What I learned from the ice storm……..

As you can see, last week was a little bit rough for us around here. ¬†I think that it definitely could have been worse, but in the midst of it when your power is out for days, damage to the yard, and not being able to ¬†walk ¬†around outside for fear of objects falling onContinue reading “What I learned from the ice storm……..”

“Faith does not operate …

“Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.”

I love this quote. ¬†I have been reading a book by Bill Bright, and that is where I found it. ¬†I feel this really describes one of the reasons that I wanted to run a full marathon. ¬†I wanted to push myself to my limit. ¬†I definitely did not complete it on my own though. ¬†There was a point when I got to mile 15 or 16, and realized that my body didn’t feel like it had anything left to give. ¬†At that point, I had to pray for strength to finish the rest of the race. ¬†I had asked the Lord to be with me even before the race started. But this was a different point I was at now, where I had come to the end of myself, and needed some supernatural help to finish the race. ¬†It was definitely not something that I did on my own.¬†

I find this to be true in my daily life too.  A specific example would be taking care of my kids each day.  I get to the end of each day after putting them to bed, and am usually completely exhausted.  Not just physically, but emotionally some days as well.  When I live in this mode of trying to do everything on my own, I find I become completely frustrated with the way I parent during the day.  I find myself being short with the kids, irritated easily, anxious, and just not the person that I want to be.  I want my new habit each morning to be asking Jesus for His supernatural strength to carry out my daily life.  When I do ask the Lord to be present with me, I find myself able to be more like Him.  Even the tasks that seem like they mean nothing, become something that I am doing for Him.  I become more patient, loving, and not so focused on myself.  And I believe that seeing this in my life, will hopefully help my kids to know I am not a perfect person, but I have a relationship with someone who is.   

This is how I believe to live out this quote to the fullest. ¬†Realizing my limitations, and even in my daily life experiencing the supernatural power of Christ in my life. ¬†I may not have the power to do these things on my own, but when I ask for help, it is amazing to see the faithfulness of the Lord in my life. ¬†I want my life to be one that does not operate in the realm of “humanly possible” things. ¬†Even when it is just making lunch or changing a diaper. ¬†I want to see the supernatural each day of my life. ¬†That is where my faith begins. ¬† ¬†¬†

“And I am convinced that…

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God‚Äôs love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow‚ÄĒnot even the powers of hell can separate us from God‚Äôs love.” Romans 8:38

¬†I recently posted these verses on Facebook, but since the other day when I did a quiet time, they really have stuck with me. ¬†How much do I actually believe these words to be true? ¬†The fact that God’s love reaches me no matter where I am at, and what my circumstances are. ¬†His love reaches me. ¬†Nothing can separate me from it. ¬†I wish I lived my life out of the fullness of these verses, even a little bit of the time. ¬†Almost scary in a way to think like that. ¬†What would my life look like if I lived this way? ¬†

Another thought that has occurred to me a couple of times as well, is I fully believe that God wants to be involved in every small little detail in my life. ¬†No matter how minor I think that it may be, I believe that He wants to be included and cares about even the smallest things. ¬†It is not like God knows everything that is there already, even in the depths of our soul. ¬†But just to invite Him to be part of our daily lives, I believe there is such power in that. ¬†That is how I have found a deeper relationship with Him. ¬†The times of pouring out my frustrations and fears to Him while I am ¬†in the shower. ¬†Asking for strength when my kids are driving me crazy. ¬†Celebrating and thanking Him when a prayer is answered. ¬†It is in those times, I feel it is true, that His love reaches me no matter where I am. ¬†I pray that I would live my life each day, walking hand in hand with my Creator………