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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Look at the end of your toes....

These are my notes from chapel earlier this week. I was so encouraged!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. ~Hebrews 12:1-2

  • Living by faith doesn't mean flawless.
  • Living by faith doesn't mean without fear.
  • Fear is the occasion for faith.
  • The command is to keep on running the race, with endurance, that is lying right in front of us.
  • It doesn't say to WIN the race...just to run it. First of all, we can't win it. Second, it has already been won by Jesus Christ.
  • We are to run with endurance. It will be long, it will be hard. You already know this, but you thought there was something uniquely wrong with you because you can't win the battle over sin. It will last your whole life.
  • If the road was easy, you would be on the wrong road.
  • We are to run the race lying right in front of us. We spend a lot of time dreaming about what we would do for God if we had this or that.
  • you had a race waiting for you to run the moment your feet touched the floor this morning. Maybe its not glamorous.
  • Live the day that is in front of you today.
  • We don't have to go find this great will of God. God knows where we are.He knows what's in your day today. You don't.
  • We have often said, "Lord I will do whatever you want me to do for you." Well, here is that "whatever"
  • This is the day and the place God has called you to run this race. You are where you are by God's direction and appointment. Don't say "if i had this..." You don't!
  • This is the race that will please God. You said you would do anything for him, but you thought it would look more like someone else's life.
  • Nothing in your day will surprise God.
  • Quit looking for a different race. If you are looking for God's will, look at the end of your toes. It's right there.
  • Do what God asked you to do, not what you want to do for Him.
  • While running this race...
  • Lay aside every weight....this is on going. Not once and done. You will never be sinless in your life. You can't stay clean.
  • You must keep on getting clean. You stay clean by committing to a daily routine of getting clean. Just like you are clean right now...because you took a shower this morning. That shower won't keep you clean for next week. You do it over and over.
  • While running this race...also...
  • Look unto Jesus.
  • Continually. Take your attention that wonders off over and over and intentionally place it on Christ.
  • Life gets harder. but if you are looking at Christ, you cannot quit. He's worth it.
  • Looking at yourself- you will be momentarily proud, then you will fail, and be depressed
  • Looking at others- they will eventually fail
  • looking at circumstances- will be difficult and you will quit.
  • Find ways to put your face back on Christ
  • You CAN run this race right in front of you. That's all you have. He knows that and he wants it from you.
Abide in the vine! Keep running the RACE!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Frames for Friends

Last semester Hannah and I had the BriLLiaNt idea to decOupage frames for our friends!!

I love you and miss you girls!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

My mom has done so much for me, I can't even begin to express how blessed I am to have her! Christ's love has just shone through her. Thank you so much Mom for introducing me to Jesus and teaching me what unconditional love looks like! I love you so much!!!

When I enter Heaven's glory And I see my Savior's face,
I will offer Him ten thousand years of praise.
Then I'll find that special one In whose life I saw God's Son,
And through tears of joy with trembling lips
These words I'll say:
I saw Jesus in you,
I saw Jesus in you.
I could hear His voice in the words you said I saw Jesus in you.
In your eyes I saw His care,
I could see His love was there.
You were faithful,

And I saw Jesus in you.
When I stand before my Father
To receive my life's reward,

And my soul is bathed in God's eternal day,

When this race on earth is run,

And God sees the works I've done,

More than any thing I long to hear my Father say:
I saw Jesus in you,

I saw Jesus in you.
I could hear His voice in the words you said
I saw Jesus in you.

In your eyes I saw His care,
I could see His love was there. You were faithful,
And I saw Jesus in you.