Faith Fitness and Laughter

Times

on May 8, 2013

Morning!   Well it’s my day off and I am still having to get up early…. What?  I took the day off to spend it with my parents and head over the Commissary to do a little grocery shopping… Smile  They have doctors appointments so I have to actually ride in with them and wait until they are all finished before we head that way.  No big deal..

 

Braces:

I don’t think I have told you lately, but I am starting to see some movement in my teeth!  I just kind of forgot to update you on them!  There are some days where I don’t even know that they are there….  and then there are others where I want to actually pull my teeth out!  There were a couple of days where I had some sensitivity to anything cold and even the air hitting my teeth.  I was reassured that it was normal to the teeth moving.  Smile

Anyway, I am happy to say that I see movement and can’t wait to see more!

 

Work was really productive today and I was happy that it went by pretty fast.  The drive home I listened to this song the entire time…

 

 

 

Times by Tenth Avenue North

Great great song…

 

Today on my lunch I wanted to spend some time in God’s word.  It was a really nice day and sunny, so it was the perfect time….  Anyway, I found 1 John and started reading.  I just wanted to enjoy His word and just be close to Him.  I came across this:

 

For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things.  1 John 3:20

 

I think that a lot of times we can condemn ourselves of things much harder than God does.  How can we approach this perfect God with our concerns when we feel they will be this huge burden to Him.  That He isn’t big enough to take care of them or carry them for us.  But He can.  We really are never alone. 

I have such a tendency to wear rose colored glasses and if you ask my family and friends, I usually never remove them.  I take people as they are and accept them for who they are.  When you tell me something, I believe it.  I’m a literal.  At the core.  My boss actually makes fun of the fact that I can be this big push over.  But, I really can be.  With that said, I do have another tendency.  Being a doormat.  I really do think that I have this sign on my head that just says… “will believe anything you say!” 

I don’t think this is a bad quality, but the whole doormat thing…… it is.  I’m getting somewhere with this I promise….. 

 

When I was saved at the age of 10, I hadn’t quite experienced life yet.  I had not been hurt.  I hadn’t had a broken heart.  I hadn’t entered the adult world of big decisions, nor had I entered the world of working.  There were no major disappointments or any real sadness up to this point in my life and yet God ordained that moment, that beautiful moment to save me.  Even typing this out, I am just overwhelmed with so many emotions of that thought. 

Who loves like that?  Who steps in when we have absolutely zero hope of ever accomplishing something like that on our own.  Who sees fit to rescue us from a life without joy?  Who takes our place? 

You see, my first love isn’t a person.  It’s Him.  And it’s His church.  I think that I forgot that somewhere in the last year or two and especially in the last four months.  I forgot what it’s like to see a child come to know the Lord and be forever changed.  I forgot what it’s like to actually have to pray with my head up and my eyes open because of the fact that it wasn’t appropriate in the country I was in.  I forgot what it was like to not be able to speak the same language as a sister in Christ and yet we understood each other perfectly.  I forgot what it’s like to be with a group of people that I had never even met before and in a week be like family.  I forgot what it was like to be so exhausted and feel like you weren’t making a difference to be humbled by an old lady in a small village.  I had forgotten what it was like for a child to take your hand and tell you that they love you after only minutes of being with them.  I had forgotten what it was like to know that there are people right now waiting for someone to tell them about Jesus. 

I forgot that I matter.  I matter in the grand scheme of things and that He has a plan for my life.  A bigger plan than I can ever come up with or imagine on my own.  I forgot that.  

I forgot that He is greater than my heart and knows all things.

 

I had someone reach out to me in the last couple of days…. I am not sure if their motives were pure or not and I really don’t care.  I was reminded (not by this person) that people are going to do bad things and unfortunately they are going to lie and be manipulative whether they they think their intentions are good or not.  But I can’t answer for that and I don’t have to.  For a brief moment, I took off my rose colored glasses and I am thankful beyond what I can express in words for this.

 

 

Here’s the end to the song above:

I hear you say,

My love is over. It’s underneath

It’s inside.  It’s in between

The times you doubt Me, when you can’t feel

The times you question, “is this for real?”

The times that you’re broken

The times that you mend

The times that you hate Me, and the times that you bend

Well, My love is over, it’s underneath

It’s inside, it’s in between

These times you are healing and when your heart breaks

The times that you feel like you’re falling from grace

The times you’re hurting

The times that you heal

The times you go hungry and are tempted to steal

The times in confusion, in chaos and pain

I’m there through your heartache

I’m there in the storm

My love I will keep you, by My power alone

I don’t care where you fall, where you have been

I’ll never forsake you, My love never ends

It never ends.

 

I hope you guys have a great day Smile

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One response to “Times

  1. Awesome song–great reminder!

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