Monday, February 22, 2010

Letting Go

Recently I have had a couple of conversations with a friend about the plans we make in life. I will be the first to confess, I am a planner. I like to know what is going to happen and when it is going to happen. However, I have learned that things don't always happen the way I would like them to or in the way I had planned them. I have also learned that plans really are better up left to God. It sounds simple, but oh so true.

Isaiah 55:8-9 says, "'For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,' declares the Lord. 'For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.'" This is a constant reminder that as good as my plans seem, they are mine and not necessarily God's. His ways and His thoughts are far superior than mine. Which then reminds me of Ephesians 3:20 and the fact that God is able to do "more than all we ask or imagine".

Sometimes we have to simply let go. Let go of our plans and take a leap of faith. Leaping into the arms of the Heavenly Father and grab hold of the incredible plans that He has for each one of us. I know it is easier said than done, but I know I don't want to miss what He has in store for me.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Fullness of God

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Ephesian 3:14-21

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

36 Hours

That is how long I was up yesterday. It was worth every minute of it, BUT it has caused me to have nothing profound or blog worthy today. Sorry.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Snow Day

Snow continues to fall...earlier it looked a little blizzard like. Of course that is coming from some one born and raised in Texas who came to Tennessee by the way of Florida. That to say, I might be a little naive and really have no concept of blizzard like weather. All I know is that when all you can see is snow blowing and falling outside, that is a lot of snow. Don't even get me started on global warming!!!

All my pictures of the snow are starting to look the same, but I do promise that these were taken this morning...mainly from my back door! It is too cold to go outside. :) This is where I have spent most of the day.

Forever and a Day

I know, it has been forever and a day since I posted anything on here. Here are a few thoughts as I attempt to get this up and running again.

1. 2009 was a good year...I have heard a lot of people say they are glad it is over, but I thought it was pretty good. I had made some big changes in life and feel that God has truly blessed me.
2. 2010 has already had some ups and downs...but overall it has been pretty incredible...I can't wait to see what it holds.
3. Tennessee is cold!!!! I have never lived in area that received so much snow. It is suppose to snow a couple more inches of snow tonight. I think this will be the fourth snow of 2010...I have lost count.
4. I can't sleep, which explains why I am blogging at 12:47 am. Thankfully, I only will be working nights a few more months and then I will be going to the day shift. I am looking forward to living a normal life.

Stay tuned for more...I really am going to try and do a better job! :-)