For Your Glory

This morning I woke up earlier than usual and I mean 3 hrs early. I woke with this song in my spirit….. For your glory – i will do anything – just to see you – to behold you as my king…..How many of us have this attitude? What are you willing to do to get to God?

 

Lord,

Forgive me for not exhausting myself to be in your presence. Forgive me for having my dwelling place be in this world and not in your presence. You desire to walk with me and for me to walk with you habitually, Hear my hearts cry God and saturate me in your presence oh God….

 

For Your Glory – Tasha Cobbs

 

 

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Sweet Bye-Bye

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Yesterday I decided to spend some time on my chaise lounge. You all know I love my chaise, it’s practically my “tent of meeting”, although I haven’t been on it in a while. None the less, I decided to rendezvous with it last night and pick up a good book (something else I had not done in a while).

I had picked up a few books on a store run the other day and one of my “finds” was
Sweet Bye-Bye by Denise Michelle Harris and I finished it in one night. It really ministered to me in several ways. I don’t want to tell the story because I want you all to read the book, however it talks about the masks that we all wear. How we are so busy trying to have it all together on the outside, that we forget to take care of the inside. When you get yourself together, the inside reflects on the outside. (This happens when the inside is not together as well. That is why we may look pretty and all dolled up but all people see is the hate, bitterness, unforgiveness, and ugliness that lay on the inside of us.) I found myself up until the wee hours of the morning reflecting on the inner me. Now I am not extremely flashy on the outside but I do love to play dress up. I found myself asking how much of the real me I had dressed up, and put makeup on. The question is how many masks was I wearing, not IF I was wearing one.

Okay, so maybe you are not a reader and the book would be too much, check out this short post written by Brandi Hawthorne that ministers on the same thing.

If you want to read the book you can find it on amazon or on at http://www.denisemichelleharris.com/

La!

Organizing – My New Project

God is still dealing with me and discipline. I still have so many areas in my life that need to be brought into subjection. I am always reminded by the holy spirit that I have a job as a wife and a mother and that I need to make sure my house is in order as I do the will of the Lord. I am not sure what that means to you, but I take it literal. I look around my house daily and see areas that need to be improved upon. Recently I tackled my master closet as well as our coat closet. Earlier this year I focused on our kitchen and dining room. Currently I am working on the bedrooms and bathrooms. Its alot of work, but I am getting my house in order one room at a time.
Organizing it all is one thing, but keeping it is discipline. Do you know how hard it is to put something back in its place when you use it? And not just back in its place any kind of way, but back in the right way. Now that I have gotten some things in order, I have to maintain it.
I am not only organizing my house, but my life. I am working on getting my temple into shape. Its one thing to start a workout but a different story to finish it. Its hard work to lose the weight but its all out the door if you don’t maintain the lifestyle change right?
I am working on creating an all around lifestyle of organization, discipline, and maintenance. What are your new projects?

Are you Transferrable?

I have been challenged with the question “Are you Transferrable?” I had to really think about this one. Let me stop and explain the question….It stems from the story of Enoch. See he did not die. He spent so much time with God that God transferred him to heaven. Hence the question…..(Genesis 5:18-24, 1 Chronicles 1:3, Luke 3:37, Hebrews 11:5-6, Jude 1:14-15.)

My question is now how much time do we spend with God? Do we spend so much time with him that he takes us to be with him? He does not allow us to die but just transfers us to where he is, after all we spend all our time with him anyway.

It amazes me and challenges me. How much time am I actually spending with him, in his presence, walking with him, listening to him? When he looks at me, does he desire to have me with him? Does he desire to transfer me?

I want you to ask yourself the same thing. How long are we walking with God each day? I mean really walking with him? Being led by him? Doing whatever he tells us to do? Do we seek him out daily? How healthy is our personal relationships with God?

Challenged,

 

La

All the Glory belongs to you, Oh God!!!

Today I took some time to reflect back on the sheer goodness of God, what he has brought me through, what he has taught me, how he kept me, how he saved me, how he favored me. I had to think how blessed I am to be in the land of the living for one more day. I am truly blessed to have a job, a house, a car, a family…all my needs are met and even some of my wants. That alone is enough reason to praise God. God promised to supply all our needs….him supplying our wants is just overflow. 🙂 Yes, God loves us and favors us enough to allow us some of the smaller luxuries of life!!! Ain’t he awesome!!!!

Take some time today to just sit back and reflect on how God has moved in your life. Then thank him for it!!!!

Thankfully,

La