Friday, June 22, 2012

Just for you...

Friday! Yes, another week almost over!  It has been a really good week... how about yours?  I had a very peaceful week... accomplishing little projects around the house, had lunch one day with a friend (so good!), even got some crafting in!  I have felt so unsettled for weeks and I know I have let that reflect in my motivation at home or lack there of.  I had felt so overwhelmed and I know it was of my own doing... I just kept praying and reading my Bible.  I have set my thoughts on just being... not trying to figure things out ... not trying to make things happen... letting God make things happen in His time.  At least for this week! *Ü*  I really didn't realize how stressed I had been until I wasn't anymore.

Judge me favorably, O Lordbecause I have walked with integrity and I have trusted you without wavering.  Examine me, O Lord, and test me. Look closely into my heart and mind.  I see your mercy in front of me.  I walk in the light of your truth.  Psalms 26:1-3

I do have a card to share too today.  This was a birthday card I made for my momma.  Of course, it has my favorite butterflies on it.  I also used the SU scallop square bigz die.
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with a grateFUL HEART, carin

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My life is better because...

When people think about you, do they say to themselves, "My life is better because of that person"?
I read this in a leadership devotional by John Maxwell this morning… it really made me think.  I try to live my life for an audience of ONE, but along with that comes the responsibility (for lack of a better word) of treating others well.  I don’t want people to be drawn to me, but I do want them to be drawn to the One who lives in me. 

"He placed a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see this and worship. They will trust the Lord."  Psalms 40:3

A new song in my mouth!!! When I speak do my words have a "melody" of praise or does it sound like the same old song?  It really makes me think... am I shining God's glory or is my light a little dim?

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."  Matthew 5:16

We all need to take a little time each day to let the light of God's Word shine in our hearts... are you taking that time with just you and Papa?  Do you miss Him if a day goes by without that time?  It is not about checking that off your list for the day... for me, I feel empty and dim if I miss that. I am not saying I do it perfectly, by no means, but I do really miss Him in those times.

BTW:  To answer the initial question... I hope people feel that way about me, but I do have great people in my life that God has put there… some I am related to by blood and others I am related to through the blood.  And I can honestly say my life is better because of those people! Thank You, Lord!

Okay, I have a graduation card to share with you today...
with a grateFUL HEART, carin