I hope everyone is having a rockin' 2013! I just realized that I graduated in 2003 and that means I have been out of school for 10 YEARS this year! Woe....I'll be right back I have to go check for a new wrinkle. =/
Our new year has been pretty uneventful in normalcy to our eventful lives but it has been great. Here is a little secret of mine, i LOVE boring. (Probably way to much) The Lord doesn't usually have to tell me to stay at home or quit having play dates or hanging out with friends to much, He has to tell me to go do these things. If you know me, you probably know these things, sorry. I do love you, promise!=)
Anyways, that was just a random confession I guess. I wanted to post a few things that the Lord has revealed to me about the 'Word' for 2013 He gave me. So on Saturday i had a melt down, it was ugly. You wouldn't have wanted to see it. You know the "ugly cry"? Well that was me...except i didn't really cry as much as whined and complained and was a cranky mess, and it was not a pretty sight. Just ask Ryan..no wait don't ask him.
So after I had rationalized my chaotic mind and calmed down, i was like 'what the heck just happened?'. I had had a great week in Him, had some kingdom revelation and some life from that. I felt unity in and fellowship with my husband and the church body. I was totally cut off guard. Prayed about it off and on and just kept hearing 'shield'. I had had a download of what the Lord was speaking to me for 2013(Disciplines, breaking ground, fruitfulness) but had forgotten to keep my shield up. I wasn't prepared for any attacks from the enemy. This was all on Saturday and really honestly didn't think too much about it. But on Sunday i was really encouraged by the message and felt confirmation of what the Lord had been speaking to me. The reference that was used was Mark 4 with a few highlighted verses and then Ephesians. Here are my notes:
Mark 4:9- "He who has ears to hear, LET him hear" DISCIPLINE
Mark 4:20-"But those who were sown on good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bare fruit, thirty fold and sixty fold and a hundredfold." BREAKING GROUND
Mark 4:24-"Pay attention to what you hear with the measure you use, it will be measured you and still
more will be added to you" FRUITFULNESS
Ephesians 6:16-"In all circumstances take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one." SHIELD
This is what the Lord is speaking! I was so encouraged by how the Lord confirms and just tells us He is here and He does speak to us! Praying for a year of going deep in Him for all of us, for the church, for the nation and for the world! Let's not forget to keep our shields up! For 'reals' guys, it's not pretty!
Much Love and Many blessings!
Friday, January 4, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I am a busy lady but i do miss writing on here! It really is just for me, there is something about speaking these thoughts out loud that bring clarity and realness to what God is doing in my life. I love you all and praying for a fresh word from the Lord to whomever reads my jumbled thoughts or not. May our year be more filled than ever with our King's Kingdom Purpose! Peace and blessings, my friends!
I've been praying about this year and really felt the Lord speak to me that this is a year of discipline(as in consistence in what He has for me in word or deed, to be disciplined in my time and abiding) and also a word of "breaking ground" and "fruitfulness". I was reading this morning and read this quote by Elizabeth Elliot and was really blessed by it and felt confirmed with what the Lord is speaking to me in this new year.
"We 'need Him every hour' if we aim to be consistent in the way we live and walk, we cannot settle for a hit-or-miss nod in God's direction. There is no way to live a Christian life without strong effort, faithful commitment, and spiritual DISCIPLINES."
It goes on to say that the primary obstacle we face is our laziness, preoccupations, worries and lack of concentration(I could def highlight a few these in my life) and that we must rely on the strength of the Lord to overcome these things. But we are responsible to do what we need to do that He will not force us to our knees.
It is my prayer that i would learn to love God more than i love Him now. That i would desire Him because i DESIRE Him and LOVE being with Him and not just because i know that it is good for me and what is right and what i need. To get to a place of Joy and desire for these disciplines, JOY AND SWEET DESIRE as to one's new and fresh, romantic beloved.
Many blessing, my sweet friends!