So I don't have anything cute or quirky to say today. I don't have pics either.
I'm just in a fowl mood minus the bird and plus a headache.
I think I'm just really tired and stuff. Feeling a bit like life is going nowhere slowly.
Yes, sure, there is work and ministry and marriage and having little babies run around.
But then I'm like... okayyyyy aaaaaaaaaand?
I feel like theres gotta be more (to liiiiiife... thanks Stacie Orrico).
I know that God is God... God of my heart and God of my life.
But I feel deep down in my deep downs that something must take place.
Something needs to happen. I need to be doing something. I don't know.
So anyways, one of my beloved Pastors prophesied over me on Sunday (see this recent blog of mine
for more info on prophesies) and he was like...
"God says you're not STUCK! You're just "in progress"...
It made me LOL because that's exactly how I've been feeling recently.
Just like my God to comfort me and let me know that I'm not as crazy as I feel :)
So then I read Romans 8
the other day (clip note: if you're EVER feeling down in the dumps, go and read Romans 8
ya'll. I especially love The Message
Anyways, and like the Word ALWAYS does, I felt better. Like a whole lot better.
This is what got me smiling: (BTW, these are various verses in Romans 8
... check out the whole thing here: Romans 8
... I especially like the highlighted piece.)
With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those
who enter into a relationship with God no longer have to live under a
continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of
life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing
you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death. God went for the jugular when he sent his own Son. He didn't deal with the
problem as something remote and unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he personally
took on the human condition, entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity
in order to set it right once and for all. Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their
own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who
trust God's action in them find that God's Spirit is in them—living and
breathing God! But if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be
thinking more of yourself than of him. Anyone, of course, who has not welcomed
this invisible but clearly present God, the Spirit of Christ, won't know what
we're talking about. But for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells—even though
you still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience life on
God's terms. It stands to reason, doesn't it, that if the alive-and-present God
who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he'll do the same thing in
you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and
breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered
from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive
as Christ's! So don't you see that we
don't owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There's nothing in it for
us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on
with your new life. God's Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to
go! This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life.
It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike "What's next, Papa?"
God's Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he
is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get
what's coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what
Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we're
certainly going to go through the good times with him! All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain
throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it's not only around us; it's
within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We're also feeling the birth
pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full
deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting
diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course,
don't see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become,
and the more joyful our expectancy. Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right
alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't
matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless
sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows
our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so
sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something
good. So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God
didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition
and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else
he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us?
Anyways, this was 2 days ago.
So now I'm feeling bleeeuuugh again :)
Wait, I just put a smiley face next to that sentence. Talk about contradiction hhahahaha
But yaaa, I know that Gods got something up his metaphorical sleeve so I've just got to be patient. Atleast I've got pizza for lunch, to help me wait.
nom nom nom
lol I just had to edit this post now and include todays Spirit of Prophecy bulletin:
Beloved, you are in an equipping phase. You are being equipped
and given proper equipment to accomplish what I have set before you to do in
the days ahead. You may even be surprised by the things I am preparing you for,
but I will show you the way. There is no place in this transition for anxiety
or fear that you will not be ready. When I am in the lead, your steps are
perfectly ordered, says the Lord. Let Me move you.
52:12 For you shall not go out with haste, Nor go by flight; For the LORD will
go before you,
And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
Hahahaha :) Its good to serve the Lord, yo!
He just does stuff that makes your brain go HUH?!
But then it all just comes together for MY good, becase HE is good like that.
Aint nothing like it!
He deserves all the honor and praise in my life.
Nothing else takes 1st position in my life.
Nothing else deserves 1st spot except the Lord.