”

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Forever Yours

Today let’s be real. Let’s be genuine. Let’s not give coached responses or expected answers. Let’s just talk about Jesus. It’s something that we don’t do enough of in all honesty.
Today I am not going to be funny. I am not going to be witty with a clever poem. I am not even going to try to be inspiring. I am just going to be real.
For a long time I tried to fit into this box that I thought other people wanted me to fit into. I told myself that I should be able to fit into that box and that if I couldn’t or struggled with it, something was wrong with my spirit.
But one day, Jesus reminded me that when I get saved, I’m not supposed to fit into anything.
Now, before some people tune out right here, please, please let me finish.
I am not supposed to fit into any box, because when I get saved, the Holy Spirit fills ME! There is no box. There is the temple of the Holy Spirit known as my body, and that is the only thing that should be filled. And when that is filled and I am yielded to Him, everything changes!
So here I was, trying to force myself into something, when in reality, the Holy Spirit was trying to remind me I was already filled. I am filled by Him. I am led by Him. I am guided and taught by Him.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Below is my love story…
It is perfect…. It is forever…. And it is still be written…
Thank you Jesus…. For always being mine…. I love You

Forever Yours
You know, we’ve been together a long time.
I got to thinking about it the other day, and we have been together for almost 14 years now.
It will be 14 exactly on September 21st.
I still vividly remember the day that You made me Yours.
My tears were flowing so freely that day.
They were happy tears though. Tears of relief because of the weight that was taken off of my shoulders.
I knew that I wouldn’t have to be alone ever again.
When people ask where we exchanged our vows, I always chuckle when I tell them, “By the bathroom!”
But it’s like You tell me all the time, “It doesn’t matter where, it just matters the commitment”
Most have some sort of honeymoon stage where everything is on fire because it is so new.
But it really wasn’t that way with me.
I mean, I was seeing things differently, but it took longer for me to warm up to You, I think.
I mean, you know I was a very dutiful companion to You, but that’s just it… I was dutiful. Not necessarily devoted.
But when I needed You most, You were right there.
I have to admit that at the time I was pretty upset with You for not fixing it.
You let me be upset though, and then when I was ready to listen, You very gently explained to me that You knew best. And you even let me see how it all came together.
I know You don’t usually do that, but thanks for doing it for me.
I think it was then I knew how deeply I loved You.
I always knew that You were everything to me, but for the first time, I was truly able to call You my best friend.
And not because You weren’t that before, but because I was finally able to “see” it.
From then on, it has been a continually love fest!
I love how we talk in the car when it’s just us.
Or how I run my day by You and You never get annoyed that I ramble or rabbit trail.
You know I’ll always get to the point.
I love how when I do need to be set straight, you do it with a hug and not a hammer…
That helps me the most I think. Because, You know me, and You know that I am very tenderhearted and responsive when it comes to You.
It is because of Your patience and devotion, I want to show You every single day how much I love You.
I know that some days I am far from perfect, but what I love more than anything is how available You are to me. To help me, and to love me.
When You committed Yourself to me, You did it completely. Just as I strive to do with You.
Now I know that sometimes people go back on their promises. And I in no way think that I am above anyone else, or that I am even the exception to the rule.
But the thing is I want to be the exception. I want to be the one who never leaves Your side, who never turns against You, and who runs to You and You alone when I have nowhere else to turn.
You are my everything. In You I have found eternal love, unbelievable mercy, and never ending joy.
You gave abundantly, so that I could have everything.
You are my comforter, protector, guardian and friend.
You are my Jesus, and I am completely and eternally,
Forever yours….