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My God is an Awesome God...

Ok, so we all hear "God will never leave you nor forsake you," "God is good," "God is in control," "God has a plan," "God is faithful,".....and the list goes on and on.

When a friend comes to you we don't hesitate to tell them these truths, we've been taught these truths and we hear it said to us all the time. But....

Have you ever stopped to think and really marvel at what you're saying or hearing? I mean, the statements above are THE truths, found in the bible which is breathed by our GOD! I might be getting a little too excited about this, but I can't contain it.

Think about it, GOD-Holy, Righteous, Omnipresent, Supernatural, Creator, King, Just, Merciful, Faithful, Humble...again-the list just goes on and on, this GOD loves me. Are you kidding me? As if I even compare to who He is? no way!

I'm a leader at my church for the High School kids, and our youth pastor taught on the will of God. If I even try to summari…

The question....

"So where will you be going next summer? Haiti or Uganda?" 

A punch in the stomach and heart sinks.

As I share how God has blessed me by taking me to these foreign lands, how He has opened up my heart to the people, how He has put children in my path to love and to care for; people ask this dreaded question that I don't want to answer.

"...which country..?"

I know God is sovereign. I know that He will have me where He needs me. I know He will show me.

In the past I've noticed God doesn't give me clear signs necessarily, but He does bring me to my knees in desperate need of Him. I think that's a beautiful place to be at. Not just when you're lost or confused, but everyday.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been thinking a lot about this most asked question. Honestly, I don't have an answer. I don't know how one decides, or will I even have to choose? Ultimately its what Jesus wants, His will be done. He will tell me where to go.

I adm…

What really matters

Phew. What really matters? Have you sat down and really thought about what matters the most in life? well if you haven't, please do.

To sit in front of my God, to be filled with His joy in me, to live for Him-that's what really matters.

Oh I have been so distracted from this truth, I needed to remember that ALL friendships and relationships are for the glory of God. We're supposed to push one another toward Christ, not ourselves. Seriously guys, who are we to seek our own desires in relationships? why? They never satisfy....

What really matters? Jesus and His people. I know I've written on this topic before but its an area in my life where I know I need a constant reminder that this life IS NOT about me. What am I doing to love God more and His people? woah.

Somewhere along the way I've lost my focus on why God has placed people in our lives, why do we need one another. "Umm Natalia, REFOCUS, wake up." seriously, wake up everyone. Why are we here? Why are…

Idols

Idols..such an ugly word. I've got so many. Lately, God has been showing me my heart, pointing my eyes to my idols. Things I run to for comfort, people I go to for advice, the thoughts I let slip by...it's a mess. It's terrible and ugly...yet forgiven.

What do I worship? Acceptance? Approval? The feeling of being wanted?-check check and sadly check again. In life you will have people praising you, you will have people like you or dislike you, people will admire you...but what is that in comparison to how much God loves you? To how jealous He is when you give your heart to an idol?

Ah the thought literally destroys me. To think that I've got idols that push my Jesus off His throne? How dare I? I mean He only died for me, right? Wow. Daily I am reminded of what I treasure, daily I am reminded how shallow a human being can be and how hard it is to make us all happy. What? Is God not enough? In Colossians 2:10 it says...."you are complete in Him."

It sickens m…