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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

 

Psalm 33:18-22 March 13, 2010

Filed under: Me & God — anetmarie @ 3:10 PM

BEHOLD, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him,

upon them that hope in his mercy.

19 To deliver their soul from death and to keep them alive in famine.

20 Out soul waiteth for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

21 For out heart  shall rejoice in him because we have trusted in his holy name.

22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

Last night I read the book of Daniel, chapter 9 as well as some appendixes that went with it. Reading it brought to my attention once again how real the Bible is, how very real God is and how soon Jesus is coming back! I thought all night about having the Fear of God in life.  The fear of God isn’t fear as in being scared of him for those who are unfamilar with this term.. The Fear of God is a reverance and obedience for how great and powerful he is… loving and merciful and also mighty Judge and King! He holds everything in his hands. His desire is that we, his kids would HOPE in his mercy and seek after him.  Then he turns to us, he hears us, and he saves us from the darkness we are in without him.

When we trust in Jesus as our Savior, our soul rejoices in this. As verse 19 says ,HE is our help and our sheild.

If we and when we put our fear or our trust in MAN, we serve man. And as we all know, man Fails! When we put our fear and trust in God, we serve God, and he will never leave us or forsake us.

Yes, Bad things do happen. Things that we do not understand. People ask God why… they blame him.  Yet we live in a world of evil, of sin and immorality. God, who created us, and Loves us, and Longs for relationship with us…gave us free will to choose our lives, and our eternity.  God created everything Good.. it is sin that corrupt things!  imagine how it greives him to see his children walking in darkness, pain, sickness….  yet he waits …. for US to want to Love him!

My hope is in You Lord. My sterngth is in you Lord. My Life is in you Lord!

 

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…

 

Captured & Renewed January 24, 2010

Filed under: Me & God — anetmarie @ 9:52 PM

R.E.N.E.W.
Refreshing
Enjoyable
Nice
Energized
Warm

This word keeps sticking with me.  I started thinking of it as this acronym, the above words being ME. Not necessarily how I am, but how I want to be. This year as God continues to work in me and through me, I want to be one that shows others HIM just by living! I want people that know me, or meet me to leave feeling that sense of Renewal. Refreshed. Energized!

What I have been in the past, I put behind me and I press on toward the GOAL. His Goal! (His, being Jesus!) I want others to KNOW HIM more deeply. I want to know him more deeply!

Can you imagine running into people and them exuding joy and peace, goodness, faith and kindness!?! I CAN imagine it and I am going to look for it. The fruits of the Spirit are real, and I want to dress in them.

Anyone want to join?

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5