Archive | January, 2015

Worship Rock Star!

16 Jan
In my mind (when I'm in my car) I feel like a rock star when I belt out the tunes:).

In my mind (when I’m in my car) I feel like a rock star belting out the tunes:).

Man, when I’m driving down the road, and I technically can’t hear my own voice (thank goodness) because of the music,
I feel like the world should hear my voice…lol…I mean who wouldn’t want to hear this angel singing?  lol
Ok…no one would want to hear my voice:).
I really can’t carry a tune.

BUT, to the Lord’s ears my voice singing praises to Him is precious.
He delights in hearing us thank Him through song.
He delights in hearing us surrender to Him through song.
He delights in hearing us pray through song.

I found recently that singing songs over my myself and for my family is powerful.
The Lord hears my awful screeching and turns it into beautiful worship!
Yea, I know…prettteeee incredible!
So, when you get in your car this week…
crank up your prayer through praise!
dial up the Lord through song!
You will be blessed!

Be Raw!

8 Jan
These facial masks feel so good!  This one feels cooling on your face...a little mini-spa experience does a body good:).

These facial masks feel so good! This one feels cooling on your face…a little mini-spa experience does a body good:).

Don’t be afraid to show your “raw” side.
(Sometimes looking like a Smurf feels good:).)
Smile at yourself and never feel like you have to put on a show for those around you.
My personality is pretty open regarding this as you can see above…lol…it is what is.
I like people, and you can see the good, the bad, and the ugly with me.
It’s freeing.

Women, don’t subconsciously be competing with other women around you, and in turn, be jealous or envious.
If another woman has reached out to help you in good faith – then accept their help.
It’s ok to let your walls down.
Why not build on the help of others?
You shouldn’t want to “do it all on your own” unless you want the “woe is me” attention.

Men, don’t subconsciously puff up your feathers and be “one-uppers” with the men around you.
If another man has more than you, be happy for them.
Look at the blessings you already have in your life, and celebrate with those around you.

I think the below verse says it all.

Philippians 2:2-4
“Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (ESV)

Offended?

5 Jan

Sarah Verse

We were reminded at church yesterday that humility is an action.
It’s something we do just as Jesus did when he washed the disciple’s feet.
I mean who should have been washing who’s feet in that scenario, right?!

When someone offends you with words…
When they insult you with words…
When they use passive aggressive behavior towards you…
Heck, when they use plain aggressive behavior towards you…
…and whether they do it in a way where they actually feel “right” and “justified”…or don’t even “get it”…
DON’T BE OFFENDED.

Yea.

Don’t be.

We don’t have to be doormats of course, but…
…show compassion by speaking kindly to them.
We don’t have to agree with them, but in humility pray for them.
We don’t have to jump on their bandwagon, so, be patient with them – (they’ll fall off eventually).

It’s hard doing these things with just our human nature,
but when we clothe ourselves with what the verse states above
WITH the help of our loving Savior, Jesus Christ,
you begin to see the heart of those who are hurting you.

You see their insecurities, their brokenness, their anger, and a life they are not happy with.

When you see that through the eyes of compassion you can pray for them…
…you can speak kindly but firmly to them…
…you can stand with Jesus through all their insults and offensiveness…
…because He will never leave your side and will see you through the end.

Look up when others try to tear you down.
It’s not easy, but it is possible.