Thursday, April 26, 2007

Amazing Moments

Yesterday on my way to school, I decided to pop in an old Water Deep CD just for fun. It turned out to be an amazing moment. It is one of those moments where you were there and God was there and we had an awesome time together.

As I began singing along and listening to God's spirit speak to me, I was blown away. There is this one song that really spoke to me here are the lyrics

Praise the Lord, O my soul and all my deepest parts

Give praise to the One Who pulled you out of darkness

Tender mercy You forgive me, slow to anger, quick to love (repeat 2X's)

Bridge: As high as the mountains try
Your love falls all around me
As wide as the east to west
My sins are taken from me

I began to think of how God not only pulled me out of sin, but pulled me out of a place where I condemned others for the same thing I was. I began to think how God has opened my eyes in the last 6 months to the real need for his love, mercy, grace and peace in the world. I began to think what can I do today to use what he has given me today to touch someone's life. Not so they could come to church with me, not so I could win them to Christ, not so I could say I did something, but just for the sake of loving people through Christ. So you know what happened. I did it. And yesterday rocked. I want to do that everyday of my life. I am going to attempt to, but I know the spirit is willing, but the flesh is definitely weak. God please help me to wake up and be you to them in every waking moment. Amen.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

One more Test

I took another test today. I got 23 questions out of 25 right with the Lords help. I am almost done with the school thing. It seems like yesterday that I just started planning on going to school and now I am almost done. I am stoked about it. I have another test next week and then 2 more on the 30th. Then I have to take the Praxis test and ATTP. Then I will be for real certified.

It will be cool to see what is next in my journey. I am pretty stoked to see what is in store. I used to look at the unknown with fear, but now it is pretty much like Christmas morning everyday. lol.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Anticipating ......

God and his infinite mercy are rich. I love to feel him drawing us to him. I love to know and see he is working in my life. It is amazing to know that God has something instore for you and your life, but not knowing what that is. It is like Christmas eve when you were 5. You can't wait to open up the gift God has for you. I look foward to everyday to see how God will use me now. It is a new mindset really. I anticipate him to use me. I wait for him to use me. It is not a matter of if, but when will it happen.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Easter and Friends

I think of the last hours of freedom and privacy that Jesus spent. In those finally hours. He surrounded hiself with Friends. Those people that he loved and trusted and shared with. Those people who probably knew him the best. If we were in the same place as he was? If we knew that this was our last hour. Who would we surround ourselves with? Who are those people that we love, share and who know us best.?

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Acting is so cool!!!!

Started back to classes yesterday. I got my last 2 exams back and passed with a 85 and 86. God is so amazing to take someone like me and guide me through school at my age. Amazing.

I also had improv last night. Great fun. I love working with those guys. We have shows this weekend at Java Jaay's in Decatur and Kenny Mango's in Huntsville. This craft of acitng has so many sides to it. It is fun learning each one of them.

I love acting and all of my acting friends.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Enjoyed the Break

Well school starts back tomorrow. I have enjoyed spring break emmensely. I almost got to feeling normal for me again. I don't have to much longer in school so that is very exciting. The fun part of not being in school was being able to get to know people at church a little bit better by being able to attend a couple of functions. I attended a picnic and journey group which was amazing. I am learning so much about being missional. My whole life I have been involved in church, I have never expeirenced God in this way. I am more aware of his presence around me and I see him move on a daily basis. It is nice to be in a place were the grace of God abides. I see changes in my husband, kids and myself that are amazing. I know only God can do what has been done. I am reminded of a song that I sang as as a kid that sums it all up. He's still working on me to make we what I ought to be. It took him just to week to make the moon and the stars the sun and the earth and jupiter and mars how loving and patient he must be. He's still working on me.