Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I can do all things through You!

You are my only desire.
In my heart you have put a overflowing  fire.
You make all my dreams come true.
I can do all things through You.
In your strength I can fly.
No one can deny.
It doesn't matter what people say or do.
I know I can do all things through you.
You give me wings to soar, to fly.
This love I have for you will never die.
When everyone says I can't.
When encouragement is not something they plant.
You are always there to encourage, and you tell me not to listen to men.
But to listen to You and to remember through Him I can.

Never give up on your dreams, don't just settle for something because of your fear. Don't just stop at good, because good, is the enemy of better and best! God wants to do more in our lives than we could ever imagine! So, don't be afraid to go for it!

He has made everything beautiful!

We've probably all heard at some point in our lives that God thinks we're beautiful and valuable, but maybe you don't truly believe it in your heart.  As I have talked with many girls, self image is a huge part in their lives. Questions constantly entering saying "Are we beautiful? and can we attain that? I have also been wrestling with self image since I was an early teenager. Self image became an obsession for me, and I would have to just look in the mirror and apologize for how hard I was on myself. If my figure didn't measure or compare to a girl I thought was beautiful, my thoughts would be " Okay, what do I have to do to look like that? 

I was putting too much thought in physical beauty. I mean, it's great to take care of our bodies and be healthy, but when it becomes an obsession, it makes our souls ugly. One thing God has really been working on me with and teaching me, is that true beauty comes from the heart and soul. It's beyond compare beauty only God can give. He can make everything beautiful!  He can take every struggle, even with the topic of self image and draw us closer to Him through it! It's that encouraging promise that "
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans

God brings beauty from ashes, He transforms lilies among thorns. He can take a really painful and challenging situation, even struggles with beauty itself and bring good out of it!
1 Peter 3:3-4 Do not let your adorning be external- the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear- but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a women who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Song of Solomon 4:7 You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.
2 Corinthians 4:16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
1 Samuel 16:7 God does not view things the way men do. People look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
Happy Wednesday beauties!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

God transformed this caterpillar into a butterfly.

Caterpillar: I would rather not risk, I'm more safe on the ground. What would come of me if I were to fall down? Though it does look  very freeing to soar so high and fly. I wonder what it's like to be that butterfly? I know I could easily be one, but am I willing to take that chance? What if someone falls on me, not paying attention as they dance. No, no, it's much safer here. What if something happened and my wing came off? Oh, how I wish I was tough!  What if I was flying and everyone starred? Sigh.. I wish I wasn't so scared. Yes, I am a caterpillar and I'm not very proud. I wanna be a butterfly, I just need to get off this ground. I'm tired of the fears that are holding me down. I'm ready to be a butterfly and be beautiful in and out. 

Creator: I saw you among them all, and I ask why are you sad? Are you no longer happy as a caterpillar? I thought it made you glad?

 Caterpillar:  Well, I was happy at first, but now I don't wanna fear. I'm ready to soar in the wind, I'm tired of just sitting here!

Creator: I have been waiting to hear those words from you. For I am the Life,way and the truth. As you ask I will give to you. Now I sing and rejoice over you with a great song.. Because I couldn't force you to be a butterfly unless you wanted to belong.

Caterpillar: A beautiful Butterfly I finally am, and nothing can hold me down. I left fear where it belonged. I left it on the ground. I'm soaring with the butterflies and they accept me for who I am. And look who's smiling at me.. He's the great I AM.

Do you ever feel like a Caterpillar?
Maybe you are afraid to do something because the problem just looks too big.
 Or maybe you let your physical appearance get in the way.
 Maybe you are afraid to get up and speak because of a stuttering problem.
 Or maybe your afraid to sing because of what other people may think.

It is a four letter word that keeps us from doing things we feel led to do. F.E.A.R.  It's one of the biggest things Satan uses on us to back off of something we want and desire to do!

I was sitting on my special bench today just looking at the water. I was just praising God, and thanking Him for who I am in Him and most important I thank Him for who He is! Whenever I feel fear, I thank Him for who He made me, and that I can do all things through Him who gives me strength continually. Fear was a big issue for me, so big that the enemy still tries to get me with it to this day! I use to let so many things that issued with fear get to me and unfortunately, I sometimes still do. But Jesus is so patient and merciful and overflowing me with compassion, love and kindness and He is constantly reminding me and saying "Hey Princess, remember I got this. And I am reminded of the verse 2 Timothy 1:7  For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

God doesn't want you to fear anything! He created you to be free and to soar, with zero percent of unbelief.  He created you to overcome things bigger than yourself because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4

Don't let fear get in the way of what you wanna do! 
Through Christ you can do all things. (Philippians 4:13)  With Just the call of the Name of Jesus You can move mountains!  Don't let fear get in the way of your dreams. Don't let reality get in the way if flying, don't let pressure get in the way of standing up, don't let stuttering get in the way of speaking, Don't let physical looks get in the way of your happiness, Don't let money get in the way of your peace,don't let talent get  in the way of singing your heart out, don't let clumsiness get in the way of running for your dreams.
Just because people say you can't, prove them wrong by saying "I can!" Jesus has a pair of flying wings picked out just for you! 
Don't settle for just good. Because in reality good is the enemy of better and best! Give up good and embrace God's best for your life!  Because God wants to give you His best. So dream big and fly! 
 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32
Have a wonderful Tuesday my friends!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Let this Church be moble and on the move!

Happy Sunday Friends! I hope you are having a great weekend. I just got back from Church a few hours ago and man! The Lord uses my Pastor, Joe to teach me something or remind me of something new each week!  The Holy Spirit continues to teach me and give me wisdom. I pray to continue to be in revival mode. Because Jesus Christ matters most in my life, and I want to share it with Everyone! 

I saw this video and shouted "Amen!!"

The Church is the hands and feet of Jesus Christ! 
Feet shouldn't sit still.
 Hands shouldn't be idle. 
Feet go.
Hands do!

Church is not what you are sitting through,  YOU ARE THE CHURCH!
I hope you are encouraged by this as I am. It's time to quit the sitting down and to raise people up. If people are not coming to the Church in the building, we need to bring the church to them! Now go and be the church.
Be blessed everyone =)                                 

                                                                      Heather leigh