Archive for July, 2016

I Vote For Life!

It is crucial that I see my extreme value. I must remember what Christ did on the Cross, not only for me, but for each person, ever. There are times I catch myself reflecting on my faults, thinking of ways I could have done better. Sometimes I have tried extremes to feel pretty. I’ve compared my life to someone else’s desiring that I had it all together like them, wishing certain events hadn’t taken place in my life. I’m guilty of counting my mistakes – big and small. 
I could begin writing a detailed list of everything mentioned above and have you join me for a humongous pity party – but that is not my goal. 
See, Jesus died on the Cross because He longed to save us (Romans 5:8); The Bible says we were all born into a world of sin (Romans 5:12) – Adam and Eve were the first to be deceived by God’s enemy, Satan (see Genesis 3). We have all been deceived by God’s enemy because we were created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27), we each worship God with our lives (Psalm 100), and God loves us with an everlasting love (Romans 8:31-39). Each of us have made mistakes in one form or another. Some blunders may seem WAY bigger than others! From our angle, we might think that our bloopers keep us from every being victorious – this is EXACTLY how the devil wants us to feel – defeated. This is NOT how God wants us to live! Our mighty Creator sees our potential, our beauty that nothing in this world can equal, our value and worth that no price could EVER match. He loves us when we are unlovable and God has loved us from before time began (Ephesians 1:3-6).
Peter denied the question three times when asked if he was one of Jesus’ disciples (John 18:15-27)! Peter betrayed Jesus, but God forgives. He wants us to forgive, this includes ourselves. After Jesus had victoriously rose again, He restored Peter by asking him to feed His sheep – “Do you love Me more than these? (John 21:15-17)” He commissioned Peter to teach people because God saw Peter’s potential. Jesus didn’t hold a grudge. He knew Peter’s heart and forgave him. After the day of Pentecost, when the disciples were instructed to wait in the Upper Room, Peter didn’t run away. He knew he was forgiven because when the Holy Spirit gave Peter boldness, he spoke confidently to a crowd numbering in the thousands (Acts 2:14-24).
Just like Peter, there are many things that can distract us and pull us away from remembering that we are fearfully and wonderfully made; that we each have been saved by Grace; that we don’t need to be anxious about anything. We are far more valuable than anything else in the creation—and our King does an AMAZING job caring for what was formed by His hands! We have a future and THERE IS HOPE. It is because of Christ that we are free – we don’t have to live under condemnation! (Psalm 139:13-16; Ephesians 2:4-9; Matthew 6:25-34; Matthew 10:31; Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 8:1-39)
So speak Scripture when the voice of doubt tries to trip you, the lies of the enemy try to suffocate you, or the devil tries to drown you in your past. Jesus spoke Truth when the enemy found Him at his weakest moments (Matthew 4:1-11). God used those times of trial to prepare Jesus for what He had come to earth to do. I need to remember this. God will use my momentary trials to build my strength for major storms. HE will see me through. It might not play out the way I think it should, but the end result is always far better than what I could ever imagine. And as I hold fast to Christ, I will one day see all those who have gone before me, who have had trials very similar to mine. But for now, I choose to remember not from where Christ has brought me, but I want to focus on Where I am going. I want to share this incredible news with everyone so that they may have LIFE and have it FAR more ABUNDANTLY!
I’m so glad I never have to feel alone. I will never regret the day I asked Jesus into my heart. He’s given me the Holy Spirit to guide me, Who is there when no one else is able. I’m thankful for the relationship I have with our God that I can talk to Him at any moment. God knows my thoughts before I speak them. Countless friends will always be there, yet I know life can get crazy busy! And that’s ok. Jesus is never too busy. He is always here to listen to me; He will never walk out of our relationship. 
Have you ever made a choice to follow Christ? 

What lead you to that decision?

Would you like invite Christ into your life right now?

Please feel free to personal message me. 
Never forget that you are not alone. You are a mighty treasure with extreme worth!


Heart Stones To My Pulse

Heart Stones To My Pulse
Still my heart; bring me close;

Turn the volume down-

Chaos isn’t my type of music

To dance around the town.
Let me hear your voice singing

Whispering in my ear;

That you want to be next to me,

So I don’t have to fear.
My hand longs to be held …

And trace the outline of Your Face;

To feel the One Who’s rescued me-

Saved because of Grace.
With You I want to stop the clock

Together, breathe in and out

Too many things pull us away…

Try to drown us in our doubt.
Promise me before anything unforeseen happens… 

With everything you choose to get-

That you will never allow the enemy strength ….to fill you with regret.