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Friday, April 15, 2011
If any of you know anything about, then you know that I am some what of a control freak. I am type A personality to the nth degree. I like for things to be in order, I am not much on surprises. I like to know all the time what is going on and don't like it when I don't. It's how God has made me, which causes for some good and bad in my life. It hit me like a ton of bricks that I try to control everything Wednesday morning, I was trying to take the kids to school for Tim and Jaye in the midst of craziness of sick children and King Louis needing cat food. After, a 5 year old melt down, a missed bus, a long drive to take Emily to school, and a drive to the office. God spoke to me and I chuckled. He was like, all morning you have tried to control all that has happened the way you think it needs to, I on the other hand am in control....Wow. I find myself at times, thinking I know better than God about everything in my life. But you see that is so not the case, His word tells in Isaiah that " For my thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord." I tend to forget that. I know so often that my prayers to Him are ones to see what I can get from God, but Perry Noble said it like this " We don't pray to get God to do what we want Him to do. We pray to a God to get our mind in line with a God that has already decided what He's going to do." We can not manipulate God and control Him. We can't. I am so thankful for a God who reminds me of that, in the little things. He is so faithful, even when we are not. Shine, Katy
Saturday, January 29, 2011
For over 5 years now I have been blessed with the amazing task of babysitting/taking care of this precious girl: Landy Kate. If any of you know her, you understand the love I have this girl. She cares more about people than most adults do. She is constantly wanting to send her old toys and things to the "hungers" as she so sweetly puts it. She has my heart and is my best friend. She is my Cakes and I am her Kate Kate. She is the funniest person I have ever met. With her witty jokes, and her sweet smile. She melts the heart of anyone that meets her.
Well, the other day after I had gotten her from school she looks at me and begins to tell me about this story she learned at school. It was from John 21:1-14 with amazement in her eyes she begins to tell me this story in her way. Something struck me while listening to her and the way she was telling me the story. I wonder how many times we read a story from the bible and just look it over and say Oh cool. But as I listened to her and her retelling of this story, I realized how many times I don't go and tell others what I read that day or don't have excitement about what I was reading. God's word is alive, and breathing. I should always want to go and tell others of the amazing things He has done. So my challenge is to tell someone what you read that day, whether or not they have heard it over and over. God's word is never boring. Nothing like a 5 year old to put things in perspective for you.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I am on staff at what I think is the greatest church on the planet. My title is the Ministry Admin./Nursery Coordinator/ anything and everything else. This position is fun, kind of think of it as the support system or armor bearer if you will. I work with 4 of the greatest people I know. When you are at the office it is constant laughs, and fun. I promise we get work done as well. :) But there is a reason I write this, although I am here in this season of my life it doesn't mean that I don't go through things. One thing I am having to learn is that I am not, never have been perfect. *gasp* I know. Shocker isn't it? While I am learning all these things about me which some are fun, some not so much. There are times when I am flooded by thoughts of insecurities, inadequacies any and everything you can imagine. Just because I am on staff doesn't me I am immune to any of it. These past few weeks Satan has been on it. To say the least. I have been to the point of wanting to run away and hide. Well this week I had had enough. I was listening to Beth Moore's talk from Passion 2011 while I was working at the office, I was listening in and out trying to multi task, when a verse she had said caught my attention...I heard the tale end of it and keep right on going. Well later that day, I had a friend text me about praying for her and some mind battles she was going through and immediately went back to that verse and gave it to her. I got home that night and my mom was helping me with my taxes and she told me to go find something I needed well I was rummaging through a draw in my room and found this notebook full of stuff I threw it to the side and was getting what I need to give to my mom. Well later that night I decided to go through that notebook where once again I saw that verse but this time was a little different. I had stumbled upon a mission statement for my life so to speak that my mentor and I sat down and made for me when dealing with Satan and his taunting mind battles. The scripture reference is 2 Corinthians 10:5 which says " We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." WOW, I had heard this verse three times today once out of my own mouth. Then I read my mission statement that was like icing on the cake. It says" I will destroy every thought and barrier that rises up and is not if God and make every thought that consumes my mind and heart one that obeys Christ." Man talk about God hitting you in the face. We spend so much time getting beat down by Satan and his lies. When the Holy Spirit living inside us is just screaming at us to stop and take the thought captive, look to God to tell you the truth. Get in His word and let it wash over. When Jesus was tempted by Satan after His fast and Jesus flesh was weak and Satan was appealing to it, Jesus combated Satan with scripture. We have to know that Satan is not our friend he comes as an angel of light but he is only here to destroy us by throwing our past in our faces, but Isaiah 43:18-19 says "Forget the former things do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up:do you not perceive it. I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Satan wants us to get stuck on our past, the whole time Jesus is saying I died for that. You don't have to worry about. I have made you new. We need to walk in the freedom that He offers. I for one am done with listening to the lies of Satan.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
It's the first day of 2011, and I can't quite sit still thinking about what I am expectanting God for in 2011, not that He will do all of it, but I just feel like we are on the brink of something bigger than ourselves. So, here it is what I am looking forward to in 2011 so far....
Deeper Still 2011
A building for my church
Two of my best friends getting married
Meeting my future spouse
Watching God take Greenbriar to a whole new place
Less of me, more of Him
Seeing my best friends dreams play out
There is so much more that I know will happen, things I know and things I don't. I am just so undeserving of God's grace. He is not finished. That excites me.