Friday, September 21, 2007

Let It Reign...

Let The Peace Of God Reign - Darlene Zschech

Father of life, draw me closer
Lord, my heart is set on You
Let me run the race of time
With Your life unfolding mine
And let the peace of God, let it reign.

Oh Holy Spirit, You're my comfort
Strengthen me, hold my head up high
And I stand upon Your truth
Bringing glory unto You
And let the peace of God, let it reign.

Oh, Lord, I hunger for more of You
Rise up within me, let me know Your truth
Oh Holy Spirit, saturate my soul
And let the life of God fill me now
Let Your healing power breathe life and make me whole
And let the peace of God, let it reign.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Happy Harvest '\o/'

It's another sweatshirt & shorts day!!!! Yay!!!!! I LOVE fall...cooler weather, changing, love, LOVE it!!

Know what else?? It's time to harvest, people!! Time to open up our hands, extent our arms, and receive the blessing of the harvest!!!

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"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that Your ways may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise You, O God; may all the peoples praise You. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise You, O God; may all the peoples praise You. Then the land will yield its harvest, and God, our God, will bless us." Psalm 67:1-6

"The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest." Psalm 85:12

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9

Thursday, September 06, 2007


"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all" -- Peter Drucker.

Just so you know, I don't really know who Peter Drucker is, so if you need to know who he is before you think about something he said, then Google him. I did just that, and from my 30 second analysis I determined the following: a) I could not tell if he is a christian or not; b) he's really into business and politics - neither of which interest me in the least; and c) he likes the idea of keeping things as simple as possible. That idea I like. Sometimes we make life so much more complicated than it needs to be ~ and those who know me well know that I tend to do that alot! It may even come across in my writing (a.k.a. rambling...)

I am in great need of simplifying my life at the moment. For the past week I've been wanting to write about how busy we are and how I've been struggling to balance everything in our lives..........but I haven't had time!! Uggh. It is a struggle balancing work, the boys' sports, school & other activities, church commitments, taking care of the house, the yard, the bills, spending quality time with Vince and all of our kids........all of these things are necessary, good, and wonderful! But I've been feeling stretched very thin, trying to do too much, and consequently feeling like I am not doing ANYTHING very well!

Enter Beth Moore. In her "Quick Word" broadcast last week (Monday, August 27th) she talked about how we need to go to God and ask Him to help us prioritize. To ask Him to show us a couple things that we should focus on ~ just a couple ~ because we cannot possibly do a thousand things for the glory of God! And shouldn't that be our motivation for whatever we do? To bring glory to God? To fulfill the purposes that HE has given us? We get so caught up in doing life that we forget sometimes WHO we are doing it for! I know I do.

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:17

When I take on too much I feel overwhelmed, and then I get stressed out, and then my heart is not in what I am doing. That doesn't bring any glory to God, and doesn't make the people in my life feel very blessed either. So I need to go to God, everyday, to discover His will for my life for that day. As Beth said, "God will empower you ONE DAY AT A TIME to do what HE has called you to do." I know and believe that whatever He calls me to do, He will equip me with the energy & ability to carry it out ~ not just carry it out, but to succeed, to be fruitful, to be a blessing.

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:13