Thursday, June 7, 2012

Song of Solomon 4:9

Song of Solomon 4:9 (ESV)
"You have captivated my heart my sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace."

Captivate: to attract and hold the attention or interest of, as by beauty or excellence. To capture. Fascinated.

God is captivated by me. WOW! I'm not really sure what to say about that. God, the creator of the universe is captivated by me, a broken girl who fails every day. That's crazy. I don't' think it's even possible to really understand how amazing that is. God is so in love with us, and we often forget about him. How often are we captivated by God? I think probably when I first got saved I was captivated by God but then over time that fascination faded away. It doesn't have to be that way though. When we really seek after God, and are reading his word we will be captivated once again by his beauty.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Acts 3:6

Acts 3:6 (ESV)

"I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ, rise up and walk!"

Do I have that kind of faith? They simply said, "get up and walk," and it happened. How does that work? I don't understand, but I don't think I'm really suppose to. I want to have this kind of faith. I want to just know that I can say "in the name of Jesus be healed." and it will happen. Not because of me, but because the power of Christ in me.
What if we, the body of Christ, could truly grasp the power of Christ that resides in us. Things would be so different. People would be healed of sicknesses. The blind would see, the deaf would hear, and the lame would walk. We could live the way we were created to. We would be in unity with God the way we were meant to be.
"Christians" tend to have a bad rep, and I think it's because we don't walk in the power of Christ. We do things our own way, and we fail. Often times we stand in the way of people coming to Christ, and we don't even realize it.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

John 15:5-8

John 15:5-8 (MSG)

"I am the vine, you are the branches. When you are joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated you can't produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. This is how my Father shows who he is- when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples."

Without God I can't do anything so why do I keep trying? I try to do everything on my own, and when I fail I ask God for help. I should go to God first though. How different would my life be if I went to God for everything? I wonder what opportunities I have missed because I tried to do things on my own? I have to step aside and let God take control. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

I'm Still Here

I've started so many blogs before, and then forgotten about them. I don't want this to turn into just another forgotten blog I started. It has been a while since I've posted anything though.

I really haven't been all that busy either. We did go to Ohio this past weekend to visit Adam's parents. It was a good little trip. We took Alli (our puppy) with us and she did so good. That was her first long trip, and she was so well behaved. She was a little confused but that's ok. She enjoyed meeting new people.

So now we're back at home, and things are back to normal. Adam goes to work, and I'm at home with Alli and nothing really to do.

I would like to get an etsy shop going, but I'm really not sure how to go about it. I don't know what to make for it, and how to price things. So much to think about.... but hopefully I really will do it. I would love to be able to sell my art and crafts. I love creating so much, and I want other people to be able to enjoy it as well. I am a little scared about putting myself out there though.

So I've been thinking lately about how I use to just sketch all the time, and now it's like I really have to be inspired to do it. Also I use to write all the time... poems, short stories, or just whatever. I don't really write ever anymore. I wander what changed? It's not that I don't have time, I actually have more time now than I ever did before. hmm... maybe I'll start writing again. This blog could help with that, if I actually remember to do it.

Do people actually read this? If you're reading this, can you leave me a comment so I know that someone was here. I'd really appreciate it. I think that would motivate me to write more. Thanks. You're wonderful :)

Well I'm going to stop now because I'm just rambling.