Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Swiftly Running...

This is one of those days where I'm swiftly running through life.
OHOP for intercession in the morning with the WHOLE family...lunch out ( a real treat ) with only 5 of the kids... 2 oldest boys spending afternoon with friends... home, naps, cleaning, school with girls... make dinner, leave for OHOP again to sing & pray & fellowship... grocery store. NOW, dinner & cuddle time.
Not to mention the care of our 3 new babies. More about them tomorrow. I'm dashing through life and barely taking time to listen to God. How can I be His hands and feet if I'm not hearing His voice?
Take time to contemplate His still, small voice - even in your big, loud life. He will meet you there!
Be Blessed.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Back in the Saddle Again...

It's time I got serious about something.
Time to quit hemming and hawing.
Time to get off the fence and ride that horse! Metaphorically speaking, of course.

It's definitely time for me to quit fighting my life, let God take the lead, and take the easy yoke He has for me. Time to grow up. I am after all 30something with 7 children growing up way too fast.

I am taking up the commandment to "love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength."
There isn't anything else worth doing. With Him, all things are possible, without...not so much.
I'm standing with Him. I'm LOVING Him! Can you feel it?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Love Conquered Death

Yesterday we celebrated Easter - or Resurrection Sunday as some like to proclaim!
This is my absolute favorite time of the year. This Holy Day is the only time I truly feel like I understand that "weeping may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning!"

Last Thursday, we were doing a Worship With the Word set at OHOP off of Song of Solomon 8:5-7. Powerful stuff. The line in verse 6 that proclaims "For love is as strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave" hit me particularly hard. I know that God's jealousy for us - for me, for YOU - meant that He had to send His Son. Jesus' sacrifice was cruel, but He conquered the grave! And, beloved, Love is stronger than death!

How blessed are we? How Loved are we? "For God so loved the world (that's us!) that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting Life."

John 3:16 is the ultimate love letter, don't you think?