God’s command to us

A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple.[b] Of David. 

Psalm 30 – God shows his character in an unbelievable way in Psalm 30.  He comes to the rescue…He heals you, spares you, saves you.  And his one request, that we sing praises.  Sometimes it feels like we are in the muck and mire of life…and we are quickly sinking. The last thing I want to do so often, is ask God to help me…to thank Him for everything He’s done for me.  But, have I not already learned that God has a perfect track record?  He’s always provided for me, cared for me, and lifted me up before.  Would He not do it again?  Read Psalm 30 and see for yourself.

1 I will exalt you, LORD,
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 LORD my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.
3 You, LORD, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
you spared me from going down to the pit.

4 Sing the praises of the LORD, you his faithful people; 
   praise his holy name. 
5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.

6 When I felt secure, I said,
“I will never be shaken.”
7 LORD, when you favored me,
you made my royal mountain[c] stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
I was dismayed.

8 To you, LORD, I called;
to the Lord I cried for mercy:
9 “What is gained if I am silenced,
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, LORD, and be merciful to me;
LORD, be my help.”

11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
LORD my God, I will praise you forever.

Linsanity

linsanity

Someone posted this article on facebook and I thought how appropriate for all Christians  to hear and read.

God created us to live with a single passion to
joyfully display his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life.

 No matter what you’re going through…you are supposed to live with passion and joy for God.  That is incredibly hard sometimes, maybe even all the time.  I often feel like I don’t deserve to be going through infertility…I don’t understand what God is trying to teach me.  Maybe one day I’ll know, and maybe I’ll never know until I reach Heaven.  But what is clear, is that I should be joyful in it, through it and after I’m out of it.

Through these last three years, I’ve had my ups and downs with God.  But most recently, I’ve just been pissed at Him.  Like a kid who can’t get their way, I stomp my feet, throw temper tantrums when no one is around and shake my fist.  Begging, please please please, can you please give us children?!  If I were to imagine how an earthly parent would react to a request from their child of this nature, I can see why the parent would say no.  And as my tantrums with God don’t seem to be working…I’m going to have to try this joyful approach.  I’m going to have to sit quiet and listen to what He’s trying to teach me.  I don’t want to…but if I don’t, then I might miss out on something great.

A thousand years…

I created this video because I love this song and would always think…I feel like I’ve loved this child to be for a thousand years.  As I started writing the words in the video…it made me realize that the love Rob and I have for each other also feels like we’ve loved each other for a thousand years.  And God…well, he has loved us since the beginning of time.

Real love is loving the other person through their mess and imperfection.  That’s why Jesus was such an amazing example for what true love is.  Even while people were hating him, he died for them.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video.