Greetings and Joy in Abundance!

Ever wonder why some people seem to be floating through life and others stumble?



I wonder this, and seek to find ways to float instead of stumble. Maybe you would like to join me in this search.

Seeking a closer relationship with God seems to allow my life to float along a little easier.







Phillipians 4:5-6 tells us to reveal our gentleness outwardly, that God is near and that we should not be anxious about anything, but through prayer and petition, we should thankfully approach the Lord with our concerns.

As a high energy person, my anxiety can run high. I am constantly seeking ways to leave my concerns at the foot of the cross.



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Monday, March 29, 2010

Saturation

This weekend, I attended a Women's Leadership Conference sharing information about Florida Christian College.  The Spirit of Deborah Ministries presented a weekend of Saturation in the Word.  It was an uplifting time, and everyone in attendance was blessed by the variety of speakers.  Charmaine did a great job creating an informative and uplifting event. 

So, needless to say, saturation is on the mind.  The idea of the sponge being dry, brittle and full of holes being exposed to something wet that causes it to become pliable, full and even soaked. 

I thought about that image and it reminded me that even when we fill up with God's word and saturate ourselves in scripture and surround ourselves with people of God, we are still the same shape we were before, we are just a full shape.  So, does that mean that God uses us as we are, not as we try to become?  Well, I think it does.  The holes and scars and bruises and lost pieces of ourselves mold us and shape us. 

That shape is now how we are able to move forward.  Not in the old person, but in the new person.  Not sitting still, but moving.  Each day, we are refreshed and renewed, full of new experiences from the day before.  You realize that, right?  Today you are not the same you were yesterday. 

Have you ever moved from one town or state to another?  I did this so many times - as a child and as an adult.  So, I can tell you this...whenever you move, you have a great opporutnity to reinvent yourself.  It's a new day, and a new city.  The people don't know you yet.  They only know about you what you tell them.  (as long as you don't have a public rap sheet)

What a great opportunity these times have been to reinforce the idea that each day is a new day and each dawn provides a rediscovery of who we are.  As we live, we experience.  As we experience, we react.  As we react, we grow.  As we grow, we change.  Yes, we change every day.  Small, infinitesimal changes that many times we don't even notice.  But God notices.  He knows every hair on our head, every thought in our mind, every step that we take.  So, today, remember that as you grow and change, fill yourself with God's word to help you change in a way that leads you closer to holiness.  After all, it is Jesus who said that we should be holy as He and the Father are holy.  As we charge after this pursuit, we will bless others and ourselves in the process...be filled with the light of the Lord!

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