Sunday, January 30, 2011

How big is your God?

I have been struggling with making myself write the last couple of weeks.  I’ve given quite a bit of thought lately to how “big” is my God.  Do I act like He can do anything?  Do I pray like I believe He can do anything?  Or, do I pray like even He has limits.  Or that perhaps He is too busy for me?  Do I really cast all my cares on Him.  Do I treat Him like he owns the cattle on a thousand hills?  Do I really understand how much He loves me?  Do I trust him for things I can’t just handle on my own?

I think a lot of people (me included) only pray for things we can actually accomplish ourselves.  With these kinds of prayers we never really see what God can do.  We never really see His power.

We’ve got a lot going on in our family right now and we really need God to intervene.  My husband has a very special aunt who is intensive care following a stroke.  She’s been in a coma like state for a week and they can’t waken her.  They can’t get the pressure down in her head enough to wake her up.  If and when they do waken her, we are told she won’t be the same.  We are praying for a miracle from God.  I believe that He can choose to heal to her completely.  That is something completely out of our hands.  Do you have anything going on in your life that is completely out of your hands?


Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Philippians 4:13 says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Needed a Break

I haven’t written for a couple of weeks.  I felt like I needed a break from writing.  It was becoming too much of a “to do” and was lacking passion on my part.  I needed to take a couple of weeks and just read the Word and try to soak it in. 

Have you ever felt like you just wanted to read and read the Word?   Psalm 1 talks about meditating on the Word day and night. 

Spending time in the Word should be an important part of every Christian’s life.  Soak it in and let it affect every area of your life.  The Word contains everything we need to know for living our lives.


Psalm 119:105 – “Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.”

Hebrews 4:12 says – “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

Isaiah 40:8 -  “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”

2 Timothy 3:16 - “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year

I’ve thought about writing and have just not done it. 

I finished my graduate degree.  I finished my semester at school.  I enjoyed a week in  PA over Christmas visiting my parents.  I enjoyed a week at home over New Years.  Soon it will be back at the routine of life. 

How is 2011 going to be different for me than 2010?  I really don’t know.  I am hoping and praying that we sell our property on St Simons Island.  That is the only thing standing between us and our plans to move.  I am hoping and praying that my daughter will finish her junior year strong and make her decision on a college major and a school.  We will be preparing our home to be put up for sale in about a year.  So, lots of “big” changes coming up for us as a family.

New Years is a common time for people to think about change.  As I am sitting here today I am thinking about things I need to improve.  Some of those are “no brainers.”  I need to improve my fitness level.  Now that my foot is getting better, I need to start a walking regimen. 

I need to improve how I spend my free time.  I have stacks of books that I’d like to read.  Now that I am finished with grad school I have time to read. 

I need to continue to work on quality time with God.  I think this will remain on my list for years to come.  Not just time but quality time.  I need to set aside time when I am alert. Too many times my time with God is when I am exhausted.  When I have nothing left to give to anyone else, that’s when I sit down and pick up my Bible.  Isn’t God worth more than that?

What about you?  What are you resolving to change in your life this next year? 

One thing I intend to do in the next day or so is to set specific goals in how I am going to accomplish these resolutions.  Without a specific plan, these are just words. 


“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:13-14