Thursday, June 17, 2010

Surrender

My mind wanders to so many places,
but You, Oh Lord,
You never falter.

You remain sure and steadfast.
Your ways bring peace and love,
Mine bring destruction and death.

Your Word declares freedom and Strength,
as my flesh strains for control...
It's only when I let it go And trust in You,
That the freedom of the cross stills my being.

Lord, you truly died to set me free--
But I kick, pull, hesitate, and strategize--
Its me that makes my life a struggle,
Its You that picks me up out of the puddle.

You are worthy of my mind and my so called strength,
To You I owe everything I am; my love, my life,
my dedication and thanks.

The freedom that you died for me to have,
only comes through my surrender,
I must surrender
I must surrender
I must surrender

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Stillness, Contenment, & Humility

I am learning the value of stillness, contentment, & humility (the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance) ... and thanking the Lord for graciously giving me the importance I so desire.


Thank you Jesus Christ.


I love you.


In my weakness You are strong,


In my pain You are healer,


In You


I can be still and content and humbly accept


the pain this life brings.


Knowing that You have been through it all,


You know my pain,


You know my hurt,


You are my Savior and I can trust you with all that I am.
**Control brings pain on ourselves... but surrender to the Lord of all the earth brings peace, contentment and divine strength...Bless His Name! His praise will be continually on my lips!**
Psalm 34
Taste and See That the LORD Is Good

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Key is Love

Goodmorning!

I have a cool story to share. :)

Monday afternoon around 3ish, I was riding in the car with Kalen and his family, and I just began to pray for peace of mind. At that moment a lot was going on in my mind, with the wedding, with school coming up, with the future, with everything. I was just plain worrying, which God says not to do. The first scripture that came to my mind was Philippians 4:8 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with THANKSGIVING, let your requests be known to God, and the God of all peace will GUARD your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." This scripture always soothes my soul when I begin to meditate on it and do what it says.

Also when I find myself worrying or feeling far away from my Lord, I look up into the sky and am reminded of God's beauty and sovereignty. This time when I looked into the sky, The clouds made the shape of a key. On the end of the key was a heart. This was amazing to me! It came to me that the KEY to peace of mind is LOVE. Love for the heavenly Father, and love for the people around me!

In Matthew 22: 37, Jesus says: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.

The Key to peace of mind is Love! If I'm loving God and trusting Him with my future, what is there to worry about? If I'm loving others, I'm not thinking about myself. Which leaves no room in my mind to be anxious or worry.
This love is what drove Jesus to suffer and lay down His life for us...