Sunday, November 16, 2008

Change my heart, Lord...

Lord, I'm convicted that I am overly obsessed with earning acceptance and praise from others. I know this is wrong. I know this is a problem.

Help me to dwell on this unmovable, unchanging, absolute truth: Your love is all that I need. I don't need to "earn" that love because You grant it to me freely.

I don't need attention and adoration from the opposite sex, my peers, or the world to be completely fulfilled. Your favor, friendship, and approval are all that I need to satisfy me. Your faithfulness is the only truth that I can completely rest in and rely on. The only thoughts and feelings that I need to dwell on are those which center around Your unfailing love, power, righteousness, and greatness.

If you are my Satisfaction, my one consuming Thought, the One Who infiltrates my thoughts, desires, and innermost longings, I will be completely satisfied. Give me a pureness of heart. I cannot develop this purity by myself. I can only become completely consumed by You if I walk by Your Spirit and stay constantly connected to You, I can only be connected to You through Your Word and through a spirit of prayer, praise, trust, love, and desire for You.

Help me to bring my thoughts into captivity, and to center my thoughts around YOU, not around ME and the attention that I want.
You are so merciful!
I love you!

I've Been Uber-ed!!!

Thanks to Laney and Julia...they are so sweet to award me... :-)

Uber is a German word that is similar to our English word which means "super".
This award is awarded to blogs that have some or all of these qualities:
1. Inspire you
2. Make you smile and laugh
3. Give amazing information
4. Are a great read
5. Have an amazing design
6. And any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!

The rules to this award are:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing! ***if you don't have 5 that's okay.***
3. Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
4. Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

I'm awarding Jordan, because she has a beautiful blog, has a heart for God, and is a good friend,
Kaysie, because even though she's already been awarded, she just deserves more than one :); her blog is incedibly encouraging and challenging to me...
and my Mom, because she is such vitally important, loving influence and guide in my life, and because her blog blesses so many!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I just bought this song. It's from the album "This Is Our God" by Hillsong, and it's GORGEOUS! Enjoy!

Desert Song
by Brooke Fraser

This is my prayer in the desert
When all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is the God who provides

This my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flame

I will bring praise, I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice, I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

This is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on its way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I'll stand

I will bring praise, I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice, I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favour and providence flow
I know I'm filled to be emptied again
The seed I've received I will sow.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Proverbs 31 Challenge

Revive Our Hearts

My Mom told me about this online Bible Study recently and encouraged me to use it. So...I am! The challenge is to read Proverbs 31 every day for 31 days. I also read a daily devotional by Nancy Leigh DeMoss; each devotional deals with a different element found in Proverbs 31. I've enjoyed it so far, and I'd encourage you to check it out for yourselves!
Since I'm having trouble finding time to regularly post, I think I might just post the things that I'm learning from this Bible Study...since I'm already taking notes on it come back soon... :-)