Saturday, February 20, 2016

Look in the Mirror

Raising children is a learning experience. Every day I have to remind them to stop pointing out each others faults but to keep themselves straight. It must be human nature to always want to find the worst in everyone. Always wanting to point out each others flaws. We all have done it at one point or another. It is rare to find someone who doesn't have anything negative to say about someone else.

BUT WHY? why do we feel the need to correct everyone else behavior except our own. If we look in the mirror at ourselves and consider how hard it is to change ourselves, then we will realize how difficult it would be to change others.

I want to be an optimist, finding the good in everyone I meet. I want to look past their flaws or differences. God made us all different and I am so thankful for that. If we were all the same how boring would this world be. Everyone does not like the same food, cars, homes or clothes, and that's OK. It's what makes us all special in our own way. We are different sizes and shapes and that is OK too.

Instead of always finding the negative I want to try and find the silver lining in every day. It's not always easy but with God's help I know I can do it. You should try too. How much better would our lives be if we complimented everyone we meet instead of picking out what we think is wrong with them.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Always fighting...

In this world we are not promised peace. There is always a battle raging with our spirit and our flesh. The Bible says the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Our spirit wants to please God but our flesh wants to please the body. The struggle is real.

Its not "bipolar" or depression. If you are saved you will have those struggles in your mind. The devil cannot take away our salvation but he can ruin our testimony by tempting us to do things.

I believe music is the devils BIGGEST tool. He uses music to influence so many in the wrong way.

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."    Ephesians 6:12

If you do not struggle with right and wrong, if you do not battle with good and bad decisions, maybe you need Jesus. Maybe you don't have Him living in you heart.  The devil won't bother you if you are already one of his.

We should not act like the world, talk like the world, dress like the world or feel comfortable in this world. This world is not my home I am just passing through. I want to be different. I don't want to fit it.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  1 John 2:15

Friday, February 05, 2016

He sees what we don't

 When Chris had to go out of town last week for his grandfather's funeral, I was scared. I was nervous about driving in the snow 2 hours home from the airport with our boys and without Daddy. I was scared to be in this new house in a new neighborhood alone. It was definitely not something I was excited about. But I am so glad God knows whats ahead of us. He clears the way. We saw snow on the forecast the day he flew out and I was panicking inside worried about the drive. But on the way there we passed so many snow plows scraping the other side of the interstate (for me). It just reminded me how God sees our future. He makes a way when there seems to be no way.
We pulled out of our driveway and our windshield had about 6 inches of snow on it. It was so light and powdery it wiped right off. We might not have been sure about our long drive but God knew my fear. I already prayed asking Him to clear up the weather. It was windy but the snow stopped after I dropped off Chris at the airport and the roads were clear! Praise the Lord! It's those little things I pray for that might seem so minor to you but they are important to God. He knows our fears and our desires. I am so thankful he kept my husband safe and brought him back home to us.