Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lead Me

There comes a time when I feel like,
 I've got to figure it all out, 
when fears and questions are all around,
 seems almost to surround.

And I wonder if I'll ever know just what I'm supposed,
to do I wanna do something big,
 I wanna make an impact,
 when people see me I want them to see you!

I just gotta trust your plan for me,
 lead me Lord,
 cause I don't know where I'm going,
 just lead me Lord,
 cause I need someone to follow,
 so lead me, lead me Lord.

there comes a time in life,
 when I've just gotta lean on, 
trust in, follow you,
cause I know that you've got a plan for me
 and I know that plan is good, 
so here I am, take my hand now and lead me. 

you've promised to keep me,
 so I am trusting you,
 you lead and I will follow, 
trusting and believing, 
cause the way that you've got for me 
is the only way that I want for me,
 and you're the only one that knows the way, 
so lead me, lead me Lord

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

On July 4, 1776 our forefathers signed the declaration of independence declaring their independence from the Tyranny of British King, George III... this document is among the most precious documents to the American heart, in this beloved document these words are found:  

 "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..." 

Self-evident- obvious, it does not need proof.

Endowed by their Creator- we are given by our Creator, not the Big Bang or some great, great, great, great, Uncle Chimp who happened to change by chance... but a loving Creator who formed each of us and has given us these rights. 

Unalienable- "cannot be taken away or denied"

Life- "the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death." (Therefore abortion defies the unalienable right to life because an abortion is denying life to a precious child.)

Liberty- "The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views."
 I (as we all do)  have a right to speak what I believe.
We are all given (by God) the right to make our own decisions. 
When the right to speak what we believe is taken away, guess what?
so is our unalienable right of LIBERTY!!! 

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

John 8:32"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Galatians 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

On this 4th of July 2014, may we: " Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God."(1 Peter 2:16)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Anxiety+God =Peace

Been stressed a lot with what I am going to do with my life, what should I plan for, save for, dream for. also feeling anxious and afraid, what if I do the wrong thing. praying for God to keep me close to Him, give me peace and guide me then I saw these verse (of all places :) ) in my email... (I have a daily verse thing... anyway that's beside the point. )

Isaiah 43:2
When you walk through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Through all of these trials and fearful things God has promised to stay by our side and keep us safe.

Isaiah 26:3-4
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD God is an everlasting rock.

I need to trust God.
Then I thought of this verse and looked it up in my Bible.

Matthew 6:25
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

I opened up my Bible to where I have been reading (through Psalms)
and in the last chapter I read I found this verse...

Psalm 27:14 Wait for the LORD;  be strong and take courage and wait for the Lord.

The Lord has a plan for my life,

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
He will lead me, I just have to wait, not be impatient or afraid for:

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?

2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

God is good, all the time.