Monday, February 28, 2011

True Friends

This past weekend was a little hectic.  On Sunday when I saw my friend, Kira and Micah, I just busted out crying from holding all of it in.  After I had my cry, Kira, Micah and I formed a little circle and they prayed for me.  It was so nice, it felt kind of like all of these pent up emotions just came pouring out all at once.  It made me realize what good friends that I have and how strong they are in their walk with Christ.  It also taught me that I can always come to Jesus with any problems I have, no matter how big or small.  This weekend has truly been a test of my faith.  Thank you so much Lord for putting Micah and Kira into my life. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Is Jesus Just Another Infomercial?

Do you ever fell like you're getting ripped off?  I know that when an infomercial comes on TV I can't seem to pull myself away from it, even though I know its just a scam.  Sometimes we feel like we've been ripped off by people, like since we gave them a compliment that they should give one back.  I know that I've felt that way before.  I've thought,  "I complimented on her new skirt, why doesn't she say something about my new shoes." 
One year when my family was on vacation in Texas we saw a stand that was selling Sham Wows.  It was very mesmerizing to watch the man at the stand spill the drink then soak it up with the Sham Wow and everything would be dry.  My dad was sold, he was ready to buy one right then.  He probably would of if my mom hadn't stopped him.  After we got back from Texas, Momma went shopping and came back with a Sham Wow Jr.  That was probably one of the biggest wastes of money ever.
While we get ripped of by this world and its earthly things, we have to remember that if we put our trust in Jesus we'll never get ripped off and that He will always be there for us.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Becoming a Servant in this Day and Age?

I've been reading a wonderful book series called, Mark of the Lion by Francine Rivers.  In this series there is a christian servant girl, named Hadassah, who serves the family who bought her with her whole heart.  In another book that I'm reading for school, The Purpose Driven Life, it talks about how we have to have a servant heart to serve the Lord.  It made me start thinking about how many little things I do every day that serve myself when I could be serving others.  For example, I'll sit down to read my book while my mom will start dinner,  I'll be so engrossed in my book and thinking about how I just need to finish this chapter that I won't see if she needs any help.  Or, since my dad is on crutches,  when my dad needs something, like a glass of water, I wait to see if one of my sisters wants to get up and get it for him instead of moving out of my seat to do something so small.
Lately, I've been praying that the Lord will make me more like Hadassah and give me a servant heart, because if we can't even take 10 seconds out of our day to get someone a glass of water how is the Lord going to trust us with bigger tasks.