Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A thought- POISON

Last night as I was attempting to go to sleep the Lord kept putting different thoughts through my mind...One of them I will share....
It is kind of convicting so beware:
Let me preface it with this, I was convicted only because no I don't watch CRAZY things or listen to music with crazy language but it was just something the Lord put on my heart.

We fill our minds, our perceptions...we just view so many unholy things, and allow ourselves to look upon or hear things that really are poison to us as believers. 

When you are watching something or hearing something that as a believer you should not introduce yourself to, or put in front of you, its like feeding yourself a little bit of poison. 

These can be simple things such as tv shows, movies, songs, the words you allow people to use around you, jokes you hear etc. 

Those things that seep a little poison into your mind are those things which hinder your walk with the Lord; they are like little doses of poison that you are feeding yourself. How much poison do you allow into your mind every day?!? 

Something to think about.

Monday, September 14, 2009

So Much....

So Much has been going on in my life lately.... I have been hesitant to blog about it but have decided it is time.

As some of you may know my boyfriend, Nick, joined the US Navy on May 19, 2009.
To be honest, this has probably been one of the hardest times in my life because more than ever I have been forced to trust the Lord. 

There are SO many emotions that come with this decision and so many questions that run through my head. But... Those things don't matter, I do not need to worry myself silly or put myself into depression, the one thing I do know is, I am trusting Jesus.
 ("For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7)
Yep thats right, Trusting the Lord who created everything and knows both Nick and myself better than anyone else. I am so thankful to have His guidance and to be able to hear Him speak to me.

This has been really hard for me because, well, I wont be seeing him for a while when he leaves.. September 8, 2009 marked our 1 year anniversary together, and what an exciting year it was! So much has happened and I am so blessed to have him and his family in my life. 
The Lord has also blessed me with many great friends who have helped me and supported me, even to just listen and tell me when the Lord shows them something. Things seem confusing at times but the Lord continues to show me His plan and purpose and I am very thankful for the few who have stuck by my side even when things might not Seem to make sense.

Overall, all of this is to say that Nick will be leaving for bootcamp on November 10, 2009 for Great Lakes, Illinois.  Things will be hard, they will, I will probably have a hard time, but I do know one thing, I will be ok. The Lord has a plan and I am excited to see how he will use both of us in the situations that are to come. This is not something I ever imagined happening, but the Lord continues to speak to me and show me how he will use us in many situations. 
So... I will be using this blog to update on further events... 
on another note, school has started once again and only one more year until I get my BA in Liberal Studies... WOO HOO!!! I wish I could say then I will be done with school but then...another year will be here for credentials and then another if I decide to get my masters....

 Pray for me if you get a chance, for His Wisdom Peace and comfort when I am having hard times... and Please pray for Nick as well that the Lord would bring other Godly guys along side of him as he serves our country and above all else, our God. 

Thanks :)

"For this is God, our God forever and ever; He will be our guide. Even to death" Psalm 48:14