Monday, June 20, 2011

Some personal thoughts...

Psalm 19:14 ESV

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

This is my prayer.

I want to go deeper. I want my heart to reflect Christ's. I want my words to reflect those of His heart, not mine. I want to stand for truth, and not waiver, yet have a heart of compassion while presenting it. I want to to be acceptable in His sight.

My God delights in me. Do I delight in Him? Are my words, my meditations acceptable in His sight? I hunger for that. I want those around me to know his love by my actions. I pray that I do things out of a heart of love, and not a heart of self.

My journey in going deeper in my marriage, my motherhood, and my ministry needs to first be centered on Christ. My prayer is that I don't lose that focus. Christ.

Please pray with me that I get better at this. My heart, and my flesh don't always reflect each other.

Lord, may the words of my mouth, and the mediations of my heart be pleasing to you. I need your help in this! Amen.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Seek out Truth...

2 Timothy 4:3-5 ESV

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

As I write tonight, I am saddened by the mere truths of this. So many times we take scriptures, and twist them to fit our own agendas. We look to find people in ministry, Christian song lyrics, and guidance from friends and take the pieces of advice that suit our own passions, and fall into the trap of making our own desires, what we think is God's desire for our lives. It is so easy to become deceived, buy into the lies, and be blinded to the truth of the scriptures, and the walk away from the promises God has for us. Willingly, we walk down a path allowing pride and deceptions to cloud our emotions. We walk away from the truth and wander off into myths.

It is vital that we become aware how easy it is to allow emotions, and desires stand in the way of God's best for our lives and settle for less. By grounding our lives in the truth if the scriptures, allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to us, and matching up the advice we are given to God's advice in the word, we can protect ourselves from deception.

Praying tonight that my life and actions can be an example of truth and not one that will lead others astray. May my words, my prayers, and who I am reflect those of Christ. I will fail, I am not perfect... but I AM FORGIVEN! I praise God for the cross, and desire to exemplify Him to those around me.