Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Made Me Glad

My MOST favorite praise and worship song is hands down, "Made Me Glad," performed by Hillsong.

No matter when this song comes on, I stop what I am doing, and belt out a tune worthy of a Grammy....I'm talking hands raised, mouth wide open, and eyes!  I've caught other drivers looking from time to time, and I don't care how ridiculous I look....this song is my heart's cry!

For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD; I sing for joy at what your hands have done. Psalm 92:4 (NIV)

Can't you just shout at the magnitude of this scripture?  Think of all the things you know that only God did, and only He brought you out of....are you shouting now?!

I'm reading a new devotional, God is Able,  by Priscilla Shirer.  Have you ever read any of her books?  I've read I believe all of them, and if I could dream up one of my favorite Saturdays, it would be Darlene Zschech leading praise and worship, Priscilla Shirer sharing the good news, and Beth Moore closing us out in the! 

The book is based off of Ephesians 3:20-21;
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

I'm sure if you're anything like me, you've read this scripture hundreds of times, but you may not ever think about the magnitude of it all.  How the God of the universe, in all His power and might, can DO anything that we could even imagine.  Mind blowing isn't it?  I love how Priscilla says that it is human nature for us to toil and fret over a problem, even a tiny one, before we hand it over to the all powerful, all knowing Father.....anyway, I don't want to give away too much of the book, just know that it is a must read if you're dealing with an "it."  (The "it" is whatever worries you, bothers you, or whatever it is that you think God can't fix).

And in the off chance that you have not heard "Made Me Glad" in real life, or just want to hear it again, here's the video!  Enjoy!!!


P.S.  I am finished with the script for the HC post, but the pics are acting up, so it's still not published...I'll get it up soon!

Friday, October 18, 2013

I'm coming HOME!

I'm so excited!  I can't wait to leave work today!!!  It's been so long since I've been to a BU Homecoming....2008 to be exact!  I'll have plenty of pics to share!  And stories!  And revelations from my know how God speaks to me when I'm traveling.

I dropped the little one (Coco) off this morning...I struggled with bringing her.  I don't want to be that far for two nights, but she LOVES her groomer, and literally took off out of my arms when they opened the!  I have a feeling she won't miss me at all..

Get ready Waco, I'm coming home!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Just Enough...

One day, I happened across this blog, and immediately fell in love with the writer's words.  I remember going all the way to the beginning of her blog, and reading each post, one by one.  The author's love for Christ was evident.  She epitomized the scripture, "delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." 

I remember reading her posts, which often times were prayers, and her thoughts straight to Jesus, and thinking would I ever be like that.  Would I ever be completely content with where I was, and you know, be!  I remember asking myself that question, and I remember hearing an answer that at the time, I wasn't pepared to hear.  It was as if I had read that blog so that I could get a glimpse of where God wanted to take me, but you see...I didn't want to go.  I have alwasy struggled with releasing control, being totally dependent on Him, and just relishing in His glory...And so, I cooled my feet on the corner of Defiance Blvd., and I've Got a Better Plan Way and here I've been ever since...HA!

At the time, I felt that my walk was ok, that I didn't really need to be so engulfed with Him (I'm so embarrassed to type that), that I would move to the next level (whatever that is...) doing just enough.  I wanted God to take stock of my life, see that I went through the motions, be pleased with what He saw, and bless me indeed.  I'm just being honest here.  I wanted all of that, but I wasn't willing to pay the cost.

I distinctly remember hearing God tell me that He wanted it all, and I distinctly remember acting like I didn't hear it.....isn't that the CRAZIEST thing ever?!  I'm laughing at myself....silly J!

So, here I am...probably two years later, and God still wants what He wants!  He's not letting me off of the hook, and I am ridiculous for thinking I could get around it.  BUT, in my defense, as weak as it is, I am ready, and until you're ready, you're not!  LOL!

"You chose this "situation", you thought it was what I wanted child, but you chose this, now choose to return to me fully and I will retrain your every thought and action so that YOU LIVE IN FREEDOM!"

I'm sure you guys are much smarter for reading this...and if you're still with me, bless your heart!  Thanks for letting me share!

In other news, this weekend, I am headed to WACO for Baylor's Homecoming this weekend, and I am SO PUMPED!!!!  Like really, really, really, really excited!  I neeeeeeed to get away!  I need to spend some time with friends that I haven't seen in a really long time!  I'm even looking forward to the!  I'll be sure to post pics since my last few posts have been so wordy! 

Have a great rest of the week!


P.S.  If you want to read the post that I'm referring to.... click here!  Caroline's story is only God can do!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Something is coming...

This has to be a record.  I am blogging in the same month and year as my previous post!  Alert the masses people, this is a miracle!

I wanted to blog about the crazy set of events that has happened within the last week or so of my life.  Last Sunday, I was visiting the BFF and her family, and I felt myself getting sick.  When sickness is about to descend upon me, I can just feel it.  I started to get really cold, and just felt bad.  But when I awoke Monday, it was horrible.  I sounded like a man, and my body physically ached.  I couldn't move.  I literally had to pray that I would have strength to get out of the bed.  It was horrible.  Chills, fever, night sweats, a horrible sore throat, THE worst.

Anyway, I ended up missing two days of work, and was literally EXCITED when I returned because that meant that I would be in the land of the living. 

Fast forward to the weekend.  I was getting my eyebrows arched, and even though I asked the lady NOT to put the mineral oil on my face to clean the wax off, (it breaks me out), she did it anyway.  She proceeded to massage my temples, which I hated, THEN, she massaged my tear ducts.  Every internal alarm was going off within me, and I told her NO!  Don't do that, you shouldn't touch people's eyes.

When I left the salon, I called my Mom and told her what happened.  She chuckled at my annoyance, because I immediately thought the worst, and just said maybe I shouldn't return. 

Well, that Sunday when I awoke early morning for a trip to the potty, I noticed that my eyes were glued shut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I immediately knew that I had pink BOTH eyes!  I was so angry.  This woman had violated my personal space, and given me her nasty, funky, germs.  My spirit was/is so grieved.  Heck, it's still grieved.  Isn't that Rule 101, to never touch your eyes, or someone else's for that matter? 

So now, while nursing a horrible night cough, I also have double pink eye.  I seriously look like I've been crying for about a year, my eyes are so so red.  Did I mention how angry I am at this lady?  Woosah....pray for me in this area....for my flesh is ready to pounce.

I finally declared healing and wholeness over my body today.  I'm tired of being sick, not feeling myself, and having itchy eyes.  I'm ready to be back on top of life....whole, healthy!

Moving forward!  I can't go into details right now, because quite frankly, I don't know, but I can feel something on the horizon, and it makes me know why?!  Because I've been right here, in this place for far too long!  I'll keep you posted, but something is coming, and it's not another illness!