Sunday, January 25, 2009

Etch A Sketch

This morning, I was consumed.
Not in a good way.
I was thinking about sin.
I was thinking about selfishness.
I was thinking about me.
I couldn't move on in my thoughts.
I prayed and told God how I wanted more.
I wanted to see more of Him in my life.
But...I was consumed with me.
Why did I make dumb choices in the past?
Why did I allow insecurity to be my guide?
How could I erase "history" and never look back?
I was sick of having my default always
go to self-centered crap.
Hey...God knows my thoughts anyway...
I guess it won't hurt to type it.
Anyway, suddenly I got a picture in my mind.
It was of an Etch A Sketch.
As if God was reminding me
of His love,
of His forgiveness
and His grace.
As far as the east is from the west...
My sins, my selfishness, my stupid self...
Without a trace.
Just like an Etch A Sketch.
You can't ever get the picture back.
He isn't hanging onto all the dumb things I've done.
He forgets.
I need to, too. if that picture in my mind wasn't enough,
my pastor actually said the very same thing
this morning at church!!!
He read Col. 1:21-22 and then said,
"Your sins are erased...
Just like an Etch A Sketch."
I'm not kidding.
Isn't that so cool??

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Satisfy My Soul

A dear friend of mine always has a theme for each year.
For 2009, I decided that I'd like to come up with one of those myself.
I took a good look inside of me to see what I thought that should be.
My greatest need ~always~ is living loved.
I've got to just stop looking to any human to fill my cavernous love hole.
God is all that I need.
He is the real deal.
Any other type of filling will leave me wanting.
So, I came across the verse Psalm 90:14, "Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days."
That verse hit the nail on the head!
I need to be satisfied with Him alone....then I can sing for joy and be glad all my days.
Worry consumes me sometimes.
As does insecurity.
Boy, wouldn't I love this verse (along with the other 24 verses I'm memorizing this year) to just knock out the worry and insecurity that, up until this point, have been so much a part of who I am!!!
I'm looking forward to seeing God satisfy my soul with His love!
This song by Joann Rosario and Donnie McClurkin is my theme song!! Google it, download it.....sing (for joy) along with me!!

Satisfy My Soul
//Saciame senor con lo mejor del cielo
Saciame senor con la grosura de tu amor//

Mi alma desfallece por tu presencia
Mi alma desfallece por tu poder
Mi alma desfallece por tu gloria

///Saciame senor/// con tu amor

//Satisfy my soul with the best of heaven
Satisfy my soul with the Fullness of your love//

My soul faints after you, seeking your presence
My soul faints after you, seeking your power
My soul faints after you seeking your glory

///satisfy my soul/// with your love

Thursday, January 1, 2009

24 in 2009

Happy New Year!
I'm determined for this year to get off to a great start.
I'm going to do it the right way and get my head in the Word!
I was over at Beth Moore's LPM Blog and was so inspired to get some scripture committed to memory in 2009! She put out a challenge to all of her readers to memorize 2 scriptures a month in 2009. We'll post the scripture we feel led to memorize in a blog comment on the 1st and the 15th of each month.
I've decided that I'll also post them on here so that I can journal a little about why I am choosing that scripture. Beth reminded us that so many of our problems start...and CAN the mind. If we have God's word in there, plastered over the walls of our mind, our own thoughts (that can be so destructive) won't prevail....the Word of God will!!
So, my first verse for 2009 is this:
Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV) "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things that you do not know."
Oh how I long to hear His voice more!! I would love to have Him tell me some great and unsearchable things! I need to remember to call to Him and not rely on my own devices when I'm stressed, in trouble, sad, afraid, etc! A simple truth but one I need to be reminded of constantly! So, there it is. I'll memorize Jeremiah 33:3 first.
I am really looking forward to calling to Him and having Him speak to me...even having Him direct me to which verse to memorize next!! If you want to do this too, go check out Beth's blog...but also let me know! I'd love to know what verses you're memorizing, too. This will be such an awesome source of encouragement.