Sunday, April 26, 2009

When do you feel close to God?

Have you ever felt God put his arm around you, or be so close you know he's right there?

Duke Underwood is speaking at a revival at First United Methodist this week and he told a story about knowing that God was right there with him. It made me remember the recent occasions that God has made himself know personally to me.

Once was this Sunday, I was singing in church and terrified and I felt God put his hand on my shoulder and it felt like he whispered " its just you and me Sarah, think about what you are singing and know that you can hide in me" I completely let go and sang.
Next was on tuesday and Casey, Jordan, and I were practicing for TAKHAMASAK and once again I felt the whisper and then had saying once again. Its just you and me and them Sarah, I gave yall this gift so use it........

this is a new thing for me... feeling God so close. I know that people have experiences like this often but not me... I'm not complaining I really enjoy them but wow, i think its because we are reading a book about knowing the character of God and its helping me to be more aware!

When do you feel closest to God?

Why do you wake up in the morning?

Why do you wake up in the morning? I was asked that tonight at dinner and didn't have an answer. It was very disturbing that I couldn't answer this question! I'll let you know when I find the answer but until then....................

Why do you wake up in the morning?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

long gone

I learned how strong I am this week! Numerous times actually.... God has tested me but through Him ive seen how much I've grown!

Lady Antebellum - long gone

It’s so like you just to show up at my door
And act like nothin’s happened
You think I’ll sweep my heart up off the floor
And give it to you
Like so many times before
You’re talking to a stranger
I’m not that girl anymore

That girl is long gone
Boy you missed the boat it just sailed away
Long gone
She’s not drowning in her yesterdays
Betcha never thought I’d be that strong
Well this girl is long gone

Don’t waste your breath with baby baby please
Cuz I am so not listening
Don’t bother getting down upon your knees and try to beg me
I’m tired of how you twist the truth
You’re not talking to the same girl
Who used to forgive you

Gone like the wind under Superman’s cape
Like a thief in the night I made the great escape
I’m not the kind of girl that keeps making the same mistakes

I know those of you who read this are tired of lyrics but its how I feel!

Friday, April 3, 2009

God's Love Letter!

If your husband or boyfriend wrote you a love letter and handed it to you, how eager would you be to open it? How long would it take your eyes to devour every single word of it? Would it seem Urgent? Would you make it a priority?

Remember the Bible is God's love letter to you, written straight from his heart in order to touch ours..

That is in a book I read calling Completely His... I read super fast so Im in the process of re-reading some of them now that I'm at a different point in my life and this morning that hit home so much more than ever... I should devour ever word of my bible, learn it, memorize it.. ect! When it comes to Bible stuff I usually ask for help. I know what Gods word says but im not great about busting out the verse... luckly God has placed people in my life that are which is making me try harder at it!

The Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save
He will take great delight in you ,
He will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17