Monday, April 30, 2012

Bloggers in God: Just Ask

Hello readers, I just wanted to share my weekly post at Bloggers In God.  It's about taking God at His word.  He told us that all we have to do is ask, but for some reason a lot of us find it difficult to do that.  Take a look and let me know if you are ok with asking God for the desires of your heart.

Bloggers in God: Just Ask: Today's post comes from  Starla  at  Keepin It Real 23  In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Versatile Blogger

Blogger Awards: Blogs that bless me daily

The Versatile Blog Award rules state:
  • Thank the person who gave you this award and include a link to their blog. (Done!)
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

I received the Versatile Blog Award from two women who I consider to be wonderful sisters in Christ, Salina from State of the Heart and Dawn from The Most Perfect Gift.

Thank you Salina for making me a part of Blogger's in God because you saw something in me that you thought was worth including me.  Your sweet spirit definitely shines through your writing. 
Thank you Dawn for seeing me as someone that you would recommend to your readers.  You're strength and determination is what I feel the most in your writing.
Both of you are sincere women of faith and I'm honored to be associated with you through Blogger's in God
My chosen nominations for the Versatile Blog Award

I follow each of these women because their blogs have blessed me in so many ways.  It's so amazing to see how God flows through such wonderful women.  There are so many more not listed and I value them as well.

Calvary's Love  - Carmen
Everyday Truth  - Lori
Mother of Writing – Margaret
Beholding Glory - Laura
7 Things About Myself

  • I am a song writer who has yet to publish any, but maybe one day
  • I fellowship with several women at my job every Tuesday
  • I have Multiple Sclerosis and I am an advocate for people with MS
  • I taught myself how to play the piano
  • I am a biker (motorcycles that is) but obviously not the stereotypical troublesome type
  • I want to be a motivational speaker
  • I asked my husband what to tell everyone and he says to tell you all that I am brave.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Life Well Lived

In my bible study group we are currently studying the book of Ecclesiastes: A Life Well Lived by Tommy Nelson.

This book is believed to have been written by King Solomon.  Well Solomon or whoever wrote it kept it more real than I ever could.  This entire book isn't very big but the main point is that a life well lived is not one without pain, confusion, or sorrow and the best thing you can do at the end of the day is eat, drink and be merry and realize that you may not understand everything that happens but enjoy life.

You see, just because we don't understand something doesn't mean that God isn't in the picture or that He is punishing us. 

So far, these verses spurred the most reaction and comments:

1:15-What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted.  Hon??? 
The bottom line:  No matter how wise you find yourself to be, you still cannot fix life. 

3:11-He has made everything appropriate in it's time.  He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.  Wow, Solomon was a very deep man. 
The bottom line:  God doesn't reveal certain things too soon because we would give up too soon.  There truly is an appointed time for every event under heaven.  It's not about understanding everything, it's more about trusting God.

4:5-The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh.  Hmmm????
Bottom line:  The fool doesn't work at all and consumes his own flesh (starves to death).

Do you feel like as long as you are obedient to God that you will be free from trials and tribulation?  I hope not because that couldn't be further from the truth.  God is not our servant, we are here to serve Him and bring glory to Him.  Things won't always seem fair to us but we don't always see the big picture that God sees.  We only see a snap shot.

Ponder this.  What is the most evil event of human history predestined by God and the best thing to ever happen for man?  The crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  This is an example of an event where evil and pain were necessary for the greater good.  How can we appreciate true joy, if we have never experienced real pain?

The point is, we cannot control life but we can keep hope alive by having faith in God and trusting Him to walk with us through the good times and the bad.

Today ended with Ecclesiastes 5:7.  We meet every Tuesday and next week we will discuss 5:8-6:12: The purpose of money.  Oh that should be fun.  If you read my post titled, Money Comes and Money Goes  then you know what I'm talking about.