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Inner Beauty May 13, 2010

Filed under: 1,Me & God — anetmarie @ 8:01 PM

Your adornment must not be merely external…but let it be the hidden person of the heart…” I Peter 3:3-4

Today this is on my heart. Inner Beauty. The longing, and striving to possess this, and shine this isn’t as easy as I wish. My heart aches to be still and listen to God in all things, to wait patiently on him like His word says to do. However, my flesh cries to fix things myself, and act without waiting.

Inner Beauty-  God tells us, is to be hidden in our hearts.

I want to have Purity, Selflessness,  be slow to anger, quick to love. Not assuming ,not bickering.. but most of all-at least for me, these things come from waiting.  When I wait for God and don’t try to fix everything on my own, temperance comes, purity comes, and peace and selflessness comes. . .

Things no longer are about me and what I think is right or wrong, up or down, but about God and how he can take up all things in his perfect timing and plans.  Jeramiah 29:11 tells us that He has a plan for us,  plans that are good, and not evil, of future and hope!

For me, I feel like when I choose to act in my “flesh” that I am not recognizing the power in the scripture… I believe that patience demonstrates Faith…. so God must be telling me to Have Faith, and Be Patient!

But, I won’t lie… it is HARD!  Especially when things are wrong, and just plain  undeserved, and flat out  don’t make sense why you or your loved ones are going through “this”. . .

So, what if, I adorn my inner heart with praise… And Thank God that He has gone before me, that He knows my every thought, pain, struggle, and fight. He wants my to be happy and free, and most of all, he wants me to allow him to be in my life, and move in his great Power!

Today, I do Praise Him for all things, good and bad… and ask that He would direct my path, and give me peace and hope, temperance and joy!

…<3

 

Uh Oh.. Spaghetti O’s… March 12, 2010

Filed under: 1,Me & God,Thoughts... — anetmarie @ 6:19 AM

The title of this BLOG has an entirely new meaning to me today.  It has been a long few days as my almost 2 year old has had a fever for 4 days, and we are still waiting to see if he has “strep throat”. Nothing we can do to help until we know other then fever reducer.. ahh.

So, Back to the Spaghetti O’s…

I never buy things like this, but in the occasion of sick toddler, and tired Momma, I thought one time wouldn’t hurt. I opened the can, while holding my very needy, not feeling well boy, poured it in a pan, heat it, served it.. All went well right? Then came time to put it in Tupperware with a lid.. with one hand while holding kid in other… and ….

UH OH… (says my son) as I take captive what I want to say….

Spaghetti O’s went FLYING across my kitchen floor in every direction, on my floor, on my counters, all over the oven door and any crevis that exsisted around it…

So I know this isn’t that big of a deal to blog about, but as I was cleaining it up (which isn’t easy) I was thinking about how this little accident was my fault… but it was just an accident. The thought came to me about what I would have said or done or how I would have acted if it was my toddler that had the same accident. Would he have gottten time out? Would I have corrected him?   I was reminded as I crouched down cleaning that we all make mistakes… we all have accidents.  God knows us and he knows our intentions.  . . He loves us and wants to help us in our walk , even when we mistep, or stumble. Even when we make a mess. He is there to help us clean it up so it doesn’t happen again.

I almost cried at the sight of the pasta and sauce covering my kitchen until I literally felt like it was a moment to learn from…

1) Ok, so there is a mess.

2) So what are you going to do about it? If you leave it .. it is going to be so hard to scrub clean!

3) Get down there and get to work to clean it up!

4) Put down the distractions that don’t allow you to focus on the task at hand

5) After its cleaned up, move on and don’t dwell on the mess that once was…