Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Listening to His voice...

For a long time I have just been going through the normal things that Christians go through. You know go to church, spread the word of God... Sterotypical Christians. And there is nothing wrong with that at all. But sometimes God wants more from us, actually, I think He wants more from all of us all the time. So lately I have been really trying to listen to what He wants from me.

I was going to go talk to my Pastor a few Sundays ago and tell him that I wanted to serve somewhere. Anywhere really, that needed an extra hand. In Sunday School, I found out that there was a need in the First Wednesday night food service. So I went to him afterwards and told him that I was interested in helping out with that. He told me that he would think about it and then call me about it.

A few days later he called me to talk to me a little more about it. I happen to mention that I was good at organizeing stuff and saw that there was also a need in our food pantry. It is totally unorganized and is in desperate need of help! He agreed and now that is what I will be doing! I feel so at peace with this decision and I feel that God has really laid it on my heart to help out in this area. He really knows what our strengths and weaknesses are and He will use those areas in our lives to glorify Him! Amen to that!

Friday, January 14, 2011


Here's a news flash: I am human. Surprise! I bet you didn't know that one! But seriously, I am human and I will make mistakes. Some big and some small. But what is funny is how we react to those mistakes. We as humans are programmed to let small mistakes slid but the big mistakes we get punished in the fullest extent possible. Now here's the thing with that: In God's eyes, sin is a sin is a sin. Period.... No matter what. Nothing is worse than others. It is all the same and is judge all the same. Scary feeling isn't it? I know that I am scared to think that. Until I realized something...

I have noticed that a bunch of my friends have chosen one word to live by for the year. I am jumping on here a little late, but I guess better late than never, right? Now my most obvious word would be patience. But I am not going to choose that word because let's face it, that is one thing that I have been asking for a while now and it is such a large task for me. I have to break it down into a "smaller" task. And trust, by "smaller" doesn't mean easier. So my word for the year is: GRACE.

Back to the first topic I was talking about. Sin is sin. God doesn't care the type of sin you commit. It is all the same. So how is it that we are all not damned to hell for the sins that we commit? Well, first off you have to be saved, but that is for another post. God's grace is what helps us get through these sins. As long as we come to Him and tell Him our sins his grace is going to cover us. He knows that we are going to sin but He is going to cover us in His grace.

So that is the word I have chosen for the year. I am going to show grace towards everyone. And anyone that knows me knows that I am not a very gracious person. When I want something done, I want it done my way the first time, and that follows through with everyone in my life. I am taking a course at my church called Grace Based Parenting and I really think that this course is going to open my eyes to how I have been treating everyone and God is going to use this course to help me change for the better.

It is not going to be easy and it is not going to happen overnight but I know that if I put my faith in Him that He will help me be more gracious.