Thursday, November 19, 2009

Oh the busy-ness... but how I love it.

This week has been busy to say the least. Next week the college is shutting down in honor of Thanksgiving. Now sure that sounds great, until you hear, the week after that is the last week of classes and then Finals follow. So while many kick back and enjoy the company of relatives and close friends and a whole lot of food, I will be working hard to get ahead. My goal is to study as much as I can for finals and plan out all my idea's for art. Now before I sound like a giant complainer and a leach looking to suck the sympathy out of who ever will give it, let me tell you that this is how I want it to be. I am so thankful that I get the chance to work part time, to go to school full time and to be married to the most amazing man ever.

I am a New Wife, A lover of Jesus and follower of God, a personal child care provider, a student trying to pass her classes. I am living a life so full of purpose that I can't hardly believe it. I was reflecting on my life before I came to know God his son and the life I now have in him. Man My old life was crazy... now I am standing on the other side looking in on people living in the mists of so many battle I have won with God going ahead of me. I can't help but break! God's grace and love are so huge I can't even start to comprehend it all. The fact that I am nearly 21 and can say I am free from the hold of the enemy and all the plans that he conjured up to destroy me have failed , is so crazy. Most people don't even reach that level of freedom by the time they hit middle ages and some never reach it. I am now taking a stand and saying God if these broken hurting people don't have the courage or the strength to stand up for themselves I will. I will commit to intercede on behalf of the people floating down the river of destruction. Whether they are saved or not, blatantly disobeying God or not. Why? Because so many people did that for me and that is why God has freed me He heard their cries over me and answered their prayers on my behalf. What an awesome God I serve! I owe him nothing less then my life for eternity!

I hope all of you who read this blog have an amazing Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Beach!

Today the leaders and people who want to be leaders are leaving for the beach for the weekend. I'm excited to get to hang out with some pretty cool people and listen to the rain the whole weekend. I know God is going to teach us all His view on what it means to be a leader, which means I can expect some stretching in my spirit. Any part of my body stretching is not a good feeling. like when I think I can stretch out my legs making fun of Brain and Dusty working out. But than the next day I am the one who is sore lol. So stretching is more often than not something I don't look forward to. It is different when God is the one doing the stretching, not me or another person but God. God's spiritual work out is so good you may sweat in the middle of it but after your all done with the work out you feel so empowered to go and fight off the attacks the devil has been shoveling on you. So even though at times over this weekend a little sweat will be poured and I will feel the burn I know it is God getting me ready to fight a victorious battle.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The revelation of worship

A couple weeks ago Chris and I were at our pastor's house doing a little repair work. After we finished and went to say good bye and we ended up getting on the topic of music. Music for both of us is a huge part of who God created us to be. Not only to enjoy music it's self or even just to create and play music. But to be people that understand the power of true music,worship, praise and the release it brings. So the two of us found that we had listen to all our music so much that it was no longer a tool to be used but boring. To solve this problem we asked pastor if we could have some of his cds. God has been changing my heart and teaching me so much about Him and myself through these worship albums. I have now began listening to a lot of Ihop music and soaking my spirit in the truth of God's love for me. I now worship God with the understanding that there is a huge amount of power just in praising Him. Chains have been broken off my mind over these last few days and God has been pouring out a refreshing of who He has created me to be. Last night at Switch pastor Brian went old school with the worship portion of service. He lead from the Guitar and just had a bass player and a drummer. As I stood in the congregation joining with the praise of the youth and the leaders and the angles in heaven a great thing happened. God gave me a song over the group of us I started to praise God and purposefully worship Him knowing that as I did He would tear down walls in this generation's thinking and bring them out of the confusion of who they think He is and who He has called them to be. I saw God work in such a huge way in so many of the people there that I had been praying and singing songs over. It is so amazing to see God work in and through me even if the people I was ministering to don't know it. I know that I am entering into a whole new avenue of God's calling on my life and I am so excited to see how God is going to grow me and continue to turn me into the women He planned me to be before I was even in my mother womb.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I can't wait

So yesterday me and my best friend KT spent like an hour on the phone. I miss her so much but I am so thankful for all God has been doing in her life while she has been away at IHOP. Every time I talk to her I can tell so much life and hope has soaked her spirit, it is amazing. Yesterday we talked about thanksgiving and the day after it. She is going to help me decorate my house for my 1st Christmas as a married lady. Of course we are going to wake up at like three and go to all the black Friday sales, and then the parade down town. Next we shall cut our tree down and listen to Christmas music non-stop. I am so excited!!! This is truly going to be the best Holiday season of my whole life.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Paint away

So today I was at school in the bookstore and I walked by the art section. I was for some reason or another filled with the passion to buy some water colors and a paint sketch book. So now I am gong to start attempting to paint for Jesus. I am going to put on my favorite worship album and let the Lord give me a picture of his beauty to paint. this is just another way I am getting out of my religious box to draw closer to the heart of God. I will put some of these on my blog if they don't turn out too terrible lol.
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