Monday, May 31, 2010

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Ecclesiastes 3:1 "To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven..."

Some times in our lives we have times that seem more like winter, some like spring, summer and some like autumn. Some times the rains come down and we are flooded and overwhelmed with either emotions or just the busy-ness of life... Sometimes we feel cold and heavy like the winter wind and snow. With not much to look forward to or just kind of "dead". In the autumn seasons of our lives we watch as our lives start to twirl and spiral to the ground like the leaves on the trees... In the summer we have drought spells where we are dry and feel useless...

BUT (and there always is a but!) let's not forget that after the heavy spring rains comes the beautiful, green plants; after the bitter winter wind and cold comes the beautiful glistening snow topped trees; the beautiful colors of autumn leaves that remind us God is SOOO creative and of course in the dry drought of summer the wind will blow away the dust and we can bathe in the sun (or the "Son" if you will!)

Jesus, help me to remember that seasons come and go and that there will be times of cold, rain, spirals and drought... Remind me that to everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. AMEN!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Proverbs 27:14

"As water reflects a face so a man's heart reflects the man" Proverbs 27:14
Friendships are like mirrors they show you who you really are... OUCH... When I really think about that phrase it kind of stings... Lately I definitely think my mirror would not show the prettiest of faces. I have not been the best friend or the most encouraging person that I normally am... You know, I could sit here and blame it on life's ups and downs, or on the past or even the future. But in reality it is a reflection of my heart. In those times of ups and downs did I run to God... I have to admit that no... I didn't... I have learned so much in only one week that I have no idea where to even begin. All I can say is GOD is SOOO good! I just have to continually give my heart to HIM! "The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD He directs it like a watercourse wherever HE pleases." Proverbs 21:1. I place my heart in HIS hands and HE directs it... That way my reflection will be a beautiful reflection of the true me! The me I couldn't be with out HIM!
WOW! What an awesome revelation!
My challenge to you... Who do you see in the mirror today, the mirror of your heart... if you don't like what you see, give your heart to GOD, your worries, anxieties, hopes and dreams and I promise HE will direct them all and that reflection will change! I know mine has! :)